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Tijeras is a village in Bernalillo County, in the Albuquerque metro area.
The community name derives from Spanish for "scissors," for the shape of two canyons crossing like the blades of scissors
The latitude of Tijeras is 35.080N. The longitude is -106.387W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 6,322 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 468.
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6% of Tijeras residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Tijeras ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Tijeras was $18,836, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Tijeras residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Tijeras, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $530. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $938.
Libraries in Tijeras include East Mountain Library ... View libraries
Bernalillo County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Tijeras political report.
The average commute time for Tijeras workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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