La Jara, New Mexico

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Population in 2010: 207.
Population change since 2000: -1.0%
Males: 120  (58.4%)
Females: 87  (41.6%)
Median resident age:

37.0 years
New Mexico median age:

38.6 years

Zip codes: 87027.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $63,179 (it was $39,444 in 2000)
La Jara:

$63,179
NM:

$51,945

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $20,539 (it was $19,691 in 2000)

La Jara CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $166,272 (it was $70,000 in 2000)
La Jara:

$166,272
NM:

$180,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $281,303; detached houses: $775,594; mobile homes: $70,954

Median gross rent in 2019: $609.

March 2019 cost of living index in La Jara: 85.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 26.8%
(35.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 59.1% for American Indian residents, 37.7% for other race residents)
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  • Races in La Jara, NM (2019)
    • 25076.9%Hispanic
    • 3811.7%White alone
    • 3711.4%American Indian alone

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

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Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 7124 feet

Land area: 14.2 square miles.

Population density: 15 people per square mile   (very low).

La Jara, New Mexico map

9 residents are foreign born (1.5% Europe, 1.2% Latin America).

This place:

2.7%
New Mexico:

9.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $308 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $526 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rio Rancho, NM (58.3 miles , pop. 51,765).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (70.9 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (340.6 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Cuba, NM (2.3 miles ),
Regina, NM (2.6 miles),
Gallina, NM (3.5 miles ),
Coyote, NM (3.6 miles ),
Youngsville, NM (4.8 miles),
Torreon, NM (5.1 miles ),
Jemez, NM (5.1 miles ),
Jemez Springs, NM (5.2 miles )

Latitude: 36.10 N, Longitude: 106.96 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 505

Distribution of median household income in La Jara, NM in 2019
Distribution of house value in La Jara, NM in 2019
La Jara satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.1%
New Mexico:

7.3%

Average climate in La Jara, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 64.8. This is about average.

City:

64.8
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 43.4. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 15.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

43.4
U.S.:

33.3

Earthquake activity:

La Jara-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New Mexico state average. It is 920% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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 557.3 miles away from the city 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 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 142.0 miles away from La Jara 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 545.8 miles away from La Jara center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 131.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 134.4 miles away from La Jara center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 535.3 miles away from La Jara center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sandoval County (18) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Fires: 7, Storms: 6, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 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 La Jara:

  • Santa Fe Community College (about 64 miles; Santa Fe, NM; Full-time enrollment: 3,047)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 66 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 2,335)
  • University of New Mexico-Main Campus (about 73 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 23,042)
  • Central New Mexico Community College (about 73 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 19,398)
  • San Juan College (about 82 miles; Farmington, NM; FT enrollment: 5,112)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 96 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)
  • New Mexico Highlands University (about 104 miles; Las Vegas, NM; FT enrollment: 2,931)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in La Jara: Cuba Weather Station (A), Circle A Ranch (B), Checkerboard Area Health System Library (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in La Jara: Santos Ninos Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Creek: La Jara Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Sandoval 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 La Jara and their reported violations in the past:

LA JARA WATER USERS ASSOCIATION (Population served: 250, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-23-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUN-23-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In APR-2010, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-12-2010), St Compliance achieved (APR-12-2010), St Public Notif received (APR-12-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-12-2010)
  • Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In JUL-2009, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2009)
  • Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In JUN-2009, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2009)
  • Single Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In MAY-2009, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAY-11-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUN-17-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-17-2009)
  • Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In MAY-2009, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-07-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-07-2009), St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2009)
  • 33 regular monitoring violations
  • 31 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This place:

2.3 people
New Mexico:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

71.9%
Whole state:

65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

3.4%
Whole state:

8.2%


No gay or lesbian households reported

2 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

For population 15 years and over in La Jara:

Marital status in La Jara, NM
  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 56.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 39.2%

For population 25 years and over in La Jara:

  • High school or higher: 69.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.0
New Mexico average:

12.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for La Jara, NM (based on Sandoval County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic40,03525
Evangelical Protestant9,42144
Other4,39818
Mainline Protestant1,7419
Black Protestant1891
None75,777-
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: 14
Here:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Sandoval County:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 28
Here:

2.38 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 44
Sandoval County:

3.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.4%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

22.2%
New Mexico:

22.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

52.6%
New Mexico:

49.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

46.2%
State:

48.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.3
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
La Jara:

23.1%
New Mexico:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
La Jara:

4.0%
New Mexico:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
New Mexico:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

37.7%
New Mexico:

34.6%

General health condition:
La Jara:

57.0%
New Mexico:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.3%
New Mexico:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of La Jara, NM Residents

9.46% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($53,988 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.46%
New Mexico average:

6.21%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($234 average AGI)
Sandoval County:

0.04%
New Mexico average:

0.10%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Bernalillo County, NM  4.20% ($48,313 average AGI)
from Santa Fe County, NM  0.48% ($49,810)
from San Juan County, NM  0.45% ($25,991)


7.81% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($54,365 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.81%
New Mexico average:

6.56%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($186 average AGI)
Sandoval County:

0.04%
New Mexico average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Bernalillo County, NM  3.47% ($44,107 average AGI)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.29% ($96,447)
to Santa Fe County, NM  0.29% ($45,640)

Strongest AM radio stations in La Jara:

  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KKIM (1000 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: AGM-NEVADA, LLC)
  • KDCE (950 AM; 4 kW; ESPANOLA, NM; Owner: RICHARD L. GARCIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSWV (810 AM; 5 kW; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: LA VOZ BROADCASTING CO., 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.)
  • KNML (610 AM; 5 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KENN (1390 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • KTRC (1260 AM; 5 kW; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: AGM NEVADA, LLC)
  • KDEF (1150 AM; 5 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: RAMH CORPORATION)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in La Jara:

  • K216CU (91.1 FM; CUBA, NM; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS UNIV. OF NEW MEXICO)
  • 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)
  • KLYT (88.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CONNECTION COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • KTZO (103.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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)
  • KBOM (94.7 FM; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: AGM NEVADA, LLC)
  • KZNM (106.7 FM; LOS ALAMOS, NM; Owner: AGM NEVADA, LLC)
  • KBZU (96.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMGA (99.5 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KZRR (94.1 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KBQI (107.9 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPEK (100.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around La Jara:

  • K30FT (Channel 30; GALLINA, NM; Owner: REGENTS OF THE UNIV. OF NEW MEXICO)
  • K48GD (Channel 48; GALLINA, NM; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 3ft / 0.6mTotal length
  • 1,201Total average daily traffic
  • 204Total average daily truck traffic
  • 170Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • STATION, 3.45 Mi Nnw Of Gomez Ranch (Lat: 36.810833 Lon: -107.490583), Overall height: 26.8 m, Call Sign: WNTR739,
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.343 MHz, 952.343 MHz, Grant Date: 04/21/2018, Expiration Date: 06/22/2028, Certifier: Michael Broadhead, Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4100, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:
  • Eureka mesa, Eureka Mesa (Lat: 36.013806 Lon: -106.844583), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 32 m, Call Sign: WRFD658, Licensee ID: L00036012,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11585.0 MHz, 11585.0 MHz, 11585.0 MHz, 11585.0 MHz, Grant Date: 02/07/2020, Expiration Date: 02/07/2030, Certifier: Michael A Scales, Registrant: County Of Sandoval, Bernalillo, NM 87004, Phone: (505) 867-7538, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KC5IPZ, Grant Date: 07/16/1994, Expiration Date: 07/16/2004, Cancellation Date: 07/18/2006, Registrant: Jessa E Storer, Hcr 78 Box 7, La Jara, NM 87027
  • Call Sign: KC5JEQ, Grant Date: 08/24/1994, Expiration Date: 08/24/2004, Cancellation Date: 08/25/2006, Registrant: Michael D Storer, Hcr 78 Box 7, La Jara, NM 87027

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2006
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$109,3200$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$65,840
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2006 2005 2004 2003 2001 2000 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0102.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in La Jara, NM
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in La Jara, NM - Value
Most common first names in La Jara, NM among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Frank377.0 years
Juan376.3 years
Jose378.7 years
Marcial232.6 years
Virginia280.4 years
Most common last names in La Jara, NM among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Valdez876.7 years
Gutierrez781.4 years
Lucero443.0 years
Lovato476.8 years
Duran482.0 years
Baca377.0 years
Morales368.0 years
Gallegos281.0 years
Maestas279.5 years
Freelove281.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in La Jara, NM
  • 42.7%Wood
  • 36.6%Electricity
  • 20.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in La Jara, NM
  • 59.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 29.9%No fuel used
  • 10.4%Wood


La Jara compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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