Sheep Springs, New Mexico

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Population in 2010: 245. Population change since 2000: +3.4%
Males: 116  (47.7%)
Females: 129  (52.3%)
Median resident age:  32.1 years
New Mexico median age:  36.9 years

Zip codes: 87364.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $10,221 (it was $11,786 in 2000)
Sheep Springs:

$10,221
NM:

$43,872

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $10,577 (it was $4,260 in 2000)

Sheep Springs CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $126,200 (it was $57,500 in 2000)
Sheep Springs:

$126,200
NM:

$159,200

Median gross rent in 2013: $286.

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  • Races in Sheep Springs, NM (2010)

    Sheep Springs races chart
    • 23595.9%American Indian alone
    • 72.9%Two or more races
    • 20.8%Hispanic
    • 10.4%White alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Sheep Springs: 91.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (3.8%), United States (2.1%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 5.94 square miles.

Population density: 41 people per square mile   (very low).

Sheep Springs, New Mexico map

For population 25 years and over in Sheep Springs:

  • High school or higher: 82.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 11.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 49.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sheep Springs CDP:

  • Never married: 61.9%
  • Now married: 23.0%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 6.5%



According to our research of New Mexico and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Sheep Springs, New Mexico as of May 30, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Sheep Springs to the number of sex offenders is 245 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,247 (1.1%)

Sheep Springs satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rio Rancho, NM (128.8 miles , pop. 51,765).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (137.9 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (263.6 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Naschitti, NM (2.4 miles ), Newcomb, NM (3.1 miles ), Crystal, NM (4.2 miles ), Tohatchi, NM (4.6 miles ), Sanostee, NM (4.7 miles ), Reservation, NM (4.7 miles ), Wheatfields, AZ (4.9 miles ), Navajo, NM (5.0 miles ).

Latitude: 36.15 N, Longitude: 108.70 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 505

Sheep Springs household income distribution Sheep Springs home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.4%
New Mexico:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (38%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Utilities (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (26%)
  • Educational services (26%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (38%)
  • Transportation occupations (17%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Management occupations (26%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Community and social service occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Sheep Springs, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Sheep Springs-area historical earthquake activity is above New Mexico state average. It is 283% 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 462.9 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 450.5 miles away from Sheep Springs center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 446.1 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 468.4 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 457.6 miles away from Sheep Springs center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 563.9 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 San Juan County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 3

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sheep Springs:

  • San Juan College (about 53 miles; Farmington, NM; Full-time enrollment: 5,112)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 91 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 137 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 2,335)
  • University of New Mexico-Main Campus (about 139 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 23,042)
  • Central New Mexico Community College (about 139 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 19,398)
  • Santa Fe Community College (about 157 miles; Santa Fe, NM; FT enrollment: 3,047)
  • Coconino Community College (about 179 miles; Flagstaff, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,090)

Public elementary/middle school in Sheep Springs:

  • NASCHITTI ELEMENTARY (Location: US HWY 491, Grades: PK-5)

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San Juan County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 49.4%
(52.8% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This place:  3.8 people
New Mexico:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  78.5%
Whole state:  65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.2%
Whole state:  8.2%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.8
New Mexico average:

13.6

Sheep Springs travel time to work - commute Sheep Springs mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sheep Springs CDP (based on San Juan County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant19,905115
Other15,00131
Catholic12,50011
Mainline Protestant5,22216
None77,416-
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: 10
San Juan County:

0.82 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
San Juan County:

0.41 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 70
San Juan County:

5.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 62
Here:

5.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.3%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
San Juan County:

26.4%
New Mexico:

22.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

44.1%
New Mexico:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Sheep Springs:

44.1%
New Mexico:

47.6%

Average BMI:
This city:

30.1
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

25.9%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

16.7%
New Mexico:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
New Mexico:

6.8

Overweight people:
Sheep Springs:

37.0%
State:

34.5%

General health condition:
This city:

53.7%
New Mexico:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

82.5%
New Mexico:

80.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Sheep Springs, NM Residents

5.84% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,514 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.84%
New Mexico average:

6.50%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($143 average AGI)
San Juan County:

0.03%
New Mexico average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from McKinley County, NM  1.22% ($23,526 average AGI)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.37% ($26,834)
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.37% ($29,347)


7.88% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,719 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.88%
New Mexico average:

6.43%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($273 average AGI)
San Juan County:

0.05%
New Mexico average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to McKinley County, NM  1.89% ($23,497 average AGI)
to Bernalillo County, NM  0.52% ($24,021)
to Apache County, AZ  0.49% ($25,364)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sheep Springs:

  • 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.)
  • KENN (1390 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNDN (960 AM; 5 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: BASIN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KGAK (1330 AM; 5 kW; GALLUP, NM; Owner: KRJG, INC.)
  • KRZE (1280 AM; 5 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: J. THOMAS DEVELOPMENT OF NM, INC.)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • KIUP (930 AM; 5 kW; DURANGO, CO; Owner: FOUR CORNERS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sheep Springs:

  • K289AD (105.7 FM; CHINLE, AZ; Owner: PROCLAIMING CHRIST'S LOVE MINISTRIES)
  • KGLX (99.1 FM; GALLUP, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRTZ (98.7 FM; CORTEZ, CO; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO., LLC)
  • KGLP (91.7 FM; GALLUP, NM; Owner: GALLUP PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KXXI (93.7 FM; GALLUP, NM; Owner: MILLENNIUM MEDIA, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Sheep Springs:

  • K08HQ (Channel 8; CHINLE, AZ; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)

Sheep Springs fatal accident list:

Sep 16, 2014 09:24 PM, Us-491, Lat: 36.21023, Lon: -108.70992, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Apr 8, 2012 02:30 AM, Us-491, Lat: 36.19966, Lon: -108.71046, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Feb 23, 2010 04:25 PM, Us-491, Lat: 36.14280, Lon: -108.70731, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 4
Jan 3, 2009 06:20 PM, Us-491, Lat: 36.14293, Lon: -108.70740, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Mar 14, 2006 01:20 PM, Us-491, Lat: 36.81130, Lon: -108.85417, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 8, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 6m20ftTotal length
  • $826,000Total costs
  • 35,189Total average daily traffic
  • 8,291Total average daily truck traffic
  • 45,486Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Sheep Springs)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • NM1 NARBONA, Approx. .2 Mi Nnw Of Radio Facility .8 Mi Ssw Washington Pass (Lat: 36.078472 Lon: -108.858500), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 50.3 m, Overall height: 58.5 m, Call Sign: WQCM975
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6555.00 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6093.45 MHzGrant Date: 03/17/2015, Expiration Date: 04/12/2025, Certifier: Richard A CraigRegistrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • Approx. .32 Kilometers Nne Of Radio Facilities And 1.3 Kilom (Lat: 36.078333 Lon: -108.858139), Overall height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: KNLR599
    Assigned Frequencies: 931.637 MHzExpiration Date: 07/24/2005, Cancellation Date: 07/03/1997Registrant: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Jackson & Dickens, 2120 L Street Nw, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 828-5520

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (57%)
  • Wood (32%)
  • Utility gas (10%)

Sheep Springs compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Median household income 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.

Sheep Springs on our top lists:

  • #82 on the list of "Top 100 cities with longest commuting times"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest ratio of median house value to median household income"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
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