Rio Grande, New Mexico

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Population in July 2007: 4,445.
Males: 2,246  (50.5%)
Females: 2,199  (49.5%)
Median resident age:  35.3 years
New Mexico median age:  34.6 years

Zip code: 87832

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,236 (it was $26,808 in 2000)
Rio Grande:

$37,236
NM:

$42,558
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,049 (it was $14,255 in 2000)

Rio Grande CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $111,652 (it was $70,400 in 2000)
Rio Grande:

$111,652
NM:

$157,500
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $172,815; Detached houses: $242,600; Townhouses or other attached units: $168,275; Mobile homes: $119,455; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $7,788
Rio Grande races chart
  • Hispanic - 2,487 (56.2%)
  • White alone - 1,800 (40.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 55 (1.2%)
  • Two or more races - 41 (0.9%)
  • Black alone - 26 (0.6%)
  • Other race alone - 6 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 4 (0.09%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (0.07%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rio Grande: 160.9 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 1181.7 square miles.

Population density: 3.8 people per square mile   (very low).

Rio Grande, New Mexico map

For population 25 years and over in Rio Grande:

  • High school or higher: 69.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rio Grande CCD:

  • Never married: 20.1%
  • Now married: 60.9%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 12.5%

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

Rio Grande CCD:  0.5% ($338)
New Mexico:  0.7% ($699)
Rio Grande satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Albuquerque, NM (57.5 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (308.9 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: La Joya, NM (2.4 miles) , San Acacia, NM (2.8 miles) , Alamillo, NM (2.9 miles) , Chamizal, NM (3.1 miles) , Polvadera, NM (3.2 miles ), Lemitar, NM (3.5 miles ), Abeytas, NM (3.5 miles) , Las Nutrias, NM (3.6 miles) .

Latitude: 34.29 N, Longitude: 106.77 W

Rio Grande household income distribution Rio Grande home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.1%
New Mexico:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (3%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (3%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Child care workers (4%)

Work and jobs in Rio Grande: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Rio Grande, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Rio Grande-area historical earthquake activity is near New Mexico state average. It is 150% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/29/1990 at 13:16:10, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 LG, Depth: 7.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 13.4 miles away from the city center
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 557.9 miles away from Rio Grande 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 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 518.3 miles away from the city center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
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 551.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/8/1990 at 10:46:53, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MD, Depth: 3.8 mi) earthquake occurred 11.9 miles away from Rio Grande center
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 530.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Socorro County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Amtrak station near Rio Grande:

  • 19 miles: SOCORRO (1007 S. CALIFORNIA ST.) - Bus Station . Services: snack bar, free short-term parking.

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

  • Central New Mexico Community College (about 55 miles; Albuquerque, NM; Full-time enrollment: 19,398)
  • University of New Mexico-Main Campus (about 56 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 23,042)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 64 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 2,335)
  • Santa Fe Community College (about 100 miles; Santa Fe, NM; FT enrollment: 3,047)
  • New Mexico Highlands University (about 127 miles; Las Vegas, NM; FT enrollment: 2,931)
  • Western New Mexico University (about 137 miles; Silver City, NM; FT enrollment: 2,456)
  • New Mexico State University-Main Campus (about 139 miles; Las Cruces, NM; FT enrollment: 14,497)

