Questa, New Mexico

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Population in 2017: 1,751 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -6.1%
 
Males: 869  (49.7%)
Females: 882  (50.3%)
Median resident age:

34.8 years
New Mexico median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 87519, 87556.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $32,247 (it was $23,448 in 2000)
Questa:

$32,247
NM:

$46,744

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $19,454 (it was $13,303 in 2000)

Questa village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $120,088 (it was $80,500 in 2000)
Questa:

$120,088
NM:

$171,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $149,923; detached houses: $167,188; mobile homes: $139,784

Median gross rent in 2017: $548.

March 2019 cost of living index in Questa: 85.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 19.2%
(26.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.0% for American Indian residents, 29.9% for other race residents, 20.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Questa, NM (2010)
    • 1,45382.1%Hispanic
    • 28115.9%White alone
    • 160.9%Two or more races
    • 80.5%American Indian alone
    • 50.3%Black alone
    • 40.2%Asian alone
    • 30.2%Other race alone

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



According to our research of New Mexico and other state lists, there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Questa, New Mexico as of June 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Questa is 281 to 1.


Crime rates in Questa by year

Type

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(56.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
8
(446.9)
1
(56.4)
2
(113.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
6
(335.2)
5
(282.2)
12
(683.0)
1
(56.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(171.2)
0
(0.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
5
(279.3)
11
(620.8)
10
(569.2)
7
(396.2)
3
(169.6)
4
(228.6)
5
(285.4)
3
(171.5)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(167.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(56.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(114.2)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
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City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)137.472.897.919.86.89.132.56.9

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City-data.com crime index in Questa, NM

Crime rate in Questa detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 4 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.72
New Mexico average:

1.29
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Ancestries: German (2.4%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 7392 feet

Land area: 5.11 square miles.

Population density: 343 people per square mile   (very low).

Questa, New Mexico map

15 residents are foreign born

This village:

0.7%
New Mexico:

9.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $577 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $441 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Santa Fe, NM (74.8 miles , pop. 62,203).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (124.2 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (427.5 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

San Cristobal, NM (2.8 miles ),
Arroyo Hondo, NM (3.0 miles ),
Sunshine, NM (3.1 miles ),
Red River, NM (3.2 miles ),
Taos Ski Valley, NM (3.3 miles),
Tres Piedras, NM (4.2 miles ),
Taos Pueblo, NM (4.2 miles ),
Costilla, NM (4.4 miles )

Latitude: 36.71 N, Longitude: 105.59 W

Area code: 505

Distribution of median household income in Questa, NM in 2017
Distribution of house value in Questa, NM in 2017
Questa satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.7%
New Mexico:

4.6%
Population change in the 1990s: +152 (+8.9%).
Most common industries in Questa, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (15.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.2%)
  • Educational services (10.9%)
  • Health care (7.7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (6.4%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (31.7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (13.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.3%)
  • Educational services (3.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.6%)
  • Public administration (3.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (19.0%)
  • Educational services (17.2%)
  • Health care (12.9%)
  • Public administration (7.1%)
  • Social assistance (5.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Questa, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.6%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (7.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.0%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Construction laborers (4.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.5%)

Average climate in Questa, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Questa, New Mexico average temperatures Questa, New Mexico average precipitation Questa, New Mexico humidity Questa, New Mexico wind speed Questa, New Mexico snowfall Questa, New Mexico sunshine Questa, New Mexico clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 48.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

48.4
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.32. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 22.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.32
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Questa-area historical earthquake activity is near New Mexico state average. It is 125% 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 48.0 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 46.0 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 29.5 miles away from Questa center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 61.8 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 42.4 miles away from Questa 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 171.2 miles away from Questa 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 (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Airports located in Questa:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Questa:

  • Adams State University (about 56 miles; Alamosa, CO; Full-time enrollment: 2,805)
  • New Mexico Highlands University (about 80 miles; Las Vegas, NM; FT enrollment: 2,931)
  • Santa Fe Community College (about 81 miles; Santa Fe, NM; FT enrollment: 3,047)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 119 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 2,335)
  • Pueblo Community College (about 120 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 5,329)
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo (about 125 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 5,993)
  • University of New Mexico-Main Campus (about 127 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 23,042)

Public high school in Questa:

  • QUESTA HIGH (Students: 154, Location: 527 SAGEBRUSH LN, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Questa:

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Library in Questa:

  • QUESTA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $24,995; Location: 6 1/2 MUNICIPAL PARK ROAD; 5,796 books; 48 audio materials; 480 video materials; 37 state licensed databases)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Questa: Questa Health Center Library (A), Questa Fire Department Station 3 (B), Questa Fire Department Station 2 (C), Questa Fire Department Station 1 (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Questa include: Questa First Baptist Church (A), Saint Anthonys Catholic Church (B), First Southern Baptist Church (C), Questa Church of Christ (D), First Assembly of God Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Creek: Cabresto Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Val's Trophy Hunts (Tours & Charters; 43 Poleo Road), Wild Earth Llama Adventures (Tours & Charters; 3420 Highway 522).

