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Population in 2012: 1,025 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -14.5%
Males: 571  (55.7%)
Females: 454  (44.3%)

Median resident age:  47.2 years
New Mexico median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 87520.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $44,030 (it was $30,513 in 2000)
Chama:

$44,030
NM:

$42,558
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,899

Chama village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $84,845 (it was $80,500 in 2000)
Chama:

$84,845
NM:

$157,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $124,763; Detached houses: $136,408; Mobile homes: $106,096

Median gross rent in 2012: $580.

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  • Hispanic - 676 (66.1%)
  • White alone - 300 (29.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 22 (2.2%)
  • Two or more races - 11 (1.1%)
  • Other race alone - 6 (0.6%)
  • Black alone - 4 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Chama: 86.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (8.1%), German (6.3%), Irish (6.1%), Swedish (2.8%), Norwegian (2.5%), Scottish (2.0%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 7875 feet

Land area: 2.56 square miles.

Population density: 400 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Chama:

  • High school or higher: 80.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.8%
  • Unemployed: 13.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chama village:

  • Never married: 24.6%
  • Now married: 58.6%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 3.8%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

65 residents are foreign born

This village:  5.9%
New Mexico:  9.3%



According to our research of New Mexico and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Chama, New Mexico as of December 27, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Chama to the number of sex offenders is 513 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $638 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $512 (0.6%)

Chama satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Santa Fe, NM (91.7 miles , pop. 62,203).

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

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (387.9 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Brazos, NM (3.2 miles) , Los Ojos, NM (3.4 miles) , Ensenada, NM (3.5 miles) , Tierra Amarilla, NM (3.9 miles) , Lumberton, NM (4.4 miles) , Dulce, NM (4.8 miles ), San Miguel, NM (4.9 miles ), Canjilon, NM (5.5 miles ).

Latitude: 36.89 N, Longitude: 106.58 W

Area code: 505

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.0%
New Mexico:

7.5%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +147 (+14.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (22%)
  • Construction (19%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Information (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (28%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Construction laborers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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

Average climate in Chama, New Mexico

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Earthquake activity:

Chama-area historical earthquake activity is below New Mexico state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/3/2007 at 14:34:38, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.4 MW, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 94.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/1/2004 at 06:50:47, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 81.9 miles away from Chama center
On 3/22/2004 at 12:09:56, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 95.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 97.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/4/2008 at 14:02:42, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MW, 3.7 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 29.5 miles away from Chama center
On 9/13/2003 at 15:22:40, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 92.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Rio Arriba County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Fires: 3, Storms: 3, Snows: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Brian Baird - Congressman, Mariangela Pino - Actor.

Political contributions by individuals in Chama, NM

Airports located in Chama:


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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chama:

  • Adams State College (about 56 miles; Alamosa, CO; Full-time enrollment: 2,076)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 76 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • San Juan College (about 88 miles; Farmington, NM; FT enrollment: 3,028)
  • Western State College of Colorado (about 116 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,025)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 118 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 5,120)
  • New Mexico Highlands University (about 119 miles; Las Vegas, NM; FT enrollment: 2,197)
  • University of New Mexico-Main Campus (about 125 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 19,438)

Public elementary/middle schools in Chama:

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Library in Chama:

  • ELEANOR DAGGETT MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $91,133; Location: 299 4TH STREET; 8,722 books; 626 audio materials; 589 video materials; 37 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 27 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Chama: Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad (A), Chama Weather Station (B), Eleanor Daggett Memorial Library (C), Chama Volunteer Fire Department (D), Chama Jail House Historic Site (E), Dunham Log House Historic Site (F), Burns-Kelly Store Historic Site (G), Foster Hotel Historic Site (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Chama include: First Baptist Church (A), Chama Church of Christ (B), Valley Gospel Fellowship Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Parks in Chama include: Chama Historical Marker (1), Cumbres Pass Historical Marker (2), Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad Historical Marker (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Vista Del Rio Lodge (2595 South Highway 84), Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad (Tours & Charters; 500 South Terrace Avenue).

