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Population in 2012: 13,529 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.1%
 

Males: 6,394  (47.3%)
Females: 7,135  (52.7%)

Median resident age:  37.6 years
New Mexico median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 87701.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $23,602 (it was $24,214 in 2000)
Las Vegas:

$23,602
NM:

$42,558
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,032

Las Vegas city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $104,837 (it was $80,500 in 2000)
Las Vegas:

$104,837
NM:

$157,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $101,850; Detached houses: $118,820; Townhouses or other attached units: $135,982; In 2-unit structures: $125,042; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $63,971; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $206,528; Mobile homes: $51,751

Median gross rent in 2012: $553.

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  • Hispanic - 10,840 (79.1%)
  • White alone - 2,264 (16.5%)
  • Black alone - 212 (1.5%)
  • Two or more races - 157 (1.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 99 (0.7%)
  • Other race alone - 86 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 24 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 19 (0.1%)

Races in Las Vegas detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Las Vegas: 86.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (6.1%), Irish (4.2%), English (4.1%), United States (2.0%), French (1.4%), Italian (1.1%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 6430 feet

Land area: 7.51 square miles.

Population density: 1,800 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Las Vegas:

  • High school or higher: 78.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.1%
  • Unemployed: 10.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Las Vegas city:

  • Never married: 45.2%
  • Now married: 29.5%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 10.3%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

445 residents are foreign born (0.5% Europe).

This city:  3.2%
New Mexico:  9.3%



According to our research of New Mexico and other state lists there were 30 registered sex offenders living in Las Vegas, New Mexico as of October 24, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Las Vegas to the number of sex offenders is 451 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $749 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $582 (0.6%)

Las Vegas satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Santa Fe, NM (42.0 miles , pop. 62,203).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (85.2 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (415.7 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: San Antonio, NM (1.6 miles) , San Pablo, NM (3.2 miles ), Watrous, NM (4.4 miles) , Soham, NM (4.4 miles ), Ribera, NM (4.5 miles ), North San Ysidro, NM (4.5 miles) , Pueblo, NM (4.7 miles) , Sena, NM (4.8 miles) .

Latitude: 35.60 N, Longitude: 105.22 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,185 (+8.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,418 (72.7%)

Area code: 505

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Crime rates in Las Vegas by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 7125110223140
per 100,000 42.36.813.534.86.97.00.014.514.921.87.228.80.0
Rapes 921111113102097119125
per 100,000 54.4143.474.176.590.270.3140.765.252.280.165.286.336.6
Robberies 261611161714141211209176
per 100,000 157.1109.274.1111.3118.098.598.587.082.0145.665.2122.243.9
Assaults 16020117615312617413081106121156116114
per 100,000 966.91372.41184.91064.5874.31224.0914.8587.1789.9880.81130.7834.1833.5
Burglaries 279252260203161159210193167204173152121
per 100,000 1686.11720.61750.51412.41117.21118.51477.71398.91244.51485.01253.91093.0884.6
Thefts 576630516569448450401358298276342317257
per 100,000 3481.04301.53474.03958.83108.73165.42821.82594.82220.72009.22478.82279.41878.9
Auto thefts 62474363534760502230271521
per 100,000 374.7320.9289.5438.3367.8330.6422.2362.4163.9218.4195.7107.9153.5
Arson 9610107810795796
per 100,000 54.441.067.369.648.656.370.450.767.136.450.764.743.9
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 672.3772.7645.8686.2541.5590.5589.6466.8454.3542.6527.9519.1367.4

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Las Vegas detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 55 (35 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.56
New Mexico average:

2.22

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Las Vegas, New Mexico accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.4%
New Mexico:

7.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +29 (+0.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Information (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Las Vegas-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below New Mexico state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 95.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/1/2004 at 06:50:47, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 88.6 miles away from Las Vegas center
On 3/22/2004 at 12:09:56, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 89.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 96.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/4/1998 at 08:05:31, a magnitude 4.0 (3.6 MB, 4.0 ML, 3.8 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 90.7 miles away from Las Vegas center
On 7/4/1995 at 03:59:04, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 50.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in San Miguel County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Fires: 5, Storms: 5, Snows: 2, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Margaret Larkin - Activist, Aaron Graham - Football player, M. Christina Armijo - Federal judge, Mari-Luci Jaramillo - Diplomat.


