Newcomb, New Mexico

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Population in 2010: 339. Population change since 2000: -12.4%
Males: 175  (51.9%)
Females: 164  (48.1%)
Median resident age:  40.3 years
New Mexico median age:  36.9 years

Zip codes: 87455.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $28,817 (it was $16,500 in 2000)
Newcomb:

$28,817
NM:

$43,872

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,782 (it was $8,584 in 2000)

Newcomb CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $53,446 (it was $31,800 in 2000)
Newcomb:

$53,446
NM:

$159,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $100,323; Detached houses: $124,300; Mobile homes: $15,424

Median gross rent in 2013: $525.

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  • Races in Newcomb, NM (2010)

    Newcomb races chart
    • 29185.8%American Indian alone
    • 205.9%White alone
    • 144.1%Hispanic
    • 61.8%Asian alone
    • 41.2%Black alone
    • 41.2%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Newcomb: 84.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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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

For population 25 years and over in Newcomb:

  • High school or higher: 83.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.4%
  • Unemployed: 28.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Newcomb CDP:

  • Never married: 58.2%
  • Now married: 34.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 3.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $242 (0.5%)

Newcomb satellite photo by USGS

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

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

7.4%
New Mexico:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (34%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Information (9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Retail trade (2%)
  • Educational services (56%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Retail trade (2%)
  • Finance and insurance (2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (32%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (42%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (9%)
  • Community and social service occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (4%)

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

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 above New Mexico state average. It is 284% 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 the city 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 the city 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 the city center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 558.4 miles away from Newcomb 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 the city 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 (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 3

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

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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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 26.0%
(33.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 25.1% for American Indian residents)
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

Newcomb compared to New Mexico state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.5
New Mexico average:

13.6

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (41%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Utility gas (10%)
  • Other fuel (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

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
San Juan County:

0.82 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

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

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
San Juan County:

0.41 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

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

5.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.3%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
San Juan County:

26.4%
New Mexico:

22.1%

5.84% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,514 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.84%
New Mexico average:

6.50%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($143 average AGI)
San Juan County:

0.03%
New Mexico average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from McKinley County, NM  1.22% ($23,526 average AGI)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.37% ($26,834)
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.37% ($29,347)


7.88% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,719 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.88%
New Mexico average:

6.43%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($273 average AGI)
San Juan County:

0.05%
New Mexico average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to McKinley County, NM  1.89% ($23,497 average AGI)
to Bernalillo County, NM  0.52% ($24,021)
to Apache County, AZ  0.49% ($25,364)

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 count14
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents22
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons:9
  • Fatalities19
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents44
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • New Mexico average
  • Fatal accident count135
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents193
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons56
  • Fatalities148
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents371
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents24
See more detailed statistics of Newcomb fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 33m108ftTotal length
  • $811,000Total costs
  • 5,439Total average daily traffic
  • 1,374Total average daily truck traffic
  • 7,269Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • 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: 11/16/2004, Expiration Date: 11/16/2014, Certifier: William Van Huss
    Registrant: El Paso Natural Gas Company, L.L.C., Bloomfield, NM 87413, Phone: (505) 632-6574, Fax: (505) 632-6514, Email:
  • NM01 Far Newcomb, 6 Miles Ne Of Crystal (Lat: 36.079000 Lon: -108.858028), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 57.6 m, Call Sign: WQNX361
    Assigned Frequencies: 6004.50 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/24/2011, Expiration Date: 06/24/2021, Certifier: Michael P Goggin
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, 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
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