Newcomb, New Mexico

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Population in 2010: 339.
Population change since 2000: -12.4%
Males: 185  (54.7%)
Females: 154  (45.3%)
Median resident age:

38.6 years
New Mexico median age:

38.6 years

Zip codes: 87455.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $32,461 (it was $16,500 in 2000)
Newcomb:

$32,461
NM:

$51,945

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $20,155 (it was $8,584 in 2000)

Newcomb CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $44,567 (it was $31,800 in 2000)
Newcomb:

$44,567
NM:

$180,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $79,875; detached houses: $54,019; mobile homes: $205,803

Median gross rent in 2019: $521.

March 2019 cost of living index in Newcomb: 83.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 28.4%
(24.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.7% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Newcomb, NM (2019)
    • 27275.8%American Indian alone
    • 298.1%Asian alone
    • 257.0%Hispanic
    • 205.6%White alone
    • 123.3%Two or more races

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

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Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 5560 feet

Land area: 5.94 square miles.

Population density: 57 people per square mile   (very low).

Newcomb, New Mexico map

25 residents are foreign born

This place:

7.1%
New Mexico:

9.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $342 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rio Rancho, NM (133.5 miles , pop. 51,765).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (143.0 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (269.9 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Sheep Springs, NM (3.1 miles ),
Sanostee, NM (3.7 miles ),
Naschitti, NM (3.9 miles ),
Crystal, NM (4.8 miles ),
Wheatfields, AZ (4.9 miles ),
Sehili, AZ (5.1 miles),
Burnham, NM (5.1 miles ),
Tsaile, AZ (5.4 miles )

Latitude: 36.28 N, Longitude: 108.71 W

Area code: 505

Distribution of median household income in Newcomb, NM in 2019
Distribution of house value in Newcomb, NM in 2019
Newcomb satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

8.4%
New Mexico:

7.3%
Most common industries in Newcomb, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (71.1%)
  • Public administration (10.6%)
  • Construction (5.6%)
  • Machinery, equipment, supplies merchant wholesalers (3.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.5%)
  • Social assistance (3.5%)
  • Health care (2.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (70.9%)
  • Construction (14.5%)
  • Machinery, equipment, supplies merchant wholesalers (9.1%)
  • Public administration (5.5%)
  • Food (0.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (71.3%)
  • Public administration (13.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.7%)
  • Social assistance (5.7%)
  • Health care (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Newcomb, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (28.2%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (14.8%)
  • Bus drivers (9.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.6%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (5.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Teachers, secondary school (25.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (18.2%)
  • Bus drivers (18.2%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (14.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9.1%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (40.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (10.3%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (9.2%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (8.0%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (6.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.9%)
  • Cashiers (5.7%)

Average climate in Newcomb, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Newcomb-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New Mexico state average. It is 1370% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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 465.2 miles away from Newcomb 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 452.4 miles away from Newcomb center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 450.0 miles away from Newcomb center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 472.8 miles away from Newcomb center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 558.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/15/1979 at 23:16:54, a magnitude 7.0 (5.7 MB, 6.9 MS, 7.0 ML, 6.4 MW) earthquake occurred 461.9 miles away from Newcomb center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in San Juan County (9) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Fires: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Newcomb topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Newcomb:

  • San Juan College (about 46 miles; Farmington, NM; Full-time enrollment: 5,112)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 83 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 141 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 2,335)
  • University of New Mexico-Main Campus (about 144 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 23,042)
  • Central New Mexico Community College (about 144 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 19,398)
  • Santa Fe Community College (about 159 miles; Santa Fe, NM; FT enrollment: 3,047)
  • Adams State University (about 177 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,805)

Public high school in Newcomb:

  • NEWCOMB HIGH (Location: US 491, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Newcomb:

  • NEWCOMB ELEMENTARY (Location: US 491, Grades: PK-5)
  • NEWCOMB MIDDLE (Location: US 491, Grades: 6-8)
  • TOHAALI' COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Location: HWY 401, NAVAJO RTE 10, Grades: KG-8)

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Church in Newcomb: Newcomb Assembly of God (A). Display/hide its location on the map

San Juan County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.8 people
New Mexico:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

63.4%
Whole state:

65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

8.1%
Whole state:

8.2%


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

For population 15 years and over in Newcomb:

Marital status in Newcomb, NM
  • Never married: 38.2%
  • Now married: 43.4%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

For population 25 years and over in Newcomb:

  • High school or higher: 84.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.7%
  • Unemployed: 28.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.5
New Mexico average:

12.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Newcomb, NM (based on San Juan County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant19,905115
Other15,00131
Catholic12,50011
Mainline Protestant5,22216
None77,416-
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
Here:

0.82 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
San Juan County:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

0.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 70
San Juan County:

5.73 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 62
This county:

5.07 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
San Juan County:

7.3%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
San Juan County:

26.4%
New Mexico:

22.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.3%
New Mexico:

49.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Newcomb:

46.6%
New Mexico:

48.1%

Average BMI:
Newcomb:

29.3
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Newcomb:

25.6%
State:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.4%
New Mexico:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Newcomb:

6.7
New Mexico:

6.8

Overweight people:
Newcomb:

38.3%
New Mexico:

34.6%

General health condition:
Newcomb:

53.7%
New Mexico:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Newcomb:

80.9%
State:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Newcomb, NM Residents

5.48% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($41,018 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.48%
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 McKinley County, NM  1.28% ($26,792 average AGI)
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.41% ($30,860)
from Apache County, AZ  0.33% ($31,833)


8.46% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,915 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.46%
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 McKinley County, NM  0.95% ($26,402 average AGI)
to Apache County, AZ  0.86% ($28,195)
to Bernalillo County, NM  0.56% ($33,795)

Strongest AM radio stations in Newcomb:

  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KENN (1390 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • KNDN (960 AM; 5 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: BASIN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRZE (1280 AM; 5 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: J. THOMAS DEVELOPMENT OF NM, INC.)
  • KGAK (1330 AM; 5 kW; GALLUP, NM; Owner: KRJG, INC.)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KIUP (930 AM; 5 kW; DURANGO, CO; Owner: FOUR CORNERS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KFNX (1100 AM; 50 kW; CAVE CREEK, AZ; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KFLT (830 AM; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FAMILY LIFE B/CING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Newcomb:

  • K289AD (105.7 FM; CHINLE, AZ; Owner: PROCLAIMING CHRIST'S LOVE MINISTRIES)
  • KRTZ (98.7 FM; CORTEZ, CO; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO., LLC)
  • KGLX (99.1 FM; GALLUP, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KGLP (91.7 FM; GALLUP, NM; Owner: GALLUP PUBLIC RADIO)

TV broadcast stations around Newcomb:

  • K08HQ (Channel 8; CHINLE, AZ; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)
  • Newcomb, New Mexico
  • Fatal accident count16
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents24
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:10
  • Fatalities21
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents52
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents2
  • New Mexico average
  • Fatal accident count4745
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents6585
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons1532
  • Fatalities5484
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents12819
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents500
See more detailed statistics of Newcomb fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 138ft / 42.0mTotal length
  • $1,160,000Total costs
  • 20,535Total average daily traffic
  • 4,586Total average daily truck traffic
  • 41,058Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • WHITE ROCK, 22 Mi E (Lat: 36.232083 Lon: -108.311583), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 32.9 m, Call Sign: WQBP241,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6556.25 MHz, Grant Date: 11/03/2014, Expiration Date: 11/16/2024, Certifier: William Van Huss, Registrant: El Paso Natural Gas Company, L.L.C., 2 North Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, Phone: (866) 775-5785, Email:
  • Tohaali Comm, Highway 491 Rt 19 , Newcomb, Nm 87455, Newcomb, Nm 87455 (Lat: 36.239611 Lon: -108.889806), Type: Bant, Structure height: 6.8 m, Call Sign: WQZU768,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/08/2017, Expiration Date: 08/08/2027, Certifier: Guy Turley, Registrant: Lukas, Lafuria, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Tysons, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8673, Fax: (703) 584-8696, Email:
  • Two Grey Hills, Rte 5000 (Lat: 36.281306 Lon: -108.817528), Type: Building, Structure height: 5.2 m, Overall height: 7.3 m, Call Sign: WRDK691,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10775.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, Grant Date: 05/21/2019, Expiration Date: 05/21/2029, Certifier: Neil Broyles, Registrant: Americas Communications, 6100 W Gila Springs Place Suite 7, Chandler, AZ 85226, Phone: (602) 304-1760, Fax: (877) 284-0791, Email:
  • Newcomb Temp, Indian Service Route 19b (Lat: 36.284222 Lon: -108.692861), Type: Building, Structure height: 36.6 m, Overall height: 37.8 m, Call Sign: WRDK692,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11265.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, Grant Date: 05/21/2019, Expiration Date: 05/21/2029, Certifier: Neil Broyles, Registrant: Americas Communications, 6100 W Gila Springs Place Suite 7, Chandler, AZ 85226, Phone: (602) 304-1760, Fax: (877) 284-0791, Email:
  • NEWCOMB, Hwy 666, 1.6 Km South Of (Lat: 36.273333 Lon: -108.705917), Overall height: 19.8 m, Call Sign: WBA737,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6034.20 MHz, Grant Date: 02/28/1995, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 01/25/1999, Registrant: Navajo Communications Company Inc, 8800 N Central Expwy 3 Northpark E, Dallas, TX 75231

Most common first names in Newcomb, NM among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Nellie575.0 years
Lucy384.7 years
Mary379.7 years
Julia280.4 years
Jimmie260.0 years
Harry270.0 years
Paul247.5 years
Peter269.4 years
Raymond254.5 years
Sam280.5 years
Most common last names in Newcomb, NM among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Curley567.6 years
Manuelito573.6 years
Johnson464.5 years
Bitsilly479.3 years
Hunt336.4 years
Begay381.6 years
Smiley367.3 years
Tsosie383.6 years
Alfonso274.5 years
Billy276.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Newcomb, NM
  • 73.5%Wood
  • 10.8%Electricity
  • 6.0%Utility gas
  • 4.8%No fuel used
  • 2.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.4%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Newcomb, NM
  • 53.3%Utility gas
  • 35.6%Electricity
  • 8.9%Wood
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Newcomb compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
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