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Census Data for Sunspot ...

As far as we can tell, Sunspot has not been included in past Census counts, so there is no population information for this community.

While we don't have census information for Sunspot, you might be interested in some nearby communities where we do:

  • Alamogordo [Otero County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alamogordo
    • Alamogordo [Otero County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Sunspot
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alamogordo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alamogordo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alamogordo<3>
  • Cloudcroft [Otero County]
  • Tularosa [Otero County]
  • Ruidoso Downs [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruidoso Downs
    • Ruidoso Downs [Lincoln County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Sunspot
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruidoso Downs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruidoso Downs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ruidoso Downs<3>
  • Ruidoso [Lincoln County]

Otero County ...

Sunspot is located in Otero County<4>.

For more information, please visit our Census Page for Otero County.

Miscellaneous Information for Sunspot ...

The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has used one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Otero County or the community of Sunspot:

  • The FIPS Codes ...
  • Misc. Census Codes ...
    • Sunspot is located in Census Region #4 (the West Region) and Division #8 (the Mountain Division).
  • The US Postal Service ZIP Code ...
    • While some people have used a ZIP code to identify a community, the purpose of the ZIP code was to make mail delivery more efficient by grouping addresses together. Although the ZIP Code doesn't specifically identify a community like Sunspot, it does identify addresses that are in (or near) Sunspot. It's important to remember that the boundaries of a ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned or overlapped with other ZIP Codes.
    • The ZIP code for Sunspot:88349<5>
  • Census ZCTA Codes ...
    • The US Census Bureau created statistical entities that they call ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) and these ZCTAs are frequently confused with the ZIP codes that come from the US Postal Service (USPS).
    • ZCTAs were first created for the 2000 Census and at that time, they were based upon the USPS ZIP codes. While largely covering the same areas, the boundaries of a ZCTA do not necessarily match the boundaries of a postal ZIP code with the same number. For example, while a postal ZIP code can cross a county or state line, a Census ZCTA can not. They should be treated as separate entities with no correlation between them.

For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Sunspot.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sunspot. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Otero County: www.co.otero.nm.us/

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

The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)

The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sunspot) 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 Sunspot. 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 SunspotOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunspot. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7901, Longitude: -105.8174    
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>If you're interested in how the shape of New Mexico's counties, including Otero, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<5>When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sunspot or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).




 

 

 

 

 


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