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Taos, New Mexico
Welcome to Taos ...
The town of Taos is located in north central New Mexico.
When the people of Taos refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Taoseno<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Taos has a population of 5,925 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Taos.
The community of Taos is 6,960 feet [2,121 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Taos is about 1¼ mile [or ~2¼ km] above sea level.
Time Zone: Taos lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time
Taos lies within the (575) area code.
Websites for Taos ...
Official Website: www.taosgov.com/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Taos had an population of 5,925 people. This is an increase of 3.66% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 26.06% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Taos had a population of 5,716 people (or 17.35% of the total population of Taos County). This makes Taos the county's most populous community.
The population of Taos represents 0.28% of the total population of New Mexico (which has 2,059,179 people), making it the state's 32nd most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 5,716 people, the population of Taos increased 21.62% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,700 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Taos.
Communities Also Named Taos ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Taos - they are located in Kansas and Missouri (2).
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Taos.
Communities near Taos ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Taos.
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 Taos. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Taos.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Taos. 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 Taos.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Taos. Our list includes 25 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Taos.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Taos ...
Looking for more information about Taos? 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 Taos, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Taos.
Adding Taos to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Taos 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 Taos was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Taos on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New Mexico (1920).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Taos on our Genealogy Page.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Taos: www.taosgov.com/
The official website for State of New Mexico: www.newmexico.gov/
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This page was last modified: 17 Aug 2022