La Luz, New Mexico

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Population in 2010: 1,697.
Population change since 2000: +5.1%
Males: 900  (53.1%)
Females: 797  (46.9%)
Median resident age:

53.1 years
New Mexico median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 88337.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $31,925 (it was $28,625 in 2000)
La Luz:

$31,925
NM:

$46,744

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,883 (it was $15,258 in 2000)

La Luz CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $82,811 (it was $68,000 in 2000)
La Luz:

$82,811
NM:

$171,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $106,476; detached houses: $124,897; mobile homes: $97,943

Median gross rent in 2017: $523.

March 2019 cost of living index in La Luz: 80.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 26.4%
(23.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 51.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 37.3% for other race residents, 44.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in La Luz, NM (2010)
    • 1,06462.7%White alone
    • 58134.2%Hispanic
    • 171.0%Asian alone
    • 140.8%American Indian alone
    • 110.6%Two or more races
    • 80.5%Black alone
    • 20.1%Other race alone

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



According to our research of New Mexico and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in La Luz, New Mexico as of June 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in La Luz is 432 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (22.5%), English (16.0%), Polish (7.7%), Italian (6.6%), American (5.5%), British (2.8%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4744 feet

Land area: 10.7 square miles.

Population density: 158 people per square mile   (very low).

La Luz, New Mexico map

10 residents are foreign born

This place:

0.7%
New Mexico:

9.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $716 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $203 (0.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Las Cruces, NM (65.9 miles , pop. 74,267).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: El Paso, TX (86.7 miles , pop. 563,662).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (356.6 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Alamogordo, NM (2.4 miles ),
High Rolls, NM (2.6 miles ),
Tularosa, NM (2.9 miles ),
Boles Acres, NM (3.3 miles ),
Cloudcroft, NM (3.5 miles ),
Holloman AFB, NM (3.5 miles ),
Bent, NM (3.7 miles),
Mescalero, NM (4.0 miles )

Latitude: 32.98 N, Longitude: 105.95 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 505

Distribution of median household income in La Luz, NM in 2017
Distribution of house value in La Luz, NM in 2017
La Luz satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.5%
New Mexico:

4.6%
Most common industries in La Luz, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (14.2%)
  • Educational services (10.1%)
  • Health care (9.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (8.9%)
  • Construction (6.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (18.1%)
  • Construction (9.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.1%)
  • Repair & maintenance (6.2%)
  • Educational services (5.3%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (4.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.9%)
  • Educational services (15.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (14.4%)
  • Public administration (9.5%)
  • Social assistance (9.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.7%)
Most common occupations in La Luz, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (11.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.2%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Customer service representatives (4.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (10.2%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8.1%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6.7%)
  • Registered nurses (6.0%)
  • Teachers, special education (6.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.3%)

Average climate in La Luz, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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La Luz, New Mexico environmental map by EPA

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Earthquake activity:

La Luz-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below New Mexico state average. It is 97% 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 240.5 miles away from La Luz 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 116.0 miles away from La Luz 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 171.5 miles away from the city center
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 615.4 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 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 565.1 miles away from La Luz center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 1/4/2006 at 08:32:32, a magnitude 6.7 (6.1 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.6 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 495.7 miles away from La Luz 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 Otero County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 7, Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
La Luz topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near La Luz:

  • BETTY DARE GOOD SAMARITAN CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; ALAMOGORDO, NM)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY BETTY DARE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; ALAMOGORDO, NM)
  • GERALD CHAMPION REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 4 miles away; ALAMOGORDO, NM)
  • ALAMOGORDO HOME HEALTH CARE AND HOSPICE, INC (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; ALAMOGORDO, NM)
  • ALAMOGORDO HOME CARE HOSPICE (Hospital, about 5 miles away; ALAMOGORDO, NM)
  • CASA ARENA BLANCA NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; ALAMOGORDO, NM)

Airports located in La Luz:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to La Luz:

  • New Mexico State University-Main Campus (about 67 miles; Las Cruces, NM; Full-time enrollment: 14,497)
  • New Mexico State University-Dona Ana (about 68 miles; Las Cruces, NM; FT enrollment: 5,640)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus (about 86 miles; Roswell, NM; FT enrollment: 2,212)
  • Vista College (about 87 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 3,453)
  • El Paso Community College (about 87 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 19,576)
  • The University of Texas at El Paso (about 90 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 18,008)
  • Western New Mexico University (about 137 miles; Silver City, NM; FT enrollment: 2,456)

