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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.
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.
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.
24% of Red River residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Red River, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $428. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,151.
Libraries in Red River include Red River Public Library ... View libraries
Taos County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Red River political report.
The average commute time for Red River workers is 12 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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