Taos, New Mexico

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Population in 2017: 5,668 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +20.6%
Males: 2,463  (43.5%)
Females: 3,205  (56.5%)
Median resident age:

47.6 years
New Mexico median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 87571.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $29,866 (it was $25,016 in 2000)
Taos:

$29,866
NM:

$46,744

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,013 (it was $15,983 in 2000)

Taos town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $294,210 (it was $149,700 in 2000)
Taos:

$294,210
NM:

$171,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $306,537; detached houses: $324,929; townhouses or other attached units: $464,021; in 2-unit structures: $348,009; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $251,074; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $90,070; mobile homes: $180,434

Median gross rent in 2017: $621.

March 2019 cost of living index in Taos: 96.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 24.5%
(18.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.9% for Black residents, 27.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 41.2% for American Indian residents, 37.3% for other race residents, 53.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Taos, NM (2017)
    • 2,63346.2%White alone
    • 2,63246.2%Hispanic
    • 2203.9%American Indian alone
    • 1071.9%Two or more races
    • 260.5%Black alone
    • 310.5%Asian alone
    • 220.4%Other race alone

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



According to our research of New Mexico and other state lists, there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Taos, New Mexico as of June 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Taos is 521 to 1.


Crime rates in Taos by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(19.2)
1
(19.0)
1
(18.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.3)
2
(35.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.3)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
7
(134.7)
3
(57.1)
7
(131.3)
5
(88.6)
3
(52.7)
5
(86.5)
6
(104.9)
3
(52.9)
3
(52.3)
4
(69.2)
1
(17.4)
1
(17.3)
3
(53.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(38.5)
3
(57.1)
6
(112.5)
5
(88.6)
7
(123.0)
7
(121.1)
6
(104.9)
7
(123.5)
6
(104.6)
9
(155.7)
10
(174.0)
5
(86.6)
5
(88.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
33
(635.1)
42
(799.5)
44
(825.2)
35
(619.9)
36
(632.8)
36
(622.8)
42
(734.0)
56
(988.4)
45
(784.4)
70
(1,211)
46
(800.6)
29
(502.5)
21
(370.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
90
(1,732)
109
(2,075)
125
(2,344)
104
(1,842)
182
(3,199)
178
(3,080)
150
(2,621)
146
(2,577)
194
(3,382)
121
(2,093)
96
(1,671)
139
(2,409)
105
(1,854)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
314
(6,043)
270
(5,140)
300
(5,626)
257
(4,552)
347
(6,099)
277
(4,792)
306
(5,348)
336
(5,930)
399
(6,955)
373
(6,453)
333
(5,795)
334
(5,788)
302
(5,334)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
18
(346.4)
22
(418.8)
23
(431.4)
19
(336.5)
12
(210.9)
17
(294.1)
4
(69.9)
10
(176.5)
18
(313.8)
7
(121.1)
23
(400.3)
40
(693.1)
30
(529.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.3)
1
(17.5)
0
(0.0)
3
(52.3)
2
(34.6)
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City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)675.5645.2765.0559.3690.5695.5735.1708.8770.1758.7607.0630.6528.6

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City-data.com crime index in Taos, NM

Crime rate in Taos detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 27 (21 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.71
New Mexico average:

1.29
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Taos, NM City Guides:

Ancestries: Irish (5.6%), European (5.4%), English (2.7%), German (2.7%), Italian (2.4%), American (2.0%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated in 1934

Elevation: 6952 feet

Land area: 5.37 square miles.

Population density: 1,055 people per square mile   (low).

Taos, New Mexico map

415 residents are foreign born (4.4% Latin America, 2.0% Europe).

This town:

7.3%
New Mexico:

9.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,390 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,053 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Santa Fe, NM (54.7 miles , pop. 62,203).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (106.0 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (418.2 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Canon, NM (0.9 miles ),
Ranchos de Taos, NM (1.6 miles ),
Talpa, NM (1.9 miles ),
Taos Pueblo, NM (2.0 miles ),
Arroyo Hondo, NM (3.6 miles ),
San Cristobal, NM (3.8 miles ),
Vadito, NM (3.9 miles ),
Picuris Pueblo, NM (3.9 miles)

Latitude: 36.39 N, Longitude: 105.58 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,939 (+86.7%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 1,891 (84.6%)

Area code: 505

Distribution of median household income in Taos, NM in 2017
Distribution of house value in Taos, NM in 2017
Taos satellite photo by USGS

Taos tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.7%
New Mexico:

