Raton, New Mexico

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Population in 2017: 6,066 (95% urban, 5% rural).
Population change since 2000: -16.7%
 
Males: 3,031  (50.0%)
Females: 3,035  (50.0%)
Median resident age:

47.1 years
New Mexico median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 87740.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $27,918 (it was $27,028 in 2000)
Raton:

$27,918
NM:

$46,744

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $19,480 (it was $14,223 in 2000)

Raton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $84,030 (it was $65,300 in 2000)
Raton:

$84,030
NM:

$171,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $113,984; detached houses: $110,156; townhouses or other attached units: $611,695; mobile homes: $86,466

Median gross rent in 2017: $587.

March 2019 cost of living index in Raton: 81.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 23.5%
(12.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 30.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 70.8% for American Indian residents, 31.1% for other race residents, 26.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Raton, NM (2017)
    • 3,69959.1%Hispanic
    • 2,42038.7%White alone
    • 721.2%American Indian alone
    • 500.8%Two or more races
    • 60.10%Black alone
    • 90.1%Asian alone

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



According to our research of New Mexico and other state lists, there were 22 registered sex offenders living in Raton, New Mexico as of June 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Raton is 288 to 1.


Crime rates in Raton by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(14.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.5)
2
(32.3)
3
(49.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.9)
1
(15.4)
2
(31.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(28.7)
1
(14.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(33.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(14.2)
4
(59.5)
1
(15.4)
3
(47.0)
2
(31.6)
3
(43.1)
3
(43.9)
2
(30.7)
3
(46.5)
6
(96.8)
5
(82.5)
1
(16.7)
5
(83.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
27
(383.6)
32
(476.1)
N/A51
(799.2)
34
(537.1)
4
(57.5)
5
(73.1)
9
(138.0)
0
(0.0)
8
(129.1)
5
(82.5)
7
(117.0)
6
(100.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
48
(682.0)
38
(565.4)
N/A63
(987.3)
83
(1,311)
90
(1,293)
144
(2,105)
123
(1,886)
116
(1,797)
77
(1,243)
77
(1,271)
83
(1,387)
59
(989.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
69
(980.4)
66
(982.0)
127
(1,954)
84
(1,316)
83
(1,311)
83
(1,192)
124
(1,813)
97
(1,488)
87
(1,348)
86
(1,388)
93
(1,535)
128
(2,139)
88
(1,477)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
4
(56.8)
10
(148.8)
12
(184.6)
3
(47.0)
15
(237.0)
11
(158.0)
13
(190.1)
10
(153.4)
10
(154.9)
14
(226.0)
21
(346.6)
23
(384.4)
14
(234.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(14.2)
2
(29.8)
3
(46.2)
2
(31.3)
1
(15.8)
1
(14.4)
4
(58.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(31.0)
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City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)200.9215.7249.2324.6280.1198.2274.6240.6237.0280.0318.4241.9219.3

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City-data.com crime index in Raton, NM

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 22 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.18
New Mexico average:

1.29
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Ancestries: Italian (7.5%), American (5.3%), English (4.4%), German (2.3%), Irish (1.6%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 6680 feet

Land area: 7.34 square miles.

Population density: 827 people per square mile   (low).

Raton, New Mexico map

186 residents are foreign born (2.1% Latin America, 0.6% Asia, 0.5% Europe, 0.4% North America).

This city:

3.0%
New Mexico:

9.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $550 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $401 (0.6%)

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 )

Latitude: 36.90 N, Longitude: 104.44 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +119 (+1.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,711 (78.5%)

Area code: 505

Distribution of median household income in Raton, NM in 2017
Distribution of house value in Raton, NM in 2017

Raton satellite photo by USGS

Raton tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.5%
New Mexico:

4.6%
Historical population in Raton, NM
Historical housing units in Raton, NM
Most common industries in Raton, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (12.9%)
  • Health care (10.1%)
  • Public administration (10.1%)
  • Educational services (9.6%)
  • Construction (8.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.0%)
  • Public administration (8.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.1%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (7.0%)
  • Educational services (5.6%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (17.3%)
  • Educational services (14.3%)
  • Public administration (11.4%)
  • Personal & laundry services (4.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Raton, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.9%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.8%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Personal appearance workers (4.0%)