Hotels: Y Motel (2450 South Highway 84-64), Hotel & Shops (501 South Terrace Avenue), Chama River Bend Lodge (2625 South Highway 84-64), Cumbres Suites (2042 South Highway 17), Vista Del Rio Lodge (2595 South Highway 84), El Meson Lodge at Chama & Conference Center (Po Box 647), Branding Iron Motel (1511 South State Road 17), Elk Horn Lodge (2663 South Highway 84-64 Avenue), Little Creel Resort (2631 South Highway 84-64).

 
Rio Arriba 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 Chama and their reported violations in the past:

CHAMA WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 1250, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (AUG-15-1997), St Public Notif requested (SEP-02-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-02-1997), St Public Notif received (SEP-11-1997), St Public Notif issued (SEP-30-1997)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
CHRIST IN THE DESERT MONASTERY (Population served: 52, Groundwater_under_infl_of_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2004 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-30-2004)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUN-2004, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-21-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-21-2004)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In MAY-2004, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-21-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-21-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2003 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-30-2004)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUN-2003, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-01-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-01-2003), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-03-2003)
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
  • 2 other older monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 11.9%
(7.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 14.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 85.7% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This village:  2.3 people
New Mexico:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  59.3%
Whole state:  65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  6.6%
Whole state:  8.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Chama, NM

Chama compared to New Mexico state average:

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  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Banks with branches in Chama (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: Chama Branch at 541 Terrace Avenue, branch established on 1942/02/16. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Chama, New Mexico:

  • Branding Iron Motel, W Main St, Chama, NM 87520 , Phone: (505) 756-2162
  • Spruce Lodge, PO Box 365, Chama, NM 87520 , Phone: (505) 756-2593
  • Vista Del Rio Lodge, 2595 Us Hwy 84164, Chama, NM 87520 , Phone: (575) 756-2138, Fax: (757) 756-1872
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Chama, New Mexico

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Chama travel time to work - commute


Chama mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (65%)
  • Wood (25%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Solar energy (1%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Chama village (based on Rio Arriba County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 63.21%
Here63.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchInternational Church of the Foursquare GospelLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist Church
Adherents84.3%4.0%2.5%1.8%1.5%
Congregations53.5%2.3%3.5%9.3%5.8%
NameSouthern Baptist ConventionPresbyterian Church (USA)Seventh-Day Adventist ChurchReformed Church in AmericaOther
Adherents1.4%1.1%0.7%0.6%2.1%
Congregations3.5%3.5%3.5%1.2%14.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Rio Arriba County:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

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

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Rio Arriba County:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Rio Arriba County:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
Here:

5.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.9%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Rio Arriba County:

21.0%
New Mexico:

22.1%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$4,846$29,0760$0
Other Government Administration 3$7,926$31,7040$0
Police - Other 1$1,618$19,4160$0
Streets and Highways 2$5,200$31,2000$0
Welfare 1$1,668$20,0160$0
Solid Waste Management 1$1,668$20,0160$0
Sewerage 1$2,968$35,6160$0
Local Libraries 2$7,714$46,2840$0
Other and Unallocable 1$2,072$24,8640$0
Totals for Government 14$35,680$30,5830$0

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $5,000 ($4.88)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($4.88)
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $390,000 ($380.49)
    Regular Highways: $202,000 ($197.07)
    Solid Waste Management: $113,000 ($110.24)
    Sewerage: $111,000 ($108.29)
    Water Utilities: $105,000 ($102.44)
    Libraries: $74,000 ($72.20)
    Health Services - Other: $73,000 ($71.22)
    General - Other: $68,000 ($66.34)
    Fire Protection: $34,000 ($33.17)
    Police Protection: $27,000 ($26.34)
    Parks & Recreation: $9,000 ($8.78)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($2.93)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $20,000 ($19.51)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $521,000 ($508.29)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $24,000 ($23.41)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $127,000 ($123.90)
    All Other: $125,000 ($121.95)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,000 ($1.95)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $8,000 ($7.80)
    Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($6.83)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $189,000 ($184.39)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $342,000 ($333.66)
    Public Welfare: $61,000 ($59.51)
    Highways: $34,000 ($33.17)
    Health & Hospitals: $30,000 ($29.27)
    Housing & Community Development: $10,000 ($9.76)
    Education: $6,000 ($5.85)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $249,000 ($242.93)
    Other Selective Sales: $86,000 ($83.90)
    Property: $48,000 ($46.83)
    Public Utilities: $42,000 ($40.98)
    Motor Vehicle License: $14,000 ($13.66)
    NEC: $12,000 ($11.71)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $513,000 ($500.49)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $67,000 ($65.37)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $36,000 ($35.12)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $472,000 ($460.49)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $41,000 ($40.00)
    Other, NEC: $31,000 ($30.24)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $557,000 ($543.41)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $77,000 ($75.12)

