Espanola, New Mexico

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Population in 2017: 10,029 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +3.5%
 
Males: 5,029  (50.1%)
Females: 5,000  (49.9%)
Median resident age:

38.7 years
New Mexico median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 87533.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $27,927 (it was $27,144 in 2000)
Espanola:

$27,927
NM:

$46,748

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $19,725 (it was $14,303 in 2000)

Espanola city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $152,056 (it was $93,000 in 2000)
Espanola:

$152,056
NM:

$167,500

Mean prices in 2016: all housing units: $206,568; detached houses: $272,064; townhouses or other attached units: $173,936; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $255,333; mobile homes: $112,291

Median gross rent in 2016: $684.

March 2019 cost of living index in Espanola: 87.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 32.1%
(21.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.8% for Black residents, 33.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 39.1% for American Indian residents, 30.0% for other race residents, 22.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Espanola, NM (2016)
    • 8,92988.0%Hispanic
    • 9389.2%White alone
    • 1341.3%Black alone
    • 1131.1%Asian alone
    • 1061.0%American Indian alone
    • 300.3%Other race alone
    • 210.2%Two or more races

Races in Espanola detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of New Mexico and other state lists, there were 22 registered sex offenders living in Espanola, New Mexico as of November 12, 2019.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Espanola is 461 to 1.


Crime rates in Espanola by year

Type

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(31.0)
2
(20.3)
1
(9.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(19.8)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(21.0)
3
(31.0)
2
(20.3)
5
(48.4)
8
(77.5)
5
(49.2)
2
(19.8)
4
(39.9)
3
(29.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
20
(209.9)
17
(175.4)
19
(193.0)
33
(319.2)
51
(493.8)
37
(363.8)
28
(277.2)
26
(259.2)
28
(276.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
202
(2,120)
232
(2,394)
206
(2,092)
218
(2,109)
211
(2,043)
223
(2,193)
234
(2,317)
238
(2,373)
264
(2,608)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
281
(2,949)
290
(2,993)
325
(3,301)
452
(4,372)
356
(3,447)
347
(3,412)
190
(1,881)
211
(2,104)
228
(2,253)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
346
(3,631)
505
(5,212)
494
(5,017)
420
(4,063)
482
(4,666)
244
(2,399)
244
(2,416)
303
(3,021)
220
(2,174)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
42
(440.7)
42
(433.4)
27
(274.2)
43
(415.9)
31
(300.1)
34
(334.3)
44
(435.6)
43
(428.7)
33
(326.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
5
(52.5)
5
(51.6)
13
(132.0)
6
(58.0)
1
(9.7)
3
(29.5)
4
(39.6)
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City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 255.3)890.61070.8986.91077.41070.6948.5845.3886.6938.6

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City-data.com crime index in Espanola, NM

Crime rate in Espanola detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 36 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.29
New Mexico average:

2.32
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Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 8.38 square miles.

Population density: 1,196 people per square mile   (low).

Espanola, New Mexico map

1,164 residents are foreign born (10.0% Latin America).

This city:

11.5%
New Mexico:

9.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $824 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $890 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Santa Fe, NM (23.8 miles , pop. 62,203).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (68.9 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (381.9 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Santa Cruz, NM (1.2 miles ),
Sombrillo, NM (1.4 miles ),
Santa Clara Pueblo, NM (1.6 miles ),
Cuartelez, NM (1.7 miles ),
Ohkay Owingeh, NM (1.7 miles ),
Arroyo Seco, NM (1.8 miles ),
El Valle de Arroyo Seco, NM (1.8 miles ),
San Juan Pueblo, NM (1.9 miles )

Latitude: 36.00 N, Longitude: 106.06 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,577 (+25.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,802 (48.0%)

Area code: 505

Distribution of median household income in Espanola, NM in 2016
Distribution of house value in Espanola, NM in 2016
Espanola satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.2%
New Mexico:

4.6%
Historical population in Espanola, NM
Historical housing units in Espanola, NM
Most common industries in Espanola, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (14.2%)
  • Educational services (10.9%)
  • Construction (9.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.3%)
  • Health care (6.5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (16.6%)
  • Public administration (12.1%)
  • Educational services (8.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Public administration (16.4%)
  • Educational services (13.6%)
  • Health care (11.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (7.8%)
  • Social assistance (6.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.0%)
Most common occupations in Espanola, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.6%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Cashiers (4.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.0%)

Average climate in Espanola, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Espanola, New Mexico environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 31.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

31.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2006 was 0.334. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 23.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.334
U.S.:

0.267
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 3.15. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.15
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Espanola-area historical earthquake activity is near New Mexico state average. It is 143% 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 96.1 miles away from Espanola 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 605.3 miles away from Espanola 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 1/29/1990 at 13:16:10, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 LG, Depth: 7.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 116.0 miles away from Espanola 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) earthquake occurred 98.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 594.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/1/2004 at 06:50:47, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 80.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Rio Arriba County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Fires: 4, Snows: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Espanola topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Espanola:

  • PRESBYTERIAN ESPANOLA HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 1010 SPRUCE STREET)
  • ESPANOLA VALLEY NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (720 HACIENDA STREET)
  • ESPANOLA DIALYSIS (FMC) (1420 CALLE DE LA MERCED)
  • ESPANOLA HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH (1010 SPRUCE STREET)
  • RIO GRANDE HOME CARE (706 LA JOYA ST.)

Airports located in Espanola:

College/University in Espanola:

  • Northern New Mexico College (Full-time enrollment: 1,226; Location: 921 Paseo de Onate; Public; Website: nnmc.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Espanola:

  • Santa Fe Community College (about 29 miles; Santa Fe, NM; Full-time enrollment: 3,047)
  • New Mexico Highlands University (about 55 miles; Las Vegas, NM; FT enrollment: 2,931)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 63 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 2,335)
  • University of New Mexico-Main Campus (about 71 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 23,042)
  • Central New Mexico Community College (about 72 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 19,398)
  • Adams State University (about 103 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,805)
  • San Juan College (about 129 miles; Farmington, NM; FT enrollment: 5,112)

Public high schools in Espanola:

  • ESPANOLA VALLEY HIGH (Students: 671, Location: 1111 EL LLANO RD, Grades: 9-12)
  • MCCURDY CHARTER SCHOOL (Location: 341 S MCCURDY RD, Grades: KG-12, Charter school)

Private high schools in Espanola:

  • MCCURDY SCHOOL (Students: 230, Location: 261 S MCCURDY RD, Grades: PK-12)
  • VICTORY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 90, Location: 823 ANGEL DURAN DR, Grades: PK-12)
  • VALLEY BIBLE BAPTIST (Students: 19, Location: 56 ARROYO SECO CIR, Grades: T1-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Espanola:

See full list of schools located in Espanola

Libraries in Espanola:

  • ESPANOLA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $307,297; Location: 313 NORTH PASEO DE ONATE; 40,298 books; 885 audio materials; 1,328 video materials; 37 state licensed databases; 102 print serial subscriptions)
  • SANTA CLARA PUEBLO COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $208,018; Location: 1 KEE ST. LOS ALAMOS HWY.; 11,945 books; 160 audio materials; 680 video materials; 37 state licensed databases; 59 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • The City of Espanola leadership has recently changed with the March 2006 election. We have a new Mayor The Honorable Joseph Maestas along with five City Council members that joined a team of three current City Councilors. This team of dedicated people are eager to "Move Espanola Forward".
  • ESPANOLA MIDDLE SCHOOL:LOCATED IN CALLE ESPINOZA 116 GRADE 7TH- ESPANOLA MID HIGH SCHOOL:LOCATED ON THE NORTH WEST OF ESPANOLA. added by MATT MTZ
  • This American city flies the Mexican flag on public/state property at the same height as the American flag. added by Proud to be an American
  • Espanola has the highest heroin OD rate in the nation, heuury and join the fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! added by R Lucerro

