Des Moines, New Mexico

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Population in 2017: 128 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -27.7%
 
Males: 86  (67.9%)
Females: 42  (32.1%)
Median resident age:

62.1 years
New Mexico median age:

37.7 years

Zip code: 88418

Estimated median household income in 2017: $30,850 (it was $27,321 in 2000)
Des Moines:

$30,850
NM:

$46,744

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $17,701 (it was $16,255 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $79,458 (it was $45,700 in 2000)
Des Moines:

$79,458
NM:

$171,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $57,560; detached houses: $75,766; mobile homes: $31,658

Median gross rent in 2017: $580.

March 2019 cost of living index in Des Moines: 84.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 8.9%
(10.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Des Moines, NM (2010)
    • 9465.7%White alone
    • 4430.8%Hispanic
    • 21.4%American Indian alone
    • 21.4%Two or more races
    • 10.7%Other race alone



According to our research of New Mexico and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Des Moines, New Mexico as of July 11, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Des Moines is 54 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (53.2%), Italian (12.8%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 6645 feet

Land area: 1.09 square miles.

Population density: 117 people per square mile   (very low).

Des Moines, New Mexico map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Des Moines village:

0.4% ($199)
New Mexico:

0.7% ($699)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pueblo, CO (112.8 miles , pop. 102,121).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (154.6 miles , pop. 360,890).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (484.9 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Folsom, NM (2.8 miles),
Capulin, NM (3.0 miles),
Grenville, NM (4.1 miles),
Branson, CO (4.2 miles),
Raton, NM (5.9 miles ),
Maxwell, NM (6.5 miles ),
Clayton, NM (6.5 miles ),
Kim, CO (6.5 miles)

Latitude: 36.76 N, Longitude: 103.84 W

Area code: 505

Distribution of median household income in Des Moines, NM in 2017
Distribution of house value in Des Moines, NM in 2017

Des Moines satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.3%
New Mexico:

4.6%
Population change in the 1990s: +8 (+4.7%).
Most common industries in Des Moines, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (29.9%)
  • Construction (19.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.5%)
  • Rail transportation (4.7%)
  • Social assistance (4.7%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (35.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (13.3%)
  • Rail transportation (8.3%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (6.7%)
  • Fuel dealers (6.7%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (6.7%)
  • Educational services (6.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (59.6%)
  • Social assistance (10.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.5%)
  • Gasoline stations (6.4%)
  • U. S. Postal service (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Des Moines, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (19.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.3%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (8.4%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (7.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.5%)
  • Child care workers (4.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (15.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.3%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.7%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (6.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (44.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (14.9%)
  • Child care workers (10.6%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (8.5%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (8.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.4%)

Average climate in Des Moines, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Des Moines-area historical earthquake activity is below New Mexico state average. It is 53% 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 52.8 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 62.3 miles away from Des Moines center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 50.7 miles away from the city center
On 3/22/2004 at 12:09:56, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 56.6 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 70.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 56.2 miles away from Des Moines 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 Union County (5) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Des Moines topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Des Moines:

  • New Mexico Highlands University (about 112 miles; Las Vegas, NM; Full-time enrollment: 2,931)
  • Pueblo Community College (about 113 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 5,329)
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo (about 115 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 5,993)
  • Adams State University (about 124 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,805)
  • Santa Fe Community College (about 146 miles; Santa Fe, NM; FT enrollment: 3,047)
  • Pikes Peak Community College (about 149 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 10,395)
  • Colorado College (about 155 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,199)

Public high school in Des Moines:

Public elementary/middle school in Des Moines:

See full list of schools located in Des Moines

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Des Moines: Des Moines Weather Station (A), Des Moines Fire Department (B), Des Moines - Folsom Emergency Medical Services (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Des Moines: First Baptist Mission (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Des Moines Catholic Cemetery (1), Des Moines Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

THE MANDALA CENTER (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-01-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-01-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-08-2013), St Compliance achieved (NOV-06-2013)

