|Santa Teresa, New Mexico|
Main Street in Santa Teresa
Location within Dona Ana County and New Mexico
|o Total||11.0 sq mi (28.4 km2)|
|o Land||11.0 sq mi (28.4 km2)|
|o Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||3,793 ft (1,156 m)|
|Time zone||Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)|
|o Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC-6)|
|ZIP codes||88008, 88063|
|GNIS feature ID||0933190|
Santa Teresa is a census-designated place (CDP) in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 4,258 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Las Cruces Metropolitan Statistical Area, although geographically it is considerably closer to El Paso, Texas than to Las Cruces. It is home to the Santa Teresa Port of Entry.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,607 people, 952 households, and 755 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 238.0 people per square mile (91.9/km²). There were 1,007 housing units at an average density of 91.9 per square mile (35.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 82.09% White, 1.19% African American, 0.65% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.23% Pacific Islander, 13.04% from other races, and 2.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 55.58% of the population.
There were 952 households out of which 40.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.0% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.6% were non-families. 17.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.11.
In the CDP, the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 31.8% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.5 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $61,500, and the median income for a family was $66,833. Males had a median income of $43,500 versus $30,326 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $24,561. About 2.2% of families and 1.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.7% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.
The Gadsden Independent School District operates public schools, including