Loco Hills, New Mexico

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Population in July 2007: 344.
Males: 176  (51.4%)
Females: 168  (48.6%)
Median resident age:  36.3 years
New Mexico median age:  34.6 years

Zip code: 88255

Estimated median household income in 2013: $48,323 (it was $32,206 in 2000)
Loco Hills:

$48,323
NM:

$43,872

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $30,131 (it was $17,073 in 2000)

Loco Hills CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $35,714 (it was $19,800 in 2000)
Loco Hills:

$35,714
NM:

$159,200
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  • Races in Loco Hills, NM (2000)

    Loco Hills races chart
    • 26476.3%White alone
    • 7020.2%Hispanic
    • 113.2%Two or more races
    • 10.3%American Indian alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Loco Hills: 81.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 3646 feet

Land area: 914.7 square miles.

Population density: 0.4 people per square mile   (very low).

Loco Hills, New Mexico map

For population 25 years and over in Loco Hills:

  • High school or higher: 80.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Loco Hills CCD:

  • Never married: 12.3%
  • Now married: 64.5%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 16.8%



According to our research of New Mexico and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Loco Hills, New Mexico as of September 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Loco Hills to the number of sex offenders is 344 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Loco Hills CCD:  1.6% ($325)
New Mexico:  0.7% ($699)
Loco Hills satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Odessa, TX (116.2 miles , pop. 90,943).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: El Paso, TX (152.5 miles , pop. 563,662).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (399.5 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Atoka, NM (4.4 miles ), Morningside, NM (4.6 miles ), Artesia, NM (4.6 miles ), Carlsbad North, NM (4.7 miles ), La Huerta, NM (4.7 miles ), Carlsbad, NM (4.9 miles ), San Jose, NM (4.9 miles ), Happy Valley, NM (5.0 miles ).

Latitude: 32.73 N, Longitude: 104.07 W

Area code: 505

Loco Hills household income distribution Loco Hills home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.5%
New Mexico:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Work and jobs in Loco Hills: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Loco Hills, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Loco Hills-area historical tornado activity is significantly above New Mexico state average. It is 71% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/17/1954, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 43.6 miles away from the Loco Hills place center .

On 6/7/1992, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 24.2 miles away from the place center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Loco Hills-area historical earthquake activity is below New Mexico state average. It is 25% 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 174.7 miles away from the city 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 62.6 miles away from Loco Hills center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 192.8 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 31.5 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 32.5 miles away from Loco Hills 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 34.3 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 Eddy County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Loco Hills:

  • Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus (about 49 miles; Roswell, NM; Full-time enrollment: 2,212)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus (about 109 miles; Portales, NM; FT enrollment: 4,263)
  • South Plains College (about 115 miles; Levelland, TX; FT enrollment: 7,007)
  • Odessa College (about 116 miles; Odessa, TX; FT enrollment: 3,107)
  • The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (about 118 miles; Odessa, TX; FT enrollment: 2,982)
  • Midland College (about 125 miles; Midland, TX; FT enrollment: 3,650)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (about 140 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 3,269)

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Notable location: Loco Hills Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Loco Hills: First Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Eddy County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2006 was 9.66. This is significantly better than average.

City:

9.66
U.S.:

74.22

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 3.99. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.99
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 0.0263. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0263
U.S.:

1.9290
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
New Mexico:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  61.8%
Whole state:  65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  9.8%
Whole state:  8.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

4.0%
Whole state:

18.4%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

0.0%
Whole state:

7.8%

Loco Hills compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.5
New Mexico average:

14.5

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (58%)
  • Electricity (32%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Wood (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Loco Hills CCD (based on Eddy County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant16,56959
Catholic13,2546
Mainline Protestant3,01715
Other1,6047
Black Protestant5645
None18,821-
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: 10
Eddy County:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Eddy County:

0.78 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

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

5.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 31
Here:

6.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.3%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Eddy County:

27.4%
New Mexico:

22.1%

5.90% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,291 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.90%
New Mexico average:

6.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Chaves County, NM  0.54% ($34,180 average AGI)
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.34% ($29,500)
from Dona Ana County, NM  0.31% ($29,879)


5.79% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($59,669 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.79%
New Mexico average:

6.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Chaves County, NM  0.47% ($56,540 average AGI)
to Dona Ana County, NM  0.39% ($31,211)
to Bernalillo County, NM  0.32% ($34,466)

Strongest AM radio stations in Loco Hills:

  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KATK (740 AM; 1 kW; CARLSBAD, NM; Owner: CARLSBAD RADIO, INC.)
  • KSVP (990 AM; 1 kW; ARTESIA, NM)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KYKK (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; HUMBLE CITY, NM; Owner: NOALMARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KCCC (930 AM; 1 kW; CARLSBAD, NM; Owner: COMPASS ENTERPRISE, INC.)
  • KBIM (910 AM; 5 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KELP (1590 AM; 50 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: MCCLATCHEY BROADCASTING)
  • KHOB (1390 AM; 5 kW; HOBBS, NM; Owner: AMERICAN ASSET MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • KAMQ (1240 AM; 1 kW; CARLSBAD, NM; Owner: KAMQ, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCRX (1430 AM; 5 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: ROSENDO CASAREZ, JR.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Loco Hills:

  • KTZA (92.9 FM; ARTESIA, NM; Owner: PECOS VALLEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCDY (104.1 FM; CARLSBAD, NM; Owner: KAMQ, INC.)
  • KBIM-FM (94.9 FM; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPZE-FM (106.1 FM; CARLSBAD, NM; Owner: RUNNELS BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LLC, DEBTOR IN POSSESSION)
  • KWMW (105.1 FM; MALJAMAR, NM; Owner: M.T.D. INC)
  • KMTH (98.7 FM; MALJAMAR, NM; Owner: BD. OF REGENTS EASTERN N.M. UNIV.)
  • KIXN (102.9 FM; HOBBS, NM; Owner: NOALMARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Loco Hills:

  • KOCT (Channel 6; CARLSBAD, NM; Owner: KOAT HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KTEL-TV (Channel 25; CARLSBAD, NM; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KOBR (Channel 8; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: STANLEY S. HUBBARD REVOCABLE TRUST)
  • K46FE (Channel 46; ARTESIA, NM; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • KCGD-LP (Channel 63; CARLSBAD, NM; Owner: PRIME TIME CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Loco Hills)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Double Eagel Warehouse On Us 82 W Side (Lat: 32.819278 Lon: -103.987722), Call Sign: WBY498
    Assigned Frequencies: 458.525 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/22/2011, Expiration Date: 08/01/2021
    Registrant: City Of Carlsbad, 1702 W Fox, Carlsbad, NM 88220, Phone: (575) 885-6262, Fax: (575) 885-2773
  • Littlefield Plant #163 11.25 Mi Sse (Lat: 32.665111 Lon: -103.888833), Call Sign: KKS262
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.350 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/05/2012, Expiration Date: 08/21/2022, Certifier: Stephen A Furbacher
    Registrant: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, 2000 K Street, Nw, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20006, Phone: (202) 828-7629, Email:
  • Turkey Track Compressor 12 Mi Se (Lat: 32.677611 Lon: -104.056889), Structure height: 9 m, Call Sign: WNVN335
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.350 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/03/2001, Expiration Date: 02/22/2011, Cancellation Date: 09/23/2004
    Registrant: Conocophillips Communications Inc., Bartlesville, OK 74005-3338, Phone: (918) 661-3338

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • MALJAMAR WEST, On Us83, 13 Mi W Of (Lat: 32.800389 Lon: -104.199389), Overall height: 140.2 m, Call Sign: WPOT778
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.756 MHz, 928.756 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/12/2009, Expiration Date: 06/25/2019
    Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street Nw, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4282, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:
  • LOCO HILLS, Loco Hills - Section 21, T-17-S, R-30-E, Eddy County, Nm (Lat: 32.817083 Lon: -103.983278), Type: Tower, Structure height: 106 m, Call Sign: WQNT273, Licensee ID: L00006226
    Assigned Frequencies: 11225.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/17/2011, Expiration Date: 05/17/2021, Certifier: Laura Angell
    Registrant: Leaco Rural Telephone Cooperative, Inc., 220 W Broadway, Hobbs, NM 88240, Phone: (575) 370-5010, Fax: (505) 398-6060, Email:
  • MALLET, 13313-3 Lovington Hwy (Lat: 32.816583 Lon: -103.975361), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 59.8 m, Overall height: 60.5 m, Call Sign: WQRH302
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz, 6286.19 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/13/2013, Expiration Date: 05/13/2023, Certifier: Steven A Regitz
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • LOCO HILLS, None (Lat: 32.818722 Lon: -103.990500), Overall height: 13.7 m, Call Sign: WDU475, Licensee ID: L00001278
    Assigned Frequencies: 2166.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/19/1987, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001
    Registrant: Penasco Valley Telephone Cooperative, Inc., P.O. Drawer 710 4011 West Main, Artesia, NM 88211

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: N5PWM
    Grant Date: 01/23/1990, Expiration Date: 01/23/2000, Cancellation Date: 03/07/2002
    Registrant: Frank A Osborn, Loco Hills, NM 88255
  • Call Sign: KE5HGD, Licensee ID: L01115405
    Grant Date: 02/07/2006, Expiration Date: 02/07/2016, Certifier: Larry J Taylor
    Registrant: Larry J Taylor, Loco Hills, NM 88255

Loco Hills on our top lists:

  • #49 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
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