Cordova, New Mexico

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Population in 2010: 414.
Males: 191  (46.2%)
Females: 223  (53.8%)
Median resident age:

43.7 years
New Mexico median age:

38.6 years

Zip codes: 87523, 87578.

Cordova Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2019: $41,711
Cordova:

$41,711
NM:

$51,945

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $23,915

Cordova CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $176,573
Cordova:

$176,573
NM:

$180,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $330,824; detached houses: $395,586; mobile homes: $274,883
March 2019 cost of living index in Cordova: 83.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 13.9%
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According to our research of New Mexico and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Cordova, New Mexico as of August 14, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Cordova is 538 to 1.


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Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 6935 feet

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $601 (0.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Santa Fe, NM (24.2 miles , pop. 62,203).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (75.0 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (392.5 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Rio Chiquito, NM (1.6 miles),
Truchas, NM (1.9 miles ),
Cundiyo, NM (2.0 miles),
Chimayo, NM (2.1 miles ),
La Puebla, NM (2.8 miles ),
Cuartelez, NM (3.0 miles ),
El Valle de Arroyo Seco, NM (3.1 miles ),
Arroyo Seco, NM (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 36.01 N, Longitude: 105.86 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 505

Distribution of median household income in Cordova, NM in 2019
Distribution of house value in Cordova, NM in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.2%
New Mexico:

7.3%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 31.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

31.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2006 was 0.334. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 23.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.334
U.S.:

0.267
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 3.15. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.15
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Cordova-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New Mexico state average. It is 754% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 05:46:18, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 97.4 miles away from Cordova center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.5 miles away from Cordova center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 87.6 miles away from Cordova center
On 1/29/1990 at 13:16:10, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 LG, Depth: 7.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 121.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/2011 at 23:30:19, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 101.5 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 616.6 miles away from Cordova 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
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 Rio Arriba County (13) is near the US average (15).
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, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Cordova:

  • RIO GRANDE HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; ESPANOLA, NM)
  • ESPANOLA HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; ESPANOLA, NM)
  • PRESBYTERIAN ESPANOLA HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; ESPANOLA, NM)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cordova:

  • Santa Fe Community College (about 31 miles; Santa Fe, NM; Full-time enrollment: 3,047)
  • New Mexico Highlands University (about 46 miles; Las Vegas, NM; FT enrollment: 2,931)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 70 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 2,335)
  • University of New Mexico-Main Campus (about 77 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 23,042)
  • Central New Mexico Community College (about 78 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 19,398)
  • Adams State University (about 102 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,805)
  • San Juan College (about 139 miles; Farmington, NM; FT enrollment: 5,112)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Cordova: Trujillo Mill (A), San Antonio de Padua del Quemado (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Cordova: Saint Anthony Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Cordova Cemetery (1), San Miguel Cemetery (2), Campo Santo Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cañada de los Tanos (A), Cañada los Angeles (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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 Cordova and their reported violations in the past:

CORDOVA MDWCA (Population served: 325, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-08-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-08-2011), St Public Notif received (DEC-13-2011), St Compliance achieved (OCT-24-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In MAY-02-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-03-2013), St Public Notif requested (JUN-03-2013)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In APR-2013, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-03-2013), St Public Notif requested (JUN-03-2013)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In NOV-05-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-10-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-10-2011), St Public Notif received (NOV-11-2011), St Compliance achieved (OCT-24-2012)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
Average household size:
This place:

2.5 people
New Mexico:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

64.1%
Whole state:

65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

8.4%
Whole state:

8.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Cordova:

Marital status in Cordova, NM
  • Never married: 37.5%
  • Now married: 30.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 22.6%

For population 25 years and over in Cordova:

  • High school or higher: 84.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.7
New Mexico average:

12.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Cordova, 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
This county:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Rio Arriba County:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This 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.
New Mexico:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
Rio Arriba County:

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%

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)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cordova:

  • 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.)
  • KTRC (1260 AM; 5 kW; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: AGM NEVADA, LLC)
  • KNMX (540 AM; 5 kW; LAS VEGAS, NM; Owner: SANGRE DE CRISTO B/DCASTING CO, INC)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KKIM (1000 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: AGM-NEVADA, LLC)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KXKS (1190 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KVSF (1400 AM; 1 kW; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: AGM NEVADA, LLC)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KANM (1600 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: ARAGON BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cordova:

  • KBOM (94.7 FM; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: AGM NEVADA, LLC)
  • KTAO (101.9 FM; TAOS, NM; Owner: TAOS COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KYBR (92.9 FM; ESPANOLA, NM; Owner: RIO CHAMA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • K265CA (100.9 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K213BT (90.5 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Cordova:

  • K39EJ (Channel 39; ESPANOLA, NM; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)

Cordova fatal accident list:

Feb 16, 2008 00:11 AM, Sr-76, Lat: 36.074490, Lon: -105.797480, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Apr 10, 1986 04:45 PM, Cordova, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • MNTN VIEW ES, State Road 76 #355 (Lat: 36.015861 Lon: -105.853972), Type: Bant, Structure height: 11 m, Overall height: 12.5 m, Call Sign: WQKA201,
    Assigned Frequencies: 19625.0 MHz, 19625.0 MHz, 19625.0 MHz, Grant Date: 03/03/2009, Expiration Date: 03/03/2019, Cancellation Date: 01/07/2015, Certifier: Jeffrey J Youle, Registrant: Affiniti, LLC, 9208 Waterford Centre Blvd, Suite 150, Austin, TX 78758, Phone: (512) 334-4100, Fax: (512) 334-4099, Email:
  • Site B, 355 Arroyo (Lat: 36.015778 Lon: -105.854139), Type: Building, Structure height: 12 m, Overall height: 13 m, Call Sign: WRCT604,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, Grant Date: 01/28/2019, Expiration Date: 01/28/2029, Certifier: Eric D Moores, Registrant: Intelpath, Hinsdale, IL 60522, Phone: (312) 841-9188, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Cordova, NM
  • 80.2%Wood
  • 14.2%Electricity
  • 5.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Cordova, NM
  • 100.0%Utility gas


Cordova compared to New Mexico state average:

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

Cordova on our top lists:

  • #10 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest houses"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 100 least-educated cities"
  • #3 (87578) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Greek first ancestries"
  • #60 (87578) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of French first ancestries"
  • #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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