Hotel: Kachina Motel (Highway 522).

Court: New Mexico State Government - Magistrate Court Taos Circuit (Circuit Court).

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

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

QUESTA WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 1,820, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-10-2011), St Public Notif requested (AUG-10-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-30-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance Meeting conducted (JUN-22-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-12-2006), St Public Notif requested (OCT-12-2006), St Compliance achieved (DEC-01-2006), St Public Notif received (JAN-22-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance Meeting conducted (NOV-23-2005), St Public Notif requested (MAR-15-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-15-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2006), St Public Notif received (DEC-26-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In OCT-04-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-06-2014), St Compliance achieved (APR-23-2014), St Public Notif received (MAY-07-2014)
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In JUL-09-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-09-2013), St Public Notif requested (MAR-06-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-06-2014), St Public Notif received (APR-10-2014), St Compliance achieved (APR-23-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-24-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-24-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-26-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-23-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-26-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-17-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-17-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-26-2013)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
EAGLE ROCK VILLAGE (Population served: 48, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance Meeting conducted (JUN-01-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUL-05-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-05-2006), St Public Notif received (MAY-09-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-22-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In SEP-22-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-01-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-01-2013), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-21-2014)
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In JUN-27-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-01-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-01-2013), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-21-2014)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-06-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-06-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-21-2014)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-18-2006), St Public Notif requested (FEB-19-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-19-2007), St Public Notif received (2 times from MAR-15-2007 to MAY-09-2007), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-25-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-22-2007)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-18-2006), St Public Notif received (MAY-09-2007), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-25-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-22-2007)
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
LA LAMA MDWCA (Population served: 45, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-13-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-13-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-16-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2014, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-22-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-22-2014), St Public Notif received (JUN-22-2014)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In OCT-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-03-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-03-2007), St Public Notif received (JUL-01-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-29-2008)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Average household size:
This village:

2.3 people
New Mexico:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

63.2%
Whole state:

65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

6.9%
Whole state:

8.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Banks with branches in Questa (2011 data):

  • Peoples Bank: Red River Branch at 121 East Main Street, branch established on 2005/05/09. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $514.1 mil, Deposits: $368.7 mil, headquarters in Lawrence, KS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Winter Trust Of 12/3/74

For population 15 years and over in Questa:

Marital status in Questa, NM
  • Never married: 33.5%
  • Now married: 47.0%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 9.6%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

For population 25 years and over in Questa:

  • High school or higher: 82.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 14.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
New Mexico average:

12.7

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Questa, NM (based on Taos County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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.
State:

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

0.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

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

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:
This city:

48.1%
New Mexico:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Questa:

45.7%
State:

47.6%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.1
New Mexico:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

24.3%
New Mexico:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.9%
State:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Questa:

6.7
New Mexico:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

36.1%
State:

34.5%

General health condition:
This city:

51.7%
New Mexico:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Questa:

80.6%
New Mexico:

80.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Questa, NM Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 4$10,771$32,3130$0
Financial Administration 2$8,461$50,7660$0
Other Government Administration 2$4,965$29,7903$1,349
Police Protection - Officers 2$6,821$40,9260$0
Firefighters 2$5,612$33,6720$0
Police - Other 1$2,158$25,8960$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 3$2,653
Judicial and Legal 0$0 3$943
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 13$38,788$35,8049$4,945

Questa government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $161,000 ($91.95)
    Sewerage: $31,000 ($17.70)
    Air Transportation: $23,000 ($13.14)
    Regular Highways: $15,000 ($8.57)
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $523,000 ($298.69)
    General - Other: $437,000 ($249.57)
    Police Protection: $297,000 ($169.62)
    Water Utilities: $268,000 ($153.06)
    Local Fire Protection: $213,000 ($121.64)
    Sewerage: $197,000 ($112.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $171,000 ($97.66)
    Central Staff Services: $51,000 ($29.13)
    Regular Highways: $45,000 ($25.70)
    Libraries: $34,000 ($19.42)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $33,000 ($18.85)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $33,000 ($18.85)
    Parks and Recreation: $28,000 ($15.99)
    Air Transportation: $7,000 ($4.00)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $15,000 ($8.57)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $243,000 ($138.78)
    Water Utilities: $45,000 ($25.70)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,000 ($2.86)
    Libraries: $4,000 ($2.28)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($0.57)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $597,000 ($340.95)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($2.86)

