Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico
Most folks know Ohkay Owingeh as "San Juan Pueblo."
The Pueblo was founded around 1200 CE by migrating Tewa Indians. Don Juan de Oñate took control of the pueblo in 1598 and renamed it San Juan de los Caballeros, after John the Baptist, his patron saint. De Oñate then established the first Spanish capital in New Mexico here.
The pueblo returned to its pre-Spanish name in 2005 (but the USPS still prefers "San Juan Pueblo"). The Tewa name "Ohkay Owingeh" means "place of the strong people."
The Pueblo is located just north of Espanola and covers a large area straddling the Rio Grande. I've driven around and through the Pueblo lands many times over the years but in early December, 2007, was the first time I drove into the business center of the Pueblo.
The headquarters of the Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Council is located at Ohkay Owingeh.
June 24 is the annual Pueblo Feast Day.
Also known as: San Juan Pueblo
High School or Higher: 68.8%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 8.5%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 3.3%
Cost of Living Index for Ohkay Owingeh: 84.9
Median Household Income: $41,180
Median Home Value: $144,100
Median Resident Age: 31.0 Years
Government, Arts & Entertainment, Educational Services, Construction, Health Care, Social Services, Lodging & Food Services, Waste Management Services, Professional Services
Unemployed (August 2014): 7.3%
|Population by Age|
|18 & over||809|
|65 & over||136|
|Population by Ethnicity|
|Hispanic or Latino||225|
|Non Hispanic or Latino||918|
|Population by Race|
|Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||0|
|Two or more||43|