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Population in 2012: 6,607 (95% urban, 5% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.3%
 

Males: 3,273  (49.6%)
Females: 3,334  (50.4%)

Median resident age:  42.3 years
New Mexico median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 87740.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,173 (it was $27,028 in 2000)
Raton:

$31,173
NM:

$42,558
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,336

Raton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $87,381 (it was $65,300 in 2000)
Raton:

$87,381
NM:

$157,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $107,583; Detached houses: $119,033; Townhouses or other attached units: $64,925; In 2-unit structures: $18,035; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $93,780; Mobile homes: $65,262

Median gross rent in 2012: $563.

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  • Hispanic - 4,108 (60.2%)
  • White alone - 2,535 (37.1%)
  • Two or more races - 95 (1.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 63 (0.9%)
  • Black alone - 11 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 11 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.03%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Raton: 83.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (9.9%), Irish (8.3%), Italian (6.4%), English (5.3%), United States (3.7%), French (1.1%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 6680 feet

Land area: 7.34 square miles.

Population density: 900 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Raton:

  • High school or higher: 82.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 9.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Raton city:

  • Never married: 27.1%
  • Now married: 46.5%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 16.4%

217 residents are foreign born (0.6% Asia, 0.5% Europe).

This city:  3.2%
New Mexico:  9.3%



According to our research of New Mexico and other state lists there were 19 registered sex offenders living in Raton, New Mexico as of December 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Raton to the number of sex offenders is 348 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $472 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $452 (0.5%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pueblo, CO (95.3 miles , pop. 102,121).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (137.4 miles , pop. 360,890).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (490.2 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Starkville, CO (4.0 miles) , Jansen, CO (4.3 miles) , Trinidad, CO (4.4 miles ), Cokedale, CO (4.5 miles) , Valdez, CO (4.6 miles) , El Moro, CO (4.8 miles ), Segundo, CO (4.8 miles) , Maxwell, NM (5.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $65,300
  • 1998: 0 buildings

Latitude: 36.90 N, Longitude: 104.44 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +141 (+2.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,246 (81.2%)

Area code: 505

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Crime rates in Raton by Year
Type 2002 2004 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 201000000
per 100,000 26.90.014.20.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 1000112021
per 100,000 134.60.00.014.915.431.30.028.714.6
Robberies 201413233
per 100,000 26.90.014.259.515.447.031.643.143.9
Assaults 21352732N/A513445
per 100,000 282.8479.7383.6476.1N/A799.2537.157.573.1
Burglaries 63544838N/A638390144
per 100,000 848.3740.1682.0565.4N/A987.31311.21292.72105.3
Thefts 102966966127848383124
per 100,000 1373.41315.8980.4982.01953.81316.41311.21192.21812.9
Auto thefts 89410123151113
per 100,000 107.7123.456.8148.8184.647.0237.0158.0190.1
Arson N/A01232114
per 100,000 N/A0.014.229.846.231.315.814.458.5
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 291.2) 324.0195.1186.4200.2N/A301.2259.9183.9254.8

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 21 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.90
New Mexico average:

2.22

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.5%
New Mexico:

7.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -275 (-3.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Utilities (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Personal appearance workers (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Raton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New Mexico state average. It is 88% 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 18.2 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 27.8 miles away from Raton center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 19.6 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 22.9 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 36.8 miles away from Raton center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 21.5 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 Colfax County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 5, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Snow: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Stanlee Gatti - Event designer, Pete Alvarado - Comic writer, Tom W. Blackburn - Novelist, Bennie L. Woolley, Jr. - Horse trainer, Edwin Fullinwider - Fencer, Robert W. Warren - Federal judge, Judy Azar LeBlanc - Writer.


