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Population in 2010: 2,743. Population change since 2000: +4.6%
Males: 1,291  (47.1%)
Females: 1,452  (52.9%)

Median resident age:  28.6 years
New Mexico median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 87528.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,439 (it was $26,818 in 2000)
Dulce:

$42,439
NM:

$42,558
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,609

Dulce CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $56,954 (it was $39,800 in 2000)
Dulce:

$56,954
NM:

$157,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $77,217; Detached houses: $93,687; Mobile homes: $47,535

Median gross rent in 2012: $410.

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  • American Indian alone - 2,326 (84.8%)
  • Hispanic - 303 (11.0%)
  • White alone - 73 (2.7%)
  • Two or more races - 27 (1.0%)
  • Black alone - 11 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Dulce: 83.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (1.7%), German (1.4%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 6769 feet

Land area: 12.9 square miles.

Population density: 212 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Dulce:

  • High school or higher: 82.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Unemployed: 15.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 8.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dulce CDP:

  • Never married: 43.5%
  • Now married: 44.2%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 3.0%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

57 residents are foreign born

This place:  2.0%
New Mexico:  9.3%



According to our research of New Mexico and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Dulce, New Mexico as of December 29, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Dulce to the number of sex offenders is 549 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $440 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.3%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Santa Fe, NM (104.9 miles , pop. 62,203).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (128.3 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (371.7 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Lumberton, NM (1.7 miles) , Chama, NM (4.8 miles ), Pagosa Springs, CO (4.8 miles ), Arboles, CO (5.0 miles ), Jicarilla, NM (5.1 miles) , Brazos, NM (5.2 miles) , Los Ojos, NM (5.2 miles) , Piedra, CO (5.3 miles) .

Latitude: 36.94 N, Longitude: 106.99 W

Area code: 505

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.0%
New Mexico:

7.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (43%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Public administration (44%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Top executives (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (15%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6%)
  • Child care workers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Dulce-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below New Mexico state average. It is 94% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/13/1994 at 06:01:23, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 99.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/4/2008 at 14:02:42, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MW, 3.7 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 46.0 miles away from Dulce center
On 5/10/1991 at 12:15:54, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 42.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), 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: Floods: 3, Fires: 3, Storms: 3, Snows: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Alan Tafoya - Actor.

Political contributions by individuals in Dulce, NM

Airports located in Dulce:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dulce:

  • Fort Lewis College (about 54 miles; Durango, CO; Full-time enrollment: 3,463)
  • San Juan College (about 67 miles; Farmington, NM; FT enrollment: 3,028)
  • Adams State College (about 72 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,076)
  • Western State College of Colorado (about 112 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,025)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 123 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 5,120)
  • University of New Mexico-Main Campus (about 130 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 19,438)
  • Central New Mexico Community College (about 131 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 8,765)

Public high school in Dulce:

Private high school in Dulce:

  • GOOD NEWS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 30; Location: 13735 HWY 64; Grades: KG - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Dulce:

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Library in Dulce:

  • JICARILLA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $139,834; Location: 165 HAWKS DRIVE; 1,969 books; 20 audio materials; 50 video materials; 37 state licensed databases; 30 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Dulce: Jicarilla Apache Historic District (A), Dulce Weather Station (B), Jicarilla Library (C), Dulce Fire Department (D), Jicarilla Museum (E), Jicarilla Emergency Medical Services (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Dulce include: Dulce Baptist Indian Mission (A), Dulce Assembly of God Church (B), Jicarilla Apache Reformed Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Wirt Cemetery (1), Martinez Cemetery (2), Gomez Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Dulce Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Dulce: Jicarilla Apache Reservation Historical Marker (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Best Western Jicarilla Inn (US 64 Jicarilla Boulevard) (1). Display/hide its approximate location 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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 23.1. This is better than average.
City:

23.1
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 24.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

24.9
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2006 was 4.57. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

4.57
U.S.:

11.24


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 18.4%
(1.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 24.7% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  3.0 people
New Mexico:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  73.4%
Whole state:  65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  13.8%
Whole state:  8.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Dulce, NM

55 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
19 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Dulce compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Banks with branches in Dulce (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Dulce Branch at 614 Hawks Drive, branch established on 1996/07/22. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (77%)
  • Wood (12%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Dulce CDP (based on Rio Arriba County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 63.21%
Here63.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchInternational Church of the Foursquare GospelLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist Church
Adherents84.3%4.0%2.5%1.8%1.5%
Congregations53.5%2.3%3.5%9.3%5.8%
NameSouthern Baptist ConventionPresbyterian Church (USA)Seventh-Day Adventist ChurchReformed Church in AmericaOther
Adherents1.4%1.1%0.7%0.6%2.1%
Congregations3.5%3.5%3.5%1.2%14.0%
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: 7
Rio Arriba County:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Rio Arriba County:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This 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.
New Mexico:

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

5.65 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

5.9%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Rio Arriba County:

21.0%
State:

22.1%

5.22% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,475 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.22%
New Mexico average:

7.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Santa Fe County, NM  1.46% ($28,081 average AGI)
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.61% ($23,036)
from San Juan County, NM  0.57% ($22,429)


5.64% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,437 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.64%
New Mexico average:

7.42%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Santa Fe County, NM  1.42% ($28,784 average AGI)
to Bernalillo County, NM  0.90% ($26,033)
to San Juan County, NM  0.51% ($20,429)

Strongest AM radio stations in Dulce:

  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KIUP (930 AM; 5 kW; DURANGO, CO; Owner: FOUR CORNERS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KENN (1390 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • KWUF (1400 AM; 1 kW; PAGOSA SPRINGS, CO; Owner: WOLF CREEK BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KNDN (960 AM; 5 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: BASIN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KRZE (1280 AM; 5 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: J. THOMAS DEVELOPMENT OF NM, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dulce:

  • KCIE (90.5 FM; DULCE, NM; Owner: JICARILLA APACHE TRIBE)
  • K287AA (105.3 FM; PAGOSA SPRINGS, ETC., CO; Owner: KUTE, INC.)
  • KWUF-FM (106.3 FM; PAGOSA SPRINGS, CO; Owner: WOLF CREEK BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K244DO (96.7 FM; ALAMOSA, ETC., CO; Owner: SAN LUIS VALLEY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KIQX (101.3 FM; DURANGO, CO; Owner: FOUR CORNERS BROADCASTINGS, LLC)
  • KRZA (88.7 FM; ALAMOSA, CO; Owner: EQUAL REPRESENTATION/MEDIA ADVOCACY)
  • KUTE (90.1 FM; IGNACIO, CO; Owner: KUTE, INC.)
  • K210BA (89.9 FM; PURGATORY, ETC., CO; Owner: KUTE, INC.)
  • KRSJ (100.5 FM; DURANGO, CO; Owner: FOUR CORNERS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K223AF (92.5 FM; PAGOSA SPRINGS, CO; Owner: PROCLAIMING CHRIST'S LOVE MINISTRIES)
  • KFLH (95.9 FM; CHAMA, NM; Owner: ON TOP BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Dulce:

  • K30EK (Channel 30; DULCE & LUMBERTON, NM; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)
  • K26EP (Channel 26; DULCE/LUMBERTON, NM; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • K28ER (Channel 28; DULCE & LUMBERTON, NM; Owner: KOAT HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K22GE (Channel 22; DULCE, NM; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Dulce, New Mexico:
  • Fatal accident count: 15
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 16
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 6
  • Fatalities: 16
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 44
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
New Mexico average:
  • Fatal accident count: 140
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 202
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 57
  • Fatalities: 154
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 382
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 24

See more detailed statistics of Dulce fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 3 meters (10ft)
Total costs: $58,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,000
Total average daily truck traffic: 100
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 1,170

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Dulce, NM)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: N6BWA
    Grant Date: 10/16/1995, Expiration Date: 10/16/2005, Cancellation Date: 10/17/2007
    Registrant: Roger R Sanders, Dulce, NM 87528

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: BELL OH-58C (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Turbo-shaft
    N-Number: 505JA , Serial Number: 70-15381
    Registrant (Government): Jicarilla Apache Police, Hawks Drive, Dulce, NM 87528



Most common first names in Dulce, NM among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Juan484.0 years
Helen374.7 years
Martha377.6 years
Jack376.3 years
Robert355.7 years
Louis371.0 years
Louise388.4 years
Avis276.0 years
Howard258.5 years
James273.0 years
Most common last names in Dulce, NM among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Vigil1868.2 years
Vicenti1674.3 years
Montoya1464.1 years
Velarde1070.4 years
Monarco965.3 years
Levato870.1 years
Atole860.3 years
Tiznado865.6 years
Julian867.1 years
Wanoskia762.6 years

Businesses in Dulce, NM

  • Best Western: 1
  • True Value: 1


Dulce on our top lists:

  • #91 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times"
  • #86 (87528) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking other language at home (pop 1,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Kerry (Democrat) in the 2004 Presidential Election"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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