Maxwell, New Mexico

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Population in 2013: 241 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -12.0%
 
Males: 120  (50.0%)
Females: 121  (50.0%)
Median resident age:  33.1 years
New Mexico median age:  36.9 years

Zip codes: 87728, 87740.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $18,088 (it was $23,750 in 2000)
Maxwell:

$18,088
NM:

$43,872

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $15,876 (it was $11,231 in 2000)

Maxwell village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $51,044 (it was $47,700 in 2000)
Maxwell:

$51,044
NM:

$159,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $64,863; Detached houses: $75,461; Mobile homes: $42,255

Median gross rent in 2013: $345.

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  • Races in Maxwell, NM (2010)

    Maxwell races chart
    • 12950.8%White alone
    • 11043.3%Hispanic
    • 72.8%Two or more races
    • 41.6%Other race alone
    • 31.2%American Indian alone
    • 10.4%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Maxwell: 84.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (16.7%), Irish (9.0%), English (5.2%), Italian (3.0%), Swedish (3.0%), French (1.3%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 5931 feet

Land area: 0.47 square miles.

Population density: 508 people per square mile   (low).

Maxwell,NM real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Maxwell:

  • High school or higher: 72.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Maxwell village:

  • Never married: 37.7%
  • Now married: 24.6%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 16.6%
  • Divorced: 17.7%

2 residents are foreign born

This village:

0.7%
New Mexico:

8.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $395 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $335 (0.6%)

Maxwell satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Santa Fe, NM (99.8 miles , pop. 62,203).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (152.3 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (474.6 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Springer, NM (3.5 miles ), Cimarron, NM (4.6 miles ), Raton, NM (5.0 miles ), Ute Park, NM (5.6 miles) , Capulin, NM (5.8 miles) , Wagon Mound, NM (6.2 miles ), Eagle Nest, NM (6.3 miles ), Starkville, CO (6.3 miles) .

Latitude: 36.54 N, Longitude: 104.54 W

Area code: 505

Maxwell household income distribution Maxwell home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.9%
New Mexico:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +78 (+39.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Utilities (14%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Finance and insurance (18%)
  • Public administration (18%)
  • Other services, except public administration (15%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (18%)
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (24%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (15%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Community and social service occupations (6%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (3%)

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

Average climate in Maxwell, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Maxwell, New Mexico average temperatures Maxwell, New Mexico average precipitation Maxwell, New Mexico humidity Maxwell, New Mexico wind speed Maxwell, New Mexico snowfall Maxwell, New Mexico sunshine Maxwell, New Mexico clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Maxwell-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below New Mexico state average. It is 80% greater 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 29.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/3/2007 at 14:34:38, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.4 MW, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 41.4 miles away from Maxwell center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 42.0 miles away from the city 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 27.7 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) earthquake occurred 38.8 miles away from Maxwell center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 32.5 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 Colfax County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 5, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Maxwell topographic map

Birthplace of: Stafford L. Warren - Physician and radiologist.

Hospitals and medical centers near Maxwell:

  • COLFAX GENERAL LTC (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; SPRINGER, NM)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Maxwell:

  • New Mexico Highlands University (about 76 miles; Las Vegas, NM; Full-time enrollment: 2,931)
  • Adams State University (about 99 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,805)
  • Santa Fe Community College (about 105 miles; Santa Fe, NM; FT enrollment: 3,047)
  • Pueblo Community College (about 120 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 5,329)
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo (about 123 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 5,993)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 148 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 2,335)
  • University of New Mexico-Main Campus (about 154 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 23,042)

Public high school in Maxwell:

Public elementary/middle schools in Maxwell:

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Notable locations in Maxwell: Maxwell Weather Station (A), Maxwell Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Colfax 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 Maxwell and their reported violations in the past:

MAXWELL WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 350, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
MAXWELL COOPERATIVE WATER USERS ASSOC (Population served: 154, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-22-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-22-2013), St Public Notif received (NOV-26-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-30-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-30-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-31-2011), St Compliance achieved (OCT-26-2011)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 24.1%
(26.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.9% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.1 people
New Mexico:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  56.3%
Whole state:  65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  5.0%
Whole state:  8.2%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Maxwell compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

