Folsom, New Mexico

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Population in 2013: 57 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -24.0%
Males: 18  (32.7%)
Females: 39  (67.3%)
Median resident age:  40.5 years
New Mexico median age:  37.7 years

Zip code: 88419

Estimated median household income in 2012: $25,566 (it was $17,083 in 2000)
Folsom:

$25,566
NM:

$42,558
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,227 (it was $9,561 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $129,218 (it was $56,800 in 2000)
Folsom:

$129,218
NM:

$157,500
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $93,985; Detached houses: $104,366; Mobile homes: $81,207

Median gross rent in 2012: $389.

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  • White alone - 47 (83.9%)
  • Hispanic - 8 (14.3%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (1.8%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Folsom: 90.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Scottish (15.1%), German (14.4%), United States (10.8%), Polish (5.8%), Czech (5.0%), Irish (5.0%).

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

For population 25 years and over in Folsom:

  • High school or higher: 102.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Folsom village:

  • Never married: 31.9%
  • Now married: 44.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 13.0%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

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

This village:  8.0%
New Mexico:  9.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $700 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.3%)

Folsom satellite photo by USGS

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

Folsom household income distribution Folsom home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.6%
New Mexico:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +11 (+17.2%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (59%)
  • Retail trade (30%)
  • Information (11%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (30%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Information (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)

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 below New Mexico state average. It is 57% 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 47.3 miles away from the city 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 56.1 miles away from Folsom center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 43.7 miles away from the city center
On 3/22/2004 at 12:09:56, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 51.6 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 65.6 miles away from Folsom center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 50.5 miles away from the city 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 (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
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 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Folsom topographic map

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)

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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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 0.0%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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

Folsom compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Median household income 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 above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Folsom travel time to work - commute Folsom mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (81%)
  • Wood (16%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Folsom village (based on Union County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 47.05%
Here: 47.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurches of ChristOther
Adherents40.2%25.9%19.3%6.4%8.1%
Congregations14.3%21.4%28.6%14.3%21.4%
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
Union County:

2.66 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

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

5.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

18.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.2%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Union County:

20.0%
New Mexico:

22.1%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 4$1,796
Totals for Government 0$0 4$1,796

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

  • Current Operations - Fire Protection: $22,000 ($385.96)
    Financial Administration: $16,000 ($280.70)
    Health Services - Other: $15,000 ($263.16)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($52.63)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($17.54)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $19,000 ($333.33)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($17.54)
    Health - Other: $1,000 ($17.54)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $8,000 ($140.35)

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

  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $4,000 ($70.18)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $15,000 ($263.16)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($70.18)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $52,000 ($912.28)
    General Support: $30,000 ($526.32)
    Highways: $5,000 ($87.72)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $4,000 ($70.18)
    Property: $2,000 ($35.09)

Folsom government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $6,000 ($105.26)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $6,000 ($105.26)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $162,000 ($2842.11)

6.46% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,787 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.46%
New Mexico average:

6.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.


9.55% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,779 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.55%
New Mexico average:

6.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Dallam County, TX  0.98% ($27,143 average AGI)

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
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 2 meters (7ft)
Total average daily traffic: 259
Total average daily truck traffic: 101
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 265

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:

3
  • Aircraft: CESSNA TU206G (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 132 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-520 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 756ND , Serial Number: U20604216, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 01/17/1978
    Registrant (Corporation): Livestock Health Products Inc, Valley Route, Folsom, NM 88419
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 175 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR GO-300 SERIES (175 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7564M , Serial Number: 55864, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 02/05/1959
    Registrant (Individual): Frederick D Balmer, 5449 Dry Cimarron Hwy, Folsom, NM 88419
  • 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 , Serial Number: PT 1227, Year manufactured: 1999, Airworthiness Date: 09/24/1999
    Registrant (Individual): W Jack Dba Williams, Po Box 406, Folsom, NM 88419, Other Owners: Ranch Rainbow

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