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Questa, New Mexico

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Welcome to Questa ...

The village of Questa is located in north central New Mexico.

Questa is located in Taos County<1>.

The location of Questa has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Questa has a population of 1,753 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Questa.

The community of Questa is 7,550 feet [2,301 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Questa is about 1½ mile [or ~2¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Questa lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Questa is within the boundaries of the (575) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Questa had an population of 1,753 people. This is a decrease of 0.96% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.95% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Questa had a population of 1,770 people (or 5.37% of the total population of Taos County). This makes Questa the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Questa represents 0.09% of the population of New Mexico (which has 2,059,179 people), making it the state's 48th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,770 people, the population of Questa decreased 5.04% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,864 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Questa.

Communities near Questa ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Questa.

  • Red River [Taos County]
  • Taos Ski Valley [Taos County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taos Ski Valley
    • Taos Ski Valley [Taos County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Questa
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 76 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taos Ski Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taos Ski Valley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taos Ski Valley<6>
  • Lama [Taos County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lama
    • Lama [Taos County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the south of Questa
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lama
  • Buena Vista [Taos County]
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • San Cristobal [Taos County]
    • Kiowa Village [Taos County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kiowa Village
      • Kiowa Village [Taos County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of Questa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kiowa Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kiowa Village
    • Arroyo Hondo [Taos County]
    • Valdez [Taos County]
    • Arroyo Seco [Taos County]
    • Amalia [Taos County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amalia
      • Amalia [Taos County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Questa
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amalia

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Questa. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Questa.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Questa. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Questa.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Questa. See our Newspapers Page for Questa.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Questa ...

Looking for more information about Questa? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Questa, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Questa.

Adding Questa to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Questa in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Questa was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Questa on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New Mexico (1920).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Questa on our Genealogy Page.

Mentions & References for Questa

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Mexico's counties, including Taos, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Questa.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Questa - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Questa) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Questa. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from QuestaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Questa. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.7114, Longitude: -105.5935       In this case, the coordinates for Questa have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






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