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

  • DES MOINES WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This village:

2.0 people
New Mexico:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

51.4%
Whole state:

65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

2.8%
Whole state:

8.2%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Des Moines (2011 data):

  • Farmers & Stockmens Bank: Des Moines Branch at Highway 87, branch established on 1971/08/09. Info updated 2011/07/13: Bank assets: $114.9 mil, Deposits: $104.0 mil, headquarters in Clayton, NM, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Central Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Des Moines:

Marital status in Des Moines, NM
  • Never married: 31.0%
  • Now married: 54.5%
  • Separated: 5.4%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

For population 25 years and over in Des Moines:

  • High school or higher: 87.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.3
New Mexico average:

12.7

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Des Moines, NM (based on Union County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,8514
Evangelical Protestant87810
Mainline Protestant5563
Other-2
None1,264-
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: 1
Here:

2.66 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Union County:

5.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

18.61 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

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

6.2%
State:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

20.0%
New Mexico:

22.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.3%
State:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.7%
New Mexico:

47.6%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.5
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Des Moines:

22.8%
New Mexico:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.3%
New Mexico:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
New Mexico:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

37.5%
New Mexico:

34.5%

General health condition:
This city:

53.5%
New Mexico:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Des Moines:

78.8%
State:

80.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Des Moines, 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
Firefighters 1$3,600$43,2000$0
Streets and Highways 1$2,720$32,6400$0
Water Supply 1$6,400$76,8000$0
Solid Waste Management 1$3,800$45,6000$0
Financial Administration 1$3,144$37,7281$500
Welfare 0$0 2$380
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 4$6,840
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 5$19,664$47,1947$7,720

Des Moines government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $11,000 ($85.94)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $115,000 ($898.44)
    Water Utilities: $83,000 ($648.44)
    General - Other: $63,000 ($492.19)
    Central Staff Services: $46,000 ($359.38)
    Health - Other: $36,000 ($281.25)
    Local Fire Protection: $35,000 ($273.44)
    Regular Highways: $17,000 ($132.81)
    Solid Waste Management: $13,000 ($101.56)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $7,000 ($54.69)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,000 ($31.25)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $119,000 ($929.69)

Des Moines government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($23.44)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $80,000 ($625.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $50,000 ($390.63)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $115,000 ($898.44)
    General Local Government Support: $42,000 ($328.13)
    Health and Hospitals: $26,000 ($203.13)
    Highways: $6,000 ($46.88)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $97,000 ($757.81)
    Property: $11,000 ($85.94)
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,000 ($23.44)
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,000 ($7.81)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $238,000 ($1859.38)

Strongest AM radio stations in Des Moines:

  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KNMX (540 AM; 5 kW; LAS VEGAS, NM; Owner: SANGRE DE CRISTO B/DCASTING CO, INC)
  • KCBR (1040 AM; daytime; 15 kW; MONUMENT, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KRTN (1490 AM; 1 kW; RATON, NM; Owner: RATON BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Des Moines:

  • KRTN-FM (93.9 FM; RATON, NM; Owner: RATON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCRT-FM (92.5 FM; TRINIDAD, CO; Owner: PHILLIPS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K207BN (89.3 FM; TRINIDAD, CO; Owner: MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KBKZ (96.5 FM; RATON, NM; Owner: PHILLIPS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • K291AD (106.1 FM; DES MOINES, NM; Owner: EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Des Moines:

  • K54BN (Channel 54; CAPULIN, ETC., NM; Owner: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO)
  • K62AR (Channel 62; CAPULIN&DESMOINES, NM; Owner: SIERRA GRANDE TV COOPERATIVE, INC.)
  • K42CH (Channel 42; CAPULIN, ETC., NM; Owner: SIERRA GRANDE TV COOPERATIVE, INC.)
  • K44CG (Channel 44; CAPULIN & DES MOINES, NM; Owner: SIERRA GRANDE TV COOPERATIVE, INC.)
  • K46BY (Channel 46; CAPULIN, ETC., NM; Owner: SIERRA GRANDE TV COOPERATIVE, INC.)
  • K50DY (Channel 50; CAPULIN & DES MOINES, NM; Owner: SIERRA GRANDE TV COOPERATIVE, INC.)

