Animas, New Mexico

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Population in 2010: 237.
Males: 115  (48.8%)
Females: 122  (51.2%)
Median resident age:

48.2 years
New Mexico median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 88020.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $31,847
Animas:

$31,847
NM:

$46,744

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $18,377

Animas CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $84,866
Animas:

$84,866
NM:

$171,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $147,159; detached houses: $235,580; mobile homes: $83,131

Median gross rent in 2017: $446.

March 2019 cost of living index in Animas: 85.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 39.0%
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  • Races in Animas, NM (2010)
    • 19281.0%White alone
    • 3213.5%Hispanic
    • 114.6%Two or more races
    • 10.4%American Indian alone
    • 10.4%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

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Ancestries: American (9.5%), English (5.4%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4405 feet

25 residents are foreign born (9.3% Europe, 5.2% Latin America).

This place:

14.5%
New Mexico:

9.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $304 (0.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $267 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Las Cruces, NM (122.3 miles , pop. 74,267).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tucson, AZ (125.1 miles , pop. 486,699).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (219.3 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Cotton City, NM (3.2 miles ),
Windmill, NM (3.3 miles),
Rodeo, NM (3.9 miles),
South Hidalgo, NM (3.9 miles ),
Playas, NM (4.0 miles),
North Hidalgo, NM (4.8 miles ),
Lordsburg, NM (5.3 miles ),
Hachita, NM (5.4 miles)

Latitude: 31.95 N, Longitude: 108.81 W

Area code: 505

Distribution of median household income in Animas, NM in 2017
Distribution of house value in Animas, NM in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.8%
New Mexico:

4.6%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2001 was 1.88. This is significantly better than average.

City:

1.88
U.S.:

74.20
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 0.223. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.223
U.S.:

1.789

Earthquake activity:

Animas-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above New Mexico state average. It is 203% 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 473.6 miles away from Animas 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 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 411.0 miles away from Animas center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 1/4/2006 at 08:32:32, a magnitude 6.7 (6.1 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.6 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 328.3 miles away from the city center
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 409.6 miles away from the city 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 403.5 miles away from the city center
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 475.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hidalgo County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 4, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Airports located in Animas:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Animas:

  • Western New Mexico University (about 65 miles; Silver City, NM; Full-time enrollment: 2,456)
  • Cochise College (about 66 miles; Douglas, AZ; FT enrollment: 8,597)
  • Eastern Arizona College (about 84 miles; Thatcher, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,810)
  • New Mexico State University-Dona Ana (about 123 miles; Las Cruces, NM; FT enrollment: 5,640)
  • New Mexico State University-Main Campus (about 123 miles; Las Cruces, NM; FT enrollment: 14,497)
  • Pima Community College (about 124 miles; Tucson, AZ; FT enrollment: 18,794)
  • Pima Medical Institute-Tucson (about 126 miles; Tucson, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,357)

Public high school in Animas:

Public elementary/middle schools in Animas:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Animas: LA 54042 (A), Clanton Draw Site-LA 4979 (B), LA54049 Historic Site (C), LA593 Historic Site (D), Maddox Ranch Historic Site (E), Sycamore Well Historic Site (F), Timberlake Historic Site (G), Metate Historic Site (H), Little Historic Site (I), LA54050 Historic Site (J), Pigpen Creek Historic Site (K), Box Canyon Historic Site (L), Saddle Bronc Historic Site (M), Brushy Creek Historic Site (N), Lunch Box Historic Site (O), Animas Weather Station (P), Animas Volunteer Fire Department (Q), Animas Ambulance (R). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Animas include: First Baptist Church (A), Saint Joseph Catholic Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Animas: Smugglers Trail Historical Marker (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Average household size:
This place:

2.8 people
New Mexico:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

75.6%
Whole state:

65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

10.5%
Whole state:

8.2%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Animas:

Marital status in Animas, NM
  • Never married: 3.5%
  • Now married: 87.3%
  • Separated: 4.2%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 5.0%

For population 25 years and over in Animas:

  • High school or higher: 84.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.6%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
New Mexico average:

12.7

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Animas, NM (based on Hidalgo County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic2,8713
Other4604
Evangelical Protestant3837
Mainline Protestant1161
None1,064-
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
This county:

6.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Hidalgo County:

20.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Hidalgo County:

8.14 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Hidalgo County:

6.2%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Hidalgo County:

