- Chaparral, New Mexico
Chaparral, New Mexico — CDP — Coordinates: Coordinates: Country United States State New Mexico County Dona Ana Area - Total 38.8 sq mi (100.4 km2) - Land 38.8 sq mi (100.4 km2) - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2) Elevation 0 ft (0 m) Population (2010) - Total 14,631 Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7) - Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6) ZIP codes 88021, 88081 Area code(s) 575 FIPS code 35-14250 GNIS feature ID 0919993
Chaparral is a census-designated place (CDP) in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 14,631 at the 2010 census.  A portion of Chaparral is also in Otero County, New Mexico, United States.
While there is some employment within Chaparral, Chaparral is primarily a bedroom community for the neighboring city of El Paso, Texas and the neighboring military installations of White Sands Missile Range and Fort Bliss. It is officially part of the Las Cruces Metropolitan Statistical Area.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 38.8 square miles (100 km2), all of it land.
Growth of the community is constrained due to the border with the state of Texas on the south, the Fort Bliss Military Reservation to the east and north, as well as the Franklin Mountains to the west.
As of the census of 2000, there were 6,117 people, 1,837 households, and 1,497 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 157.8 people per square mile (60.9/km2). There were 2,134 housing units at an average density of 55.1 per square mile (21.3/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 70.69% White, 1.26% African American, 1.29% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.18% Pacific Islander, 21.38% from other races, and 4.77% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 64.49% of the population.
There were 1,837 households out of which 48.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.6% were married couples living together, 14.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.5% were non-families. 15.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.32 and the average family size was 3.70.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 36.2% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 7.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 101.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.1 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $22,692, and the median income for a family was $26,153. Males had a median income of $23,904 versus $17,750 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $10,033. About 25.2% of families and 31.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 42.6% of those under age 18 and 24.8% of those age 65 or over.
As part of the Gadsden Independent School District, Chaparral has the following public schools:
- Elementary Schools
- Chaparral Elementary School
- Desert Trail Elementary School
- Sunrise Elementary School
- Middle Schools
- Chaparral Middle School
- High Schools
- Chaparral High School
Though commercial air and rail transportation is available in the neighboring city of El Paso, Texas, several highways (state and federal) pass through Chaparral:
- NM 213, which runs north-south.
- NM 404, which runs east-west. This highway connects Chaparral to Anthony, New Mexico and Interstate 10, which is approximately 10 miles to the west through the Anthony Gap.
- U.S. Route 54, which runs north-south.
- Chaparral High School
- Dolores Wright Park
- Chaparral Taekwondo Academy
- ^ http://factfinder2.census.gov
- ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
Municipalities and communities of Doña Ana County, New Mexico County seat: Las Cruces Cities Town Village CDPs Other
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