Chamisal, New Mexico

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Population in 2010: 310. Population change since 2000: +3.0%
Males: 169  (54.7%)
Females: 141  (45.3%)
Median resident age:  54.1 years
New Mexico median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 87521.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $29,853 (it was $18,250 in 2000)
Chamisal:

$29,853
NM:

$46,748

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $17,914 (it was $8,641 in 2000)

Chamisal CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $125,210 (it was $58,800 in 2000)
Chamisal:

$125,210
NM:

$167,500

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $161,346; Detached houses: $192,605; Mobile homes: $121,805

Median gross rent in 2016: $609.

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  • Races in Chamisal, NM (2010)

    Chamisal races chart
    • 26986.8%Hispanic
    • 278.7%White alone
    • 61.9%Two or more races
    • 51.6%American Indian alone
    • 20.6%Asian alone
    • 10.3%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Chamisal: 86.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 7480 feet

Land area: 1.65 square miles.

Population density: 188 people per square mile   (very low).

Chamisal, New Mexico map

For population 25 years and over in Chamisal:

  • High school or higher: 81.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 14.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 45.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chamisal CDP:

  • Never married: 40.2%
  • Now married: 40.9%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

3 residents are foreign born

This place:

0.9%
New Mexico:

9.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $707 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $321 (0.3%)

Chamisal satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Santa Fe, NM (36.6 miles , pop. 62,203).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (87.7 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (403.0 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Rio Lucio, NM (1.5 miles ), Picuris, NM (1.5 miles ), Penasco, NM (1.8 miles ), Picuris Pueblo, NM (1.8 miles) , Vadito, NM (2.1 miles ), Dixon, NM (2.3 miles ), Truchas, NM (3.0 miles ), Cordova, NM (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 36.17 N, Longitude: 105.74 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 505

Chamisal household income distribution Chamisal home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

9.0%
New Mexico:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (25%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Utilities (10%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (23%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (15%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (18%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (13%)
  • Community and social service occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Chamisal, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Chamisal-area historical earthquake activity is near New Mexico state average. It is 130% 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 75.2 miles away from the city 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 78.1 miles away from Chamisal center
On 1/29/1990 at 13:16:10, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 LG, Depth: 7.5 mi) earthquake occurred 134.1 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 60.5 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 624.8 miles away from Chamisal 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 3/22/2004 at 12:09:56, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 68.8 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 Taos County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Fires: 2, Snows: 2, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Chamisal topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chamisal:

  • Santa Fe Community College (about 43 miles; Santa Fe, NM; Full-time enrollment: 3,047)
  • New Mexico Highlands University (about 49 miles; Las Vegas, NM; FT enrollment: 2,931)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 83 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 2,335)
  • University of New Mexico-Main Campus (about 90 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 23,042)
  • Central New Mexico Community College (about 91 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 19,398)
  • Adams State University (about 92 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,805)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 141 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)

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Notable location: Penasco Fire District Station 2 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Santa Cruz Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Taos County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 20.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

20.8
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 16.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.0
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 4.66. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 24.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.66
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 27.7%
(30.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.3% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
New Mexico:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  60.3%
Whole state:  65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.1%
Whole state:  8.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
New Mexico average:

12.9

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Chamisal CDP (based on Taos County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic17,98633
Evangelical Protestant2,04027
Other1,85216
Mainline Protestant7067
None10,353-
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
Taos County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Taos County:

0.63 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Taos County:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 55
Here:

17.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.9%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Taos County:

15.7%
New Mexico:

22.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

46.9%
State:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

41.1%
State:

47.6%

Average BMI:
Chamisal:

28.8
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Chamisal:

21.5%
New Mexico:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Chamisal:

11.7%
New Mexico:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Chamisal:

6.8
New Mexico:

6.8

Overweight people:
Chamisal:

33.2%
State:

34.5%

General health condition:
Chamisal:

48.8%
State:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Chamisal:

77.6%
New Mexico:

80.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Chamisal, NM Residents

5.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,619 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
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 Bernalillo County, NM  0.67% ($22,550 average AGI)
from Santa Fe County, NM  0.44% ($42,404)
from Rio Arriba County, NM  0.27% ($21,094)


5.89% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,225 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.89%
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 Bernalillo County, NM  0.98% ($21,863 average AGI)
to Santa Fe County, NM  0.46% ($32,655)
to Rio Arriba County, NM  0.25% ($25,467)

Strongest AM radio stations in Chamisal:

  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KDCE (950 AM; 4 kW; ESPANOLA, NM; Owner: RICHARD L. GARCIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSWV (810 AM; 5 kW; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: LA VOZ BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KNMX (540 AM; 5 kW; LAS VEGAS, NM; Owner: SANGRE DE CRISTO B/DCASTING CO, INC)
  • KTRC (1260 AM; 5 kW; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: AGM NEVADA, LLC)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KKIM (1000 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: AGM-NEVADA, LLC)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KXKS (1190 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chamisal:

  • KTAO (101.9 FM; TAOS, NM; Owner: TAOS COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KBOM (94.7 FM; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: AGM NEVADA, LLC)
  • KQBA (107.5 FM; LOS ALAMOS, NM; Owner: HUTTON MEDIA, L.L.C.)
  • KSFQ (101.1 FM; WHITE ROCK, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KZNM (106.7 FM; LOS ALAMOS, NM; Owner: AGM NEVADA, LLC)
  • KKIT (99.1 FM; ANGEL FIRE, NM; Owner: DMC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K216CT (91.1 FM; EAGLE NEST, NM; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO)
  • K244DO (96.7 FM; ALAMOSA, ETC., CO; Owner: SAN LUIS VALLEY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KTZO (103.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLYT (88.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CONNECTION COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • KRST (92.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KUNM (89.9 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS UNIV. OF NEW MEXICO)
  • KANW (89.1 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: BD. OF EDUC. CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE, NM)
  • KKOB-FM (93.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBZU (96.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMGA (99.5 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KZRR (94.1 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KBQI (107.9 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPEK (100.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFLQ (91.5 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING SYSTEM)

TV broadcast stations around Chamisal:

  • K44CZ (Channel 44; PENASCO, NM; Owner: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO)
  • K36EY (Channel 36; GALLINA, NM; Owner: KOAT HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K11IZ (Channel 11; PENASCO, NM; Owner: PENASCO SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE)
  • W11AH (Channel 11; TRYON & COLUMBUS, NC; Owner: PULITZER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K06FT (Channel 6; PENASCO, NM; Owner: PENASCO SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • $283,000Total costs
  • 7,386Total average daily traffic
  • 1,684Total average daily truck traffic
  • 9,458Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic

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

CHAMISAL MDWCA (Population served: 550, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 10 regular monitoring violations
Most common first names in Chamisal, NM among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Jose1079.4 years
Maria575.0 years
George483.2 years
Juan485.7 years
Manuel481.0 years
John333.7 years
Joe370.4 years
David377.6 years
Benjamin278.5 years
Bernabe279.5 years
Most common last names in Chamisal, NM among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Lopez3269.2 years
Pacheco1373.9 years
Dominguez1083.7 years
Cordova869.2 years
Rodriguez887.7 years
Romero885.3 years
Arellano767.7 years
Abeyta771.4 years
Lucero772.4 years
Sanchez763.0 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (69%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Coal or coke (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Chamisal compared to New Mexico state average:

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