Mosquero, New Mexico

  • First view of Mosquero
  • Coming into Mosquero
  • In the business district of Mosquero
  • Harding County courthouse in Mosquero
  • The Catholic Church in Mosquero

Even though it's the county seat of Harding County, Mosquero is a tiny hamlet straddling the county line between Harding and San Miguel Counties. This is primarily a big cattle ranching area on the high plains of northeastern New Mexico.

Driving La Frontera del Llano in the summer of 2011, I was surprised at how big Mosquero seemed when compared to the population figures. I was also surprised that I found no gas station in town. The maps had shown a couple spots along the road that used to be: Mills and Solano in particular. Solano still had a church, Mills a Post Office, but neither had much else. I'd say Harding County has a hard time holding onto its population... the population of Mosquero alone is down more than 22% since 2000... and the median resident age in town is 61.2 years.

Fast Facts about Mosquero, New Mexico
Mosquero, Harding County, NM 87733
Latitude: 35.7763°N
Longitude: 103.9571°W
Elevation: 5,591'

High School or Higher: 67.9%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 17.0%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 8.9%
Cost of Living Index for Mosquero: 84.4

2014 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $31,040
Median Home Value: $51,850
Median Resident Age: 61.2 Years
Major Industries:
Educational Services, Agriculture, Government, Chemicals, Construction, Real Estate Services, Social Services, Transportation Services, Lodging & Food Services, Building Materials, Waste Management Services
Unemployed (August 2014): 4.0%
Population Demographics: 2010
Total Population 93
Males 45
Females 48
Population by Age
Under 18 9
18 & over 84
20-24 2
25-34 4
35-49 12
50-64 25
65 & over 40
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino 53
Non Hispanic or Latino 40
Population by Race
White 79
African-American 0
Asian 0
Native American 1
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
Other 12
Two or more 1