Salem, New Mexico

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Population in 2010: 942. Population change since 2000: +18.5%
Males: 372  (39.6%)
Females: 570  (60.4%)
Median resident age:  22.7 years
New Mexico median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 87941.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,630 (it was $14,934 in 2000)
Salem:

$33,630
NM:

$42,558
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $9,764 (it was $7,405 in 2000)

Salem CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $74,599 (it was $26,600 in 2000)
Salem:

$74,599
NM:

$157,500
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $53,445; Detached houses: $73,150; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $40,476; Mobile homes: $44,488

Median gross rent in 2012: $522.

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Salem races chart
  • Hispanic - 913 (96.9%)
  • White alone - 28 (3.0%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Salem: 83.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4092 feet

Land area: 1.29 square miles.

Population density: 729 people per square mile   (low).

Salem,NM real estate house value index trend

Salem, New Mexico map

For population 25 years and over in Salem:

  • High school or higher: 17.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 24.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Salem CDP:

  • Never married: 13.6%
  • Now married: 61.1%
  • Separated: 11.7%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 13.6%

365 residents are foreign born

This place:  40.6%
New Mexico:  9.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $368 (0.5%)

Salem satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Las Cruces, NM (37.5 miles , pop. 74,267).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: El Paso, TX (78.6 miles , pop. 563,662).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (287.4 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Hatch, NM (2.1 miles ), Garfield, NM (2.1 miles) , Rodey, NM (2.4 miles ), Rincon, NM (3.0 miles ), Arrey, NM (3.4 miles ), Oasis, NM (4.0 miles) , Caballo, NM (4.4 miles) , Radium Springs, NM (4.9 miles ).

Latitude: 32.71 N, Longitude: 107.21 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 505

Salem household income distribution Salem home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.0%
New Mexico:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (41%)
  • Retail trade (34%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (62%)
  • Educational services (28%)
  • Wholesale trade (11%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (34%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Construction laborers (9%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (34%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (15%)
  • Cashiers (13%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (11%)
  • Child care workers (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)

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

Average climate in Salem, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Salem-area historical earthquake activity is near New Mexico state average. It is 146% 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 547.2 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 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 493.5 miles away from Salem center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 1/4/2006 at 08:32:32, a magnitude 6.7 (6.1 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.6 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 429.3 miles away from the city center
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 497.5 miles away from the city center
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 545.5 miles away from Salem 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 490.1 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 Dona Ana County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Fires: 2, Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Salem topographic map

Amtrak station near Salem:

  • 5 miles: HATCH (301 W. HALL) - Bus Station . Services: public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Salem:

  • New Mexico State University-Main Campus (about 41 miles; Las Cruces, NM; Full-time enrollment: 14,497)
  • New Mexico State University-Dona Ana (about 41 miles; Las Cruces, NM; FT enrollment: 5,640)
  • Western New Mexico University (about 63 miles; Silver City, NM; FT enrollment: 2,456)
  • The University of Texas at El Paso (about 78 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 18,008)
  • Vista College (about 80 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 3,453)
  • El Paso Community College (about 82 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 19,576)
  • Eastern Arizona College (about 149 miles; Thatcher, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,810)

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Dona Ana County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 28.4%
Average household size:
This place:  4.0 people
New Mexico:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  84.7%
Whole state:  65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.0%
Whole state:  8.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Salem compared to New Mexico state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Salem travel time to work - commute Salem mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (86%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Salem CDP (based on Dona Ana County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 77.35%
Here: 77.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents77.8%7.6%2.8%2.4%2.0%
Congregations18.8%14.6%4.9%14.6%5.6%
NameEpiscopal ChurchChurches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents1.0%0.9%0.7%0.6%4.1%
Congregations2.8%7.6%2.1%1.4%27.8%
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: 19
Dona Ana County:

0.96 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Dona Ana County:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 54
Dona Ana County:

2.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 106
Here:

5.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.7%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Dona Ana County:

22.7%
New Mexico:

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

15.2%
State:

11.5%

6.28% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,985 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.28%
New Mexico average:

6.50%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($603 average AGI)
Dona Ana County:

0.09%
New Mexico average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from El Paso County, TX  1.33% ($29,763 average AGI)
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.34% ($29,746)
from Otero County, NM  0.25% ($30,944)


6.08% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,176 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.08%
New Mexico average:

6.43%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($315 average AGI)
Dona Ana County:

0.06%
New Mexico average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to El Paso County, TX  1.18% ($28,647 average AGI)
to Bernalillo County, NM  0.44% ($32,003)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.22% ($36,713)

Strongest AM radio stations in Salem:

  • KSNM (570 AM; 5 kW; LAS CRUCES, NM; Owner: SUNRISE BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KELP (1590 AM; 50 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: MCCLATCHEY BROADCASTING)
  • KTSM (690 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KAMA (750 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KXPL (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: K-FINA RESULTS, INC.)
  • KNFT (950 AM; 5 kW; BAYARD, NM; Owner: RUNNELS BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LLC, DEBTOR IN POSSESSION)
  • KBNA (920 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KROD (600 AM; 5 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF EL PASO, INC.)
  • KSVE (1150 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KFLT (830 AM; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FAMILY LIFE B/CING SYSTEM, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Salem:

  • KROL (99.5 FM; LAS CRUCES, NM; Owner: RIO GRANDE CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING CO)
  • KVLC (101.1 FM; HATCH, NM; Owner: RADIO PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT, INC.)
  • K216CK (91.1 FM; TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCE, NM; Owner: CONNECTION COMMUNICATIONS ASSOC., INC.)
  • KKVS (98.7 FM; TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCE, NM; Owner: RICHARDSON COMMERCIAL CORPORATION)
  • K211EN (90.1 FM; LAS CRUCES, NM; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Salem:

  • K28GJ (Channel 28; HATCH, NM; Owner: REGENTS OF NEW MEXICO STATE UNIV.)

Salem fatal accident list:

Feb 25, 2005 03:43 PM, Grand Street, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 14, 1999 04:41 PM, Grand, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 7, Fatalities: 2, Drunken drivers: 2
Jul 24, 1982 09:45 PM, 85, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: W5UON, Licensee ID: L01048651
    Grant Date: 08/31/2005, Expiration Date: 08/31/2015
    Registrant: Lloyd A Higgins Sr, Hc 31 Box 15, Salem, NM 87941

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: AMERICAN CHAMPION AIRCRAFT 8KCAB (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING AEIO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 275MA , Serial Number: 1014-2006, Year manufactured: 2006, Airworthiness Date: 01/12/2006
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Steve Franzoy, 39037 Highway 187, Salem, NM 87941, Other Owners: Lorraine Franzoy

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
Most common first names in Salem, NM among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Jose571.2 years
Manuel379.3 years
Joseph377.7 years
Juan370.7 years
Adela284.0 years
Antonio276.0 years
Frank275.5 years
Bertha275.5 years
Felipe273.5 years
Mary273.5 years
Most common last names in Salem, NM among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Franzoy1076.8 years
Padilla684.2 years
Lunsford472.3 years
Sanders482.3 years
Torres471.8 years
Oliver377.4 years
Howard281.0 years
Alaniz276.0 years
Alvarado279.0 years
Green285.0 years

Salem on our top lists:

  • #21 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of foreign-born residents"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 100 least-educated cities"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
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