Penasco, New Mexico

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Population in 2010: 589. Population change since 2000: +3.0%
Males: 352  (59.8%)
Females: 237  (40.2%)
Median resident age:  43.1 years
New Mexico median age:  36.9 years

Zip codes: 87553.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $27,872 (it was $23,088 in 2000)
Penasco:

$27,872
NM:

$43,872

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $16,695 (it was $11,564 in 2000)

Penasco CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $121,788 (it was $81,100 in 2000)
Penasco:

$121,788
NM:

$159,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $132,047; Detached houses: $172,431; Mobile homes: $59,502

Median gross rent in 2013: $513.

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  • Races in Penasco, NM (2010)

    Penasco races chart
    • 53390.5%Hispanic
    • 498.3%White alone
    • 30.5%Other race alone
    • 20.3%American Indian alone
    • 20.3%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Penasco: 86.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (2.4%), Scottish (2.0%), Dutch (1.8%), English (1.6%), French (1.5%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 7685 feet

Land area: 1.20 square miles.

Population density: 489 people per square mile   (low).

Penasco, New Mexico map

For population 25 years and over in Penasco:

  • High school or higher: 84.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 43.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Penasco CDP:

  • Never married: 35.8%
  • Now married: 42.6%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

11 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.9%
New Mexico:

8.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $796 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $589 (0.5%)

Penasco satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Santa Fe, NM (38.2 miles , pop. 62,203).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (89.8 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (405.9 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Picuris, NM (1.1 miles ), Vadito, NM (1.3 miles ), Rio Lucio, NM (1.5 miles ), Picuris Pueblo, NM (1.6 miles) , Chamisal, NM (1.8 miles ), Dixon, NM (2.9 miles ), Truchas, NM (3.3 miles ), Talpa, NM (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 36.17 N, Longitude: 105.69 W

Area code: 505

Penasco household income distribution Penasco home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

9.0%
New Mexico:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (28%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Education, training, and library occupations (17%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (13%)
  • Material moving occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Management occupations (21%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)

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

Average climate in Penasco, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Penasco-area historical earthquake activity is near New Mexico state average. It is 127% 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 72.8 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 76.0 miles away from Penasco center
On 1/29/1990 at 13:16:10, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 LG, Depth: 7.5 mi) earthquake occurred 135.9 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 58.4 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 66.4 miles away from Penasco center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 89.7 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 Taos County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 2, Floods: 2, Snows: 2, Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Penasco:

  • TAOS DIALYSIS (DCI) (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; TAOS, NM)
  • TAOS LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; TAOS, NM)
  • HOLY CROSS HOSPITAL A DIV OF TAOS HEALTH SYSTEMS Acute Care Hospitals (about 16 miles away; TAOS, NM)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Penasco:

  • Santa Fe Community College (about 45 miles; Santa Fe, NM; Full-time enrollment: 3,047)
  • New Mexico Highlands University (about 48 miles; Las Vegas, NM; FT enrollment: 2,931)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 85 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 2,335)
  • Adams State University (about 91 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,805)
  • University of New Mexico-Main Campus (about 92 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 23,042)
  • Central New Mexico Community College (about 93 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 19,398)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 143 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)

Public high school in Penasco:

  • PENASCO HIGH (Students: 193, Location: 13 SCHOOL RD, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Penasco:

  • PENASCO ELEMENTARY (Students: 278, Location: 14190 NM 75, Grades: PK-6)
  • PENASCO MIDDLE (Students: 122, Location: 13 SCHOOL RD, Grades: 7-8)
  • LA JICARITA COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Location: 15025 STATE RD 75, Grades: KG-6, Charter school)
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Notable locations in Penasco: Penasco Ranger Station (A), Penasco Administrative Site (B), Camino Real District Ranger Office (C), Camino Real Forest Service Station (D), Peñasco Weather Station (E), Penasco Fire District Station 1 (F), Penasco Ambulance Service (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Penasco include: Saint Anthony Church (A), San Antonio De Padua Church (B), United Emanuel Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Rio Chiquito (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Sipapu Lodge (5224 State Road 518).

Taos County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 20.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

20.8
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 16.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.0
U.S.:

20.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 30.6%
(40.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.3% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
New Mexico:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  63.8%
Whole state:  65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  9.3%
Whole state:  8.2%

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.8
New Mexico average:

13.6

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Penasco CDP (based on Taos County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic17,98633
Evangelical Protestant2,04027
Other1,85216
Mainline Protestant7067
None10,353-
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: 7
Taos County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Taos County:

0.63 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Taos County:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 55
Here:

17.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.9%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Taos County:

15.7%
New Mexico:

22.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.1%
New Mexico:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Penasco:

47.1%
State:

47.6%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.8
New Mexico:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.1%
New Mexico:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.7%
New Mexico:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Penasco:

6.8
New Mexico:

6.8

Overweight people:
Penasco:

37.9%
State:

34.5%

General health condition:
This city:

55.5%
New Mexico:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Penasco:

80.5%
State:

80.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Penasco, NM Residents

5.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,619 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
New Mexico average:

6.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.67% ($22,550 average AGI)
from Santa Fe County, NM  0.44% ($42,404)
from Rio Arriba County, NM  0.27% ($21,094)


5.89% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,225 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.89%
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  0.98% ($21,863 average AGI)
to Santa Fe County, NM  0.46% ($32,655)
to Rio Arriba County, NM  0.25% ($25,467)

Strongest AM radio stations in Penasco:

  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KDCE (950 AM; 4 kW; ESPANOLA, NM; Owner: RICHARD L. GARCIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSWV (810 AM; 5 kW; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: LA VOZ BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KNMX (540 AM; 5 kW; LAS VEGAS, NM; Owner: SANGRE DE CRISTO B/DCASTING CO, INC)
  • KTRC (1260 AM; 5 kW; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: AGM NEVADA, LLC)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KKIM (1000 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: AGM-NEVADA, LLC)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Penasco:

  • KTAO (101.9 FM; TAOS, NM; Owner: TAOS COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KBOM (94.7 FM; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: AGM NEVADA, LLC)
  • KQBA (107.5 FM; LOS ALAMOS, NM; Owner: HUTTON MEDIA, L.L.C.)
  • KKIT (99.1 FM; ANGEL FIRE, NM; Owner: DMC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K216CT (91.1 FM; EAGLE NEST, NM; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO)
  • KSFQ (101.1 FM; WHITE ROCK, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KZNM (106.7 FM; LOS ALAMOS, NM; Owner: AGM NEVADA, LLC)
  • K244DO (96.7 FM; ALAMOSA, ETC., CO; Owner: SAN LUIS VALLEY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KTZO (103.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLYT (88.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CONNECTION COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • KRST (92.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KUNM (89.9 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS UNIV. OF NEW MEXICO)
  • KANW (89.1 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: BD. OF EDUC. CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE, NM)
  • KKOB-FM (93.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • KFLQ (91.5 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING SYSTEM)

TV broadcast stations around Penasco:

  • K44CZ (Channel 44; PENASCO, NM; Owner: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO)
  • K06FT (Channel 6; PENASCO, NM; Owner: PENASCO SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE)
  • K11IZ (Channel 11; PENASCO, NM; Owner: PENASCO SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE)
  • W11AH (Channel 11; TRYON & COLUMBUS, NC; Owner: PULITZER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K36EY (Channel 36; GALLINA, NM; Owner: KOAT HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)

Penasco fatal accident list:

Apr 1, 2011 08:31 PM, Sr-73, Lat: 36.25384, Lon: -105.83798, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Aug 4, 2008 09:45 AM, Sr-75, Lat: 36.19871, Lon: -105.73225, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2, Drunken persons involved: 2
Jul 5, 1987 02:19 AM, 75, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 2

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 8 Mi Nw (Lat: 32.992889 Lon: -105.269972), Call Sign: KNBY551
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.950 MHzGrant Date: 11/18/1996, Expiration Date: 12/24/2001, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2002Registrant: Penasco Fire District, Box 1817, Roswell, NM 88201, Phone: (505) 687-3555
  • 4 Mi W (Lat: 32.893167 Lon: -105.190806), Call Sign: KNBY552
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.310 MHz, 154.430 MHzGrant Date: 11/18/1996, Expiration Date: 12/24/2001, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2002Registrant: Penasco Fire District, Box 1817, Roswell, NM 88201, Phone: (505) 687-3555
  • 3 Mi W (Lat: 32.836222 Lon: -105.211639), Call Sign: KNBY553
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.310 MHz, 154.430 MHzGrant Date: 11/18/1996, Expiration Date: 12/24/2001, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2002Registrant: Penasco Fire District, Box 1817, Roswell, NM 88201, Phone: (505) 687-3555
  • Highway 75 Post Office (Lat: 36.171694 Lon: -105.688083), Call Sign: KNBZ685, Licensee ID: L00445159
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.785 MHzGrant Date: 01/08/2002, Expiration Date: 01/08/2012, Cancellation Date: 03/10/2012Registrant: Penasco, Village Of, Box 580, Penasco, NM 87553, Phone: (505) 587-2238
  • Picares Peak 7 Mi Nne (Lat: 36.246972 Lon: -105.654722), Structure height: 3 m, Call Sign: WNUY942
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.950 MHz, 462.975 MHz, 463.000 MHz, 463.025 MHz, 463.050 MHz, 463.075 MHz, 463.100 MHz, 463.125 MHz, 463.150 MHz, 463.175 MHzGrant Date: 09/17/2015, Expiration Date: 12/04/2025Registrant: State Of New Mexico, 401 Broadway Tiwa Bldg, Albuquerque, NM 87102, Phone: (505) 841-8453, Fax: (505) 841-8452, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • PENSACO, 18 Buffalo Trail, Picuris Pueblo (Lat: 36.229361 Lon: -105.742583), Type: Pole, Structure height: 9.1 m, Overall height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: WQQH953, Licensee ID: L00741380
    Assigned Frequencies: 6845.00 MHzGrant Date: 12/18/2012, Expiration Date: 12/18/2022, Certifier: Louis TomasettiRegistrant: Commnet Four Corners, LLC, 400 Northridge Road Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30350, Phone: (678) 338-5960

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KC5ZSI, Licensee ID: L01239530, Grant Date: 01/30/2007, Expiration Date: 03/31/2017, Registrant: Diane L Sahd, 299 Santa Barbara, Penasco, NM 87553
  • Call Sign: KD5VCZ, Licensee ID: L00633451, Grant Date: 02/04/2003, Expiration Date: 02/04/2013, Cancellation Date: 02/05/2015, Certifier: Scott A Nielsen, Registrant: Scott A Nielsen, Penasco, NM 87553

Drinking water stations with addresses in Penasco and their reported violations in the past:

PENASCO MDWCA (Population served: 700, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 12 regular monitoring violations
RIO LUCIO MDWCA (Address: 1264 State Road 75 , Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-07-2013), St Public Notif requested (AUG-07-2013)
  • One regular monitoring violation
RODARTE MDWCA (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (53%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (32%)
  • Utility gas (11%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Electricity (1%)

Penasco compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.

Penasco on our top lists:

  • #95 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
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