4.6%
Historical population in Taos, NM
Historical housing units in Taos, NM

Population change in the 1990s: +287 (+6.5%).
Most common industries in Taos, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (16.6%)
  • Educational services (9.2%)
  • Construction (7.4%)
  • Public administration (7.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.2%)
  • Health care (5.3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.8%)
  • Public administration (9.5%)
  • Educational services (6.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.2%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.4%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (19.1%)
  • Educational services (11.6%)
  • Health care (8.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.1%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.0%)
  • Public administration (5.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.0%)
Most common occupations in Taos, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.6%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.7%)
  • Construction laborers (6.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.0%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.9%)
  • Cashiers (4.9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.1%)

Average climate in Taos, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Taos, New Mexico environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 48.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

48.4
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.32. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.32
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Taos-area historical earthquake activity is near New Mexico state average. It is 123% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 57.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/3/2007 at 14:34:38, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.4 MW, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 60.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/1/2004 at 06:50:47, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 42.3 miles away from Taos center
On 3/22/2004 at 12:09:56, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 51.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 74.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/29/1990 at 13:16:10, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 LG, Depth: 7.5 mi) earthquake occurred 152.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Taos County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Fires: 2, Snows: 2, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Taos topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Taos:

  • HOLY CROSS HOSPITAL A DIV OF TAOS HEALTH SYSTEMS (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 1397 WEIMER ROAD)
  • TAOS LIVING CENTER (1340 MAESTAS ROAD)
  • TAOS RETIREMENT VILLAGE (414 CAMINO DE LA PLACITA #24)
  • TAOS DIALYSIS (DCI) (1335 MAESTAS RD)
  • MOUNTAIN HOME HEALTH CARE, INC (630 PASEO DEL PUEBLO SUR #180)

Airports and heliports located in Taos:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Taos:

  • New Mexico Highlands University (about 59 miles; Las Vegas, NM; Full-time enrollment: 2,931)
  • Santa Fe Community College (about 61 miles; Santa Fe, NM; FT enrollment: 3,047)
  • Adams State University (about 77 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,805)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 101 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 2,335)
  • University of New Mexico-Main Campus (about 108 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 23,042)
  • Central New Mexico Community College (about 109 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 19,398)
  • Pueblo Community College (about 140 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 5,329)

Public high schools in Taos:

  • TAOS HIGH (Students: 969, Location: 134 CERVANTES, Grades: 9-12)
  • CHRYSALIS ALTERNATIVE (Students: 35, Location: 522 EVERGREEN LN, Grades: 7-12)
  • TAOS CYBER MAGNET (Students: 16, Location: 213 PASEO DEL CANON, Grades: 9-12)
  • TAOS ACADEMY (Location: 110 PASEO DEL CANON W, Grades: 5-12, Charter school)
  • VISTA GRANDE HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 111 PASEO DEL CANON WEST, Grades: 9-12, Charter school)

Public elementary/middle schools in Taos:

  • ENOS GARCIA ELEMENTARY (Students: 699, Location: 305 DON FERNANDO, Grades: PK-5)
  • TAOS DAY SCHOOL (Students: 614, Location: 200 ROTTEN TREE RD, Grades: KG-8)
  • TAOS INTEGRATED SCHOOL OF ARTS (Location: 123 MANZANARES ST, Grades: KG-8, Charter school)
  • TAOS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (Location: 106 LOWER ARROYO HONDO, Grades: KG-8, Charter school)
  • TAOS MIDDLE (Location: 235 PASEO DEL CANON, Grades: 6-8)
See full list of schools located in Taos

Library in Taos:

  • TAOS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $620,098; Location: 402 CAMINO DE LA PLACITA; 71,874 books; 1,924 audio materials; 3,842 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 37 state licensed databases; 135 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • KXMT 99.1FM also serves Taos N.M. 100,000 watts class C Owner Is DMC Broadcasting KKIT is 99.9FM not 99.1 Thank You

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Taos: Cruz Alta Plaza (A), Taos Ranger Station (B), Carson Forest Service Station (C), Carson Supervisors Office (D), Saint Vrains Mill Site (E), La Loma Plaza Historic District (F), Harwood Foundation of the University of New Mexico Historic Site (G), Taos Weather Station (H), Kit Carson Memorial Foudation Historical Research Library (I), Taos Fire Department Station 1 (J), The Harwood Foundation (K), Taos County Emergency Medical Services (L), E Martin House and Studio District (M), Taos Fire Department Station 2 (N), Taos Inn Historic Site (O), Vigil Torreon House Historic Site (P), Mabel Dodge Luhan House Historic Site (Q), Taos County Courthouse Historic Site (R), Kit Carson Historic Museum (S), Millicent Rogers Museum (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Taos include: First Brethren Church (A), First Baptist Church (B), Taos Indian Baptist Church (C), Spanish Baptist Church (D), Morada de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Historic Site (E), Kingdom Hall (F), Calvary Chapel (G), Christian Family