Folsom, New Mexico

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Population in 2019: 57 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -24.0%
Males: 31  (55.8%)
Females: 26  (44.2%)
Median resident age:

22.4 years
New Mexico median age:

38.6 years

Zip code: 88419

Estimated median household income in 2019: $22,792 (it was $17,083 in 2000)
Folsom:

$22,792
NM:

$51,945

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $24,625 (it was $9,561 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $98,057 (it was $56,800 in 2000)
Folsom:

$98,057
NM:

$180,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $102,847; detached houses: $111,689; mobile homes: $142,030

Median gross rent in 2019: $456.

March 2019 cost of living index in Folsom: 90.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 0.0%
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  • Races in Folsom, NM (2019)
    • 4093.0%White alone
    • 24.7%Hispanic
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Ancestries: American (50.0%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 6400 feet

Land area: 0.54 square miles.

Population density: 106 people per square mile   (very low).

Folsom, New Mexico map

6 residents are foreign born (8.0% Latin America).

This village:

8.0%
New Mexico:

8.2%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Folsom village:

0.4% ($199)
New Mexico:

0.7% ($699)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pueblo, CO (105.4 miles , pop. 102,121).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (147.3 miles , pop. 360,890).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (492.1 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Des Moines, NM (2.8 miles),
Capulin, NM (2.9 miles),
Branson, CO (3.4 miles),
Grenville, NM (4.9 miles),
Raton, NM (5.4 miles ),
Model, CO (6.1 miles),
Starkville, CO (6.2 miles),
Hoehne, CO (6.3 miles)

Latitude: 36.85 N, Longitude: 103.92 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 505

Distribution of median household income in Folsom, NM in 2019
Distribution of house value in Folsom, NM in 2019

Folsom satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.4%
New Mexico:

7.3%
Population change in the 1990s: +11 (+17.2%).

Average climate in Folsom, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Folsom-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New Mexico state average. It is 648% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 05:46:18, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 45.7 miles away from Folsom center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 47.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 51.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/2011 at 23:30:19, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 37.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 43.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 43.7 miles away from Folsom 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 Union County (6) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Folsom:

  • Pueblo Community College (about 106 miles; Pueblo, CO; Full-time enrollment: 5,329)
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo (about 108 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 5,993)
  • New Mexico Highlands University (about 113 miles; Las Vegas, NM; FT enrollment: 2,931)
  • Adams State University (about 117 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,805)
  • Pikes Peak Community College (about 141 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 10,395)
  • Santa Fe Community College (about 146 miles; Santa Fe, NM; FT enrollment: 3,047)
  • Colorado College (about 147 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,199)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Folsom: Folsom Coal Loading Chute (A), Folsom Railroad Tank Bed (B), Folsom Museum (C), Folsom Fire Department (D), Folsom Hotel (E), Folsom Museum Historic Site (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Folsom include: Saint Josephs Catholic Church (A), First Baptist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Average household size:
This village:

2.1 people
New Mexico:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

50.0%
Whole state:

65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

0.0%
Whole state:

8.2%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Folsom:

Marital status in Folsom, NM
  • Never married: 27.7%
  • Now married: 40.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 24.2%
  • Divorced: 7.7%

For population 25 years and over in Folsom:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 6.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.5
New Mexico average:

12.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Folsom, NM (based on Union County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,8514
Evangelical Protestant87810
Mainline Protestant5563
Other-2
None1,264-
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: 1
Union County:

2.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
This county:

5.32 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
This county:

18.61 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

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

6.2%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Union County:

20.0%
New Mexico:

22.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

54.2%
New Mexico:

49.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

57.2%
New Mexico:

48.1%

Average BMI:
Folsom:

28.2
New Mexico:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

18.5%
New Mexico:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

6.0%
State:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.0
New Mexico:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.5%
New Mexico:

34.6%

General health condition:
This city:

61.9%
State:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

82.3%
New Mexico:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Folsom, NM Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 3$4,300
Totals for Government 0$0 3$4,300

Folsom government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Local Fire Protection: $163,000 ($2859.65)
    Central Staff Services: $99,000 ($1736.84)
    Financial Administration: $66,000 ($1157.89)
    Regular Highways: $16,000 ($280.70)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($17.54)

Folsom government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $1,000 ($17.54)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($35.09)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $165,000 ($2894.74)
    General Local Government Support: $117,000 ($2052.63)
    Highways: $5,000 ($87.72)
  • Tax - Property: $13,000 ($228.07)

Folsom government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,000 ($245.61)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,000 ($192.98)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,000 ($52.63)

Folsom government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $608,000 ($10666.67)

Strongest AM radio stations in Folsom:

  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KRTN (1490 AM; 1 kW; RATON, NM; Owner: RATON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCBR (1040 AM; daytime; 15 kW; MONUMENT, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KNMX (540 AM; 5 kW; LAS VEGAS, NM; Owner: SANGRE DE CRISTO B/DCASTING CO, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Folsom:

  • KRTN-FM (93.9 FM; RATON, NM; Owner: RATON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCRT-FM (92.5 FM; TRINIDAD, CO; Owner: PHILLIPS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K207BN (89.3 FM; TRINIDAD, CO; Owner: MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KBKZ (96.5 FM; RATON, NM; Owner: PHILLIPS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Folsom:

  • K54BN (Channel 54; CAPULIN, ETC., NM; Owner: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 7ft / 2.4mTotal length
  • 260Total average daily traffic
  • 46Total average daily truck traffic
  • 37Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Durrett Tower, Unnamed Road Just Off Cr 8064 (Lat: 36.930278 Lon: -103.275222), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 21.9 m, Overall height: 27.4 m, Call Sign: WQKE259,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.820 MHz, Grant Date: 02/26/2019, Expiration Date: 04/16/2029, Certifier: Ferron Lucero, Registrant: New Wave Licensing Services Inc., 818 Taneytown Rd., Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-0910, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • E End Of Bn Alps Siding 10 Mi On Hwys 325 551 N (Lat: 36.912778 Lon: -103.903000), Overall height: 9.1 m, Call Sign: WNTY713,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2138.00 MHz, Grant Date: 04/07/2010, Expiration Date: 05/09/2020, Cancellation Date: 06/13/2011, Registrant: Bnsf Railway Company, 4515 Kansas Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4615, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • Alps Siding, W End Of Bn Alps Siding 10 Mi On Hwys 325 And 551 N Of (Lat: 36.912222 Lon: -103.876889), Type: Pole, Structure height: 12.2 m, Overall height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WED930,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2145.20 MHz, Grant Date: 02/12/2009, Expiration Date: 03/17/2019, Cancellation Date: 06/13/2011, Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (914) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • Folsom, W End Of Bn New Folsom Siding 1.9 Mi Se Of (Lat: 36.829167 Lon: -103.902444), Type: Pole, Structure height: 12.2 m, Overall height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WED931,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2142.00 MHz, Grant Date: 02/12/2009, Expiration Date: 03/17/2019, Cancellation Date: 06/13/2011, Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (914) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PROTECH AIRCRAFT INC PT-2B (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 81863, N81863, N-81863, Serial Number: PT 1227, Year manufactured: 1999, Airworthiness Date: 09/24/1999, Certificate Issue Date: 07/16/1999
    Registrant (Individual): W Jack Dba Williams, Po Box 406, Folsom, NM 88419, Other Owners: Ranch Rainbow

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Folsom, NM
  • 62.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 37.5%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Folsom, NM
  • 100.0%Wood


Folsom compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
There are no pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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