Chama, New Mexico

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Population in 2017: 998 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -16.8%
Males: 449  (45.1%)
Females: 549  (54.9%)
Median resident age:

44.2 years
New Mexico median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 87520.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $24,936 (it was $30,513 in 2000)
Chama:

$24,936
NM:

$46,744

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $14,615 (it was $16,670 in 2000)

Chama village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $147,784 (it was $80,500 in 2000)
Chama:

$147,784
NM:

$171,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $211,913; detached houses: $305,289; mobile homes: $178,571

Median gross rent in 2017: $731.

March 2019 cost of living index in Chama: 88.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 31.5%
(21.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 54.8% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Chama, NM (2010)
    • 67666.1%Hispanic
    • 30029.4%White alone
    • 222.2%American Indian alone
    • 111.1%Two or more races
    • 60.6%Other race alone
    • 40.4%Black alone
    • 30.3%Asian alone

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



According to our research of New Mexico and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Chama, New Mexico as of July 15, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Chama is 383 to 1.


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Ancestries: Scottish (2.0%), European (1.7%), German (1.7%), Dutch (1.4%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 7875 feet

Land area: 2.56 square miles.

Population density: 389 people per square mile   (very low).

Chama, New Mexico map

3 residents are foreign born

This village:

0.3%
New Mexico:

9.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $812 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $621 (0.4%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Chama, NM in 2017
Distribution of house value in Chama, NM in 2017
Chama satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.2%
New Mexico:

4.6%
Population change in the 1990s: +147 (+14.0%).
Most common industries in Chama, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (15.5%)
  • Educational services (11.5%)
  • Public administration (11.5%)
  • Construction (9.2%)
  • Health care (5.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (18.5%)
  • Public administration (12.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.7%)
  • Educational services (8.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.0%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.9%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (24.0%)
  • Educational services (14.6%)
  • Public administration (10.8%)
  • Health care (10.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Chama, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.9%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Carpenters (5.2%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Construction laborers (4.5%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)

Average climate in Chama, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Chama, New Mexico average temperatures Chama, New Mexico average precipitation Chama, New Mexico humidity Chama, New Mexico wind speed Chama, New Mexico snowfall Chama, New Mexico sunshine Chama, New Mexico clear and cloudy days

Chama, New Mexico environmental map by EPA

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Earthquake activity:

Chama-area historical earthquake activity is near New Mexico state average. It is 171% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 100.5 miles away from Chama 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 590.1 miles away from Chama 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 576.9 miles away from Chama center
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 Chama center
On 9/13/1994 at 06:01:23, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 115.7 miles away from the city center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 574.7 miles away from the city center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Rio Arriba County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Fires: 4, Snows: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Chama topographic map

Airports located in Chama:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chama:

  • Adams State University (about 56 miles; Alamosa, CO; Full-time enrollment: 2,805)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 76 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)
  • San Juan College (about 88 miles; Farmington, NM; FT enrollment: 5,112)
  • Santa Fe Community College (about 97 miles; Santa Fe, NM; FT enrollment: 3,047)
  • Western State Colorado University (about 116 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 118 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 2,335)
  • New Mexico Highlands University (about 118 miles; Las Vegas, NM; FT enrollment: 2,931)

Public elementary/middle schools in Chama:

  • CHAMA ELEMENTARY (Students: 94, Location: 182 NORTH PINE AVE, Grades: KG-5)
  • CHAMA MIDDLE (Students: 48, Location: 181 NORTH PINE AVE, Grades: 6-8)
See full list of schools located in Chama

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)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • FM stations...KZRM 95.9 Lance Broadcasting, LLC

Points of interest:

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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).

Birthplace of: Brian Baird - Congressman, Mariangela Pino - Actor.

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: 1,250, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-08-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-08-2011), St Public Notif received (NOV-29-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-09-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-08-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-08-2011), St Public Notif received (NOV-29-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-09-2012)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (LT2) - In JUN-2009, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-05-2008)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (LT2) - In APR-2009, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-05-2008), St Public Notif received (JUN-01-2010)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (LT2) - In FEB-2009, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-05-2008)
  • 33 regular monitoring violations
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
CHRIST IN THE DESERT MONASTERY (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In OCT-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-08-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-08-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-06-2007)
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • CHAMA WEST WATER USERS ASSOCIATION (Population served: 40, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Chama:

Marital status in Chama, NM
  • Never married: 46.6%
  • Now married: 32.8%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 10.9%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

For population 25 years and over in Chama:

  • High school or higher: 88.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 12.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
New Mexico average:

12.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Chama
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic21,30541
Evangelical Protestant2,96029
Other1,1146
Mainline Protestant7229
Orthodox51
None14,140-
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: 7
Rio Arriba County:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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.
State:

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
This county:

5.65 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

5.9%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Rio Arriba County:

21.0%
New Mexico:

22.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.6%
New Mexico:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

47.7%
New Mexico:

47.6%

Average BMI:
Chama:

28.8
New Mexico:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.7%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Chama:

10.6%
State:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Chama:

37.4%
New Mexico:

34.5%

General health condition:
This city:

55.4%
New Mexico:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

80.2%
New Mexico:

80.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Chama, NM Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 5$12,325$29,5800$0
Streets and Highways 2$5,499$32,9940$0
Sewerage 1$3,749$44,9880$0
Local Libraries 1$2,333$27,9961$2,100
Health 1$1,864$22,3680$0
Police - Other 1$1,792$21,5040$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$1,650
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$1,000
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 11$27,562$30,0687$4,750

Chama government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $152,000 ($152.30)
    Regular Highways: $97,000 ($97.19)
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $439,000 ($439.88)
    Local Fire Protection: $226,000 ($226.45)
    Housing and Community Development: $181,000 ($181.36)
    Water Utilities: $163,000 ($163.33)
    Regular Highways: $153,000 ($153.31)
    Solid Waste Management: $141,000 ($141.28)
    Sewerage: $134,000 ($134.27)
    General - Other: $100,000 ($100.20)
    Central Staff Services: $86,000 ($86.17)
    Police Protection: $56,000 ($56.11)
    Parks and Recreation: $47,000 ($47.09)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $20,000 ($20.04)
    Libraries: $15,000 ($15.03)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing and Community Development: $71,000 ($71.14)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $417,000 ($417.84)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($6.01)

Chama government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $119,000 ($119.24)
    Other: $96,000 ($96.19)
    Solid Waste Management: $93,000 ($93.19)
    Housing and Community Development: $65,000 ($65.13)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($4.01)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $1,000 ($1.00)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $5,000 ($5.01)
    Fines and Forfeits: $4,000 ($4.01)
    General Revenue - Other: $2,000 ($2.00)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($1.00)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000 ($1.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $180,000 ($180.36)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $591,000 ($592.18)
    Housing and Community Development: $127,000 ($127.25)
    Highways: $97,000 ($97.19)
    Sewerage: $61,000 ($61.12)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $364,000 ($364.73)
    Other Selective Sales: $83,000 ($83.17)
    Public Utilities Sales: $76,000 ($76.15)
    Property: $75,000 ($75.15)
    Motor Vehicle License: $15,000 ($15.03)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $5,000 ($5.01)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000 ($1.00)

Chama government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $105,000 ($105.21)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $90,000 ($90.18)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,000 ($15.03)

Chama government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $518,000 ($519.04)

5.33% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($34,574 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.33%
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 Santa Fe County, NM  1.40% ($31,565 average AGI)
from San Juan County, NM  1.20% ($29,567)
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.64% ($27,655)


4.83% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,516 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.83%
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 Santa Fe County, NM  1.63% ($39,213 average AGI)
to Bernalillo County, NM  0.76% ($27,951)
to Sandoval County, NM  0.29% ($40,154)

Businesses in Chama, NM

  • U-Haul: 1

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:

May 30, 2008 02:27 PM, Us-84, Lat: 36.861770, Lon: -106.578970, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 22, 1997 10:45 PM, 64-84, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Oct 19, 1997 04:30 AM, 17, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Sep 20, 1987 02:02 AM, 17, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 26Number of bridges
  • 220ft / 67.2mTotal length
  • $5,377,000Total costs
  • 36,310Total average daily traffic
  • 5,046Total average daily truck traffic
  • 103,103Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Chama, NM - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 21990-1999
  • 72000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Chama, NM

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3
  • NM01_FAR_Chama, 15951 A Us Highway 64/84 (108748) (Lat: 36.899583 Lon: -106.602167), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 30.2 m, Overall 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 GogginRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St. Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:
  • Rabbit Peak (Lat: 36.899444 Lon: -106.602139), Type: Pole, Structure height: 17.8 m, Call Sign: WPRS845
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, Grant Date: 12/28/2010, Expiration Date: 01/18/2021, Certifier: Louis TomasettiRegistrant: Rini O\'Neil, Pc, 1200 New Hampshire Ave Nw, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 776-3003, Fax: (202) 296-2014, Email:
  • 0.25 Mi. Ne Of Intersection Of Sr-512 & Pinos Altos Rd. (Lat: 36.743306 Lon: -106.455583), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 21.3 m, Call Sign: WPRS845
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, Grant Date: 12/28/2010, Expiration Date: 01/18/2021, Certifier: Louis TomasettiRegistrant: 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 Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: N0TBG, Licensee ID: L00344421, Grant Date: 04/14/2012, Expiration Date: 06/16/2022, Registrant: Wade W Hall, 2504 Rio Chamita Trail, Chama, NM 87520
  • 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, Cancellation Date: 05/21/2019, Registrant: Reynaldo L Chavez, Hc 75 Box 113, Chama, NM 87520
  • Call Sign: KF5AAG, Licensee ID: L01476875, Grant Date: 05/14/2019, Expiration Date: 03/23/2029, 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:

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  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 08/15/2007
    Registrant (Individual): James Mease, Po Box 87, Chama, NM 87520

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

  • Spruce Lodge, PO Box 365, Chama, New Mexico 87520 , Phone: (505) 756-2593
  • Vista Del Rio Lodge, 2595 Us Hwy 84164, Chama, New Mexico 87520 , Phone: (575) 756-2138, Fax: (757) 756-1872
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Chama, New Mexico
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Chama, NM
  • 81.6%Utility gas
  • 8.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.1%Electricity
  • 3.1%Wood
  • 1.4%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Chama, NM
  • 92.1%Utility gas
  • 7.9%Electricity


Chama compared to New Mexico state average:

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

Chama on our top lists:

  • #79 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
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