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Population in 2012: 135 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.8%
 

Males: 74  (55.3%)
Females: 61  (44.7%)

Median resident age:  39.1 years
New Mexico median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 88115, 88130.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,740 (it was $38,333 in 2000)
Dora:

$36,740
NM:

$42,558
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,667

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $75,093 (it was $63,300 in 2000)
Dora:

$75,093
NM:

$157,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $1,206,045; Detached houses: $1,206,045

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  • White alone - 101 (75.9%)
  • Hispanic - 32 (24.1%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Dora: 88.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (32.8%), United States (21.1%), English (14.4%), Scottish (8.9%), Dutch (3.9%), Irish (2.8%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4288 feet

Land area: 2.82 square miles.

Population density: 48 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Dora:

  • High school or higher: 75.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dora village:

  • Never married: 19.3%
  • Now married: 77.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 1.7%
  • Divorced: 1.7%

20 residents are foreign born

This village:  15.2%
New Mexico:  9.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $270 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $439 (0.6%)

Dora satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lubbock, TX (87.7 miles , pop. 199,564).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (203.5 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (386.3 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Causey, NM (3.8 miles) , Portales, NM (4.2 miles ), Elida, NM (4.3 miles) , Floyd, NM (4.8 miles) , South Sand Hills, TX (5.5 miles) , Cannon AFB, NM (5.7 miles ), Clovis, NM (5.8 miles ), Farwell, TX (6.0 miles ).

Latitude: 33.93 N, Longitude: 103.34 W

Area code: 505

Dora household income distribution Dora home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.6%
New Mexico:

7.5%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -42 (-24.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (47%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (29%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (18%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Educational services (68%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (32%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (30%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (12%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (6%)
  • Religious workers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (33%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (13%)


Average climate in Dora, New Mexico

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Tornado activity:

Dora-area historical tornado activity is significantly above New Mexico state average. It is 31% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/17/1970, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 46.7 miles away from the Dora village center injured 24 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/21/1963, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 29.2 miles away from the village center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dora-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below New Mexico state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/19/1995 at 18:36:43, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 89.2 miles away from the city center
On 7/14/1998 at 05:38:48, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 MD, 2.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 98.0 miles away from Dora center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Roosevelt County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Political contributions by individuals in Dora, NM

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dora:

  • Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus (about 17 miles; Portales, NM; Full-time enrollment: 2,746)
  • South Plains College (about 61 miles; Levelland, TX; FT enrollment: 4,679)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (about 87 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 2,626)
  • Texas Tech University (about 88 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 25,860)
  • West Texas A & M University (about 109 miles; Canyon, TX; FT enrollment: 5,251)
  • Amarillo College (about 122 miles; Amarillo, TX; FT enrollment: 3,610)
  • The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (about 154 miles; Odessa, TX; FT enrollment: 2,108)

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Notable location: Dora Fire Department / Dora Ambulance Service (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Dora include: First Baptist Church (A), Dora Church of Christ (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Roosevelt County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

DORA WATER SYSTEM (VILLAGE OF) (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-09-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-09-2005), St Public Notif received (JUL-05-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-18-2000), St Public Notif requested (AUG-18-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-18-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2001 and JUN-25-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (JUN-20-2002), St Compliance achieved (JUN-25-2002)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and FEB-03-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (FEB-03-2000)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-1997 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-30-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-30-2004)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.9%

Average household size:
This village:  2.7 people
New Mexico:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  72.0%
Whole state:  65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  4.0%
Whole state:  8.2%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Dora, NM

Dora 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.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Dora travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (57%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (33%)
  • Wood (9%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Dora village (based on Roosevelt County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 68.40%
Here68.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchChurches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents37.1%36.7%8.7%7.9%2.4%
Congregations34.1%2.4%22.0%9.8%2.4%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristMuslim EstimatePresbyterian Church (USA)Assemblies of GodOther
Adherents2.1%1.3%0.7%0.6%2.5%
Congregations2.4%2.4%2.4%4.9%17.1%
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
Here:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

