Reservation, New Mexico

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Population in July 2007: 10,733.
Males: 5,152  (48.0%)
Females: 5,581  (52.0%)
Median resident age:

23.6 years
New Mexico median age:

34.6 years
Estimated median household income in 2016: $25,709 (it was $20,391 in 2000)
Reservation:

$25,709
NM:

$46,748

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $9,676 (it was $7,150 in 2000)

Reservation CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $43,141 (it was $27,900 in 2000)
Reservation:

$43,141
NM:

$167,500

Mean prices in 2016: all housing units: $119,165; detached houses: $137,382; townhouses or other attached units: $127,138; in 2-unit structures: $70,238; mobile homes: $69,498
  • Races in Reservation, NM (2000)
    • 11,06896.6%American Indian alone
    • 1881.6%White alone
    • 1271.1%Hispanic
    • 590.5%Two or more races
    • 60.05%Black alone
    • 40.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.01%Asian alone

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

March 2016 cost of living index in Reservation: 83.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 1028.4 square miles.

Population density: 10 people per square mile   (very low).

Reservation, New Mexico map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Reservation CCD:

0.7% ($199)
New Mexico:

0.7% ($699)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rio Rancho, NM (122.7 miles , pop. 51,765).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (130.2 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (247.4 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Tohatchi, NM (1.2 miles ),
Nakaibito, NM (2.1 miles ),
Brimhall Nizhoni, NM (2.8 miles ),
Twin Lakes, NM (3.1 miles ),
Yah-ta-hey, NM (3.8 miles ),
Rock Springs, NM (4.0 miles ),
Naschitti, NM (4.1 miles ),
Navajo, NM (4.1 miles )
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Latitude: 35.83 N, Longitude: 108.75 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 505

Distribution of median household income in Reservation, NM in 2016
Reservation satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.6%
New Mexico:

4.6%
Most common industries in Reservation, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (20.1%)
  • Public administration (13.1%)
  • Health care (12.6%)
  • Construction (10.5%)
  • Social assistance (5.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (21.4%)
  • Educational services (15.6%)
  • Public administration (10.3%)
  • Health care (5.4%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5.4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (4.3%)
  • Repair & maintenance (2.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (24.1%)
  • Health care (19.1%)
  • Public administration (15.6%)
  • Social assistance (8.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.8%)
  • Gasoline stations (3.1%)
Most common occupations in Reservation, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Teachers, preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school (6.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.6%)
  • Cashiers (4.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Teachers, preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school (6.9%)
  • Carpenters (6.1%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Construction laborers (4.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (7.1%)
  • Cashiers (7.1%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6.2%)
  • Teachers, preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school (5.8%)
  • Child care workers (4.6%)

Average climate in Reservation, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM10
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2009 was 46.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

46.6
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 24.0. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 19.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.0
U.S.:

19.6

Earthquake activity:

Reservation-area historical earthquake activity is above New Mexico state average. It is 284% 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 455.4 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 444.0 miles away from the city center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 435.1 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 456.0 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 445.4 miles away from Reservation 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 189.6 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 (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Fires: 2, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Reservation:

  • San Juan College (about 73 miles; Farmington, NM; Full-time enrollment: 5,112)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 112 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 130 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 2,335)
  • Central New Mexico Community College (about 131 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 19,398)
  • University of New Mexico-Main Campus (about 131 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 23,042)
  • Santa Fe Community College (about 155 miles; Santa Fe, NM; FT enrollment: 3,047)
  • Coconino Community College (about 170 miles; Flagstaff, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,090)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Reservation: Slick Rock (A), Tohatchi Lookout (B), Bowl Lake Campground (C), Corral (D), Standing Rock Pumping Station (E), Gallup Pumping Station (F), Tohatchi Village Site (G), Toyee (H), Shillingburg (I), Dalton Pass Chapter House (J), Dalton Pass Trading Post (K), Dalton Pass Historic Site (L), Mexican Springs Weather Station (M), Tohatchi Weather Station (N), Navajo Community Library (O), Nahodishgish Chapter House (P), Tohatchi Emergency Medical Services (Q), Navajo Pine Volunteer Fire and Rescue (R). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Reservation include: Saint Mary Church (A), Toyee (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Lone Pine Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Bass Lake (A), Red Pond (B), Red Water Pond (C), Bowl Lake (D), Whiskey Lake (E), Red Lake (F), Chuska Lake (G), Red Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bowl Canyon Creek (A), Whiskey Creek (B), Black Creek (C), Black Springs Wash (D), Catron Wash (E), Chuska Wash (F), Deer Springs Wash (G), Figuredo Wash (H), Little Water Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Reservation: Navajo Indian Reservation Historical Marker (1). Display/hide its location 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:

3.8 people
New Mexico:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

56.9%
Whole state:

69.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.8%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

39.8%
Whole state:

18.4%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

22.7%
Whole state:

7.8%

For population 15 years and over in Reservation:

Marital status in Reservation, NM
  • Never married: 42.0%
  • Now married: 46.9%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 4.8%

For population 25 years and over in Reservation:

  • High school or higher: 62.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 24.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

18.8
New Mexico average:

14.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Reservation, NM (based on McKinley County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic13,20012
Other9,91015
Evangelical Protestant8,67573
Mainline Protestant5744
Black Protestant1311
None39,002-
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: 13
McKinley County:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
McKinley 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.
New Mexico:

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

6.14 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

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:
Here:

12.0%
New Mexico:

11.5%

6.31% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($29,861 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.31%
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 San Juan County, NM  1.55% ($26,402 average AGI)
from Apache County, AZ  1.20% ($26,437)
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.74% ($21,866)


8.34% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($30,733 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.34%
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 San Juan County, NM  1.98% ($26,792 average AGI)
to Apache County, AZ  1.66% ($26,230)
to Bernalillo County, NM  1.32% ($28,739)

Strongest AM radio stations in Reservation:

  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KGAK (1330 AM; 5 kW; GALLUP, NM; Owner: KRJG, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTHR (1230 AM; 1 kW; GALLUP, NM; Owner: MILLENNIUM MEDIA, INC.)
  • KENN (1390 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KNDN (960 AM; 5 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: BASIN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRKE (1100 AM; 5 kW; MILAN, NM; Owner: CIBOLA RADIO COMPANY)
  • KFNX (1100 AM; 50 kW; CAVE CREEK, AZ; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KFLT (830 AM; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FAMILY LIFE B/CING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • KRZE (1280 AM; 5 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: J. THOMAS DEVELOPMENT OF NM, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Reservation:

  • KGLX (99.1 FM; GALLUP, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KGLP (91.7 FM; GALLUP, NM; Owner: GALLUP PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KXXI (93.7 FM; GALLUP, NM; Owner: MILLENNIUM MEDIA, INC.)
  • KYVA (103.7 FM; GRANTS, NM; Owner: MILLENNIUM MEDIA, INC.)
  • KKOR (94.5 FM; GALLUP, NM; Owner: MILLENNIUM MEDIA, INC.)
  • K289AD (105.7 FM; CHINLE, AZ; Owner: PROCLAIMING CHRIST'S LOVE MINISTRIES)
  • KWRK (96.1 FM; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KWIM (102.7 FM; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Reservation:

  • K08HQ (Channel 8; CHINLE, AZ; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)
  • K08IJ (Channel 8; GALLUP, NM; Owner: KOAT HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K41FK (Channel 41; TOHATCHI, NM; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • K47DI (Channel 47; COYOTE CANYON, NM; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • K38AU (Channel 38; CROWNPOINT, NM; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • K09NA (Channel 9; SHEEP SPRINGS, ETC., NM; Owner: THE NAVAJO TRIBE)
  • K06IS (Channel 6; TOHATCHI, NM; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Reservation, NM
  • 47.4%Wood
  • 27.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 14.7%Utility gas
  • 3.4%Electricity
  • 3.3%Other fuel
  • 2.7%Coal or coke
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Reservation, NM
  • 51.8%Utility gas
  • 24.5%Electricity
  • 15.3%Wood
  • 7.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Other fuel


Reservation compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Reservation on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: gasoline stations (population 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: secondary school teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: information and record clerks except customer service representatives (population 5,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: miscellaneous manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: social assistance (population 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (population 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest house values disparities (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: jewelry, luggage, and leather goods stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people carpooling to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: social assistance (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: clothing and accessories, including shoe, stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: office supplies and stationery stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 100 cities with largest land areas (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: jewelry, luggage, and leather goods stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: lumber and other construction materials merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: gasoline stations (population 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
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