Capitan, New Mexico

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Population in 2019: 1,431 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -0.8%
 
Males: 760  (53.1%)
Females: 671  (46.9%)
Median resident age:

41.6 years
New Mexico median age:

38.6 years

Zip codes: 88316.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $44,464 (it was $27,188 in 2000)
Capitan:

$44,464
NM:

$51,945

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $23,778 (it was $15,062 in 2000)

Capitan village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $161,375 (it was $68,300 in 2000)
Capitan:

$161,375
NM:

$180,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $151,369; detached houses: $183,152; mobile homes: $202,315

Median gross rent in 2019: $797.

March 2019 cost of living index in Capitan: 86.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 20.8%
(21.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Capitan, NM (2019)
    • 79852.5%White alone
    • 69845.9%Hispanic
    • 80.5%American Indian alone
    • 50.3%Two or more races
    • 30.2%Black alone

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



According to our research of New Mexico and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Capitan, New Mexico as of September 19, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Capitan is 387 to 1.


Crime rates in Capitan by year

Type

2012

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(67.2)
11
(801.2)
4
(291.5)
5
(356.6)
3
(211.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
6
(403.5)
8
(582.7)
9
(656.0)
11
(784.6)
6
(423.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
6
(403.5)
12
(874.0)
9
(656.0)
5
(356.6)
2
(141.1)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(142.7)
2
(141.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
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City-Data.com crime index57.8236.0130.5151.988.9

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Capitan, NM

Crime rate in Capitan detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.12
New Mexico average:

0.85
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Ancestries: English (15.9%), German (6.9%), American (6.7%), Irish (4.3%), Italian (2.7%), Dutch (1.6%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 6351 feet

Land area: 3.20 square miles.

Population density: 447 people per square mile   (low).

Capitan, New Mexico map

69 residents are foreign born (2.4% Latin America, 2.0% Europe).

This village:

4.5%
New Mexico:

9.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $726 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $393 (0.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Las Cruces, NM (109.0 miles , pop. 74,267).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (123.2 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (374.3 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Nogal, NM (2.7 miles),
Ruidoso Downs, NM (3.8 miles ),
Ruidoso, NM (3.8 miles ),
Carrizozo, NM (4.3 miles ),
Hondo, NM (5.2 miles ),
Mescalero, NM (5.4 miles ),
Luna, NM (5.5 miles),
Bent, NM (5.6 miles)

Latitude: 33.54 N, Longitude: 105.58 W

Area code: 505

Distribution of median household income in Capitan, NM in 2019
Distribution of house value in Capitan, NM in 2019
Capitan satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.7%
New Mexico:

7.3%
Population change in the 1990s: +603 (+71.8%).
Most common industries in Capitan, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (15.0%)
  • Educational services (10.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.1%)
  • Public administration (8.9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.4%)
  • Health care (5.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (23.9%)
  • Public administration (11.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.6%)
  • Educational services (5.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.4%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (17.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.1%)
  • Health care (8.4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (7.4%)
  • Public administration (6.0%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (4.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.4%)
Most common occupations in Capitan, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.2%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.5%)
  • Construction laborers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Construction laborers (6.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.0%)
  • Cashiers (3.7%)

Average climate in Capitan, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Capitan, New Mexico environmental map by EPA

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Earthquake activity:

Capitan-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New Mexico state average. It is 496% 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 260.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/29/1990 at 13:16:10, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 LG, Depth: 7.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 97.8 miles away from Capitan center
On 3/26/2020 at 15:16:27, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 5.9 mi) earthquake occurred 155.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/29/2014 at 04:59:35, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MW, Depth: 4.0 mi) earthquake occurred 218.2 miles away from Capitan 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 166.6 miles away from Capitan center
On 8/23/2011 at 05:46:18, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 248.5 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 Lincoln County (24) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Fires: 9, Storms: 9, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Capitan topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Capitan:

  • RUIDOSO HOME CARE LLC (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; RUIDOSO, NM)
  • RUIDOSO HOM CARE AND HOSPICE (Hospital, about 15 miles away; ALTO CREST, NM)
  • LINCOLN COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 16 miles away; RUIDOSO, NM)
  • HOME HEALTH OF LINCOLN COUNTY (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; RUIDOSO, NM)
  • HOME HEALTH UNLIMITED (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; RUIDOSO, NM)
  • FRONTIER MEDICAL HOME HEALTH HOSPICE (Hospital, about 16 miles away; RUIDOSO, NM)
  • RUIDOSO CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; RUIDOSO, NM)

Airports located in Capitan:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Capitan:

  • Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus (about 64 miles; Roswell, NM; Full-time enrollment: 2,212)
  • New Mexico State University-Main Campus (about 111 miles; Las Cruces, NM; FT enrollment: 14,497)
  • New Mexico State University-Dona Ana (about 111 miles; Las Cruces, NM; FT enrollment: 5,640)
  • Central New Mexico Community College (about 122 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 19,398)
  • University of New Mexico-Main Campus (about 122 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 23,042)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 128 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 2,335)
  • El Paso Community College (about 131 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 19,576)

