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Population in 2012: 210 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -31.4%
Males: 93  (44.7%)
Females: 117  (55.3%)

Median resident age:  45.5 years
New Mexico median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 88434.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,324 (it was $22,917 in 2000)
San Jon:

$43,324
NM:

$42,558
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,140

San Jon village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $36,864 (it was $28,700 in 2000)
San Jon:

$36,864
NM:

$157,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $60,556; Detached houses: $82,059; Mobile homes: $41,316

Median gross rent in 2012: $613.

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  • White alone - 132 (61.1%)
  • Hispanic - 67 (31.0%)
  • Two or more races - 7 (3.2%)
  • Asian alone - 6 (2.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (1.9%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in San Jon: 83.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (13.8%), Irish (11.6%), Dutch (9.8%), United States (9.3%), Italian (2.4%), English (1.6%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4022 feet

Land area: 2.63 square miles.

Population density: 80 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in San Jon:

  • High school or higher: 78.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in San Jon village:

  • Never married: 20.5%
  • Now married: 43.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 29.0%

5 residents are foreign born

This village:  1.6%
New Mexico:  9.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $305 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.5%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Amarillo, TX (84.2 miles , pop. 173,627).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (185.6 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (407.8 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Logan, NM (4.3 miles ), Grady, NM (4.4 miles) , Broadview, NM (4.8 miles) , Tucumcari, NM (4.8 miles ), Logan-Nara Visa, NM (4.9 miles) , Nara Visa, NM (6.1 miles) , House-Forrest, NM (6.1 miles) , Adrian, TX (6.3 miles) .

Latitude: 35.11 N, Longitude: 103.33 W

Area code: 505

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.2%
New Mexico:

7.5%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +24 (+8.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (20%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (20%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Public administration (49%)
  • Retail trade (27%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (26%)
  • Top executives (10%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (20%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (16%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)

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Tornado activity:

San Jon-area historical tornado activity is significantly above New Mexico state average. It is 15% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/17/1970, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 7.6 miles away from the San Jon village center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/3/1961, a category F2 tornado 8.4 miles away from the village center injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

San Jon-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below New Mexico state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/17/2000 at 01:08:05, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 87.9 miles away from the city center
On 12/16/2000 at 22:08:54, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 88.8 miles away from San Jon center
On 3/25/1996 at 06:43:46, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 53.9 miles away from the city center
On 3/19/1995 at 18:36:43, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 50.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1993 at 03:07:31, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MD, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 55.0 miles away from San Jon center
On 2/18/2006 at 05:49:41, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 95.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Quay County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to San Jon:

  • Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus (about 65 miles; Portales, NM; Full-time enrollment: 2,746)
  • West Texas A & M University (about 81 miles; Canyon, TX; FT enrollment: 5,251)
  • Amarillo College (about 85 miles; Amarillo, TX; FT enrollment: 3,610)
  • New Mexico Highlands University (about 112 miles; Las Vegas, NM; FT enrollment: 2,197)
  • South Plains College (about 120 miles; Levelland, TX; FT enrollment: 4,679)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (about 134 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 2,626)
  • Texas Tech University (about 135 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 25,860)

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Public elementary/middle schools in San Jon:

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User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Mayor of San Jon, NM is Joseph Clark

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Notable locations in San Jon: San Jon Weather Station (A), San Jon Volunteer Fire Department (B), San Jon Volunteer Ambulance Service (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in San Jon include: First Assembly of God Church (A), First Baptist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: San Jon Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in San Jon: Llano Estacado Historical Marker (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: NM Hotel Motel Associates Welcome Center (37315C Interstate 40), San Jon Motel (715 East Main Avenue).

 

Drinking water stations with addresses in San Jon and their reported violations in the past:

SAN JON WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 308, Purch_groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2004 and SEP-2004, Contaminant: Fluoride. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-20-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-20-2004), St Public Notif received (OCT-01-2004)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2004 and JUN-2004, Contaminant: Fluoride. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-04-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-04-2004), St Public Notif received (2 times from JUN-28-2004 to JAN-14-2005)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2003 and DEC-2003, Contaminant: Fluoride. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-30-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-30-2003), St Public Notif received (JUN-28-2004)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2003 and SEP-2003, Contaminant: Fluoride. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-30-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-30-2003), St Public Notif received (NOV-24-2003)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2003 and JUN-2003, Contaminant: Fluoride. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-30-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-30-2003), St Public Notif received (2 times from NOV-24-2003 to DEC-11-2003)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2003 and MAR-2003, Contaminant: Fluoride. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-30-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-30-2003), St Public Notif received (NOV-24-2003)
  • 12 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2004 and FEB-2006, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-27-2006), St Public Notif requested (FEB-27-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-27-2006), St Public Notif received (APR-03-2006)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-01-1996 and SEP-26-2005, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-30-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-30-2004), St Public Notif received (JAN-14-2005), St Compliance achieved (SEP-26-2005)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 5 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 28.0%
(36.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 95.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This village:  2.5 people
New Mexico:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  64.8%
Whole state:  65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  8.0%
Whole state:  8.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in San Jon, NM

