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Red River is a town in Taos County, in the Taos metro area.

The community was named for the river, so named because minerals turned the water red after heavy rainfall.

The latitude of Red River is 36.708N. The longitude is -105.405W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 8,671 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 489.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$31,667
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Red River demographic reports
Red River is on the Red River, at the base of Black Mountain.
Former and merged names include:
· Red River City
Many early settlers were prospectors.
Local festivals include:
  • Oktoberfest - Oct. 5-6, 2007
  • Aspencade Arts & Crafts Festival and Raffle - Sept. 22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Red River web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Carson National Forest, Pioneer Canyon Trail
Historic sites and museums: Little Red Schoolhouse Museum

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Red River demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Taos 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 87558 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

20% of Red River residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Red River ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Red River was $17,883, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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24% of Red River residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Red River, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $428.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,151.


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Libraries in Red River include Red River Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Red River include Red River Miner, Sangre de Cristo Chronicle

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Taos County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Red River political report.

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The average commute time for Red River workers is 12 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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