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Moreno, New Mexico

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So far, we have found very little information about Moreno. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

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About Moreno (Click for our profile page)

Our information shows that the community of Moreno is historic. The information below applies to the area where Moreno would have been located.

Time Zone: The area where Moreno was located is in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT)

Telephone Area Code for surrounding area: (575)

Elevation: 8,640 feet [2,633.47 m] above sea level<2>

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<3>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Moreno. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.6536, Longitude: -105.2825     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Moreno have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   36° 39' 12"
Lon:   -105° 16' 56"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<4>   Red River Pass

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Moreno

GNIS ID:   902066
FIPS State / Place Code:   None

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Moreno)

About Colfax County

The community of Raton is the County Seat for Colfax County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Colfax)


2018:<5>     12,110   (11.93% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     13,750   (3.09% decrease since 2000)
2000:     14,189

Total Area:<6>   3,768 sq. miles [9,759.7 km²]

Housing Units:<7>   10,023

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Colfax

GNIS ID:   929117
FIPS State / County Code:   None

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Moreno)

About New Mexico

From the US Census


2018:     2,095,428   (1.76% increase since 2010)  
2010:     2,059,179   (13.2% increase since 2000)
2000:     1,819,046

Websites for State of New Mexico

Official Website:

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of New Mexico

GNIS ID:   897535
FIPS State:   35

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Moreno)

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Moreno, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Moreno - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Moreno, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<4>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Moreno.

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<5>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2018.

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<6>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Moreno. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.

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<7>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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