Alamo, New Mexico

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Population in 2010: 1,085. Population change since 2000: -8.3%
Males: 477  (44.0%)
Females: 608  (56.0%)
Median resident age:  27.6 years
New Mexico median age:  36.9 years

Zip codes: 87825.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $22,216 (it was $15,347 in 2000)
Alamo:

$22,216
NM:

$43,872

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $7,679 (it was $4,039 in 2000)

Alamo CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $57,014 (it was $40,000 in 2000)
Alamo:

$57,014
NM:

$159,200

Median gross rent in 2013: $414.

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  • Races in Alamo, NM (2010)

    Alamo races chart
    • 1,00792.8%American Indian alone
    • 333.0%Hispanic
    • 252.3%White alone
    • 141.3%Two or more races
    • 60.6%Asian alone

Races in Alamo detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Alamo: 83.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 39.7 square miles.

Population density: 27 people per square mile   (very low).

Alamo, New Mexico map

For population 25 years and over in Alamo:

  • High school or higher: 55.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 36.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Alamo CDP:

  • Never married: 75.3%
  • Now married: 18.7%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 3.1%
  • Divorced: 2.5%



According to our research of New Mexico and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Alamo, New Mexico as of November 17, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Alamo to the number of sex offenders is 1,085 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $804 (1.6%)

Alamo satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Albuquerque, NM (70.7 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (268.6 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Magdalena, NM (5.1 miles ), Datil, NM (5.1 miles) , Homestead, NM (5.3 miles) , Alamillo, NM (6.0 miles) , Pie Town, NM (6.0 miles) , Polvadera, NM (6.1 miles ), San Acacia, NM (6.1 miles) , Chamizal, NM (6.1 miles) .

Latitude: 34.41 N, Longitude: 107.51 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 505

Alamo household income distribution Alamo home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.9%
New Mexico:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (53%)
  • Public administration (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Educational services (29%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Personal care and service occupations (53%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (25%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (15%)
  • Transportation occupations (2%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (28%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (3%)

Work and jobs in Alamo: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Alamo, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Alamo-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above New Mexico state average. It is 186% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 515.3 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 508.6 miles away from Alamo center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 477.2 miles away from the city center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 1/29/1990 at 13:16:10, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 LG, Depth: 7.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 36.5 miles away from the city center
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 489.9 miles away from Alamo center
On 10/15/1979 at 23:16:54, a magnitude 7.0 (5.7 MB, 6.9 MS, 7.0 ML, 6.4 MW) earthquake occurred 480.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Socorro County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 4, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Alamo topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alamo:

  • Central New Mexico Community College (about 69 miles; Albuquerque, NM; Full-time enrollment: 19,398)
  • University of New Mexico-Main Campus (about 70 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 23,042)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 76 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 2,335)
  • Santa Fe Community College (about 119 miles; Santa Fe, NM; FT enrollment: 3,047)
  • Western New Mexico University (about 122 miles; Silver City, NM; FT enrollment: 2,456)
  • New Mexico State University-Main Campus (about 154 miles; Las Cruces, NM; FT enrollment: 14,497)
  • New Mexico Highlands University (about 154 miles; Las Vegas, NM; FT enrollment: 2,931)

Private high school in Alamo:

  • ALAMO NAVAJO COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 388, Location: HIGHWAY 169, Grades: PK-12)

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Notable locations in Alamo: Thomas Canoda Ranch (A), Tres Hermanos Ranch (B), Windmill Number 2 (C), Navajo Community Hall (D), Alamo Navajo Emergency Medical Services (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Alamo: Alamo Mission (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Alamo Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Socorro County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 48.4%
(51.6% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This place:  4.1 people
New Mexico:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  82.3%
Whole state:  65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  18.4%
Whole state:  8.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

17.4
New Mexico average:

13.6

Alamo travel time to work - commute Alamo mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Alamo CDP (based on Socorro County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic7,03615
Evangelical Protestant1,33315
Other9044
Mainline Protestant2986
None8,295-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Socorro County:

1.66 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Socorro County:

5.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Here:

7.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.4%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Socorro County:

21.2%
New Mexico:

22.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Alamo:

42.0%
New Mexico:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Alamo:

41.2%
New Mexico:

47.6%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.9
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

34.1%
New Mexico:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Alamo:

5.4%
New Mexico:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Alamo:

6.4
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Alamo:

24.9%
New Mexico:

34.5%

General health condition:
Alamo:

49.7%
State:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Alamo:

79.5%
New Mexico:

80.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Alamo, NM Residents

6.60% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,580 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.60%
New Mexico average:

6.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Bernalillo County, NM  1.17% ($24,235 average AGI)
from Valencia County, NM  0.74% ($28,512)
from Dona Ana County, NM  0.29% ($29,118)


7.97% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,172 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.97%
New Mexico average:

6.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Bernalillo County, NM  2.15% ($29,008 average AGI)
to Valencia County, NM  0.92% ($28,944)
to Dona Ana County, NM  0.27% ($30,750)

Strongest AM radio stations in Alamo:

  • KABR (1500 AM; daytime; 1 kW; ALAMO COMMUNITY, NM; Owner: THE ALAMO NAVAJO SCHOOL BOARD, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KXKS (1190 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKIM (1000 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: AGM-NEVADA, LLC)
  • KNML (610 AM; 5 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRKE (1100 AM; 5 kW; MILAN, NM; Owner: CIBOLA RADIO COMPANY)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KANM (1600 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: ARAGON BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.L.C.)
  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KFLT (830 AM; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FAMILY LIFE B/CING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • KELP (1590 AM; 50 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: MCCLATCHEY BROADCASTING)

Strongest FM radio stations in Alamo:

  • KTEG (104.7 FM; BOSQUE FARMS, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KIOT (102.5 FM; LOS LUNAS, NM; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KNKT (107.1 FM; ARMIJO, NM; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF ALBUQUERQUE, INC.)
  • KLYT (88.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CONNECTION COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • KTZO (103.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KUNM (89.9 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS UNIV. OF NEW MEXICO)
  • KRST (92.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKOB-FM (93.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KANW (89.1 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: BD. OF EDUC. CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE, NM)
  • KBZU (96.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBQI (107.9 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMGA (99.5 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KZRR (94.1 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KXTC (99.9 FM; THOREAU, NM; Owner: KXTC, L.L.C.)
  • KPEK (100.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K265CA (100.9 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFLQ (91.5 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • K213BT (90.5 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KQLV (105.5 FM; GRANTS, NM; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 8m26ftTotal length
  • 1,578Total average daily traffic
  • 267Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,629Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 30.5 Miles North Of Us 60, On West Side Of Sr 169 (Lat: 34.417917 Lon: -107.497611), Type: Tower, Structure height: 18.3 m, Overall height: 21.3 m, Call Sign: WQKM495
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHzGrant Date: 07/14/2009, Expiration Date: 07/14/2019, Certifier: Lou TomasettiRegistrant: Rini O\'Neil, Pc, 1200 New Hampshire Ave Nw, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 776-3003, Fax: (202) 296-2014, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Greg Shapiro, On Forest Rd.123 North Of Alamo Nm. (Lat: 34.669222 Lon: -107.403361), Type: 396.2, Overall height: 395.2 m, Registrant: 5123663050, Greg@towerz.Com, 7301 RANCH ROAD 620 NORTH #155279
  • GREG SHAPIRO, On Forest Rd.123 North Of Alamo Nm. (Lat: 34.669222 Lon: -107.403361), Type: 396.2, Structure height: 35006 m, Overall height: 395.2 m, Registrant: 5123663050, Greg@towerz.Com, 7301 RANCH ROAD 620 NORTH #155279

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Alamo Health Ctr 25 Mi Nw Magdalena Sr 52 (Lat: 34.417278 Lon: -107.498083), Call Sign: KYJ313
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.950 MHz, 462.975 MHz, 463.000 MHz, 463.025 MHz, 463.050 MHz, 463.075 MHz, 463.100 MHz, 463.125 MHz, 463.150 MHz, 463.175 MHzGrant Date: 01/07/2015, Expiration Date: 04/04/2025Registrant: State Of New Mexico, 401 Broadway Tiwa Bldg, Albuquerque, NM 87102, Phone: (505) 841-8453, Fax: (505) 841-8452, Email:

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (51%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (36%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)

Alamo compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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