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Eagle Nest is a village in Colfax County.
The community was named for Eagle Nest Lake, created by construction of a dam in 1919
The latitude of Eagle Nest is 36.554N. The longitude is -105.263W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 8,238 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 297.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Eagle Nest demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Colfax 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 87718 ZIP code.
18% of Eagle Nest residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Eagle Nest ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Eagle Nest was $17,974, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Eagle Nest residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Eagle Nest, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $465. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $588.
Libraries in Eagle Nest include Eagle Nest Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Eagle Nest include Sangre de Cristo Chronicle
Colfax County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Eagle Nest political report.
The average commute time for Eagle Nest workers is 8 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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