Average climate in Raton, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Raton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below New Mexico state average. It is 77% 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 Raton 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 the city 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 (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 6, Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Raton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Raton:

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

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 University (about 89 miles; Alamosa, CO; Full-time enrollment: 2,805)
  • Pueblo Community College (about 96 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 5,329)
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo (about 98 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 5,993)
  • New Mexico Highlands University (about 100 miles; Las Vegas, NM; FT enrollment: 2,931)
  • Santa Fe Community College (about 126 miles; Santa Fe, NM; FT enrollment: 3,047)
  • Pikes Peak Community College (about 131 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 10,395)
  • Colorado College (about 137 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,199)

Public high school in Raton:

  • RATON HIGH (Students: 386, Location: 1535 TIGER CIRCLE, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Raton:

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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)

Points of interest:

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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).

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.

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:

CITY OF RATON/RATON WATER WORKS (Population served: 8,092, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In AUG-2010. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-01-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-01-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-21-2011), St Public Notif received (SEP-21-2011)
CARISBROOK PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION (Population served: 45, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-30-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-30-2007), St Public Notif received (OCT-30-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2009)
VERMEJO PARK LLC COSTILLA (Address: PO Drawer E , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
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
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Raton:

Marital status in Raton, NM
  • Never married: 30.3%
  • Now married: 36.2%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 11.1%
  • Divorced: 21.3%

For population 25 years and over in Raton:

  • High school or higher: 85.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
New Mexico average:

12.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Raton
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Religion statistics for Raton, NM (based on Colfax County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,4269
Evangelical Protestant2,25617
Mainline Protestant1,1299
Other4642
None6,475-
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: 5
Colfax County:

3.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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.
New Mexico:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Colfax County:

6.7%
State:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Colfax County:

18.7%
New Mexico:

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

12.5%
New Mexico:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Raton:

48.7%
New Mexico:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Raton:

46.2%
New Mexico:

47.6%

Average BMI:
Raton:

28.7
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.9%
New Mexico:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.6%
New Mexico:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
New Mexico:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.3%
State:

34.5%

General health condition:
This city:

53.7%
New Mexico:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.5%
New Mexico:

80.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Raton, NM Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Electric Power 18$65,563$43,7090$0
Firefighters 15$53,692$42,9540$0
Police Protection - Officers 12$53,858$53,8580$0
Sewerage 11$39,077$42,6290$0
Streets and Highways 9$22,811$30,4150$0
Other and Unallocable 9$26,349$35,1321$319
Solid Waste Management 6$15,753$31,5060$0
Financial Administration 6$16,348$32,6960$0
Other Government Administration 5$25,054$60,1305$1,532
Water Supply 3$11,440$45,7600$0
Local Libraries 3$7,384$29,5363$1,200
Parks and Recreation 3$9,509$38,03611$4,041
Police - Other 2$4,171$25,0260$0
Judicial and Legal 2$4,707$28,2420$0
Totals for Government 104$355,716$41,04420$7,092

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,451,000 ($239.20)
    Parks and Recreation: $751,000 ($123.80)
    Water Utilities: $362,000 ($59.68)
    Air Transportation: $130,000 ($21.43)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $8,121,000 ($1338.77)
    Police Protection: $2,395,000 ($394.82)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,921,000 ($316.68)
    Water Utilities: $1,239,000 ($204.25)
    Sewerage: $1,218,000 ($200.79)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,110,000 ($182.99)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,036,000 ($170.79)
    Central Staff Services: $1,016,000 ($167.49)
    Regular Highways: $727,000 ($119.85)
    Parks and Recreation: $608,000 ($100.23)
    General Public Buildings: $99,000 ($16.32)
    Corrections - Other: $89,000 ($14.67)
    General - Other: $68,000 ($11.21)
    Health - Other: $35,000 ($5.77)
    Libraries: $28,000 ($4.62)
    Correctional Institutions: $12,000 ($1.98)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $388,000 ($63.96)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $845,000 ($139.30)
    Water Utilities: $412,000 ($67.92)
    Sewerage: $356,000 ($58.69)
    Police Protection: $354,000 ($58.36)
    General Public Building: $102,000 ($16.82)
    General - Other: $68,000 ($11.21)
    Parks and Recreation: $44,000 ($7.25)
    Transit Utilities: $10,000 ($1.65)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($0.16)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,259,000 ($866.96)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $68,000 ($11.21)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $951,000 ($156.78)
    Other: $885,000 ($145.90)
    Solid Waste Management: $788,000 ($129.90)
    Housing and Community Development: $307,000 ($50.61)
    Parks and Recreation: $35,000 ($5.77)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $769,000 ($126.77)
    Air Transportation: $104,000 ($17.14)
    Other: $14,000 ($2.31)
    Transit Utilities: $4,000 ($0.66)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $652,000 ($107.48)
    Interest Earnings: $406,000 ($66.93)
    Sale of Property: $79,000 ($13.02)
    Fines and Forfeits: $23,000 ($3.79)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $7,896,000 ($1301.68)
    Water Utilities: $1,067,000 ($175.90)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $675,000 ($111.28)
    Housing and Community Development: $629,000 ($103.69)
    General Local Government Support: $439,000 ($72.37)
    Highways: $371,000 ($61.16)
    Water Utilities: $301,000 ($49.62)
    Health and Hospitals: $17,000 ($2.80)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,074,000 ($836.47)
    Property: $654,000 ($107.81)
    Other Selective Sales: $378,000 ($62.31)
    Public Utilities Sales: $119,000 ($19.62)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,214,000 ($2508.08)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,358,000 ($2366.96)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $856,000 ($141.11)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,905,000 ($1303.17)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,315,000 ($216.78)

6.20% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($60,971 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.20%
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  0.54% ($46,625 average AGI)


6.49% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($34,948 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.49%
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  0.67% ($28,900 average AGI)
to Las Animas County, CO  0.51% ($35,696)
Businesses in Raton, NM
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Arby's1Microtel1
AutoZone1Motel 61
Best Western1Nike4
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut1
Dennys1Quality1
FedEx1RadioShack1
Ford1SONIC Drive-In1
H&R Block2Super 81
Holiday Inn1True Value1
Kmart1U-Haul1
Kroger1UPS2

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)
Raton fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Raton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 39Number of bridges
  • 325ft / 99.2mTotal length
  • $3,784,000Total costs
  • 157,150Total average daily traffic
  • 40,861Total average daily truck traffic
  • 105,409Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Raton, NM - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 41940-1949
  • 111950-1959
  • 111960-1969
  • 21980-1989
  • 81990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Raton, NM
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Raton)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 65 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Raton, NM)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 51 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (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: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Raton)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 21 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Raton)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 66. The highest number of fire incidents - 118 took place in 2016, and the least - 0 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Raton, NM When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (60.1%), and Structure Fires (22.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Raton, NM
    • 67060.1%Outside Fires
    • 25322.7%Structure Fires
    • 12010.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 726.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Raton, NM

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

  • Best Western Sands, 300 Clayton Rd, Raton, New Mexico 87740 , Phone: (505) 445-2737, Fax: (505) 445-4053
  • Microtel Inn & Suites, 1640 Cedar St, Raton, New Mexico 87740 , Phone: (505) 445-9100, Fax: (505) 445-9912
  • Comfort Inn Raton, 533 Clayton Rd, Raton, New Mexico 87740 , Phone: (505) 445-4200, Fax: (505) 445-7144
  • Best Western Plus Raton Hotel, 473 Clayton Rd, Raton, New Mexico 87740 , Phone: (575) 445-8501, Fax: (575) 445-2981
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Raton, New Mexico
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Raton, NM
  • 79.9%Utility gas
  • 11.7%Electricity
  • 5.6%Wood
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Raton, NM
  • 62.8%Utility gas
  • 20.8%Electricity
  • 8.7%Wood
  • 5.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.6%Other fuel


Raton compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below 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 above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Raton on our top lists:

  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: utilities (population 5,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other types of correctional institutions (population 1,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election"
There are 10 pilots and 4 other airmen in this city.
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