Questa government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $201,000 ($114.79)
    Solid Waste Management: $149,000 ($85.09)
    Other: $89,000 ($50.83)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $66,000 ($37.69)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $71,000 ($40.55)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $425,000 ($242.72)
    General Revenue - Other: $42,000 ($23.99)
    Rents: $6,000 ($3.43)
    Fines and Forfeits: $6,000 ($3.43)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $264,000 ($150.77)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $464,000 ($264.99)
    General Local Government Support: $450,000 ($257.00)
    Public Welfare: $124,000 ($70.82)
    Highways: $22,000 ($12.56)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $330,000 ($188.46)
    Property: $123,000 ($70.25)
    Public Utilities Sales: $33,000 ($18.85)
    Motor Vehicle License: $26,000 ($14.85)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $4,000 ($2.28)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000 ($0.57)

Questa government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $500,000 ($285.55)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $458,000 ($261.56)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $42,000 ($23.99)

Questa government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $868,000 ($495.72)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,000 ($8.57)

6.39% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($51,058 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.39%
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 Bernalillo County, NM  0.83% ($37,083 average AGI)
from Santa Fe County, NM  0.38% ($37,920)
from Rio Arriba County, NM  0.22% ($31,379)


5.09% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,106 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.09%
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 Bernalillo County, NM  0.83% ($29,804 average AGI)
to Santa Fe County, NM  0.49% ($31,381)
to Rio Arriba County, NM  0.30% ($26,718)

Strongest AM radio stations in Questa:

  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KDCE (950 AM; 4 kW; ESPANOLA, NM; Owner: RICHARD L. GARCIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KNMX (540 AM; 5 kW; LAS VEGAS, NM; Owner: SANGRE DE CRISTO B/DCASTING CO, INC)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KSWV (810 AM; 5 kW; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: LA VOZ BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Questa:

  • K212EG (90.3 FM; QUESTA, NM; Owner: BD. OF EDUCATION OF ALBUQUERQUE)
  • KRDR (90.1 FM; RED RIVER, NM; Owner: RED RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • K244DO (96.7 FM; ALAMOSA, ETC., CO; Owner: SAN LUIS VALLEY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KKIT (99.1 FM; ANGEL FIRE, NM; Owner: DMC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K216CT (91.1 FM; EAGLE NEST, NM; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO)
  • KTAO (101.9 FM; TAOS, NM; Owner: TAOS COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KRZA (88.7 FM; ALAMOSA, CO; Owner: EQUAL REPRESENTATION/MEDIA ADVOCACY)
  • KBOM (94.7 FM; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: AGM NEVADA, LLC)
  • K278AE (103.5 FM; ALAMOSA, CO; Owner: FRANK A. SHULTZ, III)

TV broadcast stations around Questa:

  • K09GR (Channel 9; COLUMBINE PARK, NM; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)
  • K11GU (Channel 11; COLUMBINE PARK, NM; Owner: MOLYCORP, INC.)
  • Questa, New Mexico
  • Fatal accident count9
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents12
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:4
  • Fatalities9
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents27
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents2
  • New Mexico average
  • Fatal accident count3364
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents4572
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons1413
  • Fatalities3844
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents9415
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents372
See more detailed statistics of Questa fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 56ft / 16.6mTotal length
  • $2,340,000Total costs
  • 25,237Total average daily traffic
  • 3,482Total average daily truck traffic
  • 65,542Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Questa, NM - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 91950-1959
  • 51980-1989
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Questa, NM

