Church Rock, New Mexico

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Population in 2010: 1,128. Population change since 2000: +4.7%
Males: 465  (41.3%)
Females: 663  (58.7%)
Median resident age:  27.4 years
New Mexico median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 87301, 87311, 87316, 87322.

Church Rock Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2012: $29,949 (it was $27,917 in 2000)
Church Rock:

$29,949
NM:

$42,558
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $9,137 (it was $6,780 in 2000)

Church Rock CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $46,955 (it was $34,200 in 2000)
Church Rock:

$46,955
NM:

$157,500
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $49,121; Detached houses: $52,130; Mobile homes: $37,583

Median gross rent in 2012: $713.

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Church Rock races chart
  • American Indian alone - 1,075 (95.3%)
  • Hispanic - 41 (3.6%)
  • White alone - 4 (0.4%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (0.4%)
  • Black alone - 3 (0.3%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Church Rock: 82.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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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

For population 25 years and over in Church Rock:

  • High school or higher: 70.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 24.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Church Rock CDP:

  • Never married: 51.6%
  • Now married: 26.6%
  • Separated: 5.9%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 10.4%



According to our research of New Mexico and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Church Rock, New Mexico as of February 26, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Church Rock to the number of sex offenders is 282 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Church Rock CDP:  0.6% ($201)
New Mexico:  0.7% ($699)
Church Rock satellite photo by USGS

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

Church Rock household income distribution Church Rock home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

10.3%
New Mexico:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (46%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (17%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (3%)
  • Retail trade (30%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Construction laborers (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9%)
  • Cashiers (14%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)

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

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 above New Mexico state average. It is 273% 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 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 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 the city 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 Church Rock 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 the city 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 (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Fires: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 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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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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 33.6%
(100.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 31.7% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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

Church Rock compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage 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.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Church Rock travel time to work - commute Church Rock mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (51%)
  • Wood (18%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Other fuel (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.77%
Here: 39.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Reformed Church in North AmericaChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents55.0%16.7%8.0%5.4%3.2%
Congregations16.0%14.8%8.6%11.1%9.9%
NameAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of the NazareneConservative Baptist Association of AmericaOther
Adherents3.1%1.7%1.1%1.0%4.9%
Congregations9.9%1.2%3.7%2.5%22.2%
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: 13
McKinley County:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

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

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

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

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.4%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
McKinley County:

32.8%
New Mexico:

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

12.0%
State:

11.5%

8.50% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,118 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.50%
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 San Juan County, NM  3.26% ($23,497 average AGI)
from Apache County, AZ  1.47% ($23,221)
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.96% ($20,482)


7.76% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,238 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.76%
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 San Juan County, NM  2.06% ($23,526 average AGI)
to Apache County, AZ  1.44% ($25,450)
to Bernalillo County, NM  1.04% ($25,848)

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 fatal accident list:

Mar 2, 2011 07:33 PM, Sr-566, Lat: 35.56115, Lon: -108.72052, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Dec 11, 2010 09:41 PM, Sr-566, Lat: 35.53802, Lon: -108.60612, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 8, 2009 06:09 PM, Sr-566, Lat: 35.53823, Lon: -108.60603, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
May 1, 2006 11:18 PM, I-40, Lat: 35.52146, Lon: -108.80243, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
May 15, 2006 08:25 PM, Superman Canyon, Lat: 35.54614, Lon: -108.67552, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: Inconsistent data
Sep 29, 1984 09:15 PM, 566, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 9 meters (30ft)
Total costs: $253,000
Total average daily traffic: 6,102
Total average daily truck traffic: 603
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 7,139

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: 4252518480, , 6802 S. 220TH ST., Phone: (Dep) art-ment
  • 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: 4252518480, , 6802 S. 220TH ST., Phone: (Dep) art-ment
  • 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: 4252518480, , 6802 S. 220TH ST., Phone: (Dep) art-ment

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
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
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