Capitan, New Mexico

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Population in 2014: 1,418 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.7%
 
Males: 681  (48.1%)
Females: 737  (51.9%)
Median resident age:  55.5 years
New Mexico median age:  36.9 years

Zip codes: 88316.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $36,398 (it was $27,188 in 2000)
Capitan:

$36,398
NM:

$43,872

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,084 (it was $15,062 in 2000)

Capitan village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $111,241 (it was $68,300 in 2000)
Capitan:

$111,241
NM:

$159,200

Median gross rent in 2013: $528.

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  • Races in Capitan, NM (2010)

    Capitan races chart
    • 1,07772.3%White alone
    • 36924.8%Hispanic
    • 201.3%Two or more races
    • 120.8%American Indian alone
    • 70.5%Black alone
    • 40.3%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Capitan: 85.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (10.9%), German (9.5%), English (7.7%), United States (6.4%), Scotch-Irish (4.7%), Scottish (4.6%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 6351 feet

Land area: 3.20 square miles.

Population density: 443 people per square mile   (low).

Capitan,NM real estate house value index trend

Capitan, New Mexico map

For population 25 years and over in Capitan:

  • High school or higher: 86.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Capitan village:

  • Never married: 21.5%
  • Now married: 48.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 12.3%
  • Divorced: 17.9%

13 residents are foreign born

This village:

0.9%
New Mexico:

8.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $540 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $587 (0.8%)

Capitan satellite photo by USGS

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

Capitan household income distribution Capitan home values distribution

Crime rates in Capitan (2012):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 assault (67.2 per 100,000)
  • 6 burglaries (403.5 per 100,000)
  • 6 thefts (403.5 per 100,000)
  • 0 auto thefts (0.0 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 55.2 (higher means more crime, US average = 257.8)

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 4 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.02
New Mexico average:

2.22
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.7%
New Mexico:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +603 (+71.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (25%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (24%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Retail trade (24%)
  • Finance and insurance (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (9%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (31%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (14%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (36%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (19%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (14%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (4%)
  • Management occupations (4%)
  • Transportation occupations (3%)

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

Average climate in Capitan, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Capitan-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below New Mexico state average. It is 90% 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 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 the city center
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 630.1 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 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 584.3 miles away from Capitan center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 11/8/1990 at 10:46:53, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MD, Depth: 3.8 mi) earthquake occurred 96.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lincoln County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Fires: 6, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 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:

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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)

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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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.9%
(20.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.1% for Black residents, 14.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.8% for other race residents)
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

Capitan, New Mexico environmental map by EPA

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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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
New Mexico average:

13.6

Capitan travel time to work - commute Capitan mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Capitan village (based on Lincoln County data)

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.
New Mexico:

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

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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:
This county:

6.2%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Lincoln County:

17.4%
New Mexico:

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

13.8%
State:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Capitan:

49.1%
New Mexico:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.0%
New Mexico:

47.6%

Average BMI:
Capitan:

29.1
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Capitan:

22.3%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Capitan:

11.6%
New Mexico:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
New Mexico:

6.8

Overweight people:
Capitan:

37.1%
New Mexico:

34.5%

General health condition:
Capitan:

53.8%
New Mexico:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Capitan:

76.5%
State:

80.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Capitan, NM Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$6,118$36,7080$0
Other Government Administration 2$4,177$25,0624$399
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$1,849
Police Protection - Officers 3$14,884$59,5360$0
Streets and Highways 3$8,981$35,9240$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$51
Water Supply 2$7,436$44,6160$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 3$2,650
Totals for Government 12$41,596$41,59610$4,949

Capitan government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $440,000 ($310.30)
    Sewerage: $254,000 ($179.13)
    Financial Administration: $214,000 ($150.92)
    Solid Waste Management: $209,000 ($147.39)
    Regular Highways: $168,000 ($118.48)
    Police Protection: $140,000 ($98.73)
    Water Utilities: $140,000 ($98.73)
    Fire Protection: $64,000 ($45.13)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($2.12)
    Corrections - Other: $1,000 ($0.71)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $251,000 ($177.01)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($0.71)

Capitan government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $214,000 ($150.92)
    All Other: $101,000 ($71.23)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $428,000 ($301.83)
    Interest Earnings: $18,000 ($12.69)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $414,000 ($291.96)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $186,000 ($131.17)
    All Other: $181,000 ($127.64)
    Highways: $49,000 ($34.56)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $150,000 ($105.78)
    Public Utilities: $21,000 ($14.81)
    Property: $16,000 ($11.28)
    NEC: $9,000 ($6.35)
    Motor Vehicle License: $8,000 ($5.64)