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • BRENT JARAMILLO, Questa New Mexico Airport (Lat: 36.796472 Lon: -105.600306), Type: 4.6, Overall height: 4.6 m, Registrant: York Technical Resources LLC, York.Tech@earthlink.Net, , Albuq-uerque, Phone: (505) 235-4850
  • PHILIP YORK, Questa New Mexico Airport (Lat: 36.796472 Lon: -105.600306), Type: 9.1, Overall height: 9.1 m, Registrant: York Technical Resources LLC, York.Tech@earhlink.Net, , Albuq-uerque, Phone: (505) 235-4850
  • Esther Garcia, Questa New Mexico Airport (Lat: 36.796472 Lon: -105.600306), Type: 9.1, Overall height: 9.1 m, Registrant: York Technical Resources LLC, York.Tech@earhlink.Net, , Albuq-uerque, Phone: (505) 235-4850
  • Sarah Schaaf, Crb 067 (Lat: 36.894250 Lon: -105.583028), Type: 60.7, Structure height: 35055 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Registrant: Capital Telecom Holdings Ii LLC, Sberry@diamondcomm.Com, Suite 104, Short- Hills, Phone: (262) 649-4429
  • Sarah Schaaf, Crb 067 (Lat: 36.894250 Lon: -105.583028), Type: 60.7, Structure height: 35055 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Registrant: Capital Telecom Holdings Ii LLC, Sberry@diamondcomm.Com, Suite 104, Short- Hills, Phone: (262) 649-4429
  • Sarah Schaaf, Crb 067 (Lat: 36.894250 Lon: -105.583028), Type: 60.7, Structure height: 35055 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Registrant: Capital Telecom Holdings Ii LLC, Sberry@diamondcomm.Com, Suite 104, Short- Hills, Phone: (262) 649-4429

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • Red River Hatchery 3.5 Mi Sw (Lat: 36.686694 Lon: -105.657778), Call Sign: KUE718,
    Assigned Frequencies: 44.8000 MHz, 44.9200 MHz, Grant Date: 11/10/2011, Expiration Date: 02/05/2022, Registrant: State Of New Mexico, 401 Broadway Tiwa Bldg, Albuquerque, NM 87102, Phone: (505) 841-8453, Fax: (505) 841-8452, Email:
  • Village Police Dept Hwy 3 N (Lat: 36.700861 Lon: -105.586667), Call Sign: KTT932,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.370 MHz, 155.550 MHz, Grant Date: 10/22/2011, Expiration Date: 01/14/2022, Registrant: State Of New Mexico, 401 Broadway Tiwa Bldg, Albuquerque, NM 87102, Phone: (505) 841-8453, Fax: (505) 841-8452, Email:
  • Questa Health & Medical Center (Lat: 36.704194 Lon: -105.596389), Call Sign: KXO984, Licensee ID: L00527618,
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.000 MHz, 463.025 MHz, 463.050 MHz, 463.075 MHz, 463.100 MHz, 463.125 MHz, 463.150 MHz, 463.175 MHz, Grant Date: 06/17/1999, Expiration Date: 08/29/2004, Cancellation Date: 10/30/2004, Registrant: Presbyterian Medical Services, Santa Fe, NM 87502, Phone: (505) 586-0315
  • Questa Health & Medical Center (Lat: 36.704194 Lon: -105.596389), Call Sign: WAS680, Licensee ID: L00527618,
    Assigned Frequencies: 468.000 MHz, 468.025 MHz, 468.050 MHz, 468.075 MHz, 468.100 MHz, 468.125 MHz, 468.150 MHz, 468.175 MHz, Grant Date: 06/17/1999, Expiration Date: 08/29/2004, Cancellation Date: 10/30/2004, Registrant: Presbyterian Medical Services, Santa Fe, NM 87502, Phone: (505) 586-0315
  • 100k Storage Tank; Liano Rd About 1.6km E Of 522 (Lat: 36.732500 Lon: -105.574167), Type: Tank, Structure height: 8 m, Call Sign: WNXV360,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.478 MHz, Grant Date: 08/21/2001, Expiration Date: 11/18/2011, Cancellation Date: 06/10/2004, Registrant: U.S. Filter Control Systems Inc., 1239 Willow Lake Blvd., Vadnais Heights, MN 55110, Phone: (949) 348-8510
  • 100k Storage Tank; Liano Rd About 1.6km E Of 522 (Lat: 36.732500 Lon: -105.574167), Type: Tank, Structure height: 8 m, Call Sign: WQCC604,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.478 MHz, Grant Date: 11/20/2014, Expiration Date: 01/31/2025, Certifier: Joey A Vigil, Registrant: Universal Licensing Service, 4401 A Connecticut Ave Nw 232, Washington, DC 20008, Phone: (877) 677-3639, Email:
  • Lat: 36.700861 Lon: -105.586667, Call Sign: WQQQ533,
    Assigned Frequencies: 468.325 MHz, Grant Date: 02/12/2013, Expiration Date: 02/12/2023, Certifier: Max Mascarenas, Registrant: A-1 Communications Supply Co., 41 Bisbee Ct., Unit B5, Santa Fe, NM 87501, Phone: (505) 982-4488, Fax: (505) 983-3492, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • SUGAR SHACK, Molly Mine Rd (Lat: 36.701417 Lon: -105.516722), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 21.3 m, Overall height: 21.4 m, Call Sign: WQSS623, Licensee ID: L00741380,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, Grant Date: 11/07/2013, Expiration Date: 11/07/2023, Certifier: Louis Tomasetti, Registrant: Commnet Four Corners, LLC, 400 Northridge Rd., Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30350, Phone: (678) 338-5960, Email:
  • NM03004A, 2500 Old State Road 3 (Lat: 36.714889 Lon: -105.597972), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 58.5 m, Call Sign: WQXF883,
    Assigned Frequencies: 19375.0 MHz, 19425.0 MHz, 19375.0 MHz, 19425.0 MHz, 19375.0 MHz, 19425.0 MHz, 19375.0 MHz, 19425.0 MHz, 19375.0 MHz, 19425.0 MHz... (+6 more), Grant Date: 02/23/2016, Expiration Date: 02/23/2026, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Questa Airport (Lat: 36.796472 Lon: -105.600306), Type: Tower, Structure height: 9.1 m, Call Sign: WQOK374,
    Assigned Frequencies: 118.200 MHz, Grant Date: 10/25/2011, Expiration Date: 10/25/2021, Certifier: Esther Garcia, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern, Suite E #501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