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Espanola: Española Weather Station (A), Española Public Library (B), Northern New Mexico Community College Library (C), Espanola Fire Department Station 3 (D), Española Hospital Library (E), Espanola Valley Emergency Medical Services (F), Espanola Fire Department Station 2 (G), Espanola Fire Department Main Station (H), Espanola District Ranger Office (I), Chimayo Trading Post Historic Site (J), Bond House Historic Site (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Espanola include: First Baptist Church (A), Church of God (B), United Pentacostal Church (C), Calvary Chapel (D), Methodist Episcopal Church (E), United Pentecostal Church (F), Saint Stephens Episcopal Church (G), United Brethren Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Santa Cruz River (A), Arroyo de Ranchitos (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Espanola: Española Valley Historical Marker (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Libraries-Public (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 405 Paseo De Onate), Espanola Chamber of Commerce (417 Big Rock Shopping Centre), Sierra Taxidermy LLC (Tours & Charters; 1509 North Paseo De Onate).

Hotels: Super 8 Motel of Espanola (811 South Riverside Drive), Atencio Noberto (530 North Riverside Drive), Rancho De San Juan (PO Box 4140), Days Inn (807 South Riverside Drive), Comfort Inn (604 South Riverside Drive Suite B), Western Winds Motel (815 North Riverside Drive), Arrow Motel (530 North Riverside Drive), Hoemann Yolanda F (179 State Road 199), Comfort Inn Espanola (604-B South Riverside Drive).

Courts: Santa Clara Pueblo Tribal Court (South Highway 30), New Mexico Magistrate Court (410 Paseo De Onate), New Mexico State - Taxation & Revenue Dept- Santa Fe- Taxation & Revenue Depart (705 La Joya Street).

Rio Arriba County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

ESPANOLA WATER SYSTEM (Address: 405 N. Paseo de Onate , Population served: 10,495, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-14-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-17-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-17-2012), St Compliance achieved (NOV-14-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-17-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-17-2012), St Compliance achieved (NOV-14-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-01-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-03-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-01-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-03-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-01-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-03-2012)
  • 35 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-24-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-24-2012), St Compliance achieved (NOV-09-2012)
  • 192 regular monitoring violations
ENCHANTED MESA MOBILE HOME PARK (Address: 313 State Road 399, Space 51 , Population served: 145, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
CANONES MDWCA (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In FEB-22-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-25-2013)
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In FEB-22-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-07-2012)
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In FEB-22-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-25-2013)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In OCT-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-08-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-08-2007), St Compliance achieved (FEB-17-2009), St Public Notif received (OCT-22-2010)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
SOLACITO MDWCA (Address: 2 Calle Seco , Population served: 35, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In JUL-11-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-22-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-22-2013), St Compliance achieved (2 times from OCT-16-2013 to NOV-16-2013)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-06-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-06-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-12-2012)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-19-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-19-2007), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-12-2012)
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
New Mexico:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

66.1%
Whole state:

65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

10.1%
Whole state:

8.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

People in group quarters in Espanola in 2010:

  • 83 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 31 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 10 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 3 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Espanola in 2000:

  • 31 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 23 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 10 people in religious group quarters
  • 4 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Banks with branches in Espanola (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: Rio Arriba Main Branch at 1123 North Riverside Drive, branch established on 1916/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Valley National Bank: at 333 Riverside Drive, branch established on 1964/09/28. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $293.8 mil, Deposits: $212.8 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1 total offices
  • Community Bank: Espanola Branch at 411 Carr Lane, branch established on 2004/02/05. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $186.9 mil, Deposits: $159.8 mil, headquarters in Santa Fe, NM, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Community Bancorporation Of New Mexico, Inc.
  • Century Bank: Espanola Branch at 460 G Riverside Drive, branch established on 2002/07/13. Info updated 2007/12/12: Bank assets: $545.5 mil, Deposits: $440.6 mil, headquarters in Santa Fe, NM, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Century Financial Services Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Espanola Branch at 644 N. Riverside Drive, branch established on 1961/01/01. 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

For population 15 years and over in Espanola:

Marital status in Espanola, NM
  • Never married: 40.5%
  • Now married: 36.9%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 13.3%

