Hondo, New Mexico

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Population in July 2007: 1,081.
Males: 549  (50.8%)
Females: 532  (49.2%)
Median resident age:  40.4 years
New Mexico median age:  34.6 years

Zip code: 88343

Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,412 (it was $28,667 in 2000)
Hondo:

$35,412
NM:

$42,558
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,445 (it was $14,033 in 2000)

Hondo CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $175,998 (it was $101,200 in 2000)
Hondo:

$175,998
NM:

$157,500
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $346,123; Detached houses: $434,197; Townhouses or other attached units: $984,494; Mobile homes: $112,191
Hondo races chart
  • Hispanic - 628 (61.9%)
  • White alone - 379 (37.4%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.10%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.10%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Hondo: 190.5 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 5220 feet

Land area: 690.6 square miles.

Population density: 1.6 people per square mile   (very low).

Hondo, New Mexico map

For population 25 years and over in Hondo:

  • High school or higher: 74.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hondo CCD:

  • Never married: 20.3%
  • Now married: 61.4%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 10.7%



According to our research of New Mexico and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Hondo, New Mexico as of May 07, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Hondo to the number of sex offenders is 1,081 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Hondo CCD:  0.4% ($365)
New Mexico:  0.7% ($699)
Hondo satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Las Cruces, NM (117.1 miles , pop. 74,267).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: El Paso, TX (130.5 miles , pop. 563,662).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (398.9 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Ruidoso Downs, NM (5.0 miles ), Capitan, NM (5.2 miles ), Southwest Chaves, NM (5.4 miles ), Ruidoso, NM (5.4 miles ), Nogal, NM (5.9 miles) , Mayhill, NM (6.1 miles) , Roswell, NM (6.1 miles ), Mountain View, NM (6.1 miles) .

Latitude: 33.35 N, Longitude: 105.17 W

Area code: 505

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

5.5%
New Mexico:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (10%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (7%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)

Work and jobs in Hondo: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Hondo, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Hondo-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below New Mexico state average. It is 71% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 237.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 139.2 miles away from Hondo center
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 124.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 255.7 miles away from the city center
On 12/19/2005 at 20:27:40, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.1 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 67.4 miles away from Hondo center
On 11/8/1990 at 10:46:53, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MD, Depth: 3.8 mi) earthquake occurred 123.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lincoln County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Fires: 6, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hondo:

  • Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus (about 38 miles; Roswell, NM; Full-time enrollment: 2,212)
  • New Mexico State University-Main Campus (about 118 miles; Las Cruces, NM; FT enrollment: 14,497)
  • New Mexico State University-Dona Ana (about 119 miles; Las Cruces, NM; FT enrollment: 5,640)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus (about 120 miles; Portales, NM; FT enrollment: 4,263)
  • El Paso Community College (about 130 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 19,576)
  • Vista College (about 131 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 3,453)
  • The University of Texas at El Paso (about 135 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 18,008)

Public high school in Hondo:

Public elementary/middle school in Hondo:

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Notable locations in Hondo: Lake Windmill (A), LeRoy McKnight Ranch (B), McKnight Ranch (C), Nelson Ranch (D), Nuñez Ranch (E), Old Fears Ranch (F), Old Pruit Ranch (G), Percella Ranch (H), Peters Ranch (I), Rosendo Windmill (J), Slaughter Ranch (K), Spring (L), Torres Ranch (M), Treat Ranch (N), Wilbur McKnight Ranch (O), Watson Ranch (P), Whitetail Windmill (Q), Riley Ranch (R), Lincoln County Livestock Company (S), Bar H Farm (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Hondo include: First Baptist Church (A), Mission Fountain of Living Water Full Gospel (B), Saint Annes Chapel (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Glencoe Cemetery (1), Fritz Cemetery (2), Lincoln Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Little Flying H Lake (A), Deep Lake (B), Pond Lake (C), Galles Lake (D), South Lake (E), Lost Lake (F), Circle Diamond Lake (G), Burro Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Rio Bonito (A), Rio Ruidoso (B), Eagle Creek (C), Baca Spring Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Hondo include: Lincoln Historical Marker (1), Lincoln State Monument Point of Interest (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lincoln 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 Hondo and their reported violations in the past:

TINNIES SILVER DOLLAR RESTAURANT (Address: 28842 HIGHWAY 70 , Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
New Mexico:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  68.9%
Whole state:  65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.6%
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: 0.5% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

23.1%
Whole state:

18.4%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

9.1%
Whole state:

7.8%

Hondo compared to New Mexico state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (76%)
  • Wood (19%)
  • Electricity (3%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Hondo CCD (based on Lincoln County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.17%
Here: 46.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)United Methodist ChurchLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents48.6%17.1%7.4%6.2%4.5%
Congregations24.3%18.9%2.7%8.1%5.4%
NameChurches of ChristEpiscopal ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Church of the NazareneOther
Adherents3.9%3.7%2.8%1.6%4.4%
Congregations8.1%2.7%10.8%2.7%16.2%
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: 4
Lincoln County:

1.93 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Lincoln County:

6.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 36
Here:

17.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.2%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Lincoln County:

17.4%
New Mexico:

22.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.8%
State:

11.5%

7.31% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,055 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.31%
New Mexico average:

6.50%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Otero County, NM  0.73% ($37,679 average AGI)
from El Paso County, TX  0.48% ($50,629)
from Dona Ana County, NM  0.45% ($30,727)


7.57% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,232 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.57%
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 Dona Ana County, NM  0.65% ($28,426 average AGI)
to Otero County, NM  0.56% ($31,049)
to Chaves County, NM  0.47% ($27,765)

Strongest AM radio stations in Hondo:

  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KBUY (1360 AM; 5 kW; RUIDOSO, NM; Owner: WALTON STATIONS-NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KBIM (910 AM; 5 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCRX (1430 AM; 5 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: ROSENDO CASAREZ, JR.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KELP (1590 AM; 50 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: MCCLATCHEY BROADCASTING)
  • KRUI (1490 AM; 1 kW; RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM; Owner: M.T.D., INC.)
  • KTSM (690 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KAMA (750 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hondo:

  • K249DD (97.7 FM; RUIDOSO, NM; Owner: ROSWELL CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • KNMB (96.7 FM; CLOUDCROFT, NM; Owner: MTD, INC.)
  • KIDX (101.5 FM; RUIDOSO, NM; Owner: MTD, INC.)
  • K240CN (95.9 FM; RUIDOSO, NM; Owner: FRIENDS OF KHFM-RUIDOSO)
  • K297AE (107.3 FM; RUIDOSO, NM; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • KSFX (100.5 FM; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: ROSWELL RADIO, INC.)
  • K205DE (88.9 FM; ALAMOGORDO, NM; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL EVANGELISM)
  • K256AI (99.1 FM; ALAMOGORDO, NM; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KZZX (105.3 FM; ALAMOGORDO, NM; Owner: BURT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K215EC (91.1 FM; ALAMOGORDO, NM; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

Hondo fatal accident list:

Mar 24, 1976 03:00 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jul 6, 1976 11:25 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: W5EJ, Licensee ID: L00147506
    Grant Date: 04/03/1997, Expiration Date: 02/11/2007, Cancellation Date: 03/31/2003
    Registrant: Ed Juge, 3698 Los Chozas Trail, Hondo, NM 88336

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
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