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Roosevelt County

Population in 2012: 201 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +9.8%
 

Males: 93  (46.7%)
Females: 108  (53.3%)

Median resident age:  45.8 years
New Mexico median age:  45.5 years

Zip code: 88116

Estimated median household income in 2011: $24,345 (it was $22,917 in 2000)
Elida:

$24,345
New Mexico:

$41,963
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $18,777

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $45,695 (it was $24,400 in 2000)
Elida:

$45,695
New Mexico:

$159,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $48,361; Detached houses: $51,000; Mobile homes: $36,364

Median gross rent in 2011: $300.

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  • White alone - 140 (71.1%)
  • Hispanic - 50 (25.4%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (1.5%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (1.0%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.5%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Elida: 83.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (37.1%), English (17.1%), German (10.0%), Irish (4.3%), French (3.6%), Scotch-Irish (3.6%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4356 feet

Land area: 0.80 square miles.

Population density: 250 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Elida:

  • High school or higher: 62.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.6%
  • Unemployed: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Elida town:

  • Never married: 20.4%
  • Now married: 50.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 19.0%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

14 residents are foreign born (9.3% Latin America).

This town:  9.3%
New Mexico:  9.3%



According to our research of New Mexico and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Elida, New Mexico as of April 24, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Elida to the number of sex offenders is 90 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $199 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $199 (0.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lubbock, TX (105.5 miles , pop. 199,564).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (186.7 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (404.4 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Dora, NM (4.3 miles) , Floyd, NM (4.6 miles) , Portales, NM (4.9 miles ), Northeast Chaves, NM (5.2 miles) , Causey, NM (5.7 miles) , Melrose, NM (5.8 miles ), Cannon AFB, NM (6.0 miles ), Clovis, NM (6.4 miles ).

Latitude: 33.95 N, Longitude: 103.65 W

Area code: 505

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.6%
New Mexico:

7.5%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -140 (-43.3%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (45%)
  • Other services, except public administration (18%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (3%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (30%)
  • Educational services (26%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Information (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (24%)
  • Top executives (20%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (15%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (14%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (12%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Librarians, curators, and archivists (5%)


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Tornado activity:

Elida-area historical tornado activity is significantly above New Mexico state average. It is 11% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/21/1963, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 41.6 miles away from the Elida town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/25/1965, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 24.5 miles away from the town center .

Earthquake activity:

Elida-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 79.6 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 97.3 miles away from Elida 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 Elida, NM

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elida:

  • Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus (about 24 miles; Portales, NM; Full-time enrollment: 2,746)
  • South Plains College (about 79 miles; Levelland, TX; FT enrollment: 4,679)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (about 105 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 2,626)
  • Texas Tech University (about 106 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 25,860)
  • West Texas A & M University (about 123 miles; Canyon, TX; FT enrollment: 5,251)
  • Amarillo College (about 135 miles; Amarillo, TX; FT enrollment: 3,610)
  • New Mexico Highlands University (about 145 miles; Las Vegas, NM; FT enrollment: 2,197)

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Notable locations in Elida: Elida Weather Station (A), Ruth McCowen Public Library (B), Town of Elida Fire and Rescue Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Elida include: Methodist Episcopal Church (A), Elida Church of Christ (B), First Baptist Church (C), Elida United Methodist Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Elida Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Elida include: Pecos Valley Historical Marker (1), Castano de Sosas Route Historical Marker (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Court: Elida Municipal Court (704 Clark Street).

 
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 Elida and their reported violations in the past:

ELIDA WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 189, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-1997, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and MAR-01-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (MAR-01-2000)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-1997 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-14-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-14-2005), St Public Notif received (JUN-03-2005)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 20.0%
(25.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
New Mexico:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.6%
Whole state:  65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  2.5%
Whole state:  8.2%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Elida, NM

Elida compared to New Mexico state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (41%)
  • Electricity (32%)
  • Wood (16%)
  • No fuel used (8%)
  • Utility gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Elida (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$2,384$28,6080$0
Judicial and Legal 1$1,496$17,9520$0
Police Protection - Officers 2$4,500$27,0000$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$98
Water Supply 1$1,560$18,7200$0
Totals for Government 5$9,940$23,8561$98

