Black Rock, New Mexico

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Population in 2010: 1,323. Population change since 2000: +5.7%
Males: 676  (51.1%)
Females: 647  (48.9%)
Median resident age:  24.3 years
New Mexico median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 87327.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $25,983 (it was $16,442 in 2000)
Black Rock:

$25,983
NM:

$46,748

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $9,404 (it was $6,952 in 2000)

Black Rock CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $64,874 (it was $56,100 in 2000)
Black Rock:

$64,874
NM:

$167,500

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $86,230; Detached houses: $107,831; Mobile homes: $46,834

Median gross rent in 2016: $617.

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  • Races in Black Rock, NM (2016)

    Black Rock races chart
    • 1,33682.6%American Indian alone
    • 996.1%Two or more races
    • 976.0%Asian alone
    • 483.0%White alone
    • 271.7%Hispanic
    • 70.4%Other race alone
    • 40.2%Black alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Black Rock: 79.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 6445 feet

Land area: 1.69 square miles.

Population density: 782 people per square mile   (low).

Black Rock, New Mexico map

For population 25 years and over in Black Rock:

  • High school or higher: 79.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.7%
  • Unemployed: 16.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Black Rock CDP:

  • Never married: 53.1%
  • Now married: 34.9%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 4.3%

85 residents are foreign born

This place:

5.2%
New Mexico:

9.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Black Rock CDP:  0.5% ($286)
New Mexico:  0.7% ($699)

Black Rock satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rio Rancho, NM (120.6 miles , pop. 51,765).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (123.4 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (216.4 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Zuni, NM (1.2 miles ), Zuni Pueblo, NM (1.8 miles ), Ramah, NM (4.2 miles ), Pinehill, NM (4.8 miles) , Zuni-Ramah Navajo, NM (4.9 miles ), Lupton, AZ (4.9 miles) , Fence Lake, NM (5.0 miles) , Houck, AZ (5.4 miles ).

Latitude: 35.08 N, Longitude: 108.79 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 505

Black Rock household income distribution Black Rock home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

10.0%
New Mexico:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (11%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (16%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Black Rock, New Mexico

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Earthquake activity:

Black Rock-area historical earthquake activity is above New Mexico state average. It is 258% 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 444.9 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 435.9 miles away from Black Rock center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 415.7 miles away from the city center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 433.2 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 423.0 miles away from Black Rock center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 578.0 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in McKinley County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Fires: 2, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Black Rock:

  • RED ROCKS DIALYSIS - ZUNI (Dialysis Facility, about 1 miles away; ZUNI, NM)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Black Rock:

  • San Juan College (about 122 miles; Farmington, NM; Full-time enrollment: 5,112)
  • Central New Mexico Community College (about 123 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 19,398)
  • University of New Mexico-Main Campus (about 123 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 23,042)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 125 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 2,335)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 161 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)
  • Santa Fe Community College (about 161 miles; Santa Fe, NM; FT enrollment: 3,047)
  • Coconino Community College (about 162 miles; Flagstaff, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,090)

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Notable location: Pueblo of Zuni Volunteer Fire and Emergency Medical Services Station 1 Black Rock (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

McKinley 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 2016: 60.2%
(6.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 66.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 61.5% for American Indian residents, 93.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  3.7 people
New Mexico:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  81.3%
Whole state:  65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.4%
Whole state:  8.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
9 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere in 2000
4 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Black Rock, New Mexico environmental map by EPA

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Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
New Mexico average:

12.9

Black Rock travel time to work - commute Black Rock mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Black Rock CDP (based on McKinley County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic13,20012
Other9,91015
Evangelical Protestant8,67573
Mainline Protestant5744
Black Protestant1311
None39,002-
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: 13
McKinley County:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

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

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
McKinley County:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
McKinley County:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 43
Here:

6.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.4%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
McKinley County:

32.8%
New Mexico:

22.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.0%
State:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.0%
New Mexico:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

47.0%
New Mexico:

47.6%

Average BMI:
Here:

30.0
New Mexico:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

18.0%
New Mexico:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Black Rock:

10.5%
New Mexico:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.7
New Mexico:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

31.4%
New Mexico:

34.5%

General health condition:
This city:

55.8%
State:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Black Rock:

82.7%
State:

80.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Black Rock, NM Residents

8.50% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,118 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.50%
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 San Juan County, NM  3.26% ($23,497 average AGI)
from Apache County, AZ  1.47% ($23,221)
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.96% ($20,482)


7.76% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,238 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.76%
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 San Juan County, NM  2.06% ($23,526 average AGI)
to Apache County, AZ  1.44% ($25,450)
to Bernalillo County, NM  1.04% ($25,848)

Strongest AM radio stations in Black Rock:

  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KGAK (1330 AM; 5 kW; GALLUP, NM; Owner: KRJG, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRKE (1100 AM; 5 kW; MILAN, NM; Owner: CIBOLA RADIO COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • KFNX (1100 AM; 50 kW; CAVE CREEK, AZ; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KTHR (1230 AM; 1 kW; GALLUP, NM; Owner: MILLENNIUM MEDIA, INC.)
  • KMIK (1580 AM; 50 kW; TEMPE, AZ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KPXQ (1360 AM; 50 kW; GLENDALE, AZ; Owner: COMMON GROUND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KKIM (1000 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: AGM-NEVADA, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Black Rock:

  • KSHI (90.9 FM; ZUNI, NM; Owner: ZUNI COMMUNICATIONS AUTHORITY)
  • KXXI (93.7 FM; GALLUP, NM; Owner: MILLENNIUM MEDIA, INC.)
  • KGLX (99.1 FM; GALLUP, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KYVA (103.7 FM; GRANTS, NM; Owner: MILLENNIUM MEDIA, INC.)
  • KKOR (94.5 FM; GALLUP, NM; Owner: MILLENNIUM MEDIA, INC.)
  • KGLP (91.7 FM; GALLUP, NM; Owner: GALLUP PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KXTC (99.9 FM; THOREAU, NM; Owner: KXTC, L.L.C.)
  • KQLV (105.5 FM; GRANTS, NM; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K297AG (107.3 FM; ZUNI, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KTDB (89.7 FM; RAMAH, NM; Owner: RAMAH NAVAJO SCHOOL BOARD, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Black Rock:

  • K43DL (Channel 43; ZUNI, NM; Owner: ZUNI PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • K08HQ (Channel 8; CHINLE, AZ; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)
  • K02EY (Channel 2; ZUNI, NM; Owner: ZUNI TRIBE T.V.)
  • K09FR (Channel 9; ZUNI PUEBLO, NM; Owner: ZUNI COMMUNICATIONS AUTHORITY)
  • K16DL (Channel 16; ZUNI PUEBLO, NM; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)
  • K39FY (Channel 39; ZUNI, NM; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Black Rock)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • ZUNI, Se Corner Of 3rd And B Ave (Lat: 35.085861 Lon: -108.790083), Type: Mast, Structure height: 5 m, Overall height: 9 m, Call Sign: WNFW582
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.992 MHz, 154.310 MHz, 159.067 MHzGrant Date: 10/04/2011, Expiration Date: 12/16/2021, Certifier: August MartinRegistrant: Electronic Center Inc, 812 S Boardman, Gallup, NM 87301, Phone: (505) 863-5384, Fax: (505) 722-6760, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • BLACK ROCK, 3.5 Mi Ne Of (Lat: 35.116139 Lon: -108.740611), Overall height: 86.9 m, Call Sign: KOC31
    Assigned Frequencies: 2121.60 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 2118.40 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6345.49 MHzGrant Date: 01/17/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 01/04/2008Registrant: Phone: (360) 905-6839

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (60%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Utility gas (6%)
  • Other fuel (3%)

Black Rock compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.

Black Rock on our top lists:

  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people driving a car to work alone (population 500+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere (population 1,000+)"
  • #29 (87327) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Irish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #39 (87327) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Dutch first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
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