Red Rock, New Mexico

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Population in July 2007: 24,465.
Males: 12,022  (49.1%)
Females: 12,443  (50.9%)
Median resident age:  24.8 years
New Mexico median age:  34.6 years

Zip code: 87316

Estimated median household income in 2012: $23,880 (it was $20,108 in 2000)
Red Rock:

$23,880
NM:

$42,558
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $9,759 (it was $7,830 in 2000)

Red Rock CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $60,416 (it was $31,900 in 2000)
Red Rock:

$60,416
NM:

$157,500
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $81,541; Detached houses: $81,474; Townhouses or other attached units: $81,630; In 2-unit structures: $32,810; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $67,954; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $7,291; Mobile homes: $82,754; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $7,291
Red Rock races chart
  • American Indian alone - 21,718 (83.2%)
  • White alone - 2,225 (8.5%)
  • Hispanic - 1,809 (6.9%)
  • Two or more races - 295 (1.1%)
  • Black alone - 33 (0.1%)
  • Asian alone - 16 (0.06%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 8 (0.03%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.01%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Red Rock: 133.0 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 6755 feet

Land area: 1760.9 square miles.

Population density: 14 people per square mile   (very low).

Red Rock, New Mexico map

For population 25 years and over in Red Rock:

  • High school or higher: 55.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 22.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Red Rock CCD:

  • Never married: 42.0%
  • Now married: 47.8%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 4.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Red Rock CCD:  0.7% ($235)
New Mexico:  0.7% ($699)
Red Rock satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rio Rancho, NM (106.0 miles , pop. 51,765).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (111.5 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (242.0 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Church Rock, NM (2.6 miles ), Gallup, NM (3.4 miles ), Thoreau, NM (4.2 miles ), Yah-ta-hey, NM (4.3 miles ), Rock Springs, NM (4.4 miles ), Twin Lakes, NM (4.5 miles ), Brimhall Nizhoni, NM (4.7 miles ), Ramah, NM (4.8 miles ).

Latitude: 35.46 N, Longitude: 108.54 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 505

Red Rock household income distribution Red Rock home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

10.3%
New Mexico:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4%)
  • Rail transportation (4%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Construction laborers (4%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)

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

Average climate in Red Rock, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Red Rock-area historical earthquake activity is above New Mexico state average. It is 268% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 462.3 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 452.2 miles away from Red Rock center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 437.1 miles away from the city center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 456.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/15/1979 at 23:16:54, a magnitude 7.0 (5.7 MB, 6.9 MS, 7.0 ML, 6.4 MW) earthquake occurred 445.7 miles away from Red Rock center
On 4/29/1993 at 08:21:00, a magnitude 5.5 (5.5 MB, 5.0 MS, 5.3 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 201.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in McKinley County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Fires: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Red Rock:

  • RED ROCKS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; GALLUP, NM)
  • RED ROCKS DIALYSIS- GALLUP (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; GALLUP, NM)
  • GALLUP INDIAN MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; GALLUP, NM)
  • MCKINLEY CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; GALLUP, NM)

Amtrak station near Red Rock:

  • 13 miles: GALLUP (210 E HWY 66) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, 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 Red Rock:

  • San Juan College (about 93 miles; Farmington, NM; Full-time enrollment: 5,112)
  • Central New Mexico Community College (about 112 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 19,398)
  • University of New Mexico-Main Campus (about 112 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 23,042)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 112 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 2,335)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 131 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)
  • Santa Fe Community College (about 143 miles; Santa Fe, NM; FT enrollment: 3,047)
  • Coconino Community College (about 177 miles; Flagstaff, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,090)

