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Population in 2010: 245. Population change since 2000: +3.4%
Males: 98  (40.2%)
Females: 147  (59.8%)

Median resident age:  22.5 years
New Mexico median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 87364.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $16,470 (it was $11,786 in 2000)
Sheep Springs:

$16,470
NM:

$42,558
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $11,460

Sheep Springs CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $123,132 (it was $57,500 in 2000)
Sheep Springs:

$123,132
NM:

$157,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $108,524; Detached houses: $110,873; Townhouses or other attached units: $97,364

Median gross rent in 2012: $264.

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Sheep Springs races chart
  • American Indian alone - 235 (95.9%)
  • Two or more races - 7 (2.9%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (0.8%)
  • White alone - 1 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sheep Springs: 87.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (3.4%), United States (2.6%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 5.94 square miles.

Population density: 41 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Sheep Springs:

  • High school or higher: 83.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 20.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 49.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sheep Springs CDP:

  • Never married: 57.1%
  • Now married: 25.3%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 7.6%

4 residents are foreign born

This place:  1.7%
New Mexico:  9.3%



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 October 01, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Sheep Springs to the number of sex offenders is 245 to 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 July 2013:
Here:

7.6%
New Mexico:

7.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (36%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (20%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Public administration (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)

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Earthquake activity:

Sheep Springs-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below New Mexico state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/6/2008 at 20:09:59, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 ML, Depth: 6.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 93.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/24/2004 at 10:16:38, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 98.6 miles away from Sheep Springs center
Magnitude types: local magnitude (ML)

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: Floods: 2, Fires: 2, Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Political contributions by individuals in Sheep Springs, NM

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

  • San Juan College (about 53 miles; Farmington, NM; Full-time enrollment: 3,028)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 91 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 137 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 5,120)
  • University of New Mexico-Main Campus (about 138 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 19,438)
  • Central New Mexico Community College (about 139 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 8,765)
  • Northern Arizona University (about 179 miles; Flagstaff, AZ; FT enrollment: 17,288)
  • Adams State College (about 182 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,076)

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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 2012: 41.5%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 43.4% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Sheep Springs, NM

Sheep Springs compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above 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 below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Sheep Springs travel time to work - commute


Sheep Springs mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (43%)
  • Electricity (41%)
  • Utility gas (16%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 40.27%
Here40.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents29.5%21.7%21.3%7.2%4.2%
Congregations8.0%15.3%13.9%5.8%8.0%
NameChurches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents3.1%1.9%1.4%1.3%8.3%
Congregations8.8%2.2%3.6%3.6%30.7%
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: 10
Here:

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.
New Mexico:

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
This county:

5.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 62
San Juan County:

5.07 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
San Juan County:

7.3%
State:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.4%
State:

22.1%

7.64% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,027 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.64%
New Mexico average:

7.94%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($940 average AGI)
San Juan County:

0.07%
New Mexico average:

0.21%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from McKinley County, NM  1.55% ($22,080 average AGI)
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.50% ($29,241)
from Apache County, AZ  0.49% ($24,600)


8.38% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,627 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.38%
New Mexico average:

7.42%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($134 average AGI)
San Juan County:

0.05%
New Mexico average:

0.14%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to McKinley County, NM  1.71% ($21,497 average AGI)
to Apache County, AZ  0.69% ($27,027)
to Bernalillo County, NM  0.68% ($28,983)

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:

Feb 23, 2010 04:25 PM, Us-491, Lat: 36.14279722, Lon: -108.70731389, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 4
Jan 3, 2009 06:20 PM, Us-491, Lat: 36.14293333, Lon: -108.7074, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Mar 14, 2006 01:20 PM, Us-491, Lat: 36.811297, Lon: -108.854172, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 8, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (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, 6093.45 MHz, 6555.00 MHz, 6126.18 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6093.45 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/12/2005, Expiration Date: 04/12/2015, Certifier: Richard A Craig
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Expiration Date: 07/24/2005, Cancellation Date: 07/03/1997
    Registrant: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Jackson & Dickens, 2120 L Street Nw, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 828-5520



Sheep Springs on our top lists:

  • #23 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 100 cities with longest commuting times"
  • #29 (87364) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Other groups first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
  • #76 (87364) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking other language at home"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop 50,000+)"
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