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Maxwell is a village in Colfax County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 254 at the 2010 census, down from 274 at the 2000 census. Maxwell was established in 1879 as a railroad town on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. It was named in honor of Lucien Maxwell, who provided the land for the original townsite from his Maxwell Land Grant.GeographyMaxwell is located near the center of Colfax County at, in the valley of the Canadian River. Interstate 25 passes through the east side of the village, with access from Exit 426. I-25 leads north to Raton, the Colfax County seat, and southwest to Las Vegas, New Mexico.According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.23km2, all of it land.The United States Fish and Wildlife Service manages the Maxwell National Wildlife Refuge, located 2mi northwest of the village. The refuge offers excellent birding opportunities during the spring and fall migrations. It consists of several lakes, fields and woodlots managed for birds and the areas other wildlife.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 274 people, 117 households, and 76 families residing in the village. The population density was 577.5 people per square mile (225.1/km²). There were 148 housing units at an average density of 311.9 per square mile (121.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 86.50% White, 4.01% Native American, 7.30% from other races, and 2.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 55.47% of the population.Maxwell is in New Mexico (NM). When using our United States day trip planning website to make an itinerary online, Maxwell holidays come together around your tastes, interests, and requirements, with us taking care of the logistics.
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