Church Rock, New Mexico

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Population in 2010: 1,128.
Population change since 2000: +4.7%
Males: 449  (39.9%)
Females: 679  (60.1%)
Median resident age:

35.1 years
New Mexico median age:

38.6 years

Zip codes: 87301, 87311, 87316, 87322.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $43,424 (it was $27,917 in 2000)
Church Rock:

$43,424
NM:

$51,945

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $16,180 (it was $6,780 in 2000)

Church Rock CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $30,029 (it was $34,200 in 2000)
Church Rock:

$30,029
NM:

$180,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $60,032; detached houses: $46,906; mobile homes: $100,432

Median gross rent in 2019: $692.

March 2019 cost of living index in Church Rock: 82.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 23.1%
(21.4% for Black residents, 22.7% for American Indian residents, 22.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Church Rock, NM (2019)
    • 80190.2%American Indian alone
    • 374.2%Hispanic
    • 182.0%Two or more races
    • 141.6%Black alone
    • 70.8%Asian alone
    • 40.5%White alone

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

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Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 6765 feet

Land area: 2.39 square miles.

Population density: 472 people per square mile   (low).

Church Rock, New Mexico map

10 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.1%
New Mexico:

9.4%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Church Rock CDP:

0.6% ($201)
New Mexico:

0.7% ($699)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rio Rancho, NM (110.8 miles , pop. 51,765).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (116.7 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (241.3 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Red Rock, NM (2.6 miles ),
Gallup, NM (2.6 miles ),
Yah-ta-hey, NM (3.5 miles ),
Rock Springs, NM (3.6 miles ),
Twin Lakes, NM (3.8 miles ),
Brimhall Nizhoni, NM (4.0 miles ),
Nakaibito, NM (4.5 miles ),
Reservation, NM (4.7 miles )

Latitude: 35.53 N, Longitude: 108.61 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 505

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

9.7%
New Mexico:

7.3%
Most common industries in Church Rock, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (24.4%)
  • Educational services (19.9%)
  • Public administration (13.0%)
  • Health care (12.0%)
  • Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers (5.1%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (2.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (20.3%)
  • Educational services (13.9%)
  • Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers (10.1%)
  • Construction (8.9%)
  • Gasoline stations (8.9%)
  • Social assistance (8.9%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (7.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (25.7%)
  • Educational services (21.9%)
  • Public administration (17.3%)
  • Health care (13.5%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.8%)
  • Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Church Rock, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Cashiers (10.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.6%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (6.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (11.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.9%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (8.9%)
  • Construction laborers (8.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (13.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.9%)

Average climate in Church Rock, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Church Rock-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New Mexico state average. It is 1263% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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 459.0 miles away from Church Rock 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 448.6 miles away from Church Rock center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 434.8 miles away from Church Rock center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 454.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/15/1979 at 23:16:54, a magnitude 7.0 (5.7 MB, 6.9 MS, 7.0 ML, 6.4 MW) earthquake occurred 443.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/1993 at 08:21:00, a magnitude 5.5 (5.5 MB, 5.0 MS, 5.3 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 197.0 miles away from Church Rock center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in McKinley County (10) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Fires: 2, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Church Rock topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Church Rock:

  • RED ROCKS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; GALLUP, NM)
  • RED ROCKS DIALYSIS- GALLUP (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; GALLUP, NM)
  • GALLUP INDIAN MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; GALLUP, NM)
  • MCKINLEY CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; GALLUP, NM)

Amtrak station near Church Rock:

  • 8 miles: GALLUP (210 E HWY 66) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Church Rock:

  • San Juan College (about 90 miles; Farmington, NM; Full-time enrollment: 5,112)
  • Central New Mexico Community College (about 117 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 19,398)
  • University of New Mexico-Main Campus (about 117 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 23,042)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 117 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 2,335)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 128 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)
  • Santa Fe Community College (about 147 miles; Santa Fe, NM; FT enrollment: 3,047)
  • Coconino Community College (about 173 miles; Flagstaff, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,090)

Public elementary/middle school in Church Rock:

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Points of interest:

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Church in Church Rock: Saint Phillips Mission Indian Village (A). Display/hide its location on the map

McKinley County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

3.9 people
New Mexico:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

85.9%
Whole state:

65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

10.0%
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: 0.3% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Church Rock:

Marital status in Church Rock, NM
  • Never married: 49.5%
  • Now married: 30.1%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

For population 25 years and over in Church Rock:

  • High school or higher: 79.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Unemployed: 24.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
New Mexico average:

12.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Church Rock, NM (based on McKinley County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic13,20012
Other9,91015
Evangelical Protestant8,67573
Mainline Protestant5744
Black Protestant1311
None39,002-
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: 13
Here:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
McKinley County:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
This county:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 43
Here:

6.14 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

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

11.4%
State:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

32.8%
New Mexico:

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

12.0%
New Mexico:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

45.5%
New Mexico:

49.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Church Rock:

44.0%
State:

48.1%

Average BMI:
Church Rock:

29.6
New Mexico:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Church Rock:

25.0%
New Mexico:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Church Rock:

11.1%
New Mexico:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.6
New Mexico:

6.8

Overweight people:
Church Rock:

34.7%
New Mexico:

34.6%

General health condition:
Here:

52.3%
State:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Church Rock:

81.5%
State:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Church Rock, NM Residents

6.31% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($29,861 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.31%
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 San Juan County, NM  1.55% ($26,402 average AGI)
from Apache County, AZ  1.20% ($26,437)
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.74% ($21,866)


8.34% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($30,733 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.34%
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 San Juan County, NM  1.98% ($26,792 average AGI)
to Apache County, AZ  1.66% ($26,230)
to Bernalillo County, NM  1.32% ($28,739)

Strongest AM radio stations in Church Rock:

  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KGAK (1330 AM; 5 kW; GALLUP, NM; Owner: KRJG, INC.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KTHR (1230 AM; 1 kW; GALLUP, NM; Owner: MILLENNIUM MEDIA, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRKE (1100 AM; 5 kW; MILAN, NM; Owner: CIBOLA RADIO COMPANY)
  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KENN (1390 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • KFLT (830 AM; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FAMILY LIFE B/CING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • KFNX (1100 AM; 50 kW; CAVE CREEK, AZ; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKIM (1000 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: AGM-NEVADA, LLC)
  • KNDN (960 AM; 5 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: BASIN BROADCASTING CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Church Rock:

  • KGLX (99.1 FM; GALLUP, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KGLP (91.7 FM; GALLUP, NM; Owner: GALLUP PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KXXI (93.7 FM; GALLUP, NM; Owner: MILLENNIUM MEDIA, INC.)
  • KYVA (103.7 FM; GRANTS, NM; Owner: MILLENNIUM MEDIA, INC.)
  • KKOR (94.5 FM; GALLUP, NM; Owner: MILLENNIUM MEDIA, INC.)
  • KFMQ (106.1 FM; GALLUP, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KXTC (99.9 FM; THOREAU, NM; Owner: KXTC, L.L.C.)
  • KQLV (105.5 FM; GRANTS, NM; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KWRK (96.1 FM; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KWIM (102.7 FM; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • K207CQ (89.3 FM; GALLUP, NM; Owner: CONNECTION COMMUNICATIONS ASSOC., INC.)
  • K271AB (102.1 FM; GALLUP, NM; Owner: MILLENNIUM MEDIA, INC.,)
  • K203ED (88.5 FM; GALLUP, NM; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K215EG (90.9 FM; GALLUP, NM; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Church Rock:

  • K08HQ (Channel 8; CHINLE, AZ; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)
  • K48GK (Channel 48; GALLUP, NM; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • K23FE (Channel 23; GALLUP, NM; Owner: REGENTS OF THE UNIV. OF NEW MEXICO)
  • K46FN (Channel 46; GALLUP, NM; Owner: CITY OF GALLUP, NEW MEXICO)
  • K39EW (Channel 39; GALLUP, NM; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)
  • Church Rock, New Mexico
  • Fatal accident count25
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents29
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:8
  • Fatalities28
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents66
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents8
  • New Mexico average
  • Fatal accident count6128
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents8560
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons2330
  • Fatalities6944
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents16245
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1037
See more detailed statistics of Church Rock fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 23Number of bridges
  • 207ft / 63.0mTotal length
  • $1,946,000Total costs
  • 317,531Total average daily traffic
  • 102,274Total average daily truck traffic
  • 427,724Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Church Rock, NM - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 171960-1969
  • 31980-1989
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Church Rock, NM

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Shelley L Aitoro, 195 Hwy 118 (Church Rock #4533--Dsm) (Lat: 35.533389 Lon: -108.636889), Type: 110.9, Overall height: 109.7 m, Registrant: American Tower, L.P., Kent, Phone: (425) 251-8480
  • Shelley L Aitoro, 195 Hwy 118 (Church Rock #4533--Dsm) (Lat: 35.533389 Lon: -108.636889), Type: 110.9, Overall height: 109.7 m, Registrant: American Tower, L.P., Kent, Phone: (425) 251-8480
  • Shelley L Aitoro, 195 Hwy 118 (Church Rock #4533--Dsm) (Lat: 35.533389 Lon: -108.636889), Type: 110.9, Overall height: 109.7 m, Registrant: American Towers, Inc., Kent, Phone: (425) 251-8480

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 35.539250 Lon: -108.596472, Call Sign: WQIA349,
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1000 MHz, Grant Date: 12/06/2007, Expiration Date: 12/06/2017, Cancellation Date: 02/10/2018, Certifier: David Irvine, Registrant: Primex Wireless, Inc., 965 Wells St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (800) 537-0464, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

47 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
Most common first names in Church Rock, NM among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1381.7 years
John970.8 years
Tom781.6 years
Frank670.9 years
Alice571.0 years
Marie562.0 years
Nellie574.0 years
Willie481.0 years
Ernest464.5 years
Elsie476.5 years
Most common last names in Church Rock, NM among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Begay1564.7 years
Livingston1465.2 years
Johnson981.1 years
Yazzie963.6 years
Arviso873.2 years
Largo862.9 years
Martin766.7 years
Hood663.2 years
James666.5 years
Antonio569.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Church Rock, NM
  • 54.5%Wood
  • 18.8%Utility gas
  • 11.0%Electricity
  • 9.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Church Rock, NM
  • 65.0%Utility gas
  • 17.0%Electricity
  • 15.0%Wood
  • 3.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Church Rock compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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