Des Moines fatal accident list:

Nov 8, 2017 10:49 AM, Us-64, Lat: 36.753694, Lon: -103.820581, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 18, 2016 03:00 AM, Us-64, Lat: 36.759728, Lon: -103.831094, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
Apr 9, 2005 06:30 AM, Us-64/87, Lat: 36.762170, Lon: -103.831360, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2
May 20, 1977 04:00 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jul 30, 1977 05:10 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 33ft / 10.2mTotal length
  • $898,000Total costs
  • 84,959Total average daily traffic
  • 14,984Total average daily truck traffic
  • 133,393Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 77 Amisdad Road (169715) (Lat: 36.705000 Lon: -103.877139), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 18.6 m, Call Sign: KNKN320
    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: 10/19/2010, 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:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • JIM GORDON, 3 Mi Sw (Lat: 36.705556 Lon: -103.877194), Type: 30.5, Overall height: 30.5 m, Registrant: State Of New Mexico, 5393 Santa- Fe, Phone: (505) 827-9320
  • JIM GORDON, 3 Mi Sw (Lat: 36.705556 Lon: -103.877194), Type: 30.5, Overall height: 30.5 m, Registrant: State Of New Mexico, 5393 Santa- Fe, Phone: (505) 827-9320
  • JIM GORDON, 3 Mi Sw (Lat: 36.705556 Lon: -103.877194), Type: 30.5, Overall height: 30.5 m, Registrant: State Of New Mexico, 5393 Santa- Fe, Phone: (505) 827-9320

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Des Moines, NM)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

7
  • Call Sign: KC7NAZ, Licensee ID: L00248093, Grant Date: 06/20/2005, Expiration Date: 09/14/2015, Cancellation Date: 09/15/2017, Certifier: Eileen M Travesser, Registrant: Hanifa M Travesser, 4087 Lake Hwy, Des Moines, NM 88418
  • Call Sign: N5KYB, Licensee ID: L01315348, Grant Date: 08/18/2007, Expiration Date: 08/18/2017, Registrant: William M Easton Sr, 4087 Lake Hwy, Des Moines, NM 88418
  • Call Sign: N7HZM, Licensee ID: L00919973, Grant Date: 04/01/2005, Expiration Date: 06/22/2015, Cancellation Date: 06/23/2017, Registrant: Wayne C Bent, 4087 Lake Hwy, Des Moines, NM 88418
  • Call Sign: WD0BCS, Licensee ID: L00347700, Grant Date: 05/12/2011, Expiration Date: 07/23/2021, Registrant: Willison H Gormly, Des Moines, NM 88418-0051
  • Call Sign: WD6CTX, Licensee ID: L01252703, Grant Date: 12/14/2017, Expiration Date: 12/14/2027, Registrant: Dale E Brown, 4087 Lake Hwy, Des Moines, NM 88418
  • Call Sign: KF5GSK, Licensee ID: L01567110, Grant Date: 05/06/2010, Expiration Date: 05/06/2020, Certifier: Laurance D Brockman, Registrant: Laurance D Brockman, 1661 Pennington, Des Moines, NM 88418
  • Call Sign: KF5KKY, Licensee ID: L01629143, Grant Date: 04/04/2011, Expiration Date: 04/04/2021, Certifier: Timothy M Benjamin, Registrant: Timothy M Benjamin, 4087 Lake Hwy, Des Moines, NM 88418

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Des Moines, NM
  • 70.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 16.7%Wood
  • 8.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.2%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Des Moines, NM
  • 66.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 33.3%Other fuel


Des Moines compared to New Mexico state average:

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