Public high school in Capitan:

  • CAPITAN HIGH (Students: 194, Location: 150 SOUTH FOREST AVE, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Capitan:

See full list of schools located in Capitan

Library in Capitan:

  • CAPITAN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $64,846; Location: 101 E. 2ND STREET; 9,428 books; 473 audio materials; 924 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 37 state licensed databases; 16 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Capitan: Capitan Forest Service Facility (A), Los Patos Ruins (B), Capitan Weather Station (C), Capitan Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (D), Capitan Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (E), Lincoln County Emergency Medical Services Capitan Station (F), Capitian Depot Historic Site (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Capitan include: Trinity Southern Baptist Church (A), United Methodist Church Parish (B), Capitan Four Square Church (C), Christ Community Fellowship Church (D), Sacred Heart Catholic Church (E), Church of Christ (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Oso Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Capitan: Capitan Historical Marker (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Capitan Chamber of Commerce (433 West Smokey Bear Boulevard).

Lincoln County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

CAPITAN WATER SYSTEM (Address: 114 LINCOLN DRIVE , Population served: 1,500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-04-2008)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-04-2008)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Capitan that have no violations reported:

  • BONITA PARK NAZARENE CONFERENCE CENTER (Population served: 450, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This village:

2.3 people
New Mexico:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

65.9%
Whole state:

65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

6.1%
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: 0.2% of all households

Banks with branches in Capitan (2011 data):

  • Washington Federal: Smokey Bear Branch at 100 Smokey Bear, branch established on 2003/07/01. Info updated 2011/12/19: Bank assets: $13,653.0 mil, Deposits: $8,905.8 mil, headquarters in Seattle, WA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 174 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Capitan:

Marital status in Capitan, NM
  • Never married: 26.8%
  • Now married: 41.0%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 21.1%

For population 25 years and over in Capitan:

  • High school or higher: 93.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.2%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.1
New Mexico average:

12.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Capitan, NM (based on Lincoln County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,61125
Catholic2,7459
Mainline Protestant1,19410
Other4572
None12,490-
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: 4
Lincoln County:

1.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Lincoln County:

6.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 36
Here:

17.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.2%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Lincoln County:

17.4%
New Mexico:

22.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Lincoln County:

13.8%
New Mexico:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Capitan:

50.6%
New Mexico:

49.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

47.3%
New Mexico:

48.1%

Average BMI:
Capitan:

29.3
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Capitan:

20.5%
State:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Capitan:

10.3%
New Mexico:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
New Mexico:

6.8

Overweight people:
Capitan:

37.6%
New Mexico:

34.6%

General health condition:
Capitan:

55.3%
New Mexico:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Capitan:

77.2%
State:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Capitan, NM Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 3$13,560$54,2400$0
Streets and Highways 3$9,781$39,1240$0
Other Government Administration 2$3,705$22,2304$400
Water Supply 2$8,434$50,6040$0
Parks and Recreation 1$1,630$19,5601$277
Financial Administration 1$3,193$38,3160$0
Police - Other 1$2,006$24,0720$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$206
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$2,356
Totals for Government 13$42,308$39,0548$3,239

Capitan government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $616,000 ($430.47)
    Police Protection: $285,000 ($199.16)
    Regular Highways: $240,000 ($167.71)
    Financial Administration: $237,000 ($165.62)
    Local Fire Protection: $110,000 ($76.87)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $31,000 ($21.66)
    Central Staff Services: $20,000 ($13.98)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,000 ($7.69)

Capitan government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $209,000 ($146.05)
    Sewerage: $35,000 ($24.46)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $109,000 ($76.17)
    Royalties: $99,000 ($69.18)
    Fines and Forfeits: $4,000 ($2.80)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $841,000 ($587.70)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $248,000 ($173.31)
    Other: $227,000 ($158.63)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $227,000 ($158.63)
    Property: $78,000 ($54.51)
    Public Utilities Sales: $36,000 ($25.16)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $4,000 ($2.80)
    Motor Vehicle License: $3,000 ($2.10)

Capitan government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $277,000 ($193.57)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $245,000 ($171.21)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,000 ($22.36)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $128,000 ($89.45)

Capitan government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,022,000 ($2111.81)

8.02% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($57,577 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.02%
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 Otero County, NM  0.83% ($31,887 average AGI)
from Chaves County, NM  0.46% ($72,353)
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.43% ($39,656)


7.62% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,788 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.62%
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 Otero County, NM  0.86% ($28,672 average AGI)
to Dona Ana County, NM  0.54% ($39,775)
to Bernalillo County, NM  0.50% ($31,486)

Businesses in Capitan, NM

  • True Value: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Capitan:

  • KBUY (1360 AM; 5 kW; RUIDOSO, NM; Owner: WALTON STATIONS-NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KRUI (1490 AM; 1 kW; RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM; Owner: M.T.D., INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KELP (1590 AM; 50 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: MCCLATCHEY BROADCASTING)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KBIM (910 AM; 5 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCRX (1430 AM; 5 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: ROSENDO CASAREZ, JR.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KTSM (690 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KAMA (750 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))

Strongest FM radio stations in Capitan:

  • K249DD (97.7 FM; RUIDOSO, NM; Owner: ROSWELL CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • KNMB (96.7 FM; CLOUDCROFT, NM; Owner: MTD, INC.)
  • KIDX (101.5 FM; RUIDOSO, NM; Owner: MTD, INC.)
  • K240CN (95.9 FM; RUIDOSO, NM; Owner: FRIENDS OF KHFM-RUIDOSO)
  • K297AE (107.3 FM; RUIDOSO, NM; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • K205DE (88.9 FM; ALAMOGORDO, NM; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL EVANGELISM)
  • K256AI (99.1 FM; ALAMOGORDO, NM; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KZZX (105.3 FM; ALAMOGORDO, NM; Owner: BURT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K215EC (91.1 FM; ALAMOGORDO, NM; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KRSY-FM (92.7 FM; LA LUZ, NM; Owner: RUNNELS BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LLC, DEBTOR IN POSSESSION)
  • KNMZ (103.7 FM; ALAMOGORDO, NM; Owner: RUNNELS BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LLC, DEBTOR IN POSSESSION)
  • K220EL (91.9 FM; SOCORRO, NM; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO)
  • KWES (93.5 FM; RUIDOSO, NM; Owner: WALTON STATIONS-NEW MEXICO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Capitan:

  • K55AC (Channel 55; CAPITAN, RUIDOSO, NM; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • K58AH (Channel 58; RUIDOSO, ETC., NM; Owner: KOAT HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K30GM (Channel 30; CAPITAN/RUIDOSO, NM; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)
  • KGDR-LP (Channel 47; RUIDOSO, NM; Owner: PRIME TIME CHRISTIAN B/CING., INC.)

Capitan fatal accident list:

Oct 3, 1997 08:15 PM, Lincoln, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
May 9, 1981 87:99 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Dec 10, 1980 10:00 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 2
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 72ft / 22.3mTotal length
  • $2,779,000Total costs
  • 102,259Total average daily traffic
  • 22,712Total average daily truck traffic
  • 156,765Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Capitan, NM - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Capitan, NM

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Capitan)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Capitan, NM)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Capitan)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-260 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 135 mph), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8571P, N8571P, N-8571P, Serial Number: 24-4028, Year manufactured: 1964, Airworthiness Date: 10/01/1964, Certificate Issue Date: 12/18/2018
    Registrant (Individual): William E Brackett, P O Box 901, Capitan, NM 88316
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 876S, N876S, N-876S, Serial Number: 34356, Year manufactured: 1957, Airworthiness Date: 05/07/1957, Certificate Issue Date: 07/22/2008
    Registrant (Individual): Floyd H Goodloe, Po Box 608, Capitan, NM 88316
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 170A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9980A, N9980A, N-9980A, Serial Number: 19340, Year manufactured: 1950, Airworthiness Date: 03/14/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 10/18/1988
    Registrant (Individual): Robert L York, Box 805, Capitan, NM 88316
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA46-500TP (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: P&W PT6A SER (750 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 999RW, N999RW, N-999RW, Serial Number: 4697037, Year manufactured: 2001, Airworthiness Date: 02/14/2001, Certificate Issue Date: 07/10/2019
    Registrant (Corporation): Federal Investors Servicing Corp, Po Box 1821, Capitan, NM 88316
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20J (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 126 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 201SW, N201SW, N-201SW, Serial Number: 24-0188, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 05/05/1977, Certificate Issue Date: 06/11/2014
    Registrant (Individual): Kenny Shipley, Po Box 1422, Capitan, NM 88316
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 03/20/2018
  • Aircraft: BEECH A36 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 138 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-550 SERIES (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1548Y, N1548Y, N-1548Y, Serial Number: E-2483, Year manufactured: 1989, Airworthiness Date: 04/05/1989, Certificate Issue Date: 07/02/2002
    Registrant (Individual): R A Canning, Po Box 727, Capitan, NM 88316

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 13. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 28 took place in 2009, and the least - 0 in 2005. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Capitan, NM When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (80.3%), and Structure Fires (13.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Capitan, NM
    • 15580.3%Outside Fires
    • 2513.0%Structure Fires
    • 73.6%Other
    • 63.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Capitan, NM
Most common first names in Capitan, NM among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert1274.1 years
Mary1176.9 years
William1077.0 years
Jack776.4 years
Charles668.0 years
Thomas673.0 years
John581.4 years
Frances588.8 years
Helen575.8 years
James467.8 years
Most common last names in Capitan, NM among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones882.3 years
Williams880.1 years
Miller775.4 years
Chavez680.3 years
Trujillo673.2 years
Griego571.6 years
Stephens476.7 years
Davis356.3 years
Forrester381.9 years
Hall389.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Capitan, NM
  • 71.9%Utility gas
  • 10.4%Wood
  • 7.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.6%Electricity
  • 2.4%Solar energy
  • 1.9%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Capitan, NM
  • 61.7%Utility gas
  • 27.1%Electricity
  • 11.2%Wood


Capitan compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 9 pilots and 9 other airmen in this city.
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Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2021.