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Notable locations in Rio Grande: La Joya (A), Blue Springs (B), Mesa Camp (C), Mine Shaft Mill (D), New Mexico Boys Ranch (E), Old Stapleton Ranch (F), Padilla Ranch (G), Parker Ranch (H), Pope Siding (I), Scholle Siding (J), Ray Hunter Ranch (K), Sabinal Siding (L), Sabino Ranch (M), Tom Wright Mill (N), West and Pyle Ranch (O), Ranchito Windmill (P), Lemitar (Q), Dripping Spring (R), O Six Windmill (S), Agua de los Torres Mill (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Rio Grande include: First Assembly of God Church (A), Sagrada Familiar de Lemitar Church Historic Site (B), San Antonio Church (C), San Isidro Church (D), San Juan Church (E), Santa Barbara Church (F), Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: La Joya Cemetery (1), Fort Craig Cemetery (2), Abeytas Cemetery (3), San Marcial Cemetery (4), Veguita Cemetery (5), Lemitar Cemetery (6), Polvadera Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: San Marcial Lake (A), Lambing Lake (B), Patterson Tank (C), Broome Tank (D), North Well (E), Cottonwood Tank (F), Fite Tank (G), Hidden Tank (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Arroto de Alamillo (A), Agua de los Torres (B), Bernardo Arroyo (C), San Lorenzo Arroyo (D), Maes Arroyo (E), Ojo del Padre (F), Pascual Arroyo (G), Salas Arroyo (H), Spikey Arroyo (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Rio Grande include: Jornada del Muerto Wilderness Study Area (1), Antelope Wilderness Study Area (2), Elephant Butte Lake State Park (3), Veranito Wilderness Study Area (4), Rio Salado Sand Dunes Historical Marker (5), Carthage Tokay Farley Historical Marker (6), Fort Craig Historical Marker (7), Vasquez de Coronados Route Historical Marker (8), Espaejos Expedition on the Camino Real Historical Marker (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Socorro 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:  2.7 people
New Mexico:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  64.1%
Whole state:  69.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.6%
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:

23.1%
Whole state:

18.4%

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

9.9%
Whole state:

7.8%
36 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Rio Grande compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (73%)
  • Wood (18%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Utility gas (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 Rio Grande CCD (based on Socorro County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 41.23%
Here: 41.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents65.9%9.9%7.2%4.2%2.3%
Congregations39.5%5.3%10.5%7.9%5.3%
NameAssemblies of GodMuslim EstimateChurches of ChristPentecostal Church of GodOther
Adherents2.3%2.2%1.2%0.9%4.0%
Congregations5.3%2.6%2.6%2.6%18.4%
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: 3
Socorro County:

1.66 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

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

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Socorro County:

5.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Here:

7.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.4%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Socorro County:

21.2%
New Mexico:

22.1%

6.60% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,580 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.60%
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 Bernalillo County, NM  1.17% ($24,235 average AGI)
from Valencia County, NM  0.74% ($28,512)
from Dona Ana County, NM  0.29% ($29,118)


7.97% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,172 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.97%
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 Bernalillo County, NM  2.15% ($29,008 average AGI)
to Valencia County, NM  0.92% ($28,944)
to Dona Ana County, NM  0.27% ($30,750)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rio Grande:

  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXKS (1190 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KNML (610 AM; 5 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKIM (1000 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: AGM-NEVADA, LLC)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KARS (860 AM; 1 kW; BELEN, NM; Owner: AGM-NEVADA, LLC)
  • KANM (1600 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: ARAGON BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.L.C.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KABQ (1350 AM; 5 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KDEF (1150 AM; 5 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: RAMH CORPORATION)
  • KKJY (1550 AM; 5 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: VANGUARD MEDIA, L.L.C)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rio Grande:

  • KTEG (104.7 FM; BOSQUE FARMS, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KIOT (102.5 FM; LOS LUNAS, NM; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KLYT (88.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CONNECTION COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • KTZO (103.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KUNM (89.9 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS UNIV. OF NEW MEXICO)
  • KKOB-FM (93.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KANW (89.1 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: BD. OF EDUC. CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE, NM)
  • KRST (92.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBZU (96.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBQI (107.9 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMGA (99.5 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KZRR (94.1 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KPEK (100.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFLQ (91.5 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • K265CA (100.9 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KNKT (107.1 FM; ARMIJO, NM; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF ALBUQUERQUE, INC.)
  • K213BT (90.5 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KLVO (97.7 FM; BELEN, NM; Owner: AGM-NEVADA, LLC)
  • KYLZ (106.3 FM; LOS LUNAS, NM; Owner: AGM-NEVADA, LLC)
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