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Median resident age:  34.1 years
New Mexico median age:  34.6 years

Zip code: 87510

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,689 (it was $32,483 in 2000)
Rio Chama:

$42,689
NM:

$42,558
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,337

Rio Chama CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $134,593 (it was $97,200 in 2000)
Rio Chama:

$134,593
NM:

$157,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $233,146; Detached houses: $293,339; Townhouses or other attached units: $397,026; Mobile homes: $162,194; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $37,498

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Rio Chama races chart
  • Hispanic - 3,028 (80.2%)
  • White alone - 642 (17.0%)
  • Two or more races - 48 (1.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 30 (0.8%)
  • Other race alone - 18 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 7 (0.2%)
  • Black alone - 4 (0.1%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rio Chama: 178.5 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: MST time zone




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According to our research of New Mexico and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Rio Chama, New Mexico as of December 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Rio Chama to the number of sex offenders is 3,734 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


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

Rio Chama CCD:  0.4% ($348)
New Mexico:  0.7% ($699)
Rio Chama satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Santa Fe, NM (46.6 miles , pop. 62,203).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (84.2 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (381.0 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: El Rito, NM (2.3 miles ), Abiquiu, NM (2.6 miles ), Caņones, NM (3.4 miles) , Chili, NM (3.8 miles ), Canjilon, NM (4.0 miles ), San Lorenzo, NM (4.1 miles) , El Duende, NM (4.2 miles ), Los Luceros, NM (4.2 miles ).

Latitude: 36.30 N, Longitude: 106.27 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 505

Rio Chama household income distribution Rio Chama home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.0%
New Mexico:

7.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Electricians (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Construction laborers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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Average climate in Rio Chama, New Mexico

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Earthquake activity:

Rio Chama-area historical earthquake activity is below New Mexico state average. It is 84% smaller 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 93.7 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 92.9 miles away from Rio Chama 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 75.9 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 87.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 92.1 miles away from Rio Chama center
On 6/4/2008 at 14:02:42, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MW, 3.7 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 15.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Rio Arriba County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Fires: 3, Storms: 3, Snows: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rio Chama:

  • New Mexico Highlands University (about 77 miles; Las Vegas, NM; Full-time enrollment: 2,197)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 78 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 5,120)
  • Adams State College (about 85 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,076)
  • University of New Mexico-Main Campus (about 86 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 19,438)
  • Central New Mexico Community College (about 87 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 8,765)
  • San Juan College (about 111 miles; Farmington, NM; FT enrollment: 3,028)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 112 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,463)

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Notable locations in Rio Chama: Quarter Circle Ranch (A), Rancho de Abiquiu (B), Trujillo School (C), El Palacio Ranch (D), El Rito Picnic Grounds (E), FAA Electronic Site (F), Santa Rosa de Lima de Abiquiu (G), Cerrito Recreation Site (H), East Morada at Abiquiu Historic Site (I), El Rito District Ranger Office (J), El Rito Weather Station (K), El Rito Public Library (L), Abiquiu Fire Protection District Main Station (M), Abiquiu Fire Protection District Station 2 (N), El Rito Volunteer Fire Department (O), Delgado Hall Historic Site (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Rio Chama include: El Rito Community United Methodist Church (A), Vallecitos United Methodist Church (B), San Antonio Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Laguna Chico (A), Laguna Cerro Negro (B), Curve Tank (C), Corrales Tank (D), Cuchillas Trick Tank (E), Pine Canyon Tank (F), Madera Tank (G), Lucas Tank (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Abiquiu Creek (A), Pueblo Arroyo (B), Gallina Creek (C), Ojito Chico (D), Vallecitos Creek (E), La Canada (F), Arroyo de las Lemitas (G), Arroyo de los Pinavetes (H), El Rito (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Rio Chama include: Dominguez-Velez de Escalente Trail Historical Marker (1), El Rito Historical Marker (2), Old Spanish Trail Historical Marker (3), Abiquiu Historical Marker (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Rio Arriba County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
New Mexico:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  65.0%
Whole state:  65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  10.8%
Whole state:  8.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

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

12.9%
Whole state:

18.4%

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

5.1%
Whole state:

7.8%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Rio Chama, NM


14 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) in 2000

Rio Chama compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage 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 above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (61%)
  • Wood (28%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Solar energy (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Rio Chama CCD (based on Rio Arriba County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 63.21%
Here63.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchInternational Church of the Foursquare GospelLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist Church
Adherents84.3%4.0%2.5%1.8%1.5%
Congregations53.5%2.3%3.5%9.3%5.8%
NameSouthern Baptist ConventionPresbyterian Church (USA)Seventh-Day Adventist ChurchReformed Church in AmericaOther
Adherents1.4%1.1%0.7%0.6%2.1%
Congregations3.5%3.5%3.5%1.2%14.0%
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: 7
Rio Arriba County:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

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

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Rio Arriba County:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Rio Arriba County:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
Here:

5.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.9%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Rio Arriba County:

21.0%
New Mexico:

22.1%

5.22% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,475 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.22%
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 Santa Fe County, NM  1.46% ($28,081 average AGI)
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.61% ($23,036)
from San Juan County, NM  0.57% ($22,429)


5.64% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,437 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.64%
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 Santa Fe County, NM  1.42% ($28,784 average AGI)
to Bernalillo County, NM  0.90% ($26,033)
to San Juan County, NM  0.51% ($20,429)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rio Chama:

  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KDCE (950 AM; 4 kW; ESPANOLA, NM; Owner: RICHARD L. GARCIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSWV (810 AM; 5 kW; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: LA VOZ BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KTRC (1260 AM; 5 kW; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: AGM NEVADA, LLC)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KKIM (1000 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: AGM-NEVADA, LLC)
  • KNMX (540 AM; 5 kW; LAS VEGAS, NM; Owner: SANGRE DE CRISTO B/DCASTING CO, INC)
  • KXKS (1190 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rio Chama:

  • KBOM (94.7 FM; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: AGM NEVADA, LLC)
  • KTAO (101.9 FM; TAOS, NM; Owner: TAOS COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KSFQ (101.1 FM; WHITE ROCK, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KZNM (106.7 FM; LOS ALAMOS, NM; Owner: AGM NEVADA, LLC)
  • KQBA (107.5 FM; LOS ALAMOS, NM; Owner: HUTTON MEDIA, L.L.C.)
  • K244DO (96.7 FM; ALAMOSA, ETC., CO; Owner: SAN LUIS VALLEY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KAJZ (105.1 FM; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KABG (98.5 FM; LOS ALAMOS, NM; Owner: AGM-NEVADA, L.L.C.)
  • KRZY-FM (105.9 FM; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KBAC (104.1 FM; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKSS (97.3 FM; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KRZA (88.7 FM; ALAMOSA, CO; Owner: EQUAL REPRESENTATION/MEDIA ADVOCACY)
  • KHFM (95.5 FM; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: AGM-NEVADA L.L.C)
  • KTZO (103.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLYT (88.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CONNECTION COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • KRST (92.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KUNM (89.9 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS UNIV. OF NEW MEXICO)
  • KANW (89.1 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: BD. OF EDUC. CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE, NM)
  • KKOB-FM (93.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBZU (96.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

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