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Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico

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Population in July 2007: 4,110.
Males: 2,105  (51.2%)
Females: 2,005  (48.8%)
Median resident age:  41.3 years
New Mexico median age:  34.6 years

Zip code: 87525

Estimated median household income in 2016: $38,014 (it was $28,139 in 2000)
Arroyo Hondo:

$38,014
NM:

$46,748

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $27,647 (it was $19,417 in 2000)

Arroyo Hondo CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $333,385 (it was $187,900 in 2000)
Arroyo Hondo:

$333,385
NM:

$167,500
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  • Races in Arroyo Hondo, NM (2000)

    Arroyo Hondo races chart
    • 1,96150.2%White alone
    • 1,82746.7%Hispanic
    • 581.5%Two or more races
    • 260.7%American Indian alone
    • 130.3%Black alone
    • 130.3%Asian alone
    • 110.3%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Arroyo Hondo: 102.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 6790 feet

Land area: 135.4 square miles.

Population density: 30 people per square mile   (very low).

Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico map

For population 25 years and over in Arroyo Hondo:

  • High school or higher: 85.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 34.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.7%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Arroyo Hondo CCD:

  • Never married: 30.1%
  • Now married: 52.7%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 12.1%



According to our research of New Mexico and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico as of April 25, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Arroyo Hondo to the number of sex offenders is 1,370 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 in 2000:

Arroyo Hondo CCD:  0.3% ($503)
New Mexico:  0.7% ($699)
Arroyo Hondo satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Santa Fe, NM (66.3 miles , pop. 62,203).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (116.3 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (423.0 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: San Cristobal, NM (1.6 miles ), Taos Ski Valley, NM (2.9 miles) , Questa, NM (3.0 miles ), Taos Pueblo, NM (3.1 miles ), Taos, NM (3.6 miles ), Canon, NM (3.6 miles ), Red River, NM (3.7 miles ), Tres Piedras, NM (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 36.58 N, Longitude: 105.60 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 505

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

9.0%
New Mexico:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (22%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (23%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4%)

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

Average climate in Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Arroyo Hondo-area historical earthquake activity is near New Mexico state average. It is 125% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 51.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/3/2007 at 14:34:38, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.4 MW, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 51.5 miles away from Arroyo Hondo center
On 8/1/2004 at 06:50:47, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 34.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 66.8 miles away from the city center
On 3/22/2004 at 12:09:56, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 45.6 miles away from Arroyo Hondo center
On 1/29/1990 at 13:16:10, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 LG, Depth: 7.5 mi) earthquake occurred 163.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Taos County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Fires: 2, Snows: 2, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Birthplace of: Juan Bautista Rael - Linguist.

Hospitals and medical centers near Arroyo Hondo:

  • TAOS RETIREMENT VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; TAOS, NM)
  • MOUNTAIN HOME HEALTH CARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; TAOS, NM)
  • HOLY CROSS HOSPITAL A DIV OF TAOS HEALTH SYSTEMS Acute Care Hospitals (about 15 miles away; TAOS, NM)
  • TAOS DIALYSIS (DCI) (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; TAOS, NM)
  • TAOS LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; TAOS, NM)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Arroyo Hondo:

  • Adams State University (about 65 miles; Alamosa, CO; Full-time enrollment: 2,805)
  • New Mexico Highlands University (about 71 miles; Las Vegas, NM; FT enrollment: 2,931)
  • Santa Fe Community College (about 73 miles; Santa Fe, NM; FT enrollment: 3,047)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 111 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 2,335)
  • University of New Mexico-Main Campus (about 119 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 23,042)
  • Central New Mexico Community College (about 119 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 19,398)
  • Pueblo Community College (about 128 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 5,329)

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Notable locations in Arroyo Hondo: Turley Mill and Distillery Site (A), Hondo Seco Fire and Rescue Station 1 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Arroyo Hondo: Lady of Sorrows Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Rael Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Rio Hondo (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Taos County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 20.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

20.8
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 16.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.0
U.S.:

20.0
Average household size:
This place:  2.1 people
New Mexico:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  56.3%
Whole state:  65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  9.4%
Whole state:  8.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

17.6%
Whole state:

18.4%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

4.6%
Whole state:

7.8%

People in group quarters in Arroyo Hondo in 2010:

  • 32 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 4 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 4 people in group homes intended for adults
8 people in other nonhousehold living situations in 2000
7 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.2
New Mexico average:

14.5

Arroyo Hondo travel time to work - commute Arroyo Hondo mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Arroyo Hondo CCD (based on Taos County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic17,98633
Evangelical Protestant2,04027
Other1,85216
Mainline Protestant7067
None10,353-
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: 7
Taos County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Taos County:

0.63 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Taos County:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 55
Here:

17.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.9%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Taos County:

15.7%
New Mexico:

22.1%

5.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,619 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
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  0.67% ($22,550 average AGI)
from Santa Fe County, NM  0.44% ($42,404)
from Rio Arriba County, NM  0.27% ($21,094)


5.89% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,225 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.89%
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  0.98% ($21,863 average AGI)
to Santa Fe County, NM  0.46% ($32,655)
to Rio Arriba County, NM  0.25% ($25,467)

Strongest AM radio stations in Arroyo Hondo:

  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KDCE (950 AM; 4 kW; ESPANOLA, NM; Owner: RICHARD L. GARCIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KNMX (540 AM; 5 kW; LAS VEGAS, NM; Owner: SANGRE DE CRISTO B/DCASTING CO, INC)
  • KSWV (810 AM; 5 kW; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: LA VOZ BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTRC (1260 AM; 5 kW; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: AGM NEVADA, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Arroyo Hondo:

  • K216AL (91.1 FM; ARROYO SECO, NM; Owner: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NM)
  • KTAO (101.9 FM; TAOS, NM; Owner: TAOS COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • K212EG (90.3 FM; QUESTA, NM; Owner: BD. OF EDUCATION OF ALBUQUERQUE)
  • KKIT (99.1 FM; ANGEL FIRE, NM; Owner: DMC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K216CT (91.1 FM; EAGLE NEST, NM; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO)
  • K244DO (96.7 FM; ALAMOSA, ETC., CO; Owner: SAN LUIS VALLEY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KRZA (88.7 FM; ALAMOSA, CO; Owner: EQUAL REPRESENTATION/MEDIA ADVOCACY)
  • KRDR (90.1 FM; RED RIVER, NM; Owner: RED RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • KBOM (94.7 FM; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: AGM NEVADA, LLC)
  • KSFQ (101.1 FM; WHITE ROCK, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KQBA (107.5 FM; LOS ALAMOS, NM; Owner: HUTTON MEDIA, L.L.C.)
  • K278AE (103.5 FM; ALAMOSA, CO; Owner: FRANK A. SHULTZ, III)

TV broadcast stations around Arroyo Hondo:

  • K12OG (Channel 12; TAOS, NM; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • K21FD (Channel 21; TAOS, ETC., NM; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • K33BN (Channel 33; TAOS, NM; Owner: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO)
Arroyo Hondo fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)


Arroyo Hondo fatal accident list:

Apr 16, 2014 05:30 PM, Sr-522, Cr-B-006, Lat: 36.51847, Lon: -105.66512, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 2, 2014 07:10 AM, Sr-522, Lat: 36.52115, Lon: -105.66708, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Feb 15, 2006 02:02 AM, Sr-22, Lat: 36.39729, Lon: -105.56264, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Jan 29, 2004 12:50 AM, Sr-522, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jun 27, 1989 87:99 PM, 522, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2, Drunken persons involved: 1
Mar 2, 1987 11:50 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 3m10ftTotal length
  • $348,000Total costs
  • 3,792Total average daily traffic
  • 834Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,714Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Stephanie R Wilson, Approx .875 Miles N Of Arroyo Hondo, On W Side Of Byway, E Of Old Hwy 3 (Lat: 36.545972 Lon: -105.671222), Type: 30.4, Structure height: 35055 m, Overall height: 24.3 m, Registrant: 9189494551, Curtis.Branch@branchcomm.Net, 1516 S. BOSTON AVE, STE 115
  • Stephanie R Wilson, Approx .875 Miles N Of Arroyo Hondo, On W Side Of Byway, E Of Old Hwy 3 (Lat: 36.545972 Lon: -105.671222), Type: 30.4, Structure height: 35055 m, Overall height: 24.3 m, Licensee ID: L, Registrant: 9189494551, Stephanie.Wilson@branchcomm.Net, 1516 S. BOSTON AVE, STE 215

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 36.537583 Lon: -105.649083, Call Sign: WQWE276
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.712 MHz, 452.787 MHz, 456.712 MHz, 457.787 MHzGrant Date: 07/29/2015, Expiration Date: 07/29/2025, Certifier: Robert L KnoxRegistrant: Two Way Direct, 3262 Grey Hawk Court, Carlsbad, CA 92010, Phone: (888) 742-5893, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Arroyo Hondo, Lat: 36.524278 Lon: -105.653889, Type: Bant, Structure height: 3.5 m, Overall height: 5 m, Call Sign: WQLW429
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 05/11/2010, Expiration Date: 05/11/2020, Certifier: John D BatisRegistrant: Taosnet LLC, 201 Camino De La Merced, Taos, NM 87571, Phone: (575) 758-7598, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Arroyo Hondo)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4826A , Serial Number: 22-3979, Year manufactured: 1956, Airworthiness Date: 04/20/1956
    Registrant (Corporation): Fly Taos Sky LLC, Po Box 491, Arroyo Hondo, NM 87513
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7485W , Serial Number: 28-1395, Year manufactured: 1963, Airworthiness Date: 07/24/1963
    Registrant (Individual): Randall Wild, Po Box 619, Arroyo Hondo, NM 87513
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7907W , Serial Number: 28-1937, Year manufactured: 1964, Airworthiness Date: 10/22/1964
    Registrant (Corporation): Fly Taos Sky LLC, Po Box 491, Arroyo Hondo, NM 87513

Drinking water stations with addresses in Arroyo Hondo and their reported violations in the past:

LOWER ARROYO HONDO MDWCA (Population served: 180, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (34%)
  • Utility gas (34%)
  • Wood (20%)
  • Solar energy (6%)
  • Electricity (5%)

Arroyo Hondo compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage 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 significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Arroyo Hondo on our top lists:

  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 larger cities with the lowest real estate taxes percentage (population 50,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
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