Atoka, New Mexico

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Population in 2010: 1,077.
Males: 522  (48.5%)
Females: 555  (51.5%)
Median resident age:

39.5 years
New Mexico median age:

38.6 years
Estimated median household income in 2019: $68,205
Atoka:

$68,205
NM:

$51,945

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $31,571

Atoka CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $164,541
Atoka:

$164,541
NM:

$180,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $175,967; detached houses: $217,404; mobile homes: $124,199

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,006.

March 2019 cost of living index in Atoka: 87.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 19.3%
(8.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Atoka, NM (2019)
    • 60350.5%White alone
    • 57748.3%Hispanic
    • 90.8%Black alone

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

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Ancestries: American (2.5%), Irish (2.1%), English (1.3%), Scottish (1.3%), French (1.1%), German (1.1%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 3375 feet

105 residents are foreign born (8.8% Latin America).

This place:

8.8%
New Mexico:

9.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $547 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $484 (0.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Odessa, TX (133.8 miles , pop. 90,943).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: El Paso, TX (136.9 miles , pop. 563,662).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (416.7 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities:

Artesia, NM (2.3 miles ),
Morningside, NM (2.5 miles ),
Lake Arthur, NM (4.0 miles ),
Loco Hills, NM (4.4 miles ),
Hope, NM (4.5 miles),
Carlsbad North, NM (4.9 miles ),
Hagerman, NM (4.9 miles ),
Happy Valley, NM (4.9 miles )

Latitude: 32.77 N, Longitude: 104.39 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 505

Distribution of median household income in Atoka, NM in 2019
Distribution of house value in Atoka, NM in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.8%
New Mexico:

7.3%
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI NO2 SO2
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2008 was 22.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

22.1
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 3.99. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.99
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 0.0263. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0263
U.S.:

1.7894

Tornado activity:

Atoka-area historical tornado activity is significantly above New Mexico state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/30/1976, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 14.3 miles away from the Atoka place center injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/7/1992, a category F2 tornado 25.5 miles away from the place center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Atoka-area historical earthquake activity is above New Mexico state average. It is 386% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 182.5 miles away from the city center
On 3/26/2020 at 15:16:27, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 5.9 mi) earthquake occurred 75.6 miles away from Atoka center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 80.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 211.1 miles away from the city center
On 12/19/2005 at 20:27:40, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 19.1 miles away from Atoka center
On 3/28/2010 at 00:03:55, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 23.8 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 Eddy County (10) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Fires: 3, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Atoka:

  • J AND J HOME CARE, INC. (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; ARTESIA, NM)
  • ARTESIA DIALYSIS (DVA) (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; ARTESIA, NM)
  • HOSPICE OF ARTESIA (Hospital, about 6 miles away; ARTESIA, NM)
  • HEARTLAND CARE OF ARTESIA (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; ARTESIA, NM)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Atoka:

  • Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus (about 39 miles; Roswell, NM; Full-time enrollment: 2,212)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus (about 115 miles; Portales, NM; FT enrollment: 4,263)
  • South Plains College (about 130 miles; Levelland, TX; FT enrollment: 7,007)
  • Odessa College (about 133 miles; Odessa, TX; FT enrollment: 3,107)
  • El Paso Community College (about 135 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 19,576)
  • The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (about 135 miles; Odessa, TX; FT enrollment: 2,982)
  • Vista College (about 137 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 3,453)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Atoka Volunteer Fire Department Atoka Road (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lake: Spring Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Eddy County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.8 people
New Mexico:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

75.8%
Whole state:

65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.0%
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

For population 15 years and over in Atoka:

Marital status in Atoka, NM
  • Never married: 19.6%
  • Now married: 55.4%
  • Separated: 6.6%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 13.2%

For population 25 years and over in Atoka:

  • High school or higher: 81.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
New Mexico average:

12.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Atoka, NM (based on Eddy County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant16,56959
Catholic13,2546
Mainline Protestant3,01715
Other1,6047
Black Protestant5645
None18,821-
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: 10
Eddy County:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Eddy County:

0.78 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
Eddy County:

5.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 31
Here:

6.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.3%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Eddy County:

27.4%
New Mexico:

22.1%

6.25% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($54,294 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.25%
New Mexico average:

6.21%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Chaves County, NM  0.41% ($39,915 average AGI)
from El Paso County, TX  0.36% ($44,597)
from Dona Ana County, NM  0.34% ($42,642)


7.00% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($51,568 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.00%
New Mexico average:

6.56%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Chaves County, NM  0.66% ($46,962 average AGI)
to Dona Ana County, NM  0.37% ($54,446)
to Lea County, NM  0.36% ($49,438)

Strongest AM radio stations in Atoka:

  • KSVP (990 AM; 1 kW; ARTESIA, NM)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KBIM (910 AM; 5 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KATK (740 AM; 1 kW; CARLSBAD, NM; Owner: CARLSBAD RADIO, INC.)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KELP (1590 AM; 50 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: MCCLATCHEY BROADCASTING)
  • KCRX (1430 AM; 5 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: ROSENDO CASAREZ, JR.)
  • KCCC (930 AM; 1 kW; CARLSBAD, NM; Owner: COMPASS ENTERPRISE, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KAMQ (1240 AM; 1 kW; CARLSBAD, NM; Owner: KAMQ, INC.)
  • KYKK (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; HUMBLE CITY, NM; Owner: NOALMARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KTSM (690 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Atoka:

  • KTZA (92.9 FM; ARTESIA, NM; Owner: PECOS VALLEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCDY (104.1 FM; CARLSBAD, NM; Owner: KAMQ, INC.)
  • KBIM-FM (94.9 FM; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPZE-FM (106.1 FM; CARLSBAD, NM; Owner: RUNNELS BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LLC, DEBTOR IN POSSESSION)
  • KWMW (105.1 FM; MALJAMAR, NM; Owner: M.T.D. INC)
  • K218AK (91.5 FM; ARTESIA, NM; Owner: CONNECTION COMMUNICATIONS ASSOC., INC.)
  • KEND (106.5 FM; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: BURKBERY COMMUNICATIONS GROUP INC.)
  • KMTH (98.7 FM; MALJAMAR, NM; Owner: BD. OF REGENTS EASTERN N.M. UNIV.)

TV broadcast stations around Atoka:

  • KOCT (Channel 6; CARLSBAD, NM; Owner: KOAT HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KTEL-TV (Channel 25; CARLSBAD, NM; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KOBR (Channel 8; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: STANLEY S. HUBBARD REVOCABLE TRUST)
  • KCGD-LP (Channel 63; CARLSBAD, NM; Owner: PRIME TIME CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)

Atoka fatal accident list:

Sep 8, 2018 06:34 AM, Us-285, Fairgrounds Road, Lat: 32.798744, Lon: -104.395700, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 43ft / 12.5mTotal length
  • 30,298Total average daily traffic
  • 6,858Total average daily truck traffic
  • 61,111Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic

2011 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2011 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 14. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 61 took place in 2017, and the least - 0 in 2012. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Atoka, NM When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (60.6%), and Structure Fires (16.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Atoka, NM
    • 6660.6%Outside Fires
    • 1816.5%Structure Fires
    • 1311.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1211.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Atoka, NM
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Atoka, NM
  • 39.0%Electricity
  • 30.2%Utility gas
  • 19.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 11.8%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Atoka, NM
  • 53.0%Electricity
  • 47.0%Utility gas


Atoka compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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