Hospitals/medical centers in Raton:

  • RATON DIALYSIS (DCI) (Dialysis Facility, 900 S SIXTH ST)
  • MINERS' COLFAX MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, 200 HOSPITAL DRIVE)
  • MINERS' COLFAX MEDICAL CENTER (Critical Access Hospitals,Government - Local, 203 HOSPITAL DRIVE)
  • CASA DEL SOL - RATON (Nursing Home, 1660 HOSPITAL DRIVE)
  • MINERS COLFAX MEDICAL CENTER (Nursing Home, 900 SOUTH 6TH STREET)
  • RATON NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 1660 HOSPITAL DRIVE)

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Airports and heliports located in Raton:


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Amtrak station:

RATON (1ST ST. & COOK AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Raton:

  • Adams State College (about 89 miles; Alamosa, CO; Full-time enrollment: 2,076)
  • Pueblo Community College (about 96 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 2,683)
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo (about 98 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 4,083)
  • New Mexico Highlands University (about 100 miles; Las Vegas, NM; FT enrollment: 2,197)
  • Pikes Peak Community College (about 131 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 5,185)
  • University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (about 140 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 6,040)
  • Colorado Technical University Online (about 140 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 30,924)

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Library in Raton:

  • ARTHUR JOHNSON MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $210,616; Location: 244 COOK AVENUE; 43,086 books; 1,279 audio materials; 1,651 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 37 state licensed databases; 115 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Raton: Dona Ana Plaza South (A), Raton Water Works (B), Investment Block (C), Raton Downtown Historic District (D), Raton Weather Station (E), Arthur Johnson Memorial Library (F), Northern Colfax County Hospital Library (G), Raton Fire and Emergency Services (H), Raton Museum (I), Shuler Theater (J), Fred Roth Building (K), New York and Golden Rule Stores (L), Palace Hotel (M), Joseph Building Historic Site (N), Haven Hotel Historic Site (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Raton include: Second Presbyterian Church (A), Seventh Day Adventist (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Fairmont Cemetery (1), Saint Johns Methodist Church Cemetery (2), Mount Calvary Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Raton include: Legion Park (1), La Mesa Park (2), Climax Canyon Park (3), Raton Historical Marker (4), Raton Pass Historical Marker (5), Rocky Mountains Historical Marker (6), Romero Park (7), Ripley Park (8), Ragsdale Field (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: El Rancho Laundry & Cleaners (1005 South 2nd Street), Microtel Inns & Suites (1640 Cedar St), Super 8 Raton NM (1610 Cedar), Mesa Vista Motel (726 East Cook Avenue), Stor-A-Way Mini Storage and Warehouse & Decor (1354 South 2nd Street), Super 8 Motel (1610 Cedar Street), Oasis Restaurant & Motel (1445 South 2nd Street), Best Western Sands (300 Clayton Road), Colt Motel (1160 South 2nd Street).

Courts: Raton City - Municipal Court (224 Savage Avenue), Colfax County - Probate Court (County Courthouse), New Mexico State Government - Magistrate Court Colfax Division I- Co (333 Savage Avenue).

 
Colfax 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 Raton and their reported violations in the past:

VERMEJO PARK LLC COSTILLA (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-27-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-27-1998), St Public Notif received (SEP-02-1998)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Raton that have no violations reported:

  • CITY OF RATON/RATON WATER WORKS (Population served: 8092, Primary Water Source Type: Surface_water)
  • CARISBROOK, INC (Population served: 45, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)
  • SUGARITE - LAKE ALICE CAMPGROUND (Population served: 40, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 20.7%
(13.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 23.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 60.7% for American Indian residents, 28.8% for other race residents, 49.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
New Mexico:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.8%
Whole state:  65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.3%
Whole state:  8.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Raton, NM

90 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
49 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Raton in 2000:

  • 106 people in nursing homes
  • 19 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 8 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 4 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 4 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Raton compared to New Mexico state average:

Raton, New Mexico environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Banks with branches in Raton (2011 data):

