Meadow Lake, New Mexico

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Population in 2010: 4,708. Population change since 2000: +4.8%
Males: 2,417  (51.3%)
Females: 2,291  (48.7%)
Median resident age:  28.0 years
New Mexico median age:  36.9 years

Zip codes: 87031.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $31,003 (it was $25,561 in 2000)
Meadow Lake:

$31,003
NM:

$43,872

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $9,274 (it was $10,808 in 2000)

Meadow Lake CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $61,775 (it was $59,300 in 2000)
Meadow Lake:

$61,775
NM:

$159,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $68,552; Detached houses: $105,338; Mobile homes: $62,339

Median gross rent in 2013: $773.

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  • Races in Meadow Lake, NM (2010)

    Meadow Lake races chart
    • 3,43773.0%Hispanic
    • 1,10023.4%White alone
    • 771.6%American Indian alone
    • 430.9%Two or more races
    • 340.7%Black alone
    • 120.3%Asian alone
    • 50.1%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Meadow Lake: 91.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (8.1%), German (5.3%), Irish (5.1%), English (3.8%), Italian (1.9%), French (1.8%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 5455 feet

Land area: 9.65 square miles.

Population density: 488 people per square mile   (low).

Meadow Lake,NM real estate house value index trend

Meadow Lake, New Mexico map

For population 25 years and over in Meadow Lake:

  • High school or higher: 58.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 44.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Meadow Lake CDP:

  • Never married: 38.4%
  • Now married: 40.1%
  • Separated: 7.0%
  • Widowed: 1.9%
  • Divorced: 12.5%

529 residents are foreign born (11.5% Latin America).

This place:

11.8%
New Mexico:

8.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $680 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $538 (1.0%)

Meadow Lake satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Albuquerque, NM (21.3 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (326.7 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: El Cerro-Monterey Park, NM (2.0 miles ), El Cerro Mission, NM (2.1 miles ), Monterey Park, NM (2.4 miles ), Peralta, NM (2.5 miles ), Valencia, NM (2.5 miles ), Chical, NM (2.6 miles) , Las Maravillas, NM (2.6 miles ), Bosque Farms, NM (2.8 miles ).

Latitude: 34.80 N, Longitude: 106.58 W

Meadow Lake household income distribution Meadow Lake home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.3%
New Mexico:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (34%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (29%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (14%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Meadow Lake, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Meadow Lake-area historical earthquake activity is near New Mexico state average. It is 145% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/29/1990 at 13:16:10, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 LG, Depth: 7.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 29.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 568.7 miles away from Meadow Lake center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 560.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 533.9 miles away from the city center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 11/8/1990 at 10:46:53, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MD, Depth: 3.8 mi) earthquake occurred 29.2 miles away from Meadow Lake center
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 178.1 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 Valencia County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Meadow Lake topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Meadow Lake:

  • AMBERCARE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; BELEN, NM)
  • CASA ANGELICA (Hospital, about 15 miles away; ALBUQUERQUE, NM)
  • BELEN MEADOWS HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; BELEN, NM)
  • LOS LUNAS COMMUNITY PROGRAM/BEHAVIORAL SERVICES CE (Hospital, about 16 miles away; BELEN, NM)
  • VALENCIA PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 16 miles away; BELEN, NM)

Amtrak stations near Meadow Lake:

  • 15 miles: BELEN (420 N MAIN ST.) - Bus Station
  • 20 miles: ALBUQUERQUE (214 FIRST ST. SW) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Meadow Lake:

  • Central New Mexico Community College (about 19 miles; Albuquerque, NM; Full-time enrollment: 19,398)
  • University of New Mexico-Main Campus (about 20 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 23,042)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 28 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 2,335)
  • Santa Fe Community College (about 64 miles; Santa Fe, NM; FT enrollment: 3,047)
  • New Mexico Highlands University (about 95 miles; Las Vegas, NM; FT enrollment: 2,931)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus (about 157 miles; Roswell, NM; FT enrollment: 2,212)
  • San Juan College (about 163 miles; Farmington, NM; FT enrollment: 5,112)

