Burnham, New Mexico

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Population in July 2007: 5,177.
Males: 2,594  (50.1%)
Females: 2,583  (49.9%)
Median resident age:  23.6 years
New Mexico median age:  34.6 years

Zip code: 87416

Estimated median household income in 2013: $31,090 (it was $23,972 in 2000)
Burnham:

$31,090
NM:

$43,872

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $10,135 (it was $7,173 in 2000)

Burnham CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $58,132 (it was $34,300 in 2000)
Burnham:

$58,132
NM:

$159,200
  • Races in Burnham, NM (2000)

    Burnham races chart
    • 4,66696.6%American Indian alone
    • 711.5%Hispanic
    • 511.1%Two or more races
    • 370.8%White alone
    • 10.02%Black alone
    • 10.02%Asian alone
    • 10.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Burnham: 86.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 623.1 square miles.

Population density: 8.3 people per square mile   (very low).

Burnham, New Mexico map

For population 25 years and over in Burnham:

  • High school or higher: 56.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.8%
  • Unemployed: 20.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Burnham CCD:

  • Never married: 44.4%
  • Now married: 41.7%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 7.6%

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

Burnham CCD:  0.7% ($251)
New Mexico:  0.7% ($699)
Burnham satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rio Rancho, NM (130.6 miles , pop. 51,765).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (141.5 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (295.6 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Ojo Amarillo, NM (3.1 miles ), Napi HQ, NM (3.4 miles ), Nenahnezad, NM (3.5 miles ), Upper Fruitland, NM (3.5 miles ), Kirtland, NM (3.6 miles ), Waterflow, NM (3.8 miles ), Farmington, NM (4.2 miles ), Huerfano, NM (4.5 miles) .

Latitude: 36.56 N, Longitude: 108.39 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 505

Burnham household income distribution Burnham home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.4%
New Mexico:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (28%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (11%)
  • Utilities (9%)
  • Repair and maintenance (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (12%)
  • Construction laborers (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (11%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Burnham, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Burnham-area historical earthquake activity is above New Mexico state average. It is 267% 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 487.3 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 473.9 miles away from Burnham center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 474.0 miles away from the city center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 562.7 miles away from the city 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 283.0 miles away from Burnham center
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 497.3 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 (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 3

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

Hospitals and medical centers near Burnham:

  • SUN CREST HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 15 miles away; FARMINGTON, NM)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF FARMINGTON (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; FARMINGTON, NM)
  • SAN JUAN CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; FARMINGTON, NM)
  • SAN JUAN MANOR NF (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; FARMINGTON, NM)
  • SAN JUAN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 16 miles away; FARMINGTON, NM)
  • SAN JUAN REGIONAL REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 16 miles away; FARMINGTON, NM)
  • FOUR CORNERS DIALYSIS FARMINGTON (DVA) (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; FARMINGTON, NM)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Burnham:

  • San Juan College (about 20 miles; Farmington, NM; Full-time enrollment: 5,112)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 58 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 139 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 2,335)
  • University of New Mexico-Main Campus (about 143 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 23,042)
  • Central New Mexico Community College (about 143 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 19,398)
  • Santa Fe Community College (about 150 miles; Santa Fe, NM; FT enrollment: 3,047)
  • Adams State University (about 153 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,805)

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Notable locations in Burnham: Four Corners Powerplant (A), Burnham Trading Post (B), Nenahnezad Chapter House (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

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

Streams, rivers, and creeks: De-na-zin Wash (A), Rio Chusca (B), Coal Creek (C), Pinabete Arroyo (D), Sheep Springs Wash (E), Teec-ni-di-tso Wash (F), Chinde Wash (G), Coyote Wash (H), Hunter Wash (I). Display/hide their locations 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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 73.5. This is about average.

