Des Moines, New Mexico

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Population in 2013: 135 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -23.7%
 
Males: 55  (41.1%)
Females: 80  (58.9%)
Median resident age:  49.1 years
New Mexico median age:  37.7 years

Zip code: 88418

Estimated median household income in 2012: $45,748 (it was $27,321 in 2000)
Des Moines:

$45,748
NM:

$42,558
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,130 (it was $16,255 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $56,661 (it was $45,700 in 2000)
Des Moines:

$56,661
NM:

$157,500
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $49,578; Detached houses: $48,180; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $63,427; Mobile homes: $48,790

Median gross rent in 2012: $575.

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  • White alone - 94 (65.7%)
  • Hispanic - 44 (30.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (1.4%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (1.4%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.7%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Des Moines: 85.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Italian (6.9%), German (6.5%), Slovak (4.7%), Irish (2.9%), English (2.2%), Russian (1.8%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 6645 feet

Land area: 1.09 square miles.

Population density: 124 people per square mile   (very low).

Des Moines, New Mexico map

For population 25 years and over in Des Moines:

  • High school or higher: 86.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Des Moines village:

  • Never married: 24.8%
  • Now married: 43.3%
  • Separated: 4.7%
  • Widowed: 9.6%
  • Divorced: 17.6%

2 residents are foreign born

This village:  0.7%
New Mexico:  9.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $199 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.3%)

Des Moines satellite photo by USGS

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

Des Moines household income distribution Des Moines home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.6%
New Mexico:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +8 (+4.7%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (44%)
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Educational services (31%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Information (18%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (15%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Secondary school teachers (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (45%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (15%)
  • Child care workers (11%)
  • Secondary school teachers (9%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)

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 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: 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:

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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)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 11.0%
(5.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.0% 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:
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

Des Moines compared to New Mexico 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 below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Des Moines travel time to work - commute Des Moines mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (49%)
  • Wood (34%)
  • Other fuel (9%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Solar energy (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 47.05%
Here: 47.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurches of ChristOther
Adherents40.2%25.9%19.3%6.4%8.1%
Congregations14.3%21.4%28.6%14.3%21.4%
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: 1
Union County:

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.
State:

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

6.2%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Union County:

20.0%
New Mexico:

22.1%
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
Financial Administration 1$3,144$37,7281$500
Other Government Administration 0$0 4$6,840
Firefighters 1$3,600$43,2000$0
Streets and Highways 1$2,720$32,6400$0
Welfare 0$0 2$380
Solid Waste Management 1$3,800$45,6000$0
Water Supply 1$6,400$76,8000$0
Totals for Government 5$19,664$47,1947$7,720

Des Moines government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $379,000 ($2807.41)
    Financial Administration: $68,000 ($503.70)
    Solid Waste Management: $44,000 ($325.93)
    Regular Highways: $31,000 ($229.63)
    Fire Protection: $25,000 ($185.19)
    Health Services - Other: $8,000 ($59.26)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($7.41)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $47,000 ($348.15)

Des Moines government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $51,000 ($377.78)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $6,000 ($44.44)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $73,000 ($540.74)
    Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($44.44)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $356,000 ($2637.04)
    General Support: $82,000 ($607.41)
    Highways: $8,000 ($59.26)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $42,000 ($311.11)
    Property: $6,000 ($44.44)
    Total General Sales: $3,000 ($22.22)
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,000 ($7.41)

Des Moines government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $445,000 ($3296.30)

6.46% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,787 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.46%
New Mexico average:

6.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.


9.55% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,779 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.55%
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 Dallam County, TX  0.98% ($27,143 average AGI)

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:

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
  • 4.0 Miles South Of Des Moines (Lat: 36.705583 Lon: -103.876639), Call Sign: KNKN320
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/19/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020
    Registrant: Herman & Whiteaker, LLC, Bethesda, MD 20827, Phone: (202) 600-7274, Fax: (202) 706-6056, 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: 5058279320
  • JIM GORDON, 3 Mi Sw (Lat: 36.705556 Lon: -103.877194), Type: 30.5, Overall height: 30.5 m
    Registrant: 5058279320
  • JIM GORDON, 3 Mi Sw (Lat: 36.705556 Lon: -103.877194), Type: 30.5, Overall height: 30.5 m
    Registrant: 5058279320

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)
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