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

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
This county:

3.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
Roosevelt County:

5.23 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

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

5.1%
State:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

23.0%
State:

22.1%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,125$25,5000$0
Totals for Government 1$2,125$25,5000$0

Dora government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $50,000 ($370.37)
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $42,000 ($311.11)
    Fire Protection: $30,000 ($222.22)
    Water Utilities: $19,000 ($140.74)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($29.63)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $73,000 ($540.74)
    Water Utilities: $1,000 ($7.41)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $17,000 ($125.93)

Dora government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $38,000 ($281.48)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $22,000 ($162.96)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $38,000 ($281.48)
    General Support: $12,000 ($88.89)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $7,000 ($51.85)
    Property: $1,000 ($7.41)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $419,000 ($3103.70)

10.75% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,621 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.75%
New Mexico average:

7.94%

0.70% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,125 average AGI)
Roosevelt County:

0.70%
New Mexico average:

0.21%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Curry County, NM  2.28% ($24,260 average AGI)
from Lea County, NM  0.30% ($14,941)
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.26% ($26,800)


10.50% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,334 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.50%
New Mexico average:

7.42%

0.24% of residents moved to foreign countries ($711 average AGI)
Roosevelt County:

0.24%
New Mexico average:

0.14%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Curry County, NM  2.22% ($21,654 average AGI)
to Bernalillo County, NM  0.52% ($29,933)
to Lea County, NM  0.28% ($26,125)

Strongest AM radio stations in Dora:

  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KIJN (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FARWELL, TX; Owner: METROPOLITIAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KSEL (1450 AM; 1 kW; PORTALES, NM; Owner: ROONEY MOON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBIM (910 AM; 5 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCLV (1240 AM; 1 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: ZIA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KFYO (790 AM; 5 kW; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KYKK (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; HUMBLE CITY, NM; Owner: NOALMARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KWKA (680 AM; 1 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: CURRY COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGNC (710 AM; 10 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dora:

  • K220FT (91.9 FM; PORTALES, NM; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KSMX (107.5 FM; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: ROONEY MOON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRMQ-FM (101.5 FM; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: MOUNT RUSHMORE BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KSEL-FM (95.3 FM; PORTALES, NM; Owner: ROONEY MOON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K228DQ (93.5 FM; PORTALES, NM; Owner: CONNECTION COMMUNICATIONS ASSOC., INC.)
  • KENW-FM (89.5 FM; PORTALES, NM; Owner: EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Dora:

  • K24DU (Channel 24; DORA, NM; Owner: NVG-AMARILLO, LLC)
  • K67CS (Channel 67; DORA, NM; Owner: PANHANDLE TELECASTING LP)
  • KENW (Channel 3; PORTALES, NM; Owner: EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY)
  • K58FW (Channel 64; PORTALES, NM; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • KLBK-TV (Channel 13; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: QUORUM OF TEXAS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KOBR (Channel 8; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: STANLEY S. HUBBARD REVOCABLE TRUST)
  • K69CQ (Channel 69; DORA, NM; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)

Dora fatal accident list:

Nov 10, 1994 02:06 PM, 206, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Dora)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • GARRISON TOWER, 1/4 Mi E Hwy 206 6 Mi S (Lat: 33.864444 Lon: -103.333611), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WQFV981
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.332 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/18/2006, Expiration Date: 10/18/2016, Certifier: Paul Luscombe
    Registrant: Yucca Communications, 201 West Second Street, Portales, NM 88130, Phone: (505) 356-6462, Fax: (505) 276-8854, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • DORA, Approximately 14 Km East Of Elida, Nm (Lat: 33.901417 Lon: -103.512417), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: WPWY554
    Assigned Frequencies: 2073.50 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/10/2003, Certifier: Edward Hummers Jr.
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 2099 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Suite #100, Washington, DC 20006-6801, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 10
  • Hazardous Condition: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 2

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