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Carrizozo is a town in Lincoln County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for the nearby Carrizo Springs; the name derives from Spanish for "reed grass"
The latitude of Carrizozo is 33.641N. The longitude is -105.876W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 5,436 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,048.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Carrizozo demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lincoln County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 88301 ZIP code.
6% of Carrizozo residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Carrizozo ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Carrizozo was $12,243, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Carrizozo residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Carrizozo, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $275. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $512.
Lincoln County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Carrizozo political report.
The average commute time for Carrizozo workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Carrizozo, NMPros: Small enough to be relatively safe...
Cons: Wind blows HARD for months at a time
This is a good place to Enjoy wide open sky in all directions
General info: More than an hour to a hospital...Blog about Carrizozo
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