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Notable locations in Red Rock: Quaking Aspen Campground (A), Radosevich Ranch (B), Rancho Del Puerto (C), Black Hat (D), Dewey (E), Rico Ranch (F), Rock Spring Ranch (G), Stallings (H), Stinkwater Well (I), Tom Ranch (J), Tse Bonita Trading Post (K), Ralph Bond Ranch (L), Clo-Chew-Tah Ranch (M), Williams Acres (N), Six A Ranch (O), Williams Acres (P), Rico Ranch (Q), Springstead Trading Post (R), Zuni Indian Tribal Lands (S), Ramah Indian Tribal Lands (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Pinon Placita Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Red Rock include: Seventh Day Adventist Church (A), Full Gospel Assemmbly of God Church (B), West Mesa Assembly of God Church (C), Pinedale Indian Assebly of God Church (D), Westminister United Presbyterian Church (E), First United Methodist Church (F), United Pentecostal Church (G), Spanish Assembly of God Church (H), Indian Assembly of God Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Pinehaven Cemetery (1), Sunset Memorial Gardens (2), McGaffey Cemetery (3), Hillcrest Cemetery (4), Ramah Cemetery (5), Torreon Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Laguna del Monte (A), Natural Lake (B), Togeye Lake (C), Lost Lake (D), Samson Lake (E), Brennan Tank (F), Section Tank (G), Prewitt Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Agua Remora (A), Banana Ridge Wash (B), Black Ridge Wash (C), Burned Death Wash (D), Burned Through the Rock Wash (E), Coal Mine Wash (F), Disappearing Spring Wash (G), Dragon Wash (H), Dubois Wash (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Red Rock include: Red Rock State Park (1), Continental Divide Historical Marker (2), Kiwanis Park (3), Fort Defiance Historical Marker (4), Red Rocks Historical Marker (5), Gallup Historical Marker (6), Chaco Cliffs Historical Marker (7), McGaffey Camp and Picnic Grounds (8), Fort Wingate Historical Marker (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

McKinley County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:  3.4 people
New Mexico:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  75.7%
Whole state:  65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.7%
Whole state:  8.2%

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

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

40.4%
Whole state:

18.4%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

22.6%
Whole state:

7.8%
8 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

Red Rock compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (50%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (28%)
  • Utility gas (16%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Red Rock CCD (based on McKinley County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.77%
Here: 39.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Reformed Church in North AmericaChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents55.0%16.7%8.0%5.4%3.2%
Congregations16.0%14.8%8.6%11.1%9.9%
NameAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of the NazareneConservative Baptist Association of AmericaOther
Adherents3.1%1.7%1.1%1.0%4.9%
Congregations9.9%1.2%3.7%2.5%22.2%
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: 13
McKinley County:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
McKinley County:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
McKinley County:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 43
Here:

6.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.4%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
McKinley County:

32.8%
New Mexico:

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

12.0%
State:

11.5%

8.50% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,118 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.50%
New Mexico average:

6.50%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from San Juan County, NM  3.26% ($23,497 average AGI)
from Apache County, AZ  1.47% ($23,221)
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.96% ($20,482)


7.76% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,238 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.76%
New Mexico average:

6.43%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to San Juan County, NM  2.06% ($23,526 average AGI)
to Apache County, AZ  1.44% ($25,450)
to Bernalillo County, NM  1.04% ($25,848)

Strongest AM radio stations in Red Rock:

  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KGAK (1330 AM; 5 kW; GALLUP, NM; Owner: KRJG, INC.)
  • KTHR (1230 AM; 1 kW; GALLUP, NM; Owner: MILLENNIUM MEDIA, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRKE (1100 AM; 5 kW; MILAN, NM; Owner: CIBOLA RADIO COMPANY)
  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KENN (1390 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • KFLT (830 AM; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FAMILY LIFE B/CING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • KFNX (1100 AM; 50 kW; CAVE CREEK, AZ; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KKIM (1000 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: AGM-NEVADA, LLC)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXKS (1190 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Red Rock:

  • KXXI (93.7 FM; GALLUP, NM; Owner: MILLENNIUM MEDIA, INC.)
  • KGLX (99.1 FM; GALLUP, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KGLP (91.7 FM; GALLUP, NM; Owner: GALLUP PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KYVA (103.7 FM; GRANTS, NM; Owner: MILLENNIUM MEDIA, INC.)
  • KKOR (94.5 FM; GALLUP, NM; Owner: MILLENNIUM MEDIA, INC.)
  • KXTC (99.9 FM; THOREAU, NM; Owner: KXTC, L.L.C.)
  • KQLV (105.5 FM; GRANTS, NM; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KFMQ (106.1 FM; GALLUP, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KWRK (96.1 FM; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)

TV broadcast stations around Red Rock:

  • K08HQ (Channel 8; CHINLE, AZ; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)
  • K48GK (Channel 48; GALLUP, NM; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • K23FE (Channel 23; GALLUP, NM; Owner: REGENTS OF THE UNIV. OF NEW MEXICO)
  • K46FN (Channel 46; GALLUP, NM; Owner: CITY OF GALLUP, NEW MEXICO)
  • K39EW (Channel 39; GALLUP, NM; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)

Red Rock on our top lists:

  • #20 on the list of "Top 100 cities with largest land areas (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 100 cities with smallest houses (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #100 (87316) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking other language at home"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Kerry (Democrat) in the 2004 Presidential Election"
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