  • International Bank: at 200 South 2nd Street, branch established on 1918/04/09. Info updated 2009/06/26: Bank assets: $308.8 mil, Deposits: $259.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Raton Capital Corporation
  • The First National Bank of New Mexico: Raton Branch at 1104 South Second Street, branch established on 1998/02/17. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $179.4 mil, Deposits: $161.1 mil, headquarters in Clayton, NM, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Union Bancshares, Inc.
  • The First National Bank in Trinidad: Loan Production Branch at 1246 S. Second Street, branch established on 1999/10/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $182.9 mil, Deposits: $159.9 mil, headquarters in Trinidad, CO, positive income, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Republic Trinidad Corporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: South Motor Branch at 1233 South Second Street, branch established on 1978/05/01. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Raton Branch at 1103 South 2nd Street, branch established on 1972/11/20. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Raton, New Mexico:

  • Melody Lane & Travelhost Motel, 136 Cyn Rd, Raton, NM 87740 , Phone: (505) 445-3655
  • Best Western Sands, 300 Clayton Rd, Raton, NM 87740 , Phone: (505) 445-2737, Fax: (505) 445-4053
  • Motel 6, 1600 Cedar St, Raton, NM 87740 , Phone: (505) 445-2777
  • Super 8 Motel, 1610 Cedar St, Raton, NM 87740 , Phone: (505) 445-2355
  • Holiday Inn Express, 101 Card Ave, Raton, NM 87740 , Phone: (505) 445-1500
  • Microtel Inn & Suites, 1640 Cedar St, Raton, NM 87740 , Phone: (505) 445-9100, Fax: (505) 445-9912
  • Comfort Inn Raton, 533 Clayton Rd, Raton, NM 87740 , Phone: (505) 445-4200, Fax: (505) 445-7144
  • Best Western Plus Raton Hotel, 473 Clayton Rd, Raton, NM 87740 , Phone: (575) 445-8501, Fax: (575) 445-2981
All 8 fire-safe hotels and motels in Raton, New Mexico

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Raton travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (70%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Raton city (based on Colfax County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 69.08%
Here69.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)United Church of Christ
Adherents67.1%13.5%5.2%3.7%2.8%
Congregations20.0%22.5%12.5%5.0%2.5%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)JewishChurches of ChristAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents1.9%1.5%1.1%0.9%2.3%
Congregations5.0%2.5%10.0%5.0%15.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Colfax County:

3.79 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Colfax County:

10.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
Here:

21.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.7%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Colfax County:

18.7%
New Mexico:

22.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.5%
State:

11.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$14,320$42,9600$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$1,532
Judicial and Legal 2$4,262$25,5720$0
Police Protection - Officers 16$60,325$45,2440$0
Police - Other 9$21,753$29,0041$341
Firefighters 19$58,560$36,9851$751
Streets and Highways 6$15,104$30,2080$0
Solid Waste Management 11$26,763$29,1960$0
Sewerage 3$10,140$40,5600$0
Parks and Recreation 2$5,852$35,1122$1,202
Water Supply 17$49,873$35,2040$0
Electric Power 19$74,579$47,1030$0
Local Libraries 2$4,986$29,9164$2,032
Other and Unallocable 1$2,491$29,8920$0
Totals for Government 111$349,008$37,73113$5,858

Raton government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,669,000 ($252.61)
    Fire Protection: $827,000 ($125.17)
    Regular Highways: $559,000 ($84.61)
    Financial Administration: $428,000 ($64.78)
    General Public Buildings: $206,000 ($31.18)
    Libraries: $191,000 ($28.91)
    Parks & Recreation: $139,000 ($21.04)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $119,000 ($18.01)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $69,000 ($10.44)
    Air Transportation: $25,000 ($3.78)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $183,000 ($27.70)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Financial Administration: $32,000 ($4.84)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $852,000 ($128.95)