San Jon compared to New Mexico state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


San Jon travel time to work - commute


San Jon mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (55%)
  • Electricity (36%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Other fuel (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for San Jon village (based on Quay County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 89.92%
Here89.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristAssemblies of God
Adherents47.3%34.5%7.4%2.8%2.5%
Congregations24.3%13.5%13.5%16.2%10.8%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal ChurchOther
Adherents2.5%1.1%0.6%0.5%0.8%
Congregations2.7%2.7%2.7%2.7%10.8%
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: 2
Quay County:

2.23 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Quay County:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Quay County:

13.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.8%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Quay County:

25.8%
New Mexico:

22.1%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$3,392$20,3520$0
Other Government Administration 1$4,260$51,1200$0
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,099$25,1880$0
Sewerage 1$2,026$24,3120$0
Water Supply 1$2,927$35,1240$0
Totals for Government 6$14,704$29,4080$0

San Jon government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $129,000 ($614.29)
    Regular Highways: $124,000 ($590.48)
    Water Utilities: $69,000 ($328.57)
    Fire Protection: $60,000 ($285.71)
    General - Other: $58,000 ($276.19)
    Police Protection: $56,000 ($266.67)
    Solid Waste Management: $33,000 ($157.14)
    Sewerage: $29,000 ($138.10)
    Parks & Recreation: $12,000 ($57.14)
    Health Services - Other: $11,000 ($52.38)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $161,000 ($766.67)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)

San Jon government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $32,000 ($152.38)
    Sewerage: $23,000 ($109.52)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($42.86)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $49,000 ($233.33)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $282,000 ($1342.86)
    General Support: $126,000 ($600.00)
    Highways: $63,000 ($300.00)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $63,000 ($300.00)
    Property: $9,000 ($42.86)
    Public Utilities: $4,000 ($19.05)
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,000 ($4.76)
    NEC: $1,000 ($4.76)

San Jon government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $300,000 ($1428.57)

6.79% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,505 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.79%
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 Curry County, NM  0.73% ($17,045 average AGI)
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.47% ($21,714)


8.17% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($22,723 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.17%
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 Curry County, NM  0.92% ($24,679 average AGI)
to Bernalillo County, NM  0.85% ($20,615)
to Roosevelt County, NM  0.43% ($21,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in San Jon:

  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KIJN (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FARWELL, TX; Owner: METROPOLITIAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KTNM (1400 AM; 1 kW; TUCUMCARI, NM; Owner: QUAY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KGNC (710 AM; 10 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KNMX (540 AM; 5 kW; LAS VEGAS, NM; Owner: SANGRE DE CRISTO B/DCASTING CO, INC)
  • KIXZ (940 AM; 5 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 20 meters (66ft)
Total average daily traffic: 16,114
Total average daily truck traffic: 7,726

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in San Jon)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • SAN JON, 4450 Ft Se Of St Rte 39 And Us 66 (Lat: 35.098667 Lon: -103.318972), Type: Tower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 125.9 m, Call Sign: WPJE990
    Assigned Frequencies: 11325.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/06/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 06/22/2010
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • SAN JON, 4450 Ft Se Of St Rte 39 And Us 66 (Lat: 35.098611 Lon: -103.319167), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 125.9 m, Call Sign: WQQN745
    Assigned Frequencies: 11215.0 MHz, 11215.0 MHz, 11215.0 MHz, 11215.0 MHz, 11215.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz... (+10 more)
    Grant Date: 02/04/2013, Expiration Date: 02/04/2023, Certifier: Charles Cleary
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: WA5JPX, Licensee ID: L00829044
    Grant Date: 03/11/2004, Expiration Date: 03/15/2014, Certifier: Henry B Molyneaux Iii
    Registrant: Henry B Molyneaux Iii, San Jon, NM 88434
  • Call Sign: W5ANT, Previous Call Sign: WA6EUZ, Licensee ID: L00875576
    Grant Date: 04/24/2009, Expiration Date: 04/24/2019, Certifier: Paul T Mason
    Registrant: Paul T Mason, 6550 Quay Road "s", San Jon, NM 88434


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 7


Most common first names in San Jon, NM among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary575.4 years
Fred474.7 years
Frank376.7 years
Ethel373.4 years
Joe372.4 years
John360.0 years
Eugene286.5 years
George262.5 years
Jack273.0 years
James280.6 years
Most common last names in San Jon, NM among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Chisum451.0 years
Moore476.0 years
Smith482.0 years
Waltrip480.8 years
Brown374.4 years
Bone372.9 years
Carter381.6 years
Martinez356.0 years
Wooten378.4 years
Roberts370.7 years
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