For population 25 years and over in Lake Arthur:
For population 15 years and over in Lake Arthur town:
64 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $321 (0.4%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Odessa, TX (140.7 miles , pop. 90,943).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: El Paso, TX (146.4 miles , pop. 563,662).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (424.2 miles , pop. 1,144,646).
Nearest cities: Hagerman, NM (2.8 miles ), Morningside, NM (3.1 miles ), Artesia, NM (3.3 miles ), Dexter, NM (3.7 miles ), Atoka, NM (4.0 miles ), Midway, NM (4.6 miles ), Southeast Chaves, NM (4.8 miles) , Southwest Chaves, NM (4.9 miles) .
Latitude: 33.00 N, Longitude: 104.37 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 505
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: +92 (+27.1%).
Work and jobs in Lake Arthur: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Lake Arthur, New Mexico
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Lake Arthur-area historical tornado activity is significantly above New Mexico state average. It is 66% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 8/11/1974, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 18.0 miles away from the Lake Arthur town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
On 6/12/1962, a category F2 tornado 28.8 miles away from the town center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Lake Arthur-area historical earthquake activity is above New Mexico state average. It is 60% 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 86.8 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 34.3 miles away from Lake Arthur 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 32.2 miles away from the city 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 34.8 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 34.1 miles away from Lake Arthur center
On 6/22/2004 at 08:55:28, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 35.0 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 Chaves County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 2, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Lake Arthur:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lake Arthur:
Public high school in Lake Arthur:
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Public elementary/middle schools in Lake Arthur:
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2009 was 0.0263. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.1 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2009 was 3.99. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.1 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Lake Arthur and their reported violations in the past:LAKE ARTHUR WATER CO-OP (Population served: 370, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 14.9%
(23.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.6% 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:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Lake Arthur compared to New Mexico state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Lake Arthur town (based on Chaves County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 61.79%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 9
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Number of full-service restaurants: 49
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
6.22% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,760 average adjusted gross income)
0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($-1,833 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.69% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,692 average adjusted gross income)
0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($132 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:2
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:6
FAA Registered Aircraft:2