Hospitals/medical centers in Las Vegas:

  • LAS VEGAS NM DIALYSIS (FMC) (Dialysis Facility, 246 MILLS AVE)
  • FRANCES' HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, 1630 A SEVENTH STREET)
  • HERITAGE HEALTHCARE OF NORTHERN NEW MEXICO, INC (Home Health Center, 1012 MILLS AVENUE)
  • PROFESSIONAL HOME HEALTH CARE NORTH (Home Health Center, 312 BIBB INDUSTRIAL DRIVE 2ND FLOOR)
  • VICTORY HOME HEALTH PALLIATIVE WAIVER SERVICES INC (Home Health Center, 2810 HOT SPRINGS BLVD)
  • ALTA VISTA REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Government - Hospital District or Authority, 104 LEGION DRIVE)
  • ALTERNATIVE HOME HEALTH CARE HOSPICE (Hospital, PO BOX 2056)
  • LAS VEGAS MEDICAL ICF/MR ISLETA (Hospital, 3695 HOT SPRINGS BLVD)
  • NORTHERN NEW MEXICO REHABILITATION CTR (Hospital, 700 FRIEDMAN AVE)
  • QUALITY CONTINUUM HOSPICE (Hospital, 518 VALENCIA STREET)
  • ST ANTHONYS HOME HEALTH HOSPICE (Hospital, 1008 DOUGLAS AVENUE)
  • LA VIDA NUEVA (Nursing Home, 1235 8TH STREET)
  • LAS VEGAS MEDICAL CENTER (Nursing Home, 3695 HOT SPRINGS BLVD)
  • LAS VEGAS MEDICAL CENTER SNF (Nursing Home, HOT SPRINGS BLVD BOX 1388)
  • NM BEHAVIORAL HEALTH INSTITUTE AT LAS VEGAS(THE) (Nursing Home, 3695 HOT SPRINGS BOULEVARD)
  • VEGAS GRANDES (Nursing Home, 813 FOURTH STREET)
  • VIDA ENCANTADA NURSING AND REHAB (Nursing Home, 2301 COLLINS DRIVE)

Political contributions by individuals in Las Vegas, NM

Airports located in Las Vegas:


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Amtrak station:

LAS VEGAS (RAILROAD & LINCOLN STS.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, call for taxi service.

Colleges/Universities in Las Vegas:

  • New Mexico Highlands University (Full-time enrollment: 2,197; Location: University Ave; Public; Website: www.nmhu.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Luna Community College (FT enrollment: 546; Location: Hot Springs Blvd; Public; Website: www.luna.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Las Vegas:

  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 82 miles; Albuquerque, NM; Full-time enrollment: 5,120)
  • University of New Mexico-Main Campus (about 87 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 19,438)
  • Central New Mexico Community College (about 87 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 8,765)
  • Adams State College (about 135 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,076)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus (about 145 miles; Portales, NM; FT enrollment: 2,746)
  • San Juan College (about 184 miles; Farmington, NM; FT enrollment: 3,028)
  • Pueblo Community College (about 188 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 2,683)

Public high schools in Las Vegas:

Public elementary/middle schools in Las Vegas:

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Library in Las Vegas:

  • CARNEGIE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $225,820; Location: 500 NATIONAL AVENUE; 36,760 books; 715 audio materials; 325 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 37 state licensed databases; 50 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • The Hospital in Las Vegas, NM has moved and changed its name. It is now Alta Vista Regional Hospital and is at 104 Legion Drive, Las Vegas, NM 87701. The phone number is 505 426 3500

