Maxwell, New Mexico

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Population in 2017: 214 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -21.9%
 
Males: 96  (45.3%)
Females: 118  (54.7%)
Median resident age:

47.5 years
New Mexico median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 87728, 87740.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $31,267 (it was $23,750 in 2000)
Maxwell:

$31,267
NM:

$46,744

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,533 (it was $11,231 in 2000)

Maxwell village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $58,842 (it was $47,700 in 2000)
Maxwell:

$58,842
NM:

$171,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $105,516; detached houses: $133,293; mobile homes: $95,620

Median gross rent in 2017: $440.

March 2019 cost of living index in Maxwell: 82.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 20.0%
(9.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Maxwell, NM (2010)
    • 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

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Ancestries: Finnish (4.0%), German (3.2%), American (2.4%), English (1.6%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 5931 feet

Land area: 0.47 square miles.

Population density: 451 people per square mile   (low).

Maxwell, New Mexico map

6 residents are foreign born (3.2% Latin America).

This village:

3.2%
New Mexico:

9.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $733 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $368 (0.7%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Maxwell, NM in 2017
Distribution of house value in Maxwell, NM in 2017

Maxwell satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.5%
New Mexico:

4.6%
Population change in the 1990s: +78 (+39.8%).
Most common industries in Maxwell, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (16.5%)
  • Construction (15.6%)
  • Public administration (11.0%)
  • Wood products (8.3%)
  • Health care (6.4%)
  • Gasoline stations (4.6%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (22.7%)
  • Wood products (13.6%)
  • Public administration (7.6%)
  • Repair & maintenance (7.6%)
  • Food (6.1%)
  • Utilities (6.1%)
  • Truck transportation (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (34.9%)
  • Public administration (16.3%)
  • Health care (14.0%)
  • Gasoline stations (11.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.0%)
  • Construction (4.7%)
  • Social assistance (4.7%)
Most common occupations in Maxwell, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Registered nurses (4.6%)
  • Cashiers (4.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.6%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (4.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (12.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (10.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.6%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (6.1%)
  • Carpenters (6.1%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (6.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Registered nurses (11.6%)
  • Cashiers (11.6%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (7.0%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7.0%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.7%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.7%)

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 Maxwell 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 (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 6, Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Maxwell topographic map

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:

  • MAXWELL HIGH (Students: 37, Location: 4TH ST AND PARQUE, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Maxwell:

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Points of interest:

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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

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

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)
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

For population 15 years and over in Maxwell:

Marital status in Maxwell, NM
  • Never married: 18.3%
  • Now married: 50.1%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 25.5%

For population 25 years and over in Maxwell:

  • High school or higher: 87.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
New Mexico average:

12.7

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Maxwell, NM (based on Colfax County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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.
State:

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
Colfax County:

21.24 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

6.7%
State:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Colfax County:

18.7%
State:

22.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.5%
New Mexico:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Maxwell:

49.8%
New Mexico:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Maxwell:

46.8%
State:

47.6%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.6
New Mexico:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Maxwell:

20.5%
New Mexico:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.2%
New Mexico:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
New Mexico:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.0%
State:

34.5%

General health condition:
Here:

53.0%
New Mexico:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.4%
New Mexico:

80.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Maxwell, NM Residents
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
Other and Unallocable 3$4,362$17,4480$0
Water Supply 1$2,834$34,0080$0
Financial Administration 1$1,949$23,3880$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 4$558
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 1$673
Totals for Government 5$9,145$21,9485$1,231

Maxwell government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $180,000 ($841.12)
    Housing and Community Development: $104,000 ($485.98)
    Water Utilities: $96,000 ($448.60)
    Solid Waste Management: $23,000 ($107.48)
    Police Protection: $18,000 ($84.11)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing and Community Development: $3,000 ($14.02)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $93,000 ($434.58)

Maxwell government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Housing and Community Development: $38,000 ($177.57)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $68,000 ($317.76)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $13,000 ($60.75)
    Royalties: $2,000 ($9.35)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($4.67)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $85,000 ($397.20)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $6,000 ($28.04)
  • Tax - Property: $14,000 ($65.42)

Maxwell government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $99,000 ($462.62)

6.20% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($60,971 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.20%
New Mexico average:

6.21%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.54% ($46,625 average AGI)


6.49% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($34,948 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.49%
New Mexico average:

6.56%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Bernalillo County, NM  0.67% ($28,900 average AGI)
to Las Animas County, CO  0.51% ($35,696)

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)

Maxwell fatal accident list:

Jun 26, 2014 10:21 AM, I-25, Lat: 36.582917, Lon: -104.535686, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 20Number of bridges
  • 141ft / 42.7mTotal length
  • $1,491,000Total costs
  • 91,761Total average daily traffic
  • 30,153Total average daily truck traffic
  • 138,936Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Maxwell, NM - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 131960-1969
  • 21970-1979
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Maxwell, NM

FCC Registered Broadcast 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: 02/18/2015, Expiration Date: 02/16/2025, 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:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • NM01713A, 13 South 3rd Street (Lat: 36.530667 Lon: -104.545694), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WQSD247,
    Assigned Frequencies: 19440.0 MHz, 19480.0 MHz, Grant Date: 09/04/2013, Expiration Date: 09/04/2023, Certifier: Dan Menser, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:
  • MAXWELL, 13 South Third Street (Lat: 36.530667 Lon: -104.545667), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 55.2 m, Call Sign: WQUD494,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, Grant Date: 06/10/2014, Expiration Date: 06/10/2024, Cancellation Date: 11/10/2015, Certifier: John E Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 3300 E. Renner Road #b3132, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (972) 907-1131, Email:
  • MAXWELL, 13 South Third Street (Lat: 36.530667 Lon: -104.545667), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 55.2 m, Call Sign: WQXH941,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, Grant Date: 03/10/2016, Expiration Date: 03/10/2026, Certifier: John E Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KC5YYQ, Licensee ID: L01241889, Grant Date: 12/02/2016, Expiration Date: 02/14/2027, Certifier: Don M Flynn, Registrant: Don M Flynn, Maxwell, NM 87728
  • Call Sign: KD5GQW, Licensee ID: L01453962, Grant Date: 04/30/2019, Expiration Date: 04/30/2029, Certifier: Christalina A Donovan, Registrant: Christalina A Donovan, Maxwell, NM 87728

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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Maxwell, NM
  • 66.7%Utility gas
  • 27.5%Wood
  • 5.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Maxwell, NM
  • 100.0%Utility gas


Maxwell compared to New Mexico 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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