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Notable locations in Meadow Lake: Los Lunas Community Library (A), Meadow Lake Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Valencia 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 2012 was 229. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

229
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.226. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.226
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 13.7. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.7
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.716. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.716
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 32.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 36.5. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 15.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.27. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.27
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 0.00249. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00249
U.S.:

0.01468
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 47.1%
(26.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 54.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 50.4% for American Indian residents, 57.1% for other race residents, 7.8% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  3.4 people
New Mexico:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  78.5%
Whole state:  65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  11.6%
Whole state:  8.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Meadow Lake compared to New Mexico state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

17.4
New Mexico average:

13.6

Meadow Lake travel time to work - commute Meadow Lake mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (48%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19%)
  • Wood (16%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Other fuel (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Meadow Lake CDP (based on Valencia County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic21,58412
Evangelical Protestant6,88945
Other2,18011
Mainline Protestant1,7038
None44,213-
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: 11
Valencia County:

1.55 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

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

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Valencia County:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Valencia County:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.4%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Valencia County:

25.8%
New Mexico:

22.1%

6.18% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,136 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.18%
New Mexico average:

6.50%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($307 average AGI)
Valencia County:

0.05%
New Mexico average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Bernalillo County, NM  2.68% ($30,545 average AGI)
from Socorro County, NM  0.22% ($28,944)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.20% ($27,040)


6.32% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,802 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.32%
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  3.04% ($28,971 average AGI)
to Sandoval County, NM  0.22% ($31,161)
to Socorro County, NM  0.17% ($28,512)

Strongest AM radio stations in Meadow Lake:

  • KNML (610 AM; 5 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXKS (1190 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKIM (1000 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: AGM-NEVADA, LLC)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KANM (1600 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: ARAGON BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.L.C.)
  • KARS (860 AM; 1 kW; BELEN, NM; Owner: AGM-NEVADA, LLC)
  • KABQ (1350 AM; 5 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKJY (1550 AM; 5 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: VANGUARD MEDIA, L.L.C)
  • KDEF (1150 AM; 5 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: RAMH CORPORATION)
  • KKNS (1310 AM; 5 kW; CORRALES, NM; Owner: SIMMONS-NM, LS, LLC)
  • KDAZ (730 AM; 1 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: PAN AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KTBL (1050 AM; 1 kW; LOS RANCHOS, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Meadow Lake:

  • KIOT (102.5 FM; LOS LUNAS, NM; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KLYT (88.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CONNECTION COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • KTZO (103.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KUNM (89.9 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS UNIV. OF NEW MEXICO)
  • KKOB-FM (93.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KANW (89.1 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: BD. OF EDUC. CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE, NM)
  • 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)
  • KZRR (94.1 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRST (92.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPEK (100.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K265CA (100.9 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFLQ (91.5 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • KNKT (107.1 FM; ARMIJO, NM; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF ALBUQUERQUE, INC.)
  • K213BT (90.5 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KTEG (104.7 FM; BOSQUE FARMS, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLVO (97.7 FM; BELEN, NM; Owner: AGM-NEVADA, LLC)
  • KYLZ (106.3 FM; LOS LUNAS, NM; Owner: AGM-NEVADA, LLC)
  • KXTC (99.9 FM; THOREAU, NM; Owner: KXTC, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Meadow Lake:

  • KWBQ (Channel 19; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF NEW MEXICO, LLC)
  • KTFQ (Channel 14; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: TELEFUTURA TELEVISION GROUP, INC.)
  • K43HW (Channel 43; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: JOSEPH W. SHAFFER)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5$101,6522$47,4458$141,8142$8,6651$35,4807$74,613
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$04$149,1380$00$03$84,160
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$114,2752$77,56011$94,6625$5,1163$76,18311$50,631
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$48,6800$04$97,3630$00$02$99,425
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$02$146,8701$8,2500$02$81,270
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 9701.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$267,330
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 9701.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 10
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Meadow Lake, NM

Businesses in Meadow Lake, NM

  • U-Haul: 1
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