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Population in 2012: 244 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -10.9%
 

Males: 131  (54.1%)
Females: 113  (45.9%)

Median resident age:  39.0 years
New Mexico median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 87728, 87740.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $17,909 (it was $23,750 in 2000)
Maxwell:

$17,909
NM:

$42,558
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $12,789

Maxwell village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $53,150 (it was $47,700 in 2000)
Maxwell:

$53,150
NM:

$157,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $58,591; Detached houses: $69,308; Mobile homes: $43,111

Median gross rent in 2012: $383.

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  • White alone - 129 (50.8%)
  • Hispanic - 110 (43.3%)
  • Two or more races - 7 (2.8%)
  • Other race alone - 4 (1.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (1.2%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Maxwell: 85.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (15.4%), English (7.1%), Irish (6.6%), Italian (2.9%), Swedish (2.1%), French (1.2%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 5931 feet

Land area: 0.47 square miles.

Population density: 514 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Maxwell:

  • High school or higher: 71.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Maxwell village:

  • Never married: 30.6%
  • Now married: 35.5%
  • Separated: 6.6%
  • Widowed: 12.0%
  • Divorced: 15.3%

13 residents are foreign born

This village:  5.9%
New Mexico:  9.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $381 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $350 (0.6%)

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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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.5%
New Mexico:

7.5%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +78 (+39.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Utilities (13%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Educational services (42%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Finance and insurance (15%)
  • Other services, except public administration (15%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (12%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (6%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (12%)
  • Cashiers (12%)
  • Secondary school teachers (7%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)
  • Therapists (5%)

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Earthquake activity:

Maxwell-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New Mexico state average. It is 42% 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, Snow: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Stafford L. Warren - Physician and radiologist.


Hospitals/medical centers near Maxwell:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Maxwell, NM

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Maxwell:

  • New Mexico Highlands University (about 76 miles; Las Vegas, NM; Full-time enrollment: 2,197)
  • Adams State College (about 99 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,076)
  • Pueblo Community College (about 120 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 2,683)
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo (about 123 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 4,083)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 148 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 5,120)
  • University of New Mexico-Main Campus (about 154 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 19,438)
  • Central New Mexico Community College (about 155 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 8,765)

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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: 380, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-1999, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and MAY-09-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-09-2001)
MAXWELL COOPERATIVE WATER USERS ASSOC (Population served: 330, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-17-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-17-1999), St Public Notif received (SEP-23-1999)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-30-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-30-1997), St Public Notif received (MAY-07-1997)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.8%
(28.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 16.2% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Maxwell, NM

Maxwell compared to New Mexico state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Maxwell travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (50%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (22%)
  • Wood (17%)
  • Electricity (11%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 69.08%
Here69.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)United Church of Christ
Adherents67.1%13.5%5.2%3.7%2.8%
Congregations20.0%22.5%12.5%5.0%2.5%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)JewishChurches of ChristAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents1.9%1.5%1.1%0.9%2.3%
Congregations5.0%2.5%10.0%5.0%15.0%
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
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 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,106$25,2720$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$775
Water Supply 1$2,568$30,8160$0
Totals for Government 2$4,674$28,0445$775

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $222,000 ($909.84)
    Financial Administration: $94,000 ($385.25)
    Police Protection: $50,000 ($204.92)
    Water Utilities: $34,000 ($139.34)
    Fire Protection: $31,000 ($127.05)
    Regular Highways: $27,000 ($110.66)
    Sewerage: $26,000 ($106.56)
    Corrections - Other: $3,000 ($12.30)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $36,000 ($147.54)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $52,000 ($213.11)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $27,000 ($110.66)
    Sewerage: $23,000 ($94.26)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $59,000 ($241.80)
    Interest Earnings: $25,000 ($102.46)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $40,000 ($163.93)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $122,000 ($500.00)
    General Support: $57,000 ($233.61)
    Highways: $25,000 ($102.46)
    Housing & Community Development: $8,000 ($32.79)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $38,000 ($155.74)
    Property: $7,000 ($28.69)
    Public Utilities: $2,000 ($8.20)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $213,000 ($872.95)

6.85% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,548 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.85%
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  0.60% ($24,034 average AGI)
from Las Animas County, CO  0.27% ($37,615)
from Taos County, NM  0.23% ($157,909)


7.92% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,724 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.92%
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  0.65% ($29,031 average AGI)
to Las Animas County, CO  0.39% ($28,789)
to Pueblo County, CO  0.35% ($25,353)

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
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 0 meters
Total average daily traffic: 5,128
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,076
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 6,409


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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