Public elementary/middle school in La Luz:

  • LA LUZ ELEMENTARY (Location: 99 ALAMO, Grades: KG-5)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in La Luz: La Luz Pottery Factory (A), La Luz Townsite Historic District (B), La Luz Volunteer Fire Department (C), Queen Ann House (D), DH Sutherland House Historic Site (E), Juan Jose Gutierrez House Historic Site (F), Juan Garcia House Historic Site (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in La Luz include: Christadelphian Chapel (A), First Baptist Church (B), Church of Christ (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Otero 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 Luz and their reported violations in the past:

LA LUZ MDWCA (Population served: 2,500, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Single Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-14-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-14-2013), St Public Notif received (SEP-10-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JUN-2013. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-15-2013), St Public Notif requested (JUL-15-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-17-2014)
LABORCITA WATER USERS ASSOCIATION (Address: 46 BUTTERFIELD TRAIL , Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-07-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-07-2009), St Compliance Meeting conducted (MAY-07-2009), St Public Notif received (MAY-14-2009), St Compliance achieved (2 times from MAY-31-2009 to MAY-31-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-09-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-09-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-11-2013)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
ROLLING HILLS WUA (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-25-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-25-2007), St Public Notif received (OCT-26-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-21-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-21-2011)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In OCT-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-25-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-25-2007), St Public Notif received (OCT-26-2007), St Boil Water Order (OCT-31-2007), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-31-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-21-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-07-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-07-2007), St Public Notif received (SEP-13-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-21-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-21-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-10-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-10-2007), St Public Notif received (JAN-19-2007), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-23-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-21-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-21-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-05-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-05-2006), St Public Notif received (DEC-07-2006), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-23-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-21-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-21-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-21-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-21-2006), St Public Notif received (OCT-06-2006), St Compliance achieved (2 times from OCT-31-2006 to OCT-31-2006), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-23-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In APR-07-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-17-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-17-2014), St Compliance achieved (JUN-03-2014)
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In JAN-10-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-04-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-04-2014), St Compliance achieved (2 times from JUN-03-2014 to JUN-03-2014)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-09-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-09-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-27-2014)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-21-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-21-2008), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-21-2008), St Compliance achieved (NOV-05-2009)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-2007, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-01-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-01-2007), St Public Notif received (NOV-07-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-21-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-21-2011)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • One other older monitoring violation
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:

6.6%
Whole state:

8.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

For population 15 years and over in La Luz:

Marital status in La Luz, NM
  • Never married: 21.6%
  • Now married: 47.3%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 22.4%

For population 25 years and over in La Luz:

  • High school or higher: 82.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.2
New Mexico average:

12.7

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for La Luz, NM (based on Otero County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic11,86211
Evangelical Protestant8,94755
Mainline Protestant2,91312
Other1,71211
Black Protestant4665
None37,897-
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: 6
Here:

0.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Otero County:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
This county:

4.30 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 35
Otero County:

5.58 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Otero County:

6.8%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

25.8%
New Mexico:

22.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.1%
New Mexico:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

46.3%
State:

47.6%

Average BMI:
La Luz:

29.3
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.7%
New Mexico:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
La Luz:

11.4%
State:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
New Mexico:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

37.5%
New Mexico:

34.5%

General health condition:
La Luz:

54.3%
State:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
La Luz:

78.2%
New Mexico:

80.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of La Luz, NM Residents

9.45% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($41,867 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.45%
New Mexico average:

6.21%

0.85% of residents moved from foreign countries ($3,748 average AGI)
Otero County:

0.85%
New Mexico average:

0.10%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Dona Ana County, NM  0.72% ($30,926 average AGI)
from El Paso County, TX  0.68% ($29,392)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.43% ($45,427)


9.09% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,430 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.09%
New Mexico average:

6.56%

0.62% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,926 average AGI)
Otero County:

0.62%
New Mexico average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Dona Ana County, NM  0.92% ($32,500 average AGI)
to El Paso County, TX  0.70% ($31,611)
to Clark County, NV  0.29% ($64,877)

Strongest AM radio stations in La Luz:

  • KRSY (1230 AM; 1 kW; ALAMOGORDO, NM; Owner: RUNNELS BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LLC, DEBTOR IN POSSESSION)
  • KINN (1270 AM; 1 kW; ALAMOGORDO, NM; Owner: BURT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KELP (1590 AM; 50 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: MCCLATCHEY BROADCASTING)
  • KTSM (690 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KAMA (750 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KSNM (570 AM; 5 kW; LAS CRUCES, NM; Owner: SUNRISE BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KBNA (920 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KROD (600 AM; 5 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF EL PASO, INC.)
  • KXPL (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: K-FINA RESULTS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in La Luz:

  • KRSY-FM (92.7 FM; LA LUZ, NM; Owner: RUNNELS BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LLC, DEBTOR IN POSSESSION)
  • KNMZ (103.7 FM; ALAMOGORDO, NM; Owner: RUNNELS BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LLC, DEBTOR IN POSSESSION)
  • KZZX (105.3 FM; ALAMOGORDO, NM; Owner: BURT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K205DE (88.9 FM; ALAMOGORDO, NM; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL EVANGELISM)
  • K256AI (99.1 FM; ALAMOGORDO, NM; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K215EC (91.1 FM; ALAMOGORDO, NM; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KYEE (94.3 FM; ALAMOGORDO, NM; Owner: BURT BROADCASTING, INCORPORATED)

TV broadcast stations around La Luz:

  • K49FX (Channel 49; ALAMOGORDO, NM; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • K24CT (Channel 24; ALAMOGORDO, NM; Owner: ACME TELEVISION LICENSES OF NEW MEXICO, LLC)
  • K28HB (Channel 28; ALAMOGORDO, NM; Owner: ACME TELEVISION LICENSES OF NEW MEXICO, LLC)
  • KVBA-LP (Channel 63; ALAMOGORDO, NM; Owner: VISION BROADCASTING NETWORK,INC)

La Luz fatal accident list:

Jun 20, 2015 11:30 PM, Cr-A59 Section Rd, Lat: 32.981600, Lon: -105.929011, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 1
Mar 27, 2014 07:17 PM, Cr-545, Alamo Street, Lat: 32.975544, Lon: -105.961756, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Mar 20, 2012 11:48 AM, Us-54, Sr-545, Lat: 32.946444, Lon: -105.968731, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Jun 6, 2006 10:00 PM, Appler Road, Lat: 32.993310, Lon: -105.958430, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 13ft / 4.4mTotal length
  • $841,000Total costs
  • 39,601Total average daily traffic
  • 7,150Total average daily truck traffic
  • 63,267Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • James E McDonald, 24 Blankenship Road (Lat: 32.981889 Lon: -105.941722), Type: 47.8, Overall height: 45.7 m, Registrant: Alltel Communications, Inc., Aci.Wireless.Regulatory@alltel.Com, , Littl-e Rock, Phone: (501) 905-8555
  • James E McDonald, 24 Blankenship Road (Lat: 32.981889 Lon: -105.941722), Type: 47.8, Overall height: 45.7 m, Registrant: Alltel Communications, Inc., Aci.Wireless.Regulatory@alltel.Com, , Littl-e Rock, Phone: (501) 905-8555
  • Michael P Goggin, 24 Blankenship Road (Lat: 32.981889 Lon: -105.941722), Type: 47.8, Overall height: 45.7 m, Registrant: New Cingular Wireless Pcs, LLC, Mg7268@att.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 457-2055
  • Michael P Goggin, 24 Blankenship Road (Lat: 32.981889 Lon: -105.941722), Type: 47.8, Overall height: 45.7 m, Registrant: New Cingular Wireless Pcs, LLC, Mg7268@att.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 457-2055
  • Michael P Goggin, 24 Blankenship Road (Lat: 32.981889 Lon: -105.941778), Type: 36.9, Overall height: 34.7 m, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, Mg7268@att.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 457-2055
  • Michael P Goggin, 24 Blankenship Road (Lat: 32.981889 Lon: -105.941778), Type: 36.9, Overall height: 34.7 m, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, Mg7268@att.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 457-2055

