Paraje, New Mexico

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Population in 2010: 777.
Population change since 2000: +16.1%
Males: 389  (50.1%)
Females: 388  (49.9%)
Median resident age:

28.4 years
New Mexico median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 87007.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $29,437 (it was $25,179 in 2000)
Paraje:

$29,437
NM:

$59,726

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $12,280 (it was $7,350 in 2000)

Paraje CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $45,469 (it was $45,000 in 2000)
Paraje:

$45,469
NM:

$243,100

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $111,719; detached houses: $124,097; mobile homes: $10,819

Median gross rent in 2022: $210.

March 2022 cost of living index in Paraje: 81.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 55.5%
(100.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 55.5% for American Indian residents)

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  • Races in Paraje, NM (2022)
    • 1,22289.7%American Indian alone
    • 473.5%Hispanic
    • 413.0%White alone
    • 10.07%Black alone

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



According to our research of New Mexico and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Paraje, New Mexico as of May 20, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Paraje is 716 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


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Ancestries: Scotch-Irish (1.9%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 6950 feet

Land area: 4.50 square miles.

Population density: 173 people per square mile   (very low).

Paraje, New Mexico map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Paraje CDP:

0.7% ($293)
New Mexico:

0.7% ($699)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rio Rancho, NM (48.3 miles , pop. 51,765).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (49.1 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (283.2 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Seama, NM (1.7 miles ),
Cubero, NM (1.9 miles ),
Laguna, NM (2.0 miles ),
Encinal, NM (2.2 miles),
South Acomita Village, NM (2.2 miles),
North Acomita Village, NM (2.3 miles ),
San Fidel, NM (2.8 miles),
Skyline-Ganipa, NM (2.9 miles )

Latitude: 35.05 N, Longitude: 107.47 W

Distribution of median household income in Paraje, NM in 2022
Distribution of house value in Paraje, NM in 2022
Paraje satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

4.9%
New Mexico:

3.6%
Most common industries in Paraje, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (21.4%)
  • Educational services (12.1%)
  • Social assistance (11.5%)
  • Public administration (11.0%)
  • Health care (8.2%)
  • Construction (7.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (26.1%)
  • Public administration (15.9%)
  • Construction (14.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (11.4%)
  • Educational services (8.0%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Social assistance (19.1%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (17.0%)
  • Educational services (16.0%)
  • Health care (13.8%)
  • Public administration (6.4%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.3%)
  • Personal & laundry services (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Paraje, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (8.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.5%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (5.5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.4%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11.4%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (10.2%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (9.1%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (6.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10.6%)
  • Child care workers (8.5%)
  • Cashiers (8.5%)
  • Art and design workers (7.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6.4%)
  • Teachers, special education (6.4%)

Average climate in Paraje, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Paraje-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New Mexico state average. It is 839% 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 518.9 miles away from Paraje 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 510.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 487.3 miles away from the city center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
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 52.5 miles away from the city center
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 503.0 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 493.2 miles away from Paraje center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cibola County (8) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Fires: 2, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Paraje topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Paraje:

  • Central New Mexico Community College (about 49 miles; Albuquerque, NM; Full-time enrollment: 19,398)
  • University of New Mexico-Main Campus (about 49 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 23,042)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 52 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 2,335)
  • Santa Fe Community College (about 91 miles; Santa Fe, NM; FT enrollment: 3,047)
  • San Juan College (about 126 miles; Farmington, NM; FT enrollment: 5,112)
  • New Mexico Highlands University (about 133 miles; Las Vegas, NM; FT enrollment: 2,931)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 156 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Pueblo of Laguna Fire Rescue (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Paraje Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Cibola County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

3.2 people
New Mexico:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

72.5%
Whole state:

65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

9.5%
Whole state:

8.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households
56 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

For population 15 years and over in Paraje:

Marital status in Paraje, NM
  • Never married: 59.4%
  • Now married: 18.2%
  • Separated: 5.6%
  • Widowed: 1.6%
  • Divorced: 15.2%

For population 25 years and over in Paraje:

  • High school or higher: 90.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 15.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.8
New Mexico average:

12.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Paraje, NM (based on Cibola County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic9,00013
Evangelical Protestant2,74932
Other1,2796
Mainline Protestant2852
None13,900-
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: 2
This county:

0.73 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Cibola County:

5.14 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Cibola County:

4.04 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

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

10.6%
State:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Cibola County:

28.1%
State:

22.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Paraje:

46.8%
New Mexico:

49.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

45.2%
New Mexico:

48.1%

Average BMI:
Paraje:

29.2
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Paraje:

20.2%
State:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.4%
State:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.7
New Mexico:

6.8

Overweight people:
Paraje:

34.3%
New Mexico:

34.6%

General health condition:
Here:

55.4%
New Mexico:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.1%
State:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Paraje, NM Residents

Strongest AM radio stations in Paraje:

  • KRKE (1100 AM; 5 kW; MILAN, NM; Owner: CIBOLA RADIO COMPANY)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • KKIM (1000 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: AGM-NEVADA, LLC)
  • KXKS (1190 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KNML (610 AM; 5 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KANM (1600 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: ARAGON BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.L.C.)
  • KABQ (1350 AM; 5 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KMIN (980 AM; 1 kW; GRANTS, NM; Owner: KD RADIO, INC.)
  • KDEF (1150 AM; 5 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: RAMH CORPORATION)
  • KKJY (1550 AM; 5 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: VANGUARD MEDIA, L.L.C)
  • KKNS (1310 AM; 5 kW; CORRALES, NM; Owner: SIMMONS-NM, LS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Paraje:

  • KXTC (99.9 FM; THOREAU, NM; Owner: KXTC, L.L.C.)
  • KIOT (102.5 FM; LOS LUNAS, NM; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KNKT (107.1 FM; ARMIJO, NM; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF ALBUQUERQUE, INC.)
  • KTEG (104.7 FM; BOSQUE FARMS, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KQLV (105.5 FM; GRANTS, NM; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KLYT (88.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CONNECTION COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • KTZO (103.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRST (92.3 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)
  • KMGA (99.5 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KZRR (94.1 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KBQI (107.9 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • 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)
  • K213BT (90.5 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KYVA (103.7 FM; GRANTS, NM; Owner: MILLENNIUM MEDIA, INC.)
  • Paraje, New Mexico
  • Fatal accident count8
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents10
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:1
  • Fatalities8
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents19
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents3
  • New Mexico average
  • Fatal accident count3160
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents4398
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons1261
  • Fatalities3601
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents8950
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents646
See more detailed statistics of Paraje fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 105ft / 31.9mTotal length
  • $496,000Total costs
  • 116,091Total average daily traffic
  • 41,444Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Paraje, NM - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 91960-1969
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Paraje, NM

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • PARAJE, Ne Of Nm Hwy 124 & Acorn Rd. (Lat: 35.051972 Lon: -107.474444), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WQRI274,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11245.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz... (+48 more), Grant Date: 05/18/2023, Expiration Date: 05/17/2033, Certifier: Signature On File, Registrant: Micronet Communications, Inc., 812 Lexington Dr, Plano, TX 75075, Phone: (972) 422-7200, Email:


Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Paraje, NM
  • 50.0%Utility gas
  • 37.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 12.7%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Paraje, NM
  • 72.5%Utility gas
  • 27.5%Wood


Paraje compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage 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.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
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