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Notable locations in Las Vegas: Railroad Avenue Historic District (A), Las Vegas Iron Works (B), Douglas-Sixth Street Historic District (C), North New Town Historic District (D), Lincoln Park Historic District (E), Las Vegas Plaza Historic District (F), Library Park Historic District (G), Old Town Residential Historic District (H), Exchange Hotel Historic Site (I), Distrito de las Escuelas Historic Site (J), Acequia Madre Historic Site (K), Bridge Street Historical District (L), Las Vegas Weather Station (M), New Mexico Highlands University Donnelly Library (N), Las Vegas Medical Center Library (O), Carnegie Public Library (P), Archuleta Hall (Q), Athletic Field House (R), Industrial Arts Building (S), Ilfeld Auditorium (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Las Vegas include: First Baptist Church (A), First Church of Christ Scientist (B), First Christian Church (C), Saint Paula Episcopal Church (D), Mountain View Assembly of God Church (E), Casa Bendita de Dios Spanish Assembly of God Church (F), Aposento Alto Assembly of God Church (G), Jehovahs Witnesses Church (H), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Masonic Cemetery (1), Montefiore Cemetery (2), International Fellowship of Odd Fellows Cemetery (3), Las Vegas Cemetery (4), San Jose Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Arroyo Pajarito (A), Arroyo Hermanos (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Las Vegas include: AT and SF RR Depot Locomotive 1129 (1), Harold K Brandt Baseball Field (2), Truder Park (3), Perkins Stadium (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 127 Bridge Street), United States Government - National Park Service- Fort Union National Monu (Recreation Areas; 1927 7th Street).

Hotels: Blackjack's (1133 Grand Avenue), Town House Motel (1215 Grand Avenue), Palomino Motel (1330 Grand Avenue), Land Mark at the Plaza Hotel 230 Plaza (230 Old Town Plaza), The Historic El Fidel Hotel (Douglas & Grand), Inn on the Santa Fe Trail (1133 North Grand Avenue), Super 8 Motel (2029 N Grand Ave), Regal Motel (1809 North Grand Avenue), Days Inn (2000 North Grand Avenue).

Courts: New Mexico State Government - Magistrate Court San Miguel Division I & Ii- Co (1927 7th Street), New Mexico State Government - District Court Clerk (Court House).

 
San Miguel County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 30.8. This is about average.
City:

30.8
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.575. This is significantly worse than average. There were 127 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.575
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 0.147. This is significantly better than average. There were 11 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.147
U.S.:

2.963
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 6.03. This is significantly better than average. There were 53 monitors within city limits.
City:

6.03
U.S.:

9.39
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 31.4. This is about average. There were 123 monitors within city limits.
City:

31.4
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 21.5. This is about average. There were 142 monitors within city limits.
City:

21.5
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 7.70. This is better than average. There were 26 monitors within city limits.
City:

7.70
U.S.:

9.59

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

LAS VEGAS (CITY OF) (Population served: 19000, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
PENDARIES WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance Meeting conducted (OCT-07-2004), St Public Notif requested (NOV-12-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-12-2004), St Compliance Meeting conducted (FEB-21-2005), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-04-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-10-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-28-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-28-2004), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-04-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-10-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-04-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-10-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-20-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-20-2003), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-29-2004), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-04-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-10-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-08-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-08-2003), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-29-2004), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-04-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-10-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-13-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-13-1999), St Public Notif received (OCT-20-1999)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-1998, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2004 and AUG-12-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-30-2004), St Compliance achieved (AUG-12-2004)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-2004, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-28-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-28-2004), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-04-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-10-2006)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and AUG-12-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-30-2004), St Compliance achieved (AUG-12-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and MAR-01-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (MAR-01-2000)
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
GABALDON MDWCA (Population served: 65, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In SEP-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-17-2001), St Public Notif requested (SEP-20-2001), St Public Notif issued (SEP-20-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-20-2001), St Public Notif received (SEP-21-2001), St Compliance achieved (FEB-06-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-10-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-10-2001), St Public Notif received (AUG-21-2001), St Compliance achieved (FEB-06-2003)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2001 and JUN-2001, Contaminant: Nitrate
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2001 and MAR-2001, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-21-2001), St Tech Assistance Visit (MAR-21-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-21-2001), St Compliance achieved (OCT-02-2001)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2004 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-30-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and MAR-08-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-08-2004)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-2001, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-25-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-25-2001), St Public Notif received (OCT-01-2001), St Compliance achieved (FEB-06-2003)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In FEB-2001, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-30-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-30-2001)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
CAMPO AZUL MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-23-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-23-2000), St Public Notif received (MAR-22-2000)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-14-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-14-1998), St Public Notif received (SEP-28-1998), Fed Formal NOV issued (FEB-26-1999)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - In JUL-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-30-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-04-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and APR-10-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-10-2003)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and AUG-25-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (MAY-05-2000), St Compliance achieved (AUG-25-2000)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-1998, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-04-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-04-1998), St Public Notif received (AUG-13-1998), Fed Formal NOV issued (FEB-26-1999)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 31.5%
(23.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 52.7% for Black residents, 31.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 54.3% for American Indian residents, 68.4% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 33.7% for other race residents, 17.2% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
New Mexico:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  55.6%
Whole state:  65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  10.1%
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: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Las Vegas, NM

People in group quarters in Las Vegas in 2010:

  • 481 people in college/university student housing
  • 101 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 61 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 47 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 24 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 21 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 10 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 2 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Las Vegas in 2000:

  • 508 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 111 people in nursing homes
  • 60 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 16 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 15 people in other group homes
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 8 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 6 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Las Vegas compared to New Mexico state average:

Las Vegas, New Mexico environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.


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Arena or stadium:
  • Wilson Complex. New Mexico Highlands University.

Banks with branches in Las Vegas (2011 data):

  • Southwest Capital Bank: Hot Springs Branch, Mountain View Branch, at 622 Douglas Avenue. Info updated 2012/03/22: Bank assets: $205.2 mil, Deposits: $162.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Las Vegas Bancorporation, Inc.
  • Community 1st Bank Las Vegas: Motor Branch, Legion Park Branch, at 600 Douglas Ave. Info updated 2011/06/29: Bank assets: $167.2 mil, Deposits: $148.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Fnb Financial Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Douglas Branch at 701 Douglas Ave, branch established on 1980/12/12; Mills Branch at 715 Mills Avenue, branch established on 1985/09/09. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Las Vegas, New Mexico:

  • Las Vegas Super 8 Motel, 2029 N Hwy 85, Las Vegas, NM 87701 , Phone: (505) 425-5288
  • Plaza Hotel, 230 Old Town PLZ, Las Vegas, NM 87701 , Phone: (505) 425-3591, Fax: (505) 425-9659
  • Regal Motel, 1809 N Grand Ave, Las Vegas, NM 87701 , Phone: (505) 454-1456, Fax: (505) 454-1456
  • Comfort Inn, 2500 N Grand Ave, Las Vegas, NM 87701 , Phone: (505) 425-1100, Fax: (505) 454-8404
  • Days Inn, 2000 N Grand Ave, Las Vegas, NM 87701 , Phone: (505) 425-1967
  • Super 8 Motel, 2029 North Hwy 85, Las Vegas, NM 87701 , Phone: (505) 425-5288, Fax: (505) 454-8481
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Las Vegas, 816 S Grand Ave, Las Vegas, NM 87701 , Phone: (505) 426-8182, Fax: (505) 426-0230
  • Best Western Montezuma Inn & Suites, 2020 N Grand Ave, Las Vegas, NM 87701 , Phone: (505) 426-8000, Fax: (505) 425-8738
  • Budget Inn, 1216 Grand Ave Las Vegas, NM, Las Vegas, NM 87701 , Phone: (505) 425-9357, Fax: (505) 426-8134
All 9 fire-safe hotels and motels in Las Vegas, New Mexico

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Las Vegas travel time to work - commute