Capitan government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $23,000 ($16.22)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $22,000 ($15.51)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $1,000 ($0.71)

Capitan government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $603,000 ($425.25)

7.31% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,055 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.31%
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 Otero County, NM  0.73% ($37,679 average AGI)
from El Paso County, TX  0.48% ($50,629)
from Dona Ana County, NM  0.45% ($30,727)


7.57% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,232 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.57%
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 Dona Ana County, NM  0.65% ($28,426 average AGI)
to Otero County, NM  0.56% ($31,049)
to Chaves County, NM  0.47% ($27,765)

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, Drunken persons involved: 1
Dec 10, 1980 10:00 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 2
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 21m69ftTotal length
  • $1,821,000Total costs
  • 73,293Total average daily traffic
  • 15,874Total average daily truck traffic
  • 88,730Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12010-2015
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:

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

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • STATION, Capitan Peak (Lat: 33.612000 Lon: -105.358306), Overall height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WNTQ546, Licensee ID: L00003484
    Assigned Frequencies: 955.550 MHzGrant Date: 10/03/1997, Expiration Date: 12/24/2007, Cancellation Date: 03/12/2003, Certifier: Jeff HaskinsRegistrant: Nextel License Holdings 4, Inc, 2001 Edmund Halley Drive, Reston, VA 20191, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4035, Email:
  • STATION, Mount Capitan (Lat: 33.612000 Lon: -105.357472), Overall height: 21.3 m, Call Sign: WNEG970
    Assigned Frequencies: 953.550 MHzGrant Date: 09/08/2000, Expiration Date: 09/21/2010, Cancellation Date: 11/27/2010, Certifier: Bill W KeckRegistrant: Key Communications, Roswell, NM 88202, Phone: (505) 622-9944
  • CAPITAN CLIN, 330 Smokey Bear Blvd (Lat: 33.541917 Lon: -105.572417), Type: Tower, Structure height: 10.7 m, Call Sign: WQPF815
    Assigned Frequencies: 23085.0 MHzGrant Date: 05/04/2012, Expiration Date: 05/04/2022, Certifier: Chris HarrisRegistrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd, Ste 200e, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:
  • CCI CAPITAN, 0.5mi E Of Capitan (Lat: 33.543500 Lon: -105.550583), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 56.4 m, Call Sign: WQPF816
    Assigned Frequencies: 11325.0 MHz, 21885.0 MHzGrant Date: 05/04/2012, Expiration Date: 05/04/2022, Certifier: Chris HarrisRegistrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd, Ste 200e, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:
  • CAPITAN 2, 19.6 Mi Ene Of Capitan (Lat: 33.627611 Lon: -105.238111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 15.3 m, Overall height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WHS632
    Assigned Frequencies: 2073.50 MHzGrant Date: 06/03/1986, Expiration Date: 10/01/2022Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Ste 1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • CAPITAN, 19.6 Mi Ene Of Capitan (Lat: 33.627611 Lon: -105.238111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 15.3 m, Overall height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WHY315
    Assigned Frequencies: 2097.50 MHzGrant Date: 06/03/1986, Expiration Date: 10/01/2022Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Ste 1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7
  • 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 , Serial Number: E-2483, Year manufactured: 1989, Airworthiness Date: 04/05/1989
    Registrant (Individual): R A Canning, Po Box 727, Capitan, NM 88316
  • Aircraft: BURKHART GROB FLUGZEUGBAU G102 ASTIR CS (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 155SS , Serial Number: 1722, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 09/09/1982
    Registrant (Individual): David W Bradburn, Po Box 1894, 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 , Serial Number: 24-0188, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 05/05/1977
    Registrant (Individual): Kenny Shipley, Po Box 1422, 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: 520HP , Serial Number: 46-97012, Year manufactured: 2000, Airworthiness Date: 12/09/2000
    Registrant (Corporation): Federal Investors Servicing Corp, 108 Anna Dr / Hc 71 Box 1006, 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 , Serial Number: 34356, Year manufactured: 1957, Airworthiness Date: 05/07/1957
    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 , Serial Number: 19340, Year manufactured: 1950, Airworthiness Date: 03/14/1956
    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 , Serial Number: 4697037, Year manufactured: 2001, Airworthiness Date: 02/14/2001
    Registrant (Corporation): Federal Investors Servicing Corp, Po Box 1821, Capitan, NM 88316

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)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 9
  • Hazardous Condition: 5
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Capitan

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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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (56%)
  • Wood (16%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)
  • Other fuel (3%)

Businesses in Capitan, NM

  • True Value: 1

Capitan compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are 9 pilots and 9 other airmen in this city.
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