For population 25 years and over in La Luz:
For population 15 years and over in La Luz CDP:
95 residents are foreign born (1.5% Europe, 0.8% Latin America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $338 (0.4%)
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 ), Tularosa, NM (2.9 miles ), Boles Acres, NM (3.3 miles ), Cloudcroft, NM (3.5 miles ), Holloman AFB, NM (3.5 miles ), Mescalero, NM (4.0 miles ), Timberon, NM (5.3 miles ), Ruidoso, NM (5.5 miles ).
Latitude: 32.98 N, Longitude: 105.95 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 505
Work and jobs in La Luz: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in La Luz, New Mexico
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Earthquake activity:La Luz-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below New Mexico state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
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 87.0 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 81.0 miles away from La Luz 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 86.1 miles away from the city center
On 2/27/1990 at 13:23:22, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 77.1 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) earthquake occurred 79.5 miles away from La Luz center
On 11/14/2004 at 21:27:49, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 24.2 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 Otero County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 6, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near La Luz:
Airports located in La Luz:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to La Luz:
See full list of schools located in La Luz
Public elementary/middle school in La Luz:
Drinking water stations with addresses in La Luz and their reported violations in the past:LABORCITA WATER USERS ASSOCIATION (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:ROLLING HILLS WUA (Population served: 34, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Drinking water stations with addresses in La Luz that have no violations reported:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 10.5%
(9.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.4% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
La Luz compared to New Mexico state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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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 La Luz (based on Otero County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.19%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 6
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
Number of full-service restaurants: 35
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
9.80% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,615 average adjusted gross income)
1.18% of residents moved from foreign countries ($4,022 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
11.05% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,774 average adjusted gross income)
1.24% of residents moved to foreign countries ($3,602 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
Strongest AM radio stations in La Luz:
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TV broadcast stations around La Luz:
La Luz fatal accident list:
Jun 6, 2006 10:00 PM, Appler Road, Lat: 32.993306, Lon: -105.958431, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:6
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:3
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:3
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in La Luz)
FAA Registered Aircraft:11 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in La Luz)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for La Luz, NM
Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2014.