For population 25 years and over in Dexter:
For population 15 years and over in Dexter town:
317 residents are foreign born (22.7% Latin America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $361 (0.5%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lubbock, TX (146.2 miles , pop. 199,564).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: El Paso, TX (154.3 miles , pop. 563,662).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (432.1 miles , pop. 1,144,646).
Nearest cities: Hagerman, NM (2.5 miles ), Southeast Chaves, NM (3.4 miles ), Lake Arthur, NM (3.7 miles ), Roswell, NM (4.0 miles ), Southwest Chaves, NM (4.7 miles ), Artesia, NM (5.0 miles ), Hope, NM (5.8 miles) , Loco Hills, NM (6.0 miles ).
Latitude: 33.20 N, Longitude: 104.37 W
Area code: 505
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Crime rate in Dexter detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +332 (+36.8%).
Work and jobs in Dexter: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Dexter, New Mexico
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Dexter-area historical tornado activity is significantly above New Mexico state average. It is 67% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 8/11/1974, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 9.4 miles away from the Dexter town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
On 6/12/1962, a category F2 tornado 16.0 miles away from the town center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Dexter-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above New Mexico state average. It is 70% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 94.8 miles away from the city center
On 12/19/2005 at 20:27:40, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.1 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 47.4 miles away from Dexter center
On 3/14/1999 at 22:43:17, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MD, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 44.5 miles away from the city center
On 5/23/2004 at 09:22:05, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 47.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/30/1999 at 19:04:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MD, 3.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 46.2 miles away from Dexter center
On 6/22/2004 at 08:55:28, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 47.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Chaves County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 2, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dexter:
Public high school in Dexter:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 5.79. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.5 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 25.4. This is about average. There were 3 monitors within city limits.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2009 was 0.0263. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.7 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2009 was 3.99. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.7 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Dexter and their reported violations in the past:DEXTER MUNICIPAL WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 1500, Groundwater):
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 14.8%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 53.8% for other race residents, 6.0% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
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Religion statistics for Dexter (based on Chaves County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 61.79%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 9
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Number of full-service restaurants: 49
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Dexter government finances in 2002(per resident):
6.22% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,760 average adjusted gross income)
0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($-1,833 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.69% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,692 average adjusted gross income)
0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($132 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Dexter fatal accident list:
Sep 13, 2007 10:30 PM, Sr-2, Lat: 33.286986, Lon: -104.454686, Vehicles: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: Inconsistent data
Apr 11, 1995 10:59 AM, 4th, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Dexter)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:42 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:5
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:3
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Dexter)
FAA Registered Aircraft:9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Dexter)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents: