For population 25 years and over in Raton:
For population 15 years and over in Raton city:
273 residents are foreign born (2.8% Latin America, 0.8% Europe, 0.6% Asia).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $399 (0.4%)
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) , Trinidad, CO (4.4 miles ), Cokedale, CO (4.5 miles) , Maxwell, NM (5.0 miles ), Folsom, NM (5.4 miles) , Branson, CO (5.6 miles) , Weston, CO (5.7 miles ), Des Moines, NM (5.9 miles) .
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Latitude: 36.90 N, Longitude: 104.44 W
Daytime population change due to commuting: +160 (+2.3%)
Area code: 505
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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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).
Raton tourist attractions:
Population change in the 1990s: -275 (-3.6%).
Work and jobs in Raton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Raton, New Mexico
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
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).
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.
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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.
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Raton and their reported violations in the past:VERMEJO PARK LLC COSTILLA (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 22.8%
(13.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 27.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 67.7% for American Indian residents, 31.3% for other race residents, 45.3% for two or more races residents)
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49 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
People in group quarters in Raton in 2000:
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Religion statistics for Raton (based on Colfax County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 69.08%
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 5
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
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6.85% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,548 average adjusted gross income)
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:
7.92% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,724 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
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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:
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Total of 10 patent applications in 2008-2014.