City:

73.5
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2000 was 0.308. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.308
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 6.06. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.06
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.638. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.638
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 35.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 24.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 15.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 4.88. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.88
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This place:  3.9 people
New Mexico:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  64.5%
Whole state:  69.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.9%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

37.6%
Whole state:

18.4%

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

10.7%
Whole state:

7.8%

Burnham compared to New Mexico 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting 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 significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

18.2
New Mexico average:

14.5

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (48%)
  • Wood (19%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Utility gas (9%)
  • Other fuel (6%)
  • Coal or coke (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Burnham CCD (based on San Juan County data)

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
San Juan 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.
State:

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
San Juan County:

5.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.3%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
San Juan County:

26.4%
New Mexico:

22.1%

5.84% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,514 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.84%
New Mexico average:

6.50%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($143 average AGI)
San Juan County:

0.03%
New Mexico average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from McKinley County, NM  1.22% ($23,526 average AGI)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.37% ($26,834)
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.37% ($29,347)


7.88% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,719 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.88%
New Mexico average:

6.43%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($273 average AGI)
San Juan County:

0.05%
New Mexico average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to McKinley County, NM  1.89% ($23,497 average AGI)
to Bernalillo County, NM  0.52% ($24,021)
to Apache County, AZ  0.49% ($25,364)

Strongest AM radio stations in Burnham:

  • KENN (1390 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • KNDN (960 AM; 5 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: BASIN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KRZE (1280 AM; 5 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: J. THOMAS DEVELOPMENT OF NM, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIUP (930 AM; 5 kW; DURANGO, CO; Owner: FOUR CORNERS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KLLV (550 AM; daytime; 2 kW; BREEN, CO; Owner: DAYSTAR RADIO, LTD.)
  • KCQL (1340 AM; 1 kW; AZTEC, NM; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KGAK (1330 AM; 5 kW; GALLUP, NM; Owner: KRJG, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Burnham:

  • KNMI (88.9 FM; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: NAVAJO MISSIONS, INC.)
  • K287AC (105.3 FM; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: KUTE, INC.)
  • KISZ-FM1 (97.9 FM; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • K230AF (93.9 FM; KIRTLAND, NM; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRTZ (98.7 FM; CORTEZ, CO; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO., LLC)
  • KWYK-FM (94.9 FM; AZTEC, NM; Owner: BASIN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K289AD (105.7 FM; CHINLE, AZ; Owner: PROCLAIMING CHRIST'S LOVE MINISTRIES)
  • KRWN (92.9 FM; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • KPCL (95.7 FM; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: VOICE MINISTRIES OF FARMINGTON)
  • KSJE (90.9 FM; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: SAN JUAN COLLEGE)
  • KDAG (96.9 FM; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K232DA (94.3 FM; HESPERUS, CO; Owner: NATIVE AMERICAN CHRISTIAN VOICE, INC.)
  • K237CR (95.3 FM; HESPERUS, CO; Owner: NATIVE AMERICAN CHRISTIAN VOICE, INC.)
  • KKFG (104.5 FM; BLOOMFIELD, NM; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTGW (91.7 FM; FRUITLAND, NM; Owner: NATIVE AMERICAN CHRISTIAN VOICE, INC)
  • KAZX (102.9 FM; KIRTLAND, NM; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTRA-FM (102.1 FM; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K257DQ (99.3 FM; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: BEN F. STINSON III)
  • K220EM (91.9 FM; DZILTH-NA-O-DITH-HLE, NM; Owner: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIV. OF N.M.)

TV broadcast stations around Burnham:

  • K08HQ (Channel 8; CHINLE, AZ; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)
  • K23BT (Channel 23; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: ACME TELEVISION LICENSES OF NEW MEXICO, LLC)
  • K47DR (Channel 47; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: CHRISTIAN B/CING COMMUNICATIONS)
  • K21AX (Channel 21; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • K43AI (Channel 43; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO)
  • K19CM (Channel 19; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: KOAT HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KOBF (Channel 12; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Renee Chappell, 15 Mi E. Of Hwy 191 And 1500 Ft S Of Bia Rd. 5 (Lat: 36.331778 Lon: -108.441528), Type: 58.0, Overall height: 58 m
    Registrant: 9285370690, Rchappell@cellularoneaz.Com, 1500 S. WHITE MTN. RD.
  • Renee Chappell, 15 Mi E. Of Hwy 191 And 1500 Ft S Of Bia Rd. 5 (Lat: 36.331778 Lon: -108.441528), Type: 58.0, Overall height: 58 m
    Registrant: 9285370690, Rchappell@cellularoneaz.Com, 1500 S. WHITE MTN. RD.

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • BURNHAM, Burnham, Nm. Zip Code: 87325 (Lat: 36.335056 Lon: -108.432611), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WQLJ559
    Assigned Frequencies: 10755.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/12/2010, Expiration Date: 02/12/2020, Certifier: Melissa Covington
    Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8678, Fax: (703) 584-8694, Email:

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