5.22% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,475 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.22%
New Mexico average:

7.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Santa Fe County, NM  1.46% ($28,081 average AGI)
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.61% ($23,036)
from San Juan County, NM  0.57% ($22,429)


5.64% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,437 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.64%
New Mexico average:

7.42%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Santa Fe County, NM  1.42% ($28,784 average AGI)
to Bernalillo County, NM  0.90% ($26,033)
to San Juan County, NM  0.51% ($20,429)

Strongest AM radio stations in Chama:

  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KENN (1390 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • KDCE (950 AM; 4 kW; ESPANOLA, NM; Owner: RICHARD L. GARCIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIUP (930 AM; 5 kW; DURANGO, CO; Owner: FOUR CORNERS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KSWV (810 AM; 5 kW; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: LA VOZ BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chama:

  • KFLH (95.9 FM; CHAMA, NM; Owner: ON TOP BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • K244DO (96.7 FM; ALAMOSA, ETC., CO; Owner: SAN LUIS VALLEY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KCIE (90.5 FM; DULCE, NM; Owner: JICARILLA APACHE TRIBE)
  • KRZA (88.7 FM; ALAMOSA, CO; Owner: EQUAL REPRESENTATION/MEDIA ADVOCACY)
  • KBOM (94.7 FM; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: AGM NEVADA, LLC)
  • K287AA (105.3 FM; PAGOSA SPRINGS, ETC., CO; Owner: KUTE, INC.)
  • KWUF-FM (106.3 FM; PAGOSA SPRINGS, CO; Owner: WOLF CREEK BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KTAO (101.9 FM; TAOS, NM; Owner: TAOS COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • K278AE (103.5 FM; ALAMOSA, CO; Owner: FRANK A. SHULTZ, III)

TV broadcast stations around Chama:

  • K34FD (Channel 34; CHAMA, ETC., NM; Owner: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO)
  • K09KJ (Channel 9; TIERRA AMARILLA, ETC, NM; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)
  • K44DD (Channel 44; CHAMA, NM; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • K36EU (Channel 36; TIERRA AMARILLA, NM; Owner: KOAT HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)

Chama fatal accident list:

Jul 22, 1997 10:45 PM, 64-84, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Oct 19, 1997 04:30 AM, 17, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Sep 20, 1987 02:02 AM, 17, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 23
Total length: 312 meters (1,024ft)
Total costs: $5,756,000
Total average daily traffic: 34,816
Total average daily truck traffic: 10,487
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 42,083

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 5
  • 1940-1949: 2
  • 1950-1959: 4
  • 1960-1969: 2
  • 1970-1979: 3
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 2
  • 2000-2009: 5
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Chama, NM


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2
  • NM01_FAR_Chama, Rabbit Peak (Lat: 36.899583 Lon: -106.602167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: KNKN270
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/16/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Certifier: Michael P Goggin
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (469) 229-7471, Fax: (469) 229-7297, Email:
  • Rabbit Peak (Lat: 36.899444 Lon: -106.601111), Type: Pole, Structure height: 17.8 m, Call Sign: WPRS845
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/28/2010, Expiration Date: 01/18/2021, Certifier: Louis Tomasetti
    Registrant: Rini O\'Neil, Pc, 1200 New Hampshire Ave Nw, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 776-3003, Fax: (202) 296-2014, Email:

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • RABBIT PEAK, 2.13 Km Sw (Lat: 36.899472 Lon: -106.602083), Type: Mast, Structure height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WPTS763
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/13/2011, Expiration Date: 12/07/2021, Certifier: Jim Gordon
    Registrant: State Of New Mexico, 401 Broadway Tiwa Bldg, Albuquerque, NM 87102, Phone: (505) 841-8453, Fax: (505) 841-8452, Email:
  • FREELAND BUILDING, 2020 Highway 17 South (Lat: 36.885556 Lon: -106.584194), Type: Building, Structure height: 9.1 m, Overall height: 9.8 m, Call Sign: WQPB858
    Assigned Frequencies: 950.000 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/30/2012, Expiration Date: 10/01/2013, Certifier: Scott Flury
    Registrant: Chama Broadcasting Corp., Chama, NM 87520, Phone: (505) 419-8013
  • STATION, Rabbit Peak 1 Mile W (Lat: 36.899444 Lon: -106.601694), Overall height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: WBV232
    Assigned Frequencies: 2148.40 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/03/2009, Expiration Date: 09/22/2019, Cancellation Date: 12/10/2009
    Registrant: State Of New Mexico, 401 Broadway Tiwa Bldg, Albuquerque, NM 87102, Phone: (505) 841-8453, Fax: (505) 841-8452, Email:
  • CHAMA, 2 Mi S Of (Lat: 36.888611 Lon: -106.583083), Overall height: 9.1 m, Call Sign: WDE52
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.80 MHz, 6093.50 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/13/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 01/31/2011, Certifier: William Ojile
    Registrant: Windstream Communications, Inc., 1101 17th Street, Nw, Suite 802, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 223-7664, Fax: (202) 223-7669, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

7
  • Call Sign: N5MGD, Licensee ID: L01105997
    Grant Date: 02/05/2008, Expiration Date: 04/23/2018, Certifier: Thomas A Shuman
    Registrant: Thomas A Shuman, Chama, NM 87520
  • Call Sign: N5XDH, Licensee ID: L00385070
    Grant Date: 09/22/2011, Expiration Date: 10/29/2021, Certifier: Ruben Vialpando
    Registrant: Ruben Vialpando, Chama, NM 87520
  • Call Sign: W5UBD, Previous Call Sign: N5VWO, Licensee ID: L01318588
    Grant Date: 08/30/2007, Expiration Date: 05/20/2017
    Registrant: Reynaldo L Chavez, Hc 75 Box 113, Chama, NM 87520
  • Call Sign: KE5RBF, Licensee ID: L01332606
    Grant Date: 10/16/2007, Expiration Date: 10/16/2017, Certifier: Robert C Andersen
    Registrant: Robert C Andersen, Hc75 Box 2509, Chama, NM 87520
  • Call Sign: KE5RBG, Licensee ID: L01332608
    Grant Date: 10/16/2007, Expiration Date: 10/16/2017, Certifier: Christopher J Andersen
    Registrant: Christopher J Andersen, Hc75 Box 2509, Chama, NM 87520
  • Call Sign: KF5AAG, Licensee ID: L01476875
    Grant Date: 03/23/2009, Expiration Date: 03/23/2019, Certifier: Joseph J Piuma
    Registrant: Joseph J Piuma, Chama, NM 87520
  • Call Sign: KF5EOG, Licensee ID: L01542697
    Grant Date: 01/21/2010, Expiration Date: 01/21/2020, Certifier: William H Albert
    Registrant: William H Albert, Chama, NM 87520

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: HOWARD MICHAEL A LITTLE WINGAUTOGYRO (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: VOLKSWAGEN CONVERSION (36 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2242A , Serial Number: 4, Year manufactured: 2000, Airworthiness Date: 06/07/2000
    Registrant (Individual): James Mease, Po Box 87, Chama, NM 87520
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 411 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 8, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 198 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR GTSIO-520-C (340 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 295PH , Serial Number: 411-0084, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 03/01/1971
    Registrant (Individual): Jean Ann Selman, Po Box 568, Chama, NM 87520
  • Aircraft: SANFORD CHARLES R RV-6 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 74AD , Serial Number: 1
    Registrant (Individual): Charles R Sanford, Hc75 Lot 49, Chama, NM 87520



Most common first names in Chama, NM among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Jose1978.9 years
Maria676.7 years
Mary573.2 years
William458.7 years
George483.5 years
Helen371.6 years
Frank372.0 years
Alice376.3 years
Charles374.7 years
Paul373.6 years
Most common last names in Chama, NM among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Martinez3072.0 years
Gallegos966.4 years
Madrid771.7 years
Valdez765.7 years
Rivas664.0 years
Trujillo681.7 years
Daggett572.2 years
Garcia572.8 years
Smith478.5 years
Quintana479.5 years

Businesses in Chama, NM

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