For population 25 years and over in Jal:
For population 15 years and over in Jal city:
268 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $357 (0.5%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Odessa, TX (51.5 miles , pop. 90,943).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: El Paso, TX (190.9 miles , pop. 563,662).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (333.4 miles , pop. 1,144,646).
Nearest cities: Kermit, TX (4.3 miles ), Eunice, NM (4.8 miles ), Wink, TX (5.0 miles ), Mentone, TX (5.7 miles) , Goldsmith, TX (5.9 miles ), Nadine, NM (6.0 miles ), Monument, NM (6.0 miles ), Wickett, TX (6.3 miles ).
Latitude: 32.11 N, Longitude: 103.19 W
Area code: 505
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Crime rate in Jal detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 11 (5 officers).
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: -146 (-6.8%).
Work and jobs in Jal: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Jal, New Mexico
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Jal-area historical tornado activity is significantly above New Mexico state average. It is 23% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/30/1955, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 20.6 miles away from the Jal city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
On 4/19/1977, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 50.3 miles away from the city center injured 18 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Jal-area historical earthquake activity is below New Mexico state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 16.3 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 84.3 miles away from Jal center
On 5/23/2004 at 09:22:05, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 85.2 miles away from the city center
On 3/14/1999 at 22:43:17, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MD, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 90.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/30/1999 at 19:04:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MD, 3.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 91.7 miles away from Jal center
On 6/22/2004 at 08:55:28, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Lea County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 2, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Jal and their reported violations in the past:JAL WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM (Population served: 1996, Groundwater):
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.2%
(2.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 13.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 29.6% for two or more races residents)
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Religion statistics for Jal city (based on Lea County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 81.52%
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 8
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
Number of full-service restaurants: 41
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Jal government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):
5.79% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,668 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
5.83% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($44,959 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Jal, New Mexico:See more detailed statistics of Jal fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Jal)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:85 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Jal, NM)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Jal)
FAA Registered Aircraft:5
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2014.