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • La Luz Ditch Metering Station (Lat: 32.980083 Lon: -105.930000), Call Sign: KNDH665,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.262 MHz, Grant Date: 06/06/2012, Expiration Date: 09/02/2022, Registrant: City Of Alamogordo, 2600 N. Florida Ave., Alamogordo, NM 88310, Phone: (575) 439-4391, Fax: (575) 439-4388, Email:
  • La Luz Filter Plant (Lat: 32.980639 Lon: -105.935278), Call Sign: KNDH666,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.478 MHz, Grant Date: 06/06/2012, Expiration Date: 09/02/2022, Registrant: City Of Alamogordo, 2600 N. Florida Ave., Alamogordo, NM 88310, Phone: (575) 439-4391, Fax: (575) 439-4388, Email:
  • Lat: 32.966750 Lon: -105.933889, Call Sign: WQEL329, Licensee ID: L00487211,
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.087 MHz, Grant Date: 02/27/2006, Expiration Date: 02/27/2016, Cancellation Date: 04/30/2016, Certifier: Wayne M Glidden, Registrant: La Luz Fire Department, La Luz, NM 88337, Phone: (505) 491-2821, Fax: (505) 434-2380, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • 2.92 Mi W (Lat: 32.970361 Lon: -105.989694), Overall height: 77.1 m, Call Sign: WPJE571,
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.218 MHz, 928.218 MHz, Grant Date: 04/28/2001, Expiration Date: 04/19/2011, Cancellation Date: 06/25/2011, Phone: (401) 827-5840
  • LALUZ, 99 Alamo (Lat: 32.976528 Lon: -105.959611), Type: Tower, Structure height: 20 m, Call Sign: WQIV833,
    Assigned Frequencies: 17990.0 MHz, Grant Date: 05/29/2008, Expiration Date: 05/29/2018, Cancellation Date: 08/04/2018, Certifier: Ronald Mitchell Jr, Registrant: Next Level Solutions, 15455 N Greenway Hayden Loop, Suite C-8, Scottsdale, AZ 85260, Phone: (480) 998-5060, Fax: (480) 998-5260
  • 396 La Luz Gate LaL, Lat: 32.989111 Lon: -105.868222, Type: Building, Structure height: 4 m, Call Sign: WQOT354,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 01/24/2012, Expiration Date: 01/24/2022, Certifier: Daniel J Parrish, Registrant: Tularosa Communications, Inc., 813 E 10th St, Alamogordo, NM 88310, Phone: (575) 585-0210, Fax: (575) 443-1228, Email:
  • 55 Country ln alamo, Lat: 32.969000 Lon: -105.992139, Type: Building, Structure height: 4 m, Call Sign: WQOT354,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 01/24/2012, Expiration Date: 01/24/2022, Certifier: Daniel J Parrish, Registrant: Tularosa Communications, Inc., 813 E 10th St, Alamogordo, NM 88310, Phone: (575) 585-0210, Fax: (575) 443-1228, Email:
  • LA LUZ, 24 Blankenship Road (Lat: 32.981889 Lon: -105.941778), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 35.1 m, Overall height: 36.9 m, Call Sign: WQSU846,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, Grant Date: 11/19/2013, Expiration Date: 11/19/2023, Certifier: Michael P Goggin, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:
  • STATION, La Luz Filter Plant (Lat: 32.969250 Lon: -105.937194), Overall height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: WHI232,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2142.00 MHz, Grant Date: 09/03/1992, Expiration Date: 09/03/1997, Cancellation Date: 06/13/1997, Phone: (505) 437-4530

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in La Luz)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

14 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in La Luz)

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 28. The highest number of reported fires - 60 took place in 2011, and the least - 3 in 2004. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in La Luz, NM When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (48.2%), and Structure Fires (36.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in La Luz, NM
    • 20148.2%Outside Fires
    • 15136.2%Structure Fires
    • 5012.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 153.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for La Luz, NM
Most common first names in La Luz, NM among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2074.5 years
William1171.4 years
Robert1066.9 years
Charles977.9 years
James776.9 years
Dorothy680.2 years
Albert571.8 years
Frank572.4 years
Mary570.2 years
Earl475.3 years
Most common last names in La Luz, NM among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Garcia1172.4 years
Gutierrez966.0 years
Miller579.2 years
Baker546.6 years
Lee572.0 years
Morrison470.5 years
Martinez475.8 years
Rodriguez474.8 years
Taylor474.0 years
Wilson478.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in La Luz, NM
  • 51.9%Utility gas
  • 16.4%Electricity
  • 15.3%Wood
  • 14.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.7%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in La Luz, NM
  • 69.9%Utility gas
  • 14.0%Electricity
  • 11.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.8%Other fuel


La Luz 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.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

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  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election"
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