20.1%
New Mexico:

22.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.3%
New Mexico:

11.5%

Strongest AM radio stations in Animas:

  • KFLT (830 AM; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FAMILY LIFE B/CING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • KUAZ (1550 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • KELP (1590 AM; 50 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: MCCLATCHEY BROADCASTING)
  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KNFT (950 AM; 5 kW; BAYARD, NM; Owner: RUNNELS BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LLC, DEBTOR IN POSSESSION)
  • KHIL (1250 AM; 5 kW; WILLCOX, AZ; Owner: LAKESHORE MEDIA, LLC)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KFNX (1100 AM; 50 kW; CAVE CREEK, AZ; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KMIK (1580 AM; 50 kW; TEMPE, AZ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KAPR (930 AM; 3 kW; DOUGLAS, AZ)
  • KPXQ (1360 AM; 50 kW; GLENDALE, AZ; Owner: COMMON GROUND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Animas:

  • KPSA-FM (97.9 FM; LORDSBURG, NM; Owner: RUNNELS BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LLC, DEBTOR IN POSSESSION)
  • KWCX-FM (104.9 FM; WILLCOX, AZ; Owner: LAKESHORE MEDIA, LLC)
  • K208BT (89.5 FM; SAFFORD, AZ; Owner: AZ BD OF REGENTS/UNIV. OF ARIZONA)
  • KXKQ (94.1 FM; SAFFORD, AZ; Owner: MCMURRAY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KWNM (105.5 FM; HURLEY, NM; Owner: BBC RADIO)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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  • Playas Substation 4.5 Mi N Of Hwy 9 16.5 Ene (Lat: 32.034250 Lon: -108.567833), Structure height: 15 m, Call Sign: WNRK205,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.275 MHz, 456.275 MHz, Grant Date: 01/25/2005, Expiration Date: 02/23/2015, Cancellation Date: 04/25/2015, Registrant: Sierra Communications, 408 N Bullard St., Silver City, NM 88061, Phone: (505) 538-2011, Fax: (505) 538-2576, Email:
  • Lat: 32.144944 Lon: -108.836000, Call Sign: WQTE749,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.462 MHz, 467.462 MHz, 462.487 MHz, 467.487 MHz, 467.187 MHz, Grant Date: 01/17/2014, Expiration Date: 01/17/2024, Certifier: Kacie Peterson, Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • STATION, Playas Substation 4.5 Mi N Hwy 9 16.5 Mi Ene (Lat: 32.034250 Lon: -108.567806), Overall height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WED670,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6585.62 MHz, Grant Date: 02/18/2012, Expiration Date: 02/19/2022, Certifier: Frank R Knutson, Registrant: Tri State Generation & Transmission Assoc., Inc., 1100 W 116th Ave, Denver, CO 80234, Phone: (303) 254-3087, Fax: (303) 254-3566, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KC5OWM, Licensee ID: L01009830, Grant Date: 07/14/2015, Expiration Date: 07/14/2025, Certifier: John M Tracey, Registrant: John M Tracey, 1045 State Hwy 338, Animas, NM 88020
  • Call Sign: KC5OWP, Licensee ID: L01009831, Grant Date: 07/28/2015, Expiration Date: 07/28/2025, Certifier: Loretta J Tracey, Registrant: Loretta J Tracey, 1045 State Hwy 338, Animas, NM 88020
  • Call Sign: KF5HC, Licensee ID: L00161440, Grant Date: 10/08/1999, Expiration Date: 01/02/2010, Cancellation Date: 09/12/2004, Registrant: R J Waller, Hc 65 Box 265 J1 Kerr Ranch Rd, Animas, NM 88020
  • Call Sign: N5DMM, Licensee ID: L00417872, Grant Date: 11/07/2001, Expiration Date: 02/04/2012, Cancellation Date: 02/05/2014, Registrant: Francis L Stock, Hc 65 Box 258c, Animas, NM 88020

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6327A , Serial Number: 33127, Year manufactured: 1956, Airworthiness Date: 04/02/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 09/13/2011
    Registrant (Individual): Ronald C Orozco, Po Box 530, Animas, NM 88020

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Animas, NM
  • 45.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 35.8%Utility gas
  • 18.9%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Animas, NM
  • 84.2%Electricity
  • 15.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Animas compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
There is 1 pilot and 2 other airmen in this city.
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