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Tourist center and arts colony
Taos is a town in Taos County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Don Fernando de Taos, founder
The latitude of Taos is 36.407N. The longitude is -105.572W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 6,969 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,008.
Artists began coming to Taos in the 1880s
Sections below provide additional information and links about Taos demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Taos County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 87557 ZIP code.
9% of Taos residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Taos ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Taos was $15,983, compared with $21,587 nationally.
28% of Taos residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Taos include E. Martin Hennings House and Studio Historic District, La Loma Plaza Historic District, Taos Downtown Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Taos, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $415. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $991.
Libraries in Taos include Taos Public Library ... View libraries
Taos County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Taos political report.
Taos restaurants taking online reservations include De La Tierra at El Monte Sagrado Resort ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Taos workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Taos include Adobe & Stars Inn, Adobe Sun God Lodge, Best Value Indian Hills Inn, Best Western, Best Western Kachina Lodge, Casa Europa Inn, Comfort Suites, Don Fernando de Taos Hotel, Hotel La Fonda De Taos, Quality Inn ... More hotels.
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