Shiprock, New Mexico

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Population in 2010: 8,295. Population change since 2000: +1.7%
Males: 4,075  (49.1%)
Females: 4,220  (50.9%)
Median resident age:  27.7 years
New Mexico median age:  36.9 years

Zip codes: 87420.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $28,647 (it was $24,523 in 2000)
Shiprock:

$28,647
NM:

$43,872

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $12,463 (it was $7,967 in 2000)

Shiprock CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $76,703 (it was $35,500 in 2000)
Shiprock:

$76,703
NM:

$159,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $93,852; Detached houses: $123,931; Mobile homes: $32,864

Median gross rent in 2013: $477.

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  • Races in Shiprock, NM (2013)

    Shiprock races chart
    • 7,91793.7%American Indian alone
    • 3384.0%White alone
    • 1491.8%Hispanic
    • 961.1%Asian alone
    • 350.4%Two or more races
    • 10.01%Black alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Shiprock: 85.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4900 feet

Land area: 15.9 square miles.

Population density: 522 people per square mile   (low).

Shiprock, New Mexico map

For population 25 years and over in Shiprock:

  • High school or higher: 86.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 15.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Shiprock CDP:

  • Never married: 54.2%
  • Now married: 31.9%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 4.4%
  • Divorced: 7.5%

41 residents are foreign born

This place:

0.5%
New Mexico:

8.2%



According to our research of New Mexico and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Shiprock, New Mexico as of August 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Shiprock to the number of sex offenders is 1,659 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $233 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $264 (0.4%)

Shiprock satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rio Rancho, NM (153.6 miles , pop. 51,765).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (164.5 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (296.1 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Waterflow, NM (3.5 miles ), Nenahnezad, NM (3.9 miles ), Beclabito, NM (4.3 miles ), Ojo Amarillo, NM (4.3 miles ), Kirtland, NM (4.4 miles ), Upper Fruitland, NM (4.7 miles ), Burnham, NM (4.8 miles ), Teec Nos Pos, AZ (4.9 miles ).

Latitude: 36.79 N, Longitude: 108.69 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +898 (+10.6%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 1,337 (50.3%)

Area code: 505

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

7.4%
New Mexico:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (19%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (8%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Shiprock, New Mexico

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Earthquake activity:

Shiprock-area historical earthquake activity is above New Mexico state average. It is 285% 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 477.0 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 462.9 miles away from Shiprock center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 467.5 miles away from the city center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 540.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1992 at 10:26:20, a magnitude 5.9 (5.7 MB, 5.6 MS, 5.6 MW, 5.9 ML, Depth: 9.3 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 265.0 miles away from Shiprock center
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 492.1 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 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).
Shiprock topographic map

Birthplace of: Luci Tapahonso - Poet, David H. DePatie - Animator, Lloyd Oliver - Soilder, Thomas Atcitty - Late 20th century President of the Navajo Nation.

Hospitals and medical centers in Shiprock:

  • NORTHERN NAVAJO MEDICAL CENTER (Government - Federal, US HWY 491 NORTH)
  • SHIPROCK DIALYSIS (DVA) (HIGHWAY 491 N)

Airports located in Shiprock:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Shiprock:

  • San Juan College (about 29 miles; Farmington, NM; Full-time enrollment: 5,112)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 57 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)
  • Western State Colorado University (about 156 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • Colorado Mesa University (about 159 miles; Grand Junction, CO; FT enrollment: 7,671)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 162 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 2,335)
  • Adams State University (about 162 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,805)
  • University of New Mexico-Main Campus (about 166 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 23,042)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Radio station KGLX/KFXR 99.1 in Gallup and 107.3 in Chinle also come in pretty good in Shiprock. added by Sam B

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Notable locations in Shiprock: Pictured Cliffs Historic Site (A), Hogback Ruin Historic Site (B), Shiprock Weather Station (C), Shiprock Community Health Center Library (D), Navajo Community College Library (E), San Juan County Fire District 12 Shiprock (F), San Juan County Fire District 13 Newcomb (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Shiprock include: Beclabito Chapel (A), First Baptist Church (B), Mesa View Assembly Church (C), Blue Gap/Four Corners United Methodist Church (D), Shiprock United Methodist Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Many Devils Wash (A), Baker Arroyo (B), Rattlesnake Wash (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

San Juan County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 73.5. This is about average.

