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Welcome to Tijeras ...

The village of Tijeras is located in central New Mexico.

Tijeras is located in Bernalillo County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Tijeras has a population of 533 people<3> (see below for details).

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

The community of Tijeras is 6,390 feet [1,948 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Tijeras is about 1¼ mile [or ~2 km] above sea level.

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

The area code for Tijeras: (505)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Tijeras had an population of 533 people. This is a decrease of 1.48% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.45% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Tijeras had a population of 541 people. This makes Tijeras the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Tijeras represents 0.03% of the total population of New Mexico (which has 2,059,179 people), making it the state's 74th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 541 people, the population of Tijeras increased 14.14% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 474 people).

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

Communities Also Named Tijeras ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Tijeras - it's located in Colorado.

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

Communities near Tijeras ...

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

  • Albuquerque
  • Bernalillo
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bernalillo
    • Bernalillo lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Tijeras.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,865 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bernalillo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bernalillo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bernalillo<6>
  • Corrales
  • Los Ranchos de Albuquerque
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Los Ranchos de Albuquerque
    • Los Ranchos de Albuquerque lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Tijeras.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,129 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Los Ranchos de Albuquerque
  • Edgewood
  • Moriarty
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moriarty
    • Moriarty lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Tijeras.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,841 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moriarty have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moriarty
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moriarty<6>
  • Carnuel
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carnuel
    • Carnuel lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the west of Tijeras.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carnuel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carnuel
  • Monticello
  • Sandia Park
  • Sandia Knolls
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandia Knolls
    • Sandia Knolls lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Tijeras.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandia Knolls

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Tijeras ...

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

Adding Tijeras to Our Gazetteer ...

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

The earliest source that we've referenced which mentioned Tijeras was on a map titled Map of Arizona and New Mexico (from Rand McNally, 1925).

We also found Tijeras

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Tijeras.

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

The official website for Bernalillo County:

The official website for State of New Mexico:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Mexico's counties, including Bernalillo, 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 Tijeras.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Tijeras - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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- Tijeras) 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 Tijeras. 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 TijerasOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tijeras. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0885, Longitude: -106.3748       In this case, the coordinates for Tijeras 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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