Blanco, New Mexico

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Population in 2010: 388.
Males: 235  (60.7%)
Females: 153  (39.3%)
Median resident age:

81.2 years
New Mexico median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 87412.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $45,942
Blanco:

$45,942
NM:

$46,744

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,719

Blanco CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $156,300
Blanco:

$156,300
NM:

$171,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $91,598; detached houses: $88,234
March 2019 cost of living index in Blanco: 83.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 0.0%
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  • Races in Blanco, NM (2010)
    • 22959.0%Hispanic
    • 14637.6%White alone
    • 71.8%American Indian alone
    • 51.3%Two or more races
    • 10.3%Asian alone

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

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Ancestries: Irish (52.9%), American (47.1%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 5585 feet

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $686 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $302 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rio Rancho, NM (118.6 miles , pop. 51,765).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (130.7 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (326.6 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Bloomfield, NM (3.0 miles ),
Aztec, NM (3.4 miles ),
West Hammond, NM (3.5 miles ),
Navajo Dam, NM (3.6 miles ),
Spencerville, NM (3.8 miles ),
Cedar Hill, NM (3.9 miles ),
Flora Vista, NM (3.9 miles ),
North Light Plant, NM (4.0 miles )

Latitude: 36.72 N, Longitude: 107.82 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 505

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

5.3%
New Mexico:

4.6%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 63.1. This is about average.

City:

63.1
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2000 was 0.308. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.308
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 8.54. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.54
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 0.963. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.963
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 33.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2017 was 15.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.4
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 3.14. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.14
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Blanco-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above New Mexico state average. It is 236% 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 520.9 miles away from Blanco 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 507.4 miles away from Blanco center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 507.4 miles away from Blanco center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 584.0 miles away from Blanco center
On 9/2/1992 at 10:26:20, a magnitude 5.9 (5.7 MB, 5.6 MS, 5.6 MW, 5.9 ML, Depth: 9.3 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 313.1 miles away from Blanco center
On 4/29/1993 at 08:21:00, a magnitude 5.5 (5.5 MB, 5.0 MS, 5.3 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 251.4 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 San Juan County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Fires: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Blanco:

  • BLOOMFIELD NURSING AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BLOOMFIELD, NM)
  • FOUR CORNERS GOOD SAMARITAN VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; AZTEC, NM)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Blanco:

  • San Juan College (about 20 miles; Farmington, NM; Full-time enrollment: 5,112)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 39 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)
  • Adams State University (about 120 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,805)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 127 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 2,335)
  • Santa Fe Community College (about 129 miles; Santa Fe, NM; FT enrollment: 3,047)
  • University of New Mexico-Main Campus (about 133 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 23,042)
  • Central New Mexico Community College (about 133 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 19,398)

Public elementary/middle school in Blanco:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Blanco: Blanco Camp (A), Rincon Largo Ruin (B), Tapacito Ruin (C), Rincon Rockshelter (D), The Wall (E), Romine Ranch Ruin (F), Overlook Site (G), Split Rock Ruin (H), Largo School Ruin (I), Cabresto Mesa Tower Complex (J), Hadlocks Crow Canyon Number One (K), Crevice Ruin (L), Cottonwood Divide Site (M), Tower of the Standing God (N), Pueblito East Ruin (O), Delgadito Pueblito Historic Site (P), Pointed Butte Ruin (Q), Kin Naa Daa (R), Pork Chop Pass Historic Site (S), Three Corn Ruin Historic Site (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Blanco: Saint Rose Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Blanco-Turley Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

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

BLANCO MDWCA (Population served: 1,348, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from JUL-31-2005 to JUL-31-2005), St Public Notif requested (AUG-17-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-17-2006), St Public Notif received (SEP-18-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-13-2012), St Public Notif requested (NOV-02-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-02-2012), St Public Notif received (NOV-05-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-13-2012), St Public Notif requested (NOV-02-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-02-2012), St Public Notif received (NOV-05-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-13-2012), St Public Notif requested (NOV-02-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-02-2012), St Public Notif received (NOV-05-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-13-2012), St Public Notif requested (NOV-02-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-02-2012), St Public Notif received (NOV-05-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-13-2012), St Public Notif requested (NOV-02-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-02-2012), St Public Notif received (NOV-05-2013)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 30 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This place:

2.6 people
New Mexico:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

73.5%
Whole state:

65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.8%
Whole state:

8.2%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Blanco:

Marital status in Blanco, NM
  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 89.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

For population 25 years and over in Blanco:

  • High school or higher: 72.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
Educational Attainment in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

16.3
New Mexico average:

12.7

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Blanco, NM (based on San Juan County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant19,905115
Other15,00131
Catholic12,50011
Mainline Protestant5,22216
None77,416-
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
This county:

0.82 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

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

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
San Juan County:

0.41 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 70
Here:

5.73 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 62
This county:

5.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.3%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.4%
New Mexico:

22.1%

5.48% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($41,018 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.48%
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 McKinley County, NM  1.28% ($26,792 average AGI)
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.41% ($30,860)
from Apache County, AZ  0.33% ($31,833)


8.46% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,915 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.46%
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 McKinley County, NM  0.95% ($26,402 average AGI)
to Apache County, AZ  0.86% ($28,195)
to Bernalillo County, NM  0.56% ($33,795)

Strongest AM radio stations in Blanco:

  • KENN (1390 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • KRZE (1280 AM; 5 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: J. THOMAS DEVELOPMENT OF NM, INC.)
  • KNDN (960 AM; 5 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: BASIN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KCQL (1340 AM; 1 kW; AZTEC, NM; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIUP (930 AM; 5 kW; DURANGO, CO; Owner: FOUR CORNERS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KLLV (550 AM; daytime; 2 kW; BREEN, CO; Owner: DAYSTAR RADIO, LTD.)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Blanco:

  • KKFG (104.5 FM; BLOOMFIELD, NM; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDAG (96.9 FM; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KAZX (102.9 FM; KIRTLAND, NM; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTRA-FM (102.1 FM; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K220EM (91.9 FM; DZILTH-NA-O-DITH-HLE, NM; Owner: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIV. OF N.M.)
  • K232DA (94.3 FM; HESPERUS, CO; Owner: NATIVE AMERICAN CHRISTIAN VOICE, INC.)
  • K237CR (95.3 FM; HESPERUS, CO; Owner: NATIVE AMERICAN CHRISTIAN VOICE, INC.)
  • KIQX (101.3 FM; DURANGO, CO; Owner: FOUR CORNERS BROADCASTINGS, LLC)
  • KRSJ (100.5 FM; DURANGO, CO; Owner: FOUR CORNERS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KUTE (90.1 FM; IGNACIO, CO; Owner: KUTE, INC.)
  • K210BA (89.9 FM; PURGATORY, ETC., CO; Owner: KUTE, INC.)
  • KRTZ (98.7 FM; CORTEZ, CO; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO., LLC)
  • KNMI (88.9 FM; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: NAVAJO MISSIONS, INC.)
  • KISZ-FM1 (97.9 FM; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • K287AC (105.3 FM; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: KUTE, INC.)
  • K230AF (93.9 FM; KIRTLAND, NM; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCIE (90.5 FM; DULCE, NM; Owner: JICARILLA APACHE TRIBE)
  • KISZ-FM (97.9 FM; CORTEZ, CO; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • K242AJ (96.3 FM; MANCOS, CO; Owner: SOUTHWEST COLORADO TV TRANSLATOR. ASSOCIATION)
  • K265DC (100.9 FM; CORTEZ, ETC., CO; Owner: NAVAJO MISSIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Blanco:

  • K08HQ (Channel 8; CHINLE, AZ; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)
  • K09JJ (Channel 9; BLOOMFIELD, ETC., NM; Owner: KOAT HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K11JO (Channel 11; BLOOMFIELD, ETC., NM; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • K38DA (Channel 38; AZTEC, NM; Owner: REGENTS OF THE UNIV. OF NEW MEXICO)
  • K61BO (Channel 61; BAYFIELD/IGNACIO, CO; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL INC.)

Blanco fatal accident list:

Oct 9, 1977 06:25 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2
Nov 20, 1977 01:00 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Nov 19, 1977 08:34 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Michael P Goggin, -/+ 11466 Us Hwy. 550 (Lat: 36.259750 Lon: -107.737861), Type: 47.5, Overall height: 46.6 m, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, Mg7268@att.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 457-2055
  • Michael P Goggin, -/+ 11466 Us Hwy. 550 (Lat: 36.259750 Lon: -107.737861), Type: 47.5, Overall height: 46.6 m, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, Mg7268@att.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 457-2055

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • La Jara Hill 20 Mi Ne (Lat: 36.810833 Lon: -107.490611), Structure height: 30 m, Call Sign: WNHD721,
    Assigned Frequencies: 855.412 MHz, Grant Date: 12/01/2011, Expiration Date: 01/24/2022, Certifier: Michael Broadhead, Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street Nw, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4100, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:
  • 3 Mi Ne (Lat: 36.768056 Lon: -107.793389), Type: Pole, Structure height: 6 m, Overall height: 9 m, Call Sign: KHD59,
    Assigned Frequencies: 48.7400 MHz, 48.8000 MHz, 48.8600 MHz, 48.8800 MHz, 49.1000 MHz, 49.1400 MHz, 49.2000 MHz, 49.3000 MHz, 49.3200 MHz, 49.3400 MHz, Grant Date: 06/28/2012, Expiration Date: 08/25/2022, Certifier: Dennis Skruhak, Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street, Nw, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4100, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:
  • La Jara Compressor Sta 20 Mi Ne (Lat: 36.817222 Lon: -107.491444), Call Sign: WNLY981,
    Assigned Frequencies: 49.3000 MHz, 49.3000 MHz, 49.3400 MHz, 49.3400 MHz, Grant Date: 06/09/1998, Expiration Date: 06/09/2003, Cancellation Date: 03/25/2003, Registrant: One Williams Center, Md 31-2, Tulsa, OK 74102, Phone: (918) 573-7367
  • Lat: 36.721111 Lon: -107.634222, Call Sign: WNZP444,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.412 MHz, 467.362 MHz, 467.412 MHz, Grant Date: 06/28/2013, Expiration Date: 08/18/2023, Registrant: Conocophillips Communications Inc., Bartelsville, OK 74005, Phone: (918) 661-3338, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KJ5UW, Previous Call Sign: KC5EDT, Grant Date: 02/15/1994, Expiration Date: 02/15/2004, Cancellation Date: 02/16/2006, Registrant: Eli M Flores, 175 Rd 4599, Blanco, NM 87412
  • Call Sign: WA6DOP, Licensee ID: L00262151, Grant Date: 01/06/2015, Expiration Date: 03/28/2025, Certifier: William H Martin, Registrant: William H Martin, 5 County Road 4540, Blanco, NM 87412-0357
  • Call Sign: KG5ZNU, Licensee ID: L02182487, Grant Date: 04/30/2018, Expiration Date: 04/30/2028, Certifier: Steve G Ellis, Registrant: Steve G Ellis, 10121 Us Hwy 64, Blanco, NM 87412

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Blanco, NM
  • 75.8%Utility gas
  • 24.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Blanco 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.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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