Dixon, New Mexico

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Population in July 2007: 1,487.
Males: 728  (49.0%)
Females: 759  (51.0%)
Median resident age:  42.9 years
New Mexico median age:  34.6 years

Zip code: 87527

Estimated median household income in 2013: $34,708 (it was $25,987 in 2000)
Dixon:

$34,708
NM:

$43,872

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,784 (it was $15,084 in 2000)

Dixon CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $152,094 (it was $101,600 in 2000)
Dixon:

$152,094
NM:

$159,200
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  • Races in Dixon, NM (2000)

    Dixon races chart
    • 1,05069.8%Hispanic
    • 41327.4%White alone
    • 191.3%American Indian alone
    • 171.1%Two or more races
    • 30.2%Black alone
    • 30.2%Other race alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Dixon: 93.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 6028 feet

Land area: 67.8 square miles.

Population density: 22 people per square mile   (very low).

Dixon, New Mexico map

For population 25 years and over in Dixon:

  • High school or higher: 75.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.3%
  • Unemployed: 1.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 36.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dixon CCD:

  • Never married: 39.8%
  • Now married: 43.4%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Dixon CCD:  0.3% ($344)
New Mexico:  0.7% ($699)
Dixon satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Santa Fe, NM (34.5 miles , pop. 62,203).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (84.3 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (397.8 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Chamisal, NM (2.3 miles ), Rio Lucio, NM (2.7 miles ), Velarde, NM (2.7 miles ), Picuris, NM (2.8 miles ), Picuris Pueblo, NM (2.8 miles) , Canova, NM (2.8 miles) , Truchas, NM (2.8 miles ), Penasco, NM (2.9 miles ).

Latitude: 36.16 N, Longitude: 105.84 W

Area code: 505

Dixon household income distribution Dixon home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.0%
New Mexico:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (18%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Public administration (18%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Social assistance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Carpenters (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (15%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Art and design workers (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Accountants and auditors (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)

Work and jobs in Dixon: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Dixon, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Dixon-area historical earthquake activity is near New Mexico state average. It is 134% 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 79.7 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 82.0 miles away from Dixon center
On 1/29/1990 at 13:16:10, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 LG, Depth: 7.5 mi) earthquake occurred 131.0 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 619.3 miles away from the city 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
On 8/1/2004 at 06:50:47, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 64.4 miles away from Dixon 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 73.3 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 Rio Arriba County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 3, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Snows: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dixon:

  • Santa Fe Community College (about 41 miles; Santa Fe, NM; Full-time enrollment: 3,047)
  • New Mexico Highlands University (about 52 miles; Las Vegas, NM; FT enrollment: 2,931)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 79 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 2,335)
  • University of New Mexico-Main Campus (about 87 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 23,042)
  • Central New Mexico Community College (about 87 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 19,398)
  • Adams State University (about 92 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,805)
  • San Juan College (about 137 miles; Farmington, NM; FT enrollment: 5,112)

Private high school in Dixon:

  • APOSTOLIC PRAISE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 8; Location: COUNTY RD 0068 #8; Grades: 1 - 12)

Library in Dixon:

  • EMBUDO VALLEY LIBRARY & COMMUNITY CENTER (Operating income: $133,591; Location: 217 HWY 75 DIXON; 15,000 books; 241 audio materials; 1,448 video materials; 37 state licensed databases; 40 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable location: Dixon Volunteer Fire Department Main Station (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Dixon include: Saint Anthony Catholic Church (A), Santuario de Chimayo (B), Embudo Presbyterian Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: El Santuario (1), Dixon Cemeteries (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Embudo Creek (A), Cañada de Montecito (B), Cañada de Apodaca (C), Canada los Pino Reales (D), Arroyo Pino (E), Arroyo la Mina (F). 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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 23.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

23.1
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 17.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 4.66. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.66
U.S.:

9.14

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

DIXON MDWCA (Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-02-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-02-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-26-2012), St Public Notif received (SEP-26-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-02-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-02-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-26-2012), St Public Notif received (SEP-26-2012)
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In DEC-24-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-11-2013)
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In DEC-24-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-11-2013)
  • One regular monitoring violation
RIO EMBUDO MDWCA (Population served: 120, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

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

  • APODACA MDWCA (Population served: 225, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:  2.1 people
New Mexico:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  55.6%
Whole state:  65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.7%
Whole state:  8.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

23.6%
Whole state:

18.4%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

11.0%
Whole state:

7.8%
22 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse in 2000

Dixon compared to New Mexico state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.9
New Mexico average:

14.5

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (44%)
  • Wood (28%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21%)
  • Other fuel (4%)
  • Electricity (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Dixon CCD (based on Rio Arriba County data)

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
Rio Arriba County:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Rio Arriba 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.
State:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
Here:

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%

4.87% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,246 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.87%
New Mexico average:

6.50%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Santa Fe County, NM  1.19% ($27,329 average AGI)
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.69% ($25,474)
from San Juan County, NM  0.69% ($27,278)


5.20% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,104 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.20%
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 Santa Fe County, NM  1.35% ($34,053 average AGI)
to Bernalillo County, NM  0.88% ($24,129)
to San Juan County, NM  0.49% ($27,623)

Strongest AM radio stations in Dixon:

  • 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)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KXKS (1190 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dixon:

  • KBOM (94.7 FM; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: AGM NEVADA, LLC)
  • KTAO (101.9 FM; TAOS, NM; Owner: TAOS COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • K244DO (96.7 FM; ALAMOSA, ETC., CO; Owner: SAN LUIS VALLEY TELEVISION, 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)
  • KYBR (92.9 FM; ESPANOLA, NM; Owner: RIO CHAMA 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.)
  • KKIT (99.1 FM; ANGEL FIRE, NM; Owner: DMC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFLQ (91.5 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING SYSTEM)

TV broadcast stations around Dixon:

  • K09LN (Channel 9; RINCONADA, ETC., NM; Owner: DIXON SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE)
  • K44CZ (Channel 44; PENASCO, NM; Owner: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO)
  • K36EY (Channel 36; GALLINA, NM; Owner: KOAT HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K11IZ (Channel 11; PENASCO, NM; Owner: PENASCO SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE)
  • W11AH (Channel 11; TRYON & COLUMBUS, NC; Owner: PULITZER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K06FT (Channel 6; PENASCO, NM; Owner: PENASCO SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE)

Dixon fatal accident list:

Jan 5, 2008 02:36 AM, Sr-75, Lat: 36.20439, Lon: -105.90838, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Jun 17, 2006 02:00 AM, Sr-76, Lat: 36.20418, Lon: -105.87127, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Aug 16, 1979 10:55 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4
  • Hazardous Condition: 4
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