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Welcome to Red River ...

The town of Red River is located in north central New Mexico.

Red River is located in Taos County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Red River: Red Riv.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Red River has a population of 464 people<2> (see below for details).

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

The community of Red River is 8,620 feet [2,627 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Red River is about 1¾ mile [or ~2¾ km] above sea level.

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

Red River is located in the (575) area code.

The ZIP code for Red River: 87558<4>

Websites for Red River ...

Official Website: www.redriver.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Red River had an population of 464 people. This is a decrease of 2.73% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.13% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Red River had a population of 477 people. This makes Red River the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Red River represents 0.02% of the total population of New Mexico (which has 2,059,179 people), making it the state's 75th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 477 people, the population of Red River decreased 1.45% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 484 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Red River.

Communities Also Named Red River ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Red River - they are located in Kentucky, Nova Scotia (3), Ohio, South Carolina, Texas (3) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Red River.

Communities near Red River ...

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

  • Questa [Taos County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Questa
    • Questa [Taos County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Red River
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,741 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Questa have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Questa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Questa<7>
  • Eagle Nest [Colfax County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Nest
    • Eagle Nest [Colfax County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Red River
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 251 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Nest have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Nest
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eagle Nest<7>
  • Taos Ski Valley [Taos County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taos Ski Valley
    • Taos Ski Valley [Taos County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Red River
    • 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.<6> 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<7>
  • Buena Vista [Taos County]
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    • Cerro [Taos County]
    • Idlewild [Colfax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Idlewild
      • Idlewild [Colfax County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Red River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Idlewild
    • Lama [Taos County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lama
      • Lama [Taos County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Red River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lama
    • Virginia City [Colfax County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia City
      • Virginia City [Colfax County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Red River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virginia City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Kiowa Village [Taos County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kiowa Village
      • Kiowa Village [Taos County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Red River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kiowa Village have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kiowa Village
    • Arroyo Seco [Taos County]

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 Red River. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Red River.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Red River. 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 Red River.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Red River. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Red River.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Red River ...

Looking for more information about Red River? 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 Red River, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Red River.

Adding Red River to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Red River 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 Red River was on a map titled Map of Arizona and New Mexico (from Rand McNally, 1925).

We also found Red River on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New Mexico (1951).

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

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The official website for Red River: www.redriver.org/

The official website for State of New Mexico: www.newmexico.gov/

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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Red River.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Red River - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Red River). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Red River or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Red River) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Red River. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Red RiverOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Red River. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.7092, Longitude: -105.4082    
<6>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.
<7>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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