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Picuris Pueblo (Tiwa: P'iwwel, ) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Taos Countymarker, New Mexicomarker, United Statesmarker. The population was 86 at the 2000 census. The pueblo people are from the Tiwa ethnic group of Native Americans who speak the Picuris language. Picurís Pueblo is a member of the Eight Northern Pueblos.

Picuris village has occupied its present location since around 750 AD. The Picuris people previously lived in an earlier, larger village known as Pot Creek, near Taos.

Spanish explorer Don Juan de Oñate called them "pikuria" - those who paint.

Picuris Pueblo owns a majority interest in the four-star Hotel Santa Fe in Santa Femarker. Picuris is known for its micaceous pottery.


Picuris Pueblo is located at (36.202569, -105.711760) .

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.2 km²), all of it land.


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As of the census of 2000, there were 86 people, 38 households, and 18 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 192.7 people per square mile (73.8/km²). There were 60 housing units at an average density of 134.4/sq mi (51.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 10.47% White, 70.93% Native American, 16.28% from other races, and 2.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 26.74% of the population.

There were 38 households out of which 10.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 21.1% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 52.6% were non-families. 42.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 3.33.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 16.3% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 18.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.7 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $11,528, and the median income for a family was $16,875. Males had a median income of $21,000 versus $23,333 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $12,492. There were 36.0% of families and 28.7% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 45.0% of those over 64.


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