Las Vegas mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (51%)
  • Wood (19%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Solar energy (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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 Las Vegas city (based on San Miguel County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 76.81%
Here76.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionAssemblies of GodChurches of ChristEpiscopal Church
Adherents90.6%3.8%1.5%1.2%0.6%
Congregations63.2%5.3%5.3%7.0%1.8%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)United Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchInternational Church of the Foursquare GospelOther
Adherents0.6%0.5%0.3%0.2%0.6%
Congregations1.8%1.8%1.8%1.8%10.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
San Miguel County:

1.75 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

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

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
San Miguel County:

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
San Miguel County:

4.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 21
Here:

7.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

5.6%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
San Miguel County:

19.2%
New Mexico:

22.1%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 23$58,030$30,2771$2,121
Other Government Administration 12$31,118$31,11825$24,602
Judicial and Legal 7$18,664$31,9950$0
Police Protection - Officers 51$164,637$38,7380$0
Police - Other 20$45,259$27,1550$0
Firefighters 23$59,680$31,1370$0
Fire - Other 1$2,303$27,6360$0
Streets and Highways 30$61,879$24,7520$0
Airports 3$6,845$27,3800$0
Welfare 9$21,809$29,0790$0
Health 4$9,727$29,1810$0
Solid Waste Management 18$40,835$27,2230$0
Sewerage 8$19,812$29,7180$0
Parks and Recreation 14$27,221$23,33236$29,425
Housing and Community Development(Local) 26$66,402$30,6473$6,800
Water Supply 28$87,590$37,5390$0
Gas Supply 12$20,333$20,3330$0
Transit 9$15,817$21,0890$0
Local Libraries 5$10,565$25,3561$1,809
Totals for Government 303$768,526$30,43766$64,757

Las Vegas government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Air Transportation: $1,029,000 ($76.06)
    General: $591,000 ($43.68)
  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $5,292,000 ($391.16)
    General - Other: $2,986,000 ($220.71)
    Police Protection: $2,511,000 ($185.60)
    Water Utilities: $2,424,000 ($179.17)
    Sewerage: $2,014,000 ($148.87)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,807,000 ($133.56)
    Regular Highways: $715,000 ($52.85)
    Central Staff Services: $413,000 ($30.53)
    Financial Administration: $309,000 ($22.84)
    Parks & Recreation: $276,000 ($20.40)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $199,000 ($14.71)
    Libraries: $186,000 ($13.75)
    Corrections - Other: $23,000 ($1.70)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $194,000 ($14.34)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $14,000 ($1.03)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $9,961,000 ($736.27)

Las Vegas government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,227,000 ($164.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,738,000 ($128.46)
    All Other: $38,000 ($2.81)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $162,000 ($11.97)
    General Revenue, NEC: $26,000 ($1.92)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $5,246,000 ($387.76)
    Water Utilities: $3,136,000 ($231.80)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,609,000 ($118.93)
    Highways: $895,000 ($66.15)
    All Other: $97,000 ($7.17)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $4,167,000 ($308.01)
    Property: $853,000 ($63.05)
    Public Utilities: $433,000 ($32.01)
    Other Selective Sales: $182,000 ($13.45)
    NEC: $13,000 ($0.96)

Las Vegas government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,835,000 ($209.55)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $2,690,000 ($198.83)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $145,000 ($10.72)

Las Vegas government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $8,015,000 ($592.43)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $513,000 ($37.92)

5.85% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,124 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.85%
New Mexico average:

7.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.99% ($20,622 average AGI)
from Santa Fe County, NM  0.96% ($29,874)
from Mora County, NM  0.30% ($21,704)


6.93% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($38,008 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.93%
New Mexico average:

7.42%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Bernalillo County, NM  1.65% ($24,543 average AGI)
to Santa Fe County, NM  1.20% ($30,264)
to Sandoval County, NM  0.38% ($27,914)

Strongest AM radio stations in Las Vegas:

  • KFUN (1230 AM; 1 kW; LAS VEGAS, NM; Owner: KFUN/KLVF, INC.)
  • KNMX (540 AM; 5 kW; LAS VEGAS, NM; Owner: SANGRE DE CRISTO B/DCASTING CO, INC)
  • 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.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KTRC (1260 AM; 5 kW; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: AGM NEVADA, LLC)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KDCE (950 AM; 4 kW; ESPANOLA, NM; Owner: RICHARD L. GARCIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKIM (1000 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: AGM-NEVADA, LLC)
  • KXKS (1190 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Las Vegas:

  • KEDP (91.1 FM; LAS VEGAS, NM; Owner: NEW MEXICO HIGHLANDS UNIVERSITY)
  • K224CK (92.7 FM; LAS VEGAS, NM; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING ACADEMY INC.)
  • K212EF (90.3 FM; LAS VEGAS, NM; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KMDZ (96.7 FM; LAS VEGAS, NM; Owner: SANGRE DE CRISTO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • K296EN (107.1 FM; LAS VEGAS, NM; Owner: EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY)
  • KLVF (100.7 FM; LAS VEGAS, NM; Owner: KFUN/KLVF INC.)
  • KLSK (98.1 FM; LAS VEGAS, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K215DT (90.9 FM; SAN AUGUSTIN, NM; Owner: EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY)
  • K220AW (91.9 FM; LAS VEGAS, NM; Owner: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NM)
  • KTAO (101.9 FM; TAOS, NM; Owner: TAOS COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KTZO (103.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLYT (88.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CONNECTION COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • KBOM (94.7 FM; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: AGM NEVADA, LLC)
  • 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)

TV broadcast stations around Las Vegas:

  • K43FI (Channel 43; LAS VEGAS, NM; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • K09AI (Channel 9; LAS VEGAS, NM; Owner: KOAT HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K33FL (Channel 33; LAS VEGAS, NM; Owner: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO)
  • K58AZ (Channel 58; NOLAN/WOOTON, NM; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL INC.)
  • K47GV (Channel 47; LAS VEGAS, NM; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)
  • K45FM (Channel 45; TECOLOTE, NM; Owner: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Las Vegas fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 19
Total length: 151 meters (495ft)
Total costs: $544,000
Total average daily traffic: 64,950
Total average daily truck traffic: 10,792

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 1
  • 1910-1919: 3
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 2
  • 1980-1989: 8
  • 1990-1999: 4
  • 2000-2009: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Las Vegas, NM

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Las Vegas)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 60 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Las Vegas, NM)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 41 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 49 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Las Vegas)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 19 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Las Vegas)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 124
  • Hazardous Condition: 75
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Las Vegas


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Las Vegas, NM

Most common first names in Las Vegas, NM among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Jose14675.1 years
Mary9276.5 years
Maria8980.2 years
Juan8279.6 years
Joe8270.2 years
John7672.9 years
Manuel7175.9 years
Antonio6173.5 years
Frank5775.7 years
Robert5366.2 years
Most common last names in Las Vegas, NM among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Martinez23973.5 years
Gonzales16975.4 years
Garcia16472.8 years
Romero14274.6 years
Montoya12972.5 years
Lucero12675.9 years
Gallegos10873.6 years
Baca10470.9 years
Trujillo10074.5 years
Sanchez8372.3 years
Businesses in Las Vegas, NM
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Nike3
Best Western1Payless1
Big O Tires1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1RadioShack1
Comfort Inn1Rue211
Curves1SONIC Drive-In1
Dairy Queen2Sears1
Days Inn1Subway1
Domino's Pizza1Super 81
FedEx4T-Mobile1
H&R Block1True Value1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul2
Jones New York2UPS8
KFC1Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets3Wendy's1
Browse common businesses in Las Vegas, NM


Las Vegas on our top lists:

  • #30 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Kerry (Democrat) in the 2004 Presidential Election"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Jose C' De Baca (4)
  • Merritt C. Helvenston (4)
  • David R. Glass (1)
  • Allen L. Witters (1)

Total of 6 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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