17.7
New Mexico average:

13.6

Maxwell travel time to work - commute Maxwell mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (52%)
  • Wood (24%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)
  • Electricity (11%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Maxwell village (based on Colfax County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,4269
Evangelical Protestant2,25617
Mainline Protestant1,1299
Other4642
None6,475-
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: 5
Colfax County:

3.79 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Colfax County:

10.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
Here:

21.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.7%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Colfax County:

18.7%
New Mexico:

22.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.5%
State:

11.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$1,949$23,3880$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 4$558
Sewerage 0$0 1$673
Water Supply 1$2,834$34,0080$0
Other and Unallocable 3$4,362$17,4480$0
Totals for Government 5$9,145$21,9485$1,231

Maxwell government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $222,000 ($921.16)
    Financial Administration: $94,000 ($390.04)
    Police Protection: $50,000 ($207.47)
    Water Utilities: $34,000 ($141.08)
    Fire Protection: $31,000 ($128.63)
    Regular Highways: $27,000 ($112.03)
    Sewerage: $26,000 ($107.88)
    Corrections - Other: $3,000 ($12.45)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $36,000 ($149.38)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $52,000 ($215.77)

Maxwell government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $27,000 ($112.03)
    Sewerage: $23,000 ($95.44)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $59,000 ($244.81)
    Interest Earnings: $25,000 ($103.73)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $40,000 ($165.98)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $122,000 ($506.22)
    General Support: $57,000 ($236.51)
    Highways: $25,000 ($103.73)
    Housing & Community Development: $8,000 ($33.20)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $38,000 ($157.68)
    Property: $7,000 ($29.05)
    Public Utilities: $2,000 ($8.30)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $213,000 ($883.82)

6.12% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,876 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.12%
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 Bernalillo County, NM  0.46% ($31,364 average AGI)
from Las Animas County, CO  0.34% ($26,313)


7.24% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,159 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.24%
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 Bernalillo County, NM  0.67% ($24,875 average AGI)
to Taos County, NM  0.38% ($34,778)
to Las Animas County, CO  0.27% ($42,462)

Strongest AM radio stations in Maxwell:

  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KNMX (540 AM; 5 kW; LAS VEGAS, NM; Owner: SANGRE DE CRISTO B/DCASTING CO, INC)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KRTN (1490 AM; 1 kW; RATON, NM; Owner: RATON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Maxwell:

  • KRTN-FM (93.9 FM; RATON, NM; Owner: RATON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKIT (99.1 FM; ANGEL FIRE, NM; Owner: DMC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K216CT (91.1 FM; EAGLE NEST, NM; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO)
  • KTAO (101.9 FM; TAOS, NM; Owner: TAOS COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KCRT-FM (92.5 FM; TRINIDAD, CO; Owner: PHILLIPS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K207BN (89.3 FM; TRINIDAD, CO; Owner: MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KBKZ (96.5 FM; RATON, NM; Owner: PHILLIPS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Maxwell:

  • K18CT (Channel 18; RATON, NM; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K20CV (Channel 20; RATON, ETC., NM; Owner: REGENTS OF UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 12m39ftTotal length
  • 10,336Total average daily traffic
  • 2,633Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Us Hwy 64 15 Mi Sw Raton (Lat: 36.700583 Lon: -104.554722), Call Sign: WNKG879, Licensee ID: L00265137
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.500 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/12/1997, Expiration Date: 11/12/2002, Cancellation Date: 09/20/2002, Certifier: R. D Meiszer
    Registrant: Lb Tower Company LLC, 441 Vine Street, Suite 3900, Cincinnati, OH 45202-3011, Phone: (513) 381-7775, Fax: (513) 381-1292
  • Lat: 36.543389 Lon: -106.294389, Call Sign: WQCE945
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.482 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/16/2005, Expiration Date: 02/16/2015, Certifier: Rudy Cordova
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern Ste E 501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677-5993, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:

Most common first names in Maxwell, NM among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary678.0 years
Joe578.7 years
Juan389.7 years
Jose371.6 years
William381.7 years
Salomon384.6 years
Tony367.7 years
Candido284.5 years
Albert270.0 years
Floyd267.0 years
Most common last names in Maxwell, NM among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Pompeo875.7 years
Herrera579.8 years
Archuleta578.8 years
Lopez581.6 years
Trujillo588.4 years
Cruz485.8 years
Mitchell467.0 years
Miller384.3 years
Martinez382.0 years
Matthews382.9 years
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