7
  • Call Sign: KB4OCS, Licensee ID: L00282807, Grant Date: 11/24/1998, Expiration Date: 11/24/2008, Cancellation Date: 09/07/2000, Registrant: Marcus C Bell, Questa, NM 87556
  • Call Sign: KD5LOV, Previous Call Sign: KB4OCS, Licensee ID: L00282807, Grant Date: 08/26/2008, Expiration Date: 11/24/2018, Certifier: Marcus C Bell, Registrant: Marcus C Bell, Questa, NM 87556
  • Call Sign: KD5SGQ, Licensee ID: L00508863, Grant Date: 03/05/2013, Expiration Date: 03/05/2023, Certifier: Richard G Holmes, Registrant: Richard G Holmes, 2334 Old Red River Road, Questa, NM 87556
  • Call Sign: KE5CEL, Licensee ID: L00898586, Grant Date: 07/29/2004, Expiration Date: 07/29/2014, Cancellation Date: 07/30/2016, Certifier: Christy Levet, Registrant: Christy Levet, Questa, NM 87556
  • Call Sign: KE5ESQ, Licensee ID: L01011761, Grant Date: 05/02/2005, Expiration Date: 05/02/2015, Cancellation Date: 05/03/2017, Certifier: Tanra Kristel, Registrant: Tanra Kristel, Questa, NM 87556
  • Call Sign: KE5ESR, Licensee ID: L01011762, Grant Date: 05/02/2005, Expiration Date: 05/02/2015, Cancellation Date: 06/03/2005, Certifier: Jamey W Honigstock, Registrant: Jamey W Honigstock, Questa, NM 87556
  • Call Sign: KE5RNE, Licensee ID: L01343705, Grant Date: 09/06/2017, Expiration Date: 11/21/2027, Certifier: Kenneth J Jassmann, Registrant: Kenneth J Jassmann, Questa, NM 87556

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: AIR CREATION TWIN 582 SL (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582DCDI (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 90087 , Serial Number: T01002, Year manufactured: 1999, Airworthiness Date: 09/11/2007, Certificate Issue Date: 03/22/2016
    Registrant (Individual): Joseph Lightman, 2030 Old State Hwy 3 / Hc 81 Box 25, Questa, NM 87556

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 15. The highest number of fire incidents - 28 took place in 2011, and the least - 2 in 2005. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Questa, NM When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (50.0%), and Structure Fires (39.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Questa, NM
    • 10550.0%Outside Fires
    • 8339.5%Structure Fires
    • 136.2%Other
    • 94.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Questa, NM
Most common first names in Questa, NM among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Jose1780.7 years
Juan974.1 years
Maria984.2 years
Frank571.4 years
Juanita570.6 years
Robert557.8 years
John474.3 years
Mary476.5 years
Richard462.5 years
William366.4 years
Most common last names in Questa, NM among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Rael3076.8 years
Cisneros2478.3 years
Ortega1978.9 years
Gonzales1871.5 years
Vigil1682.5 years
Martinez1570.3 years
Archuleta1175.3 years
Montoya1069.3 years
Garcia972.9 years
Quintana780.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Questa, NM
  • 43.5%Utility gas
  • 26.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 24.2%Wood
  • 3.8%Electricity
  • 1.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Questa, NM
  • 35.4%Utility gas
  • 28.6%Wood
  • 23.0%Electricity
  • 11.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.9%No fuel used


Questa compared to New Mexico state average:

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