Raton government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $165,000 ($24.97)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $54,000 ($8.17)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $324,000 ($49.04)
    Interest Earnings: $199,000 ($30.12)
    Rents: $49,000 ($7.42)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $302,000 ($45.71)
    All Other: $180,000 ($27.24)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $2,593,000 ($392.46)
    Property: $350,000 ($52.97)
    Other Selective Sales: $345,000 ($52.22)
    Public Utilities: $106,000 ($16.04)
    Motor Vehicle License: $18,000 ($2.72)

Raton government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,675,000 ($556.23)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $3,424,000 ($518.24)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $251,000 ($37.99)

Raton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $6,663,000 ($1008.48)

6.85% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,548 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.85%
New Mexico average:

7.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.60% ($24,034 average AGI)
from Las Animas County, CO  0.27% ($37,615)
from Taos County, NM  0.23% ($157,909)


7.92% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,724 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.92%
New Mexico average:

7.42%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Bernalillo County, NM  0.65% ($29,031 average AGI)
to Las Animas County, CO  0.39% ($28,789)
to Pueblo County, CO  0.35% ($25,353)

Strongest AM radio stations in Raton:

  • KRTN (1490 AM; 1 kW; RATON, NM; Owner: RATON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KNMX (540 AM; 5 kW; LAS VEGAS, NM; Owner: SANGRE DE CRISTO B/DCASTING CO, INC)
  • KCBR (1040 AM; daytime; 15 kW; MONUMENT, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Raton:

  • KCRT-FM (92.5 FM; TRINIDAD, CO; Owner: PHILLIPS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K207BN (89.3 FM; TRINIDAD, CO; Owner: MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KBKZ (96.5 FM; RATON, NM; Owner: PHILLIPS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KRTN-FM (93.9 FM; RATON, NM; Owner: RATON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKIT (99.1 FM; ANGEL FIRE, NM; Owner: DMC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K216CT (91.1 FM; EAGLE NEST, NM; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO)
  • K211CE (90.1 FM; RATON, NM; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • K216DQ (91.1 FM; RATON, ETC., NM; Owner: COLORADO COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Raton:

  • K18CT (Channel 18; RATON, NM; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Raton, New Mexico:
  • Fatal accident count: 25
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 33
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 6
  • Fatalities: 25
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 59
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 4
New Mexico average:
  • Fatal accident count: 140
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 202
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 57
  • Fatalities: 154
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 382
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 24

See more detailed statistics of Raton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Raton)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 46 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Raton, NM)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Raton)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 25 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Raton)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2


Most common first names in Raton, NM among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John7975.9 years
Mary7179.8 years
James4169.7 years
Joe4172.1 years
William3972.6 years
Jose3476.5 years
Frank3476.2 years
Margaret3481.1 years
Charles3073.4 years
Joseph2868.8 years
Most common last names in Raton, NM among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Martinez6475.1 years
Trujillo6076.2 years
Romero3771.9 years
Gonzales3476.4 years
Sanchez3276.2 years
Garcia2774.4 years
Cordova2373.1 years
Smith2175.4 years
Ortiz2072.8 years
Montoya1969.5 years
Businesses in Raton, NM
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Microtel1
Arby's1Motel 61
AutoZone1Nike4
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Quality1
Dennys1RadioShack1
FedEx1SONIC Drive-In1
H&R Block2Super 81
Holiday Inn1True Value1
Kmart1U-Haul1
Kroger1UPS2
McDonald's1
Browse common businesses in Raton, NM


Raton on our top lists:

  • #26 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2008 (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #66 (87740) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Lebanese first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Larry G. Stolarczyk (11)
  • Igor Bausov (9)
  • Gerald Stolarczyk (5)
  • Chance Dain Valentine (2)
  • Joseph Duncan (2)
  • Laxni Narayana Botla (1)
  • Gerald L. Stolarczyk (1)
  • Tito Sanchez (1)
  • John A. Myers (1)

Total of 14 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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