City:

73.5
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 6.06. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.06
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.638. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.638
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 35.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 24.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.6
U.S.:

20.2
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 40.7%
(9.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 42.2% for American Indian residents, 76.2% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  3.5 people
New Mexico:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  80.6%
Whole state:  65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  10.3%
Whole state:  8.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

People in group quarters in Shiprock in 2010:

  • 36 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 34 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 8 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)

Shiprock compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with branches in Shiprock (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Shiprock Branch at U S Highway491 N, branch established on 1956/01/03. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.8
New Mexico average:

13.6

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (49%)
  • Wood (26%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Other fuel (5%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

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 Shiprock 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%

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 Shiprock:

  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KENN (1390 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • KNDN (960 AM; 5 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: BASIN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KRZE (1280 AM; 5 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: J. THOMAS DEVELOPMENT OF NM, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLLV (550 AM; daytime; 2 kW; BREEN, CO; Owner: DAYSTAR RADIO, LTD.)
  • KIUP (930 AM; 5 kW; DURANGO, CO; Owner: FOUR CORNERS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KVFC (740 AM; 1 kW; CORTEZ, CO; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO., LLC)
  • 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.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Shiprock:

  • KRTZ (98.7 FM; CORTEZ, CO; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO., LLC)
  • K289AD (105.7 FM; CHINLE, AZ; Owner: PROCLAIMING CHRIST'S LOVE MINISTRIES)
  • K232DA (94.3 FM; HESPERUS, CO; Owner: NATIVE AMERICAN CHRISTIAN VOICE, INC.)
  • K237CR (95.3 FM; HESPERUS, CO; Owner: NATIVE AMERICAN CHRISTIAN VOICE, INC.)
  • KNMI (88.9 FM; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: NAVAJO MISSIONS, INC.)
  • KIQX (101.3 FM; DURANGO, CO; Owner: FOUR CORNERS BROADCASTINGS, LLC)
  • KISZ-FM1 (97.9 FM; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • KISZ-FM (97.9 FM; CORTEZ, CO; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • K242AJ (96.3 FM; MANCOS, CO; Owner: SOUTHWEST COLORADO TV TRANSLATOR. ASSOCIATION)
  • K265DC (100.9 FM; CORTEZ, ETC., CO; Owner: NAVAJO MISSIONS, INC.)
  • K281AC (104.1 FM; MANCOS, CO; Owner: SOUTHWEST COLORADO TV TRANSLATOR. ASSOCIATION)
  • K287AC (105.3 FM; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: KUTE, INC.)
  • KDAG (96.9 FM; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KAZX (102.9 FM; KIRTLAND, NM; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTRA-FM (102.1 FM; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K230AF (93.9 FM; KIRTLAND, NM; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWYK-FM (94.9 FM; AZTEC, NM; Owner: BASIN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRWN (92.9 FM; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • KPCL (95.7 FM; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: VOICE MINISTRIES OF FARMINGTON)
  • KSJE (90.9 FM; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: SAN JUAN COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Shiprock:

  • K48AW (Channel 48; SHIPROCK, NM; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • K08HQ (Channel 8; CHINLE, AZ; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)
Shiprock fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Shiprock fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 115m377ftTotal length
  • $8,658,000Total costs
  • 95,799Total average daily traffic
  • 14,084Total average daily truck traffic
  • 138,453Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 21930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Shiprock, NM

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Shiprock)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Shiprock, NM)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KB5SPU, Licensee ID: L00864795
    Grant Date: 05/19/2004, Expiration Date: 05/19/2014
    Registrant: Jerome Johnson Jr, Shiprock, NM 87420
  • Call Sign: KE5MJC, Licensee ID: L01243237
    Grant Date: 02/06/2007, Expiration Date: 02/06/2017, Certifier: Treva L Frank
    Registrant: Treva L Frank, Shiprock, NM 87420
  • Call Sign: WB7STX, Previous Call Sign: KE7WUS, Licensee ID: L01440682
    Grant Date: 11/18/2008, Expiration Date: 11/18/2018, Cancellation Date: 11/17/2009, Certifier: Louis St Germaine
    Registrant: Louis St Germaine, Shiprock, NM 87420
  • Call Sign: NY5K, Previous Call Sign: WB7STX, Licensee ID: L01440682
    Grant Date: 11/17/2009, Expiration Date: 11/17/2019, Certifier: Louis St. Germaine
    Registrant: Louis St Germaine, Shiprock, NM 87420

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: RAVEN S55A (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 60 mph), Engine: None
    N-Number: 1159R , Serial Number: S55A-149A, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 05/29/1990
    Registrant (Individual): Ben L Montano, Po Box 2109, Shiprock, NM 87420

Most common first names in Shiprock, NM among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary5973.4 years
John4477.1 years
Harry2464.7 years
James2162.9 years
Tom2067.3 years
Joe1875.2 years
Jim1672.4 years
Marie1675.2 years
David1562.2 years
Sam1567.1 years
Most common last names in Shiprock, NM among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Begay11570.0 years
Benally7064.6 years
Lee6564.5 years
Joe4361.7 years
Yazzie4271.1 years
Johnson4170.0 years
Nez3461.0 years
John2362.3 years
Atcitty1567.4 years
Martin1465.4 years
Businesses in Shiprock, NM
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1McDonald's1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
H&R Block1Subway1
KFC1Taco Bell1
Kroger1

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