Elida government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $103,000 ($512.44)
    Central Staff Services: $81,000 ($402.99)
    Police Protection: $81,000 ($402.99)
    Water Utilities: $40,000 ($199.00)
    Local Fire Protection: $39,000 ($194.03)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $38,000 ($189.05)
    Regular Highways: $11,000 ($54.73)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($44.78)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($44.78)
    General Public Buildings: $4,000 ($19.90)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $3,000 ($14.93)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($9.95)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($24.88)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $37,000 ($184.08)
    Central Staff Services: $22,000 ($109.45)
    Local Fire Protection: $8,000 ($39.80)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($29.85)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $201,000 ($1000.00)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($4.98)

Elida government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $17,000 ($84.58)
    All Other: $9,000 ($44.78)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $100,000 ($497.51)
    All Other: $10,000 ($49.75)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $7,000 ($34.83)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $127,000 ($631.84)
    Sale of Property: $50,000 ($248.76)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($14.93)
    Rents: $2,000 ($9.95)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000 ($4.98)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $31,000 ($154.23)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $77,000 ($383.08)
    General Local Government Support: $36,000 ($179.10)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $42,000 ($208.96)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $19,000 ($94.53)
    Other Selective Sales: $2,000 ($9.95)
    Property: $2,000 ($9.95)
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,000 ($4.98)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,000 ($4.98)

Elida government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $143,000 ($711.44)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $126,000 ($626.87)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,000 ($194.03)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,000 ($109.45)

Elida government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $375,000 ($1865.67)

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 Elida:

  • 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.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBIM (910 AM; 5 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSEL (1450 AM; 1 kW; PORTALES, NM; Owner: ROONEY MOON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCRX (1430 AM; 5 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: ROSENDO CASAREZ, JR.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KYKK (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; HUMBLE CITY, NM; Owner: NOALMARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KELP (1590 AM; 50 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: MCCLATCHEY BROADCASTING)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KFYO (790 AM; 5 kW; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Elida:

  • K220FT (91.9 FM; PORTALES, NM; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KSMX (107.5 FM; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: ROONEY MOON BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Elida:

  • K58FW (Channel 64; PORTALES, NM; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • KENW (Channel 3; PORTALES, NM; Owner: EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY)
  • K24DU (Channel 24; DORA, NM; Owner: NVG-AMARILLO, LLC)
  • KOBR (Channel 8; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: STANLEY S. HUBBARD REVOCABLE TRUST)
  • K67CS (Channel 67; DORA, NM; Owner: PANHANDLE TELECASTING LP)
  • K36DQ (Channel 36; ELIDA, NM; Owner: PRIME TIME CHRISTIAN B/CING., INC.)
  • K30FM (Channel 30; PORTALES, NM; Owner: KOAT HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K69CQ (Channel 69; DORA, NM; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)

Elida fatal accident list:

Jun 29, 1994 04:51 AM, 70, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 20, 1990 00:45 AM, 70, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 4 meters (13ft)
Total costs: $194,000
Total average daily traffic: 3,256
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,269
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 3,942

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Elida, NM)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: K5QO, Previous Call Sign: K8ENS, Licensee ID: L00261017
    Grant Date: 02/26/1999, Expiration Date: 02/26/2009, Cancellation Date: 07/26/2000
    Registrant: Edgar T Bliss, 4173 Rr 18 S, Elida, NM 88116-0194
  • Call Sign: KJ5JI, Licensee ID: L00607510
    Grant Date: 01/10/2013, Expiration Date: 03/09/2023, Certifier: Annie L Connelly
    Registrant: Annie L Connelly, Elida, NM 88116
  • Call Sign: KJ5MS, Licensee ID: L00650190
    Grant Date: 04/12/2013, Expiration Date: 06/01/2023, Certifier: William C Connelly
    Registrant: William C Connelly, Elida, NM 88116
  • Call Sign: N5WBF, Previous Call Sign: KB5QDM, Licensee ID: L00534433
    Grant Date: 07/25/2012, Expiration Date: 09/15/2022, Certifier: Carl W Connelly
    Registrant: Carl W Connelly, Elida, NM 88116
  • Call Sign: W5KAT, Previous Call Sign: WB8WWL, Licensee ID: L00325477
    Grant Date: 03/25/1999, Expiration Date: 03/25/2009, Cancellation Date: 03/10/2001
    Registrant: Helen F Bliss, 4173 Rr 18 S, Elida, NM 88116-0194
  • Call Sign: KF5QIK, Licensee ID: L01712519
    Grant Date: 05/24/2012, Expiration Date: 05/24/2022, Certifier: Michael D Roberts
    Registrant: Michael D Roberts, 2363 S Roosevelt Rd, Elida, NM 88116


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 8

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