Lamy, New Mexico

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Population in 2010: 218.
Population change since 2000: +59.1%
Males: 89  (41.3%)
Females: 129  (58.8%)
Median resident age:

43.5 years
New Mexico median age:

38.6 years

Zip code: 87540

Estimated median household income in 2019: $58,775 (it was $43,333 in 2000)
Lamy:

$58,775
NM:

$51,945

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $26,305 (it was $16,765 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $304,023 (it was $88,500 in 2000)
Lamy:

$304,023
NM:

$180,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $447,618; detached houses: $502,033; townhouses or other attached units: $374,072; in 2-unit structures: $356,563; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $240,186; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $450,554; mobile homes: $187,448; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $114,979
March 2019 cost of living index in Lamy: 94.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 14.5%
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  • Races in Lamy, NM (2019)
    • 11068.8%White alone
    • 5031.3%Hispanic
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Ancestries: English (25.7%), Norwegian (18.6%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 6482 feet

Land area: 1.09 square miles.

Population density: 201 people per square mile   (very low).

Lamy, New Mexico map

13 residents are foreign born (8.1% North America).

This place:

8.1%
New Mexico:

9.4%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Lamy CDP:

0.2% ($199)
New Mexico:

0.7% ($699)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Santa Fe, NM (13.4 miles , pop. 62,203).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (48.7 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (378.1 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Eldorado at Santa Fe, NM (2.1 miles ),
Canada de los Alamos, NM (2.6 miles ),
Galisteo, NM (2.7 miles ),
Glorieta, NM (3.0 miles ),
Rowe, NM (3.4 miles ),
Pecos, NM (3.6 miles ),
Santa Fe, NM (3.7 miles ),
East Pecos, NM (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 35.49 N, Longitude: 105.88 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 505

Distribution of median household income in Lamy, NM in 2019
Distribution of house value in Lamy, NM in 2019

Lamy satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.7%
New Mexico:

7.3%

Average climate in Lamy, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Lamy, New Mexico average temperatures Lamy, New Mexico average precipitation Lamy, New Mexico humidity Lamy, New Mexico wind speed Lamy, New Mexico snowfall Lamy, New Mexico sunshine Lamy, New Mexico clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 57.8. This is better than average.

City:

57.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2006 was 0.334. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.334
U.S.:

0.267
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 38.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

38.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 3.87. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.87
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Lamy-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New Mexico state average. It is 719% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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 127.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 116.7 miles away from Lamy center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 117.0 miles away from the city 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 90.6 miles away from Lamy 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 611.1 miles away from Lamy 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 8/22/2011 at 23:30:19, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 130.0 miles away from the city 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 Santa Fe County (9) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Fires: 3, Snows: 2, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lamy topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Lamy:

  • PROFESSIONAL HOME HEALTH CARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; SANTA FE, NM)
  • VISITING NURSE SERVICE INC HOSPICE (Hospital, about 13 miles away; SANTA FE, NM)
  • SANTA FE DIALYSIS (FMC) (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; SANTA FE, NM)
  • SANTA FE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; SANTA FE, NM)
  • CASA REAL (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; SANTA FE, NM)
  • ODYSSEY HEALTHCARE OF NEW MEXICO (Hospital, about 13 miles away; SANTA FE, NM)
  • PMS COMMUNITY HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; SANTA FE, NM)

Amtrak station:

LAMY (COUNTY RD. 33) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lamy:

  • Santa Fe Community College (about 10 miles; Santa Fe, NM; Full-time enrollment: 3,047)
  • New Mexico Highlands University (about 38 miles; Las Vegas, NM; FT enrollment: 2,931)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 45 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 2,335)
  • University of New Mexico-Main Campus (about 51 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 23,042)
  • Central New Mexico Community College (about 51 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 19,398)
  • Adams State University (about 138 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,805)
  • San Juan College (about 156 miles; Farmington, NM; FT enrollment: 5,112)

Public high school in Lamy:

  • TIERRA ENCANTADA CHARTER SCHOOL (Location: 73 LOS HORNOS RD, Grades: 7-12, Charter school)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Lamy: Pueblo Largo (A), Pueblo of She (B), John Pflueger General Merchandise and Saloon (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Hotels: Vista Clara Spa & Health Club (Ip) (HC 75 Box 111-OFF), Vista Clara Ranch & Spa (Off State Road 41).

Santa Fe County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lamy and their reported violations in the past:

LAMY DOMESTIC WATER USER ASSOCIATION (Address: 13 El Capitan Lane , Population served: 168, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-31-2014), St Public Notif requested (JAN-31-2014)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-31-2014), St Public Notif requested (JAN-31-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-10-2011)
Average household size:
This place:

2.0 people
New Mexico:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

48.1%
Whole state:

65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

11.1%
Whole state:

8.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Lamy:

Marital status in Lamy, NM
  • Never married: 28.1%
  • Now married: 45.1%
  • Separated: 11.6%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 15.1%

For population 25 years and over in Lamy:

  • High school or higher: 90.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 51.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 41.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 43.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.4
New Mexico average:

12.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lamy, NM (based on Santa Fe County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic69,55223
Evangelical Protestant7,83953
Other5,57137
Mainline Protestant4,24618
Orthodox2823
None56,680-
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: 22
Santa Fe County:

1.55 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Santa Fe County:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Santa Fe County:

2.25 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 164
Here:

11.52 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

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

4.0%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

12.7%
State:

22.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Lamy:

48.7%
New Mexico:

49.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

48.2%
New Mexico:

48.1%

Average BMI:
Lamy:

28.5
New Mexico:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

18.8%
New Mexico:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Lamy:

9.9%
New Mexico:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
New Mexico:

6.8

Overweight people:
Lamy:

36.2%
New Mexico:

34.6%

General health condition:
Lamy:

57.1%
State:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

79.5%
New Mexico:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lamy, NM Residents

6.49% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($74,941 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.49%
New Mexico average:

6.21%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,226 average AGI)
Santa Fe 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  0.87% ($39,986 average AGI)
from Rio Arriba County, NM  0.35% ($39,213)
from Sandoval County, NM  0.24% ($45,640)


5.93% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($74,818 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.93%
New Mexico average:

6.56%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($449 average AGI)
Santa Fe County:

0.06%
New Mexico average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Bernalillo County, NM  1.12% ($45,001 average AGI)
to Sandoval County, NM  0.40% ($49,810)
to Rio Arriba County, NM  0.30% ($31,565)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lamy:

  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSWV (810 AM; 5 kW; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: LA VOZ BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KTRC (1260 AM; 5 kW; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: AGM NEVADA, LLC)
  • KNMX (540 AM; 5 kW; LAS VEGAS, NM; Owner: SANGRE DE CRISTO B/DCASTING CO, INC)
  • KKIM (1000 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: AGM-NEVADA, LLC)
  • KVSF (1400 AM; 1 kW; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: AGM NEVADA, LLC)
  • KDCE (950 AM; 4 kW; ESPANOLA, NM; Owner: RICHARD L. GARCIA BROADCASTING, 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)
  • KDEF (1150 AM; 5 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: RAMH CORPORATION)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KKNS (1310 AM; 5 kW; CORRALES, NM; Owner: SIMMONS-NM, LS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lamy:

  • KTZO (103.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLYT (88.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CONNECTION COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KBZU (96.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBQI (107.9 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMGA (99.5 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KZRR (94.1 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KPEK (100.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFLQ (91.5 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • K265CA (100.9 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K213BT (90.5 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KBOM (94.7 FM; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: AGM NEVADA, LLC)
  • KZNM (106.7 FM; LOS ALAMOS, NM; Owner: AGM NEVADA, LLC)
  • KSFQ (101.1 FM; WHITE ROCK, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KIOT (102.5 FM; LOS LUNAS, NM; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KTAO (101.9 FM; TAOS, NM; Owner: TAOS COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KRZY-FM (105.9 FM; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Lamy:

  • KWBQ (Channel 19; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF NEW MEXICO, LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 13ft / 4.5mTotal length
  • $631,000Total costs
  • 3,611Total average daily traffic
  • 870Total average daily truck traffic
  • 7,325Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Kimberly Grimwood, 21 Astral Valley Road (Lat: 35.487306 Lon: -105.914972), Type: 41.0, Structure height: 35049 m, Overall height: 36 m, Registrant: Trileaf Corporation, K.Grimwood@trileaf.Com, Suite 108, Chand-ler, Phone: (480) 850-0575
  • Kimberly Grimwood, 21 Astral Valley Road (Lat: 35.487306 Lon: -105.914972), Type: 12.5, Structure height: 35049 m, Overall height: 11 m, Licensee ID: L, Registrant: Hemphill, LLC, Rhonda.Brown@hemphill.Com, , Tulsa, Phone: (918) 606-4257
  • Samantha Byerley, 21 Astral Valley Road (Lat: 35.487306 Lon: -105.914972), Type: 12.5, Structure height: 35049 m, Overall height: 11 m, Registrant: Trileaf Corporation, K.Grimwood@trileaf.Com, Suite 108, Chand-ler, Phone: (480) 850-0575
  • Kimberly Grimwood, 21 Astral Valley Road (Lat: 35.487306 Lon: -105.914972), Type: 12.5, Structure height: 35049 m, Overall height: 11 m, Registrant: Trileaf Corporation, K.Grimwood@trileaf.Com, Suite 108, Chand-ler, Phone: (480) 850-0575

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Lamy, Us Route 285 (Lat: 35.498528 Lon: -105.901722), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: WRDH840,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11645.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz... (+13 more), Grant Date: 05/02/2019, Expiration Date: 05/02/2029, Certifier: Albert F Catanach, Registrant: Micronet Communications, Inc., 812 Lexington Dr, Plano, TX 75075, Phone: (972) 422-7200, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lamy)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CENTRAIR 101AP (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 1691, N1691, N-1691, Serial Number: 101AP128, Year manufactured: 1984, Airworthiness Date: 06/15/1984, Certificate Issue Date: 08/06/2013
    Registrant (Individual): John I Boyce, 13 Camino Potrillo, Lamy, NM 87540

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 1999
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$155,6401$197,820
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$87,340
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Most common last names in Lamy, NM among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Anaya580.2 years
Sanchez459.5 years
Thornton377.3 years
Attenberger272.1 years
Cox276.5 years
Montoya274.5 years
Watts247.0 years
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lamy, NM
  • 26.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 20.9%Other fuel
  • 19.4%Utility gas
  • 16.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 16.4%Wood


Lamy compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Lamy on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest ratio of median house value to median household income"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 100 cities with strongest arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services industries"
  • #97 (87540) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Lithuanian first ancestries"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #8 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+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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