For population 25 years and over in Espanola:

  • High school or higher: 80.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 9.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2016
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2016
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.5
New Mexico average:

12.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2016
Means of transportation to work in 2016 - Espanola
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Espanola, NM (based on Rio Arriba County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
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.
State:

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
Rio Arriba County:

5.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.9%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Rio Arriba County:

21.0%
New Mexico:

22.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.5%
State:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

47.8%
New Mexico:

47.6%

Average BMI:
Espanola:

28.6
New Mexico:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.7%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Espanola:

10.9%
New Mexico:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.6%
New Mexico:

34.5%

General health condition:
This city:

54.4%
New Mexico:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

80.9%
New Mexico:

80.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Espanola, NM Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 21$80,426$45,9580$0
Other Government Administration 15$31,109$24,8870$0
Other and Unallocable 15$69,265$55,4120$0
Firefighters 12$43,549$43,5490$0
Financial Administration 10$34,634$41,5610$0
Water Supply 9$20,967$27,9560$0
Police - Other 8$22,490$33,7350$0
Judicial and Legal 7$19,654$33,6930$0
Sewerage 7$23,584$40,4300$0
Streets and Highways 6$19,001$38,0020$0
Local Libraries 4$7,477$22,4310$0
Correction 3$8,708$34,8320$0
Parks and Recreation 2$4,229$25,3740$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 119$385,093$38,8330$0

Espanola government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $806,000 ($80.37)
    Regular Highways: $543,000 ($54.14)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $332,000 ($33.10)
    Sewerage: $64,000 ($6.38)
    Police Protection: $53,000 ($5.28)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,749,000 ($274.11)
    Central Staff Services: $2,271,000 ($226.44)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,538,000 ($153.36)
    Sewerage: $1,342,000 ($133.81)
    Water Utilities: $1,238,000 ($123.44)
    Solid Waste Management: $711,000 ($70.89)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $679,000 ($67.70)
    General - Other: $657,000 ($65.51)
    Regular Highways: $622,000 ($62.02)
    General Public Buildings: $581,000 ($57.93)
    Parks and Recreation: $571,000 ($56.93)
    Financial Administration: $385,000 ($38.39)
    Libraries: $220,000 ($21.94)
    Natural Resources - Other: $133,000 ($13.26)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $332,000 ($33.10)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Correctional Institutions: $357,000 ($35.60)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $97,000 ($9.67)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,238,000 ($821.42)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $402,000 ($40.08)

Espanola government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,073,000 ($206.70)
    Solid Waste Management: $642,000 ($64.01)
    Other: $327,000 ($32.61)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $72,000 ($7.18)
    Parks and Recreation: $55,000 ($5.48)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $798,000 ($79.57)
    Fines and Forfeits: $442,000 ($44.07)
    Interest Earnings: $271,000 ($27.02)
    Rents: $137,000 ($13.66)
    General Revenue - Other: $22,000 ($2.19)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,801,000 ($279.29)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $527,000 ($52.55)
    General Local Government Support: $399,000 ($39.78)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $10,357,000 ($1032.71)
    Property: $612,000 ($61.02)
    Public Utilities Sales: $278,000 ($27.72)
    Motor Vehicle License: $101,000 ($10.07)
    Other License: $83,000 ($8.28)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $26,000 ($2.59)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $9,000 ($0.90)

Espanola government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,854,000 ($2179.08)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,854,000 ($2179.08)

Espanola government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,636,000 ($462.26)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $555,000 ($55.34)

5.33% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($34,574 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.33%
New Mexico average:

6.21%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Santa Fe County, NM  1.40% ($31,565 average AGI)
from San Juan County, NM  1.20% ($29,567)
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.64% ($27,655)


4.83% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,516 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.83%
New Mexico average:

6.56%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Santa Fe County, NM  1.63% ($39,213 average AGI)
to Bernalillo County, NM  0.76% ($27,951)
to Sandoval County, NM  0.29% ($40,154)
Businesses in Espanola, NM
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1Long John Silver's1
AutoZone1Lowe's1
Baskin-Robbins1McDonald's1
Burger King1Motel 61
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Inn1RadioShack1
Cricket Wireless1SONIC Drive-In2
Curves1Subway1
Dairy Queen1T-Mobile1
Days Inn1Taco Bell1
Domino's Pizza1True Value1
FedEx2U-Haul2
H&R Block1UPS2
Jones New York1Walgreens1
KFC2Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Espanola:

  • KDCE (950 AM; 4 kW; ESPANOLA, NM; Owner: RICHARD L. GARCIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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)
  • KRSN (1490 AM; 1 kW; LOS ALAMOS, NM; Owner: REAL RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • 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.)
  • KXKS (1190 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KANM (1600 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: ARAGON BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.L.C.)
  • KVSF (1400 AM; 1 kW; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: AGM NEVADA, LLC)
  • KNML (610 AM; 5 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Espanola:

  • KBOM (94.7 FM; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: AGM NEVADA, LLC)
  • 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)
  • KTAO (101.9 FM; TAOS, NM; Owner: TAOS COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KYBR (92.9 FM; ESPANOLA, NM; Owner: RIO CHAMA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KAJZ (105.1 FM; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KRZY-FM (105.9 FM; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KABG (98.5 FM; LOS ALAMOS, NM; Owner: AGM-NEVADA, L.L.C.)
  • KBAC (104.1 FM; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKSS (97.3 FM; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KHFM (95.5 FM; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: AGM-NEVADA L.L.C)
  • KTZO (103.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLYT (88.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CONNECTION COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION, 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)
  • KMGA (99.5 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
Espanola fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Espanola fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 71Number of bridges
  • 682ft / 208mTotal length
  • $25,789,000Total costs
  • 435,347Total average daily traffic
  • 48,813Total average daily truck traffic
  • 655,437Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Espanola, NM - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 51930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 121960-1969
  • 111970-1979
  • 221980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Espanola, NM

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Espanola, NM)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

38 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Espanola)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 121 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3160C , Serial Number: 30959, Year manufactured: 1954
    Registrant (Corporation): Aztec Copper Mines Inc, Box 776, Espanola, NM 87532
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 04/10/2018

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$153,7805$101,47214$139,2842$64,5001$138,4408$78,464
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$129,0009$192,3680$00$02$71,975
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$26,74018$151,2463$16,5202$103,0455$77,558
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$157,3202$112,8752$23,6000$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 9407.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED0$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$93,610
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 9407.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Espanola, NM
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Espanola, NM - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 9
  • Hazardous Condition: 70
  • Good Intent Call: 2
Fire incident types in Espanola, NM

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Espanola, NM

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Espanola, New Mexico:

  • Super 8, 811 S Riverside Dr, Espanola, New Mexico 87532 , Phone: (505) 753-5374, Fax: (505) 753-5339
  • Santa Claran Hotelcasino, 464 N Riverside Dr, Espanola, New Mexico 87532 , Phone: (505) 367-4536, Fax: (505) 367-4549
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Espanola, New Mexico
Most common first names in Espanola, NM among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Jose14575.8 years
Joe5871.3 years
Mary5474.6 years
Juan5078.6 years
John4066.6 years
Maria4079.8 years
Robert3762.7 years
Manuel3568.7 years
Antonio2875.7 years
Frank2871.6 years
Most common last names in Espanola, NM among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Martinez30669.9 years
Garcia11671.5 years
Vigil11072.7 years
Montoya9173.5 years
Trujillo9169.8 years
Salazar8570.4 years
Romero7473.1 years
Gallegos7371.5 years
Maestas7270.3 years
Archuleta7173.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Espanola, NM
  • 85.8%Utility gas
  • 6.4%Electricity
  • 5.7%Wood
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Espanola, NM
  • 80.8%Utility gas
  • 16.7%Electricity
  • 1.1%Wood
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used


Espanola compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.

Espanola on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of assaults per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
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  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of burglaries per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index per police officer (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: healthcare support occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 100 least-safe cities (highest city-data.com crime index)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of robberies per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
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