For population 25 years and over in Des Moines:
For population 15 years and over in Des Moines village:
2 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $238 (0.5%)
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) , 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) , Model, CO (6.7 miles) .
Latitude: 36.76 N, Longitude: 103.84 W
Area code: 505
Population change in the 1990s: +8 (+4.7%).
Average climate in Des Moines, New Mexico
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Des Moines-area historical tornado activity is significantly above New Mexico state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/29/1964, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 42.0 miles away from the Des Moines village center killed one person and injured 8 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
On 9/18/1965, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 45.8 miles away from the village center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Des Moines-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New Mexico state average. It is 15% smaller 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 Des Moines 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 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 Union County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Flood: 1, Snow: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Des Moines:
Public high school in Des Moines:
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Public elementary/middle school in Des Moines:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.282. This is about average. There were 51 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 19.3. This is about average. There were 39 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.20. This is about average. There were 22 monitors within city limits.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 9.05. This is about average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.295. This is significantly better than average. There were 5 monitors within city limits.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Des Moines and their reported violations in the past:DES MOINES WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 193, Groundwater):
Past health violations:THE MANDALA CENTER (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 25.6%
(29.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Des Moines compared to New Mexico state average:
Banks with branches in Des Moines (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Des Moines (based on Union County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 47.05%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Des Moines government finances in 2002(per resident):
7.39% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($25,515 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
7.99% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($20,909 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
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Des Moines fatal accident list:
Apr 9, 2005 06:30 AM, Us-64/87, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2
May 20, 1977 04:00 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jul 30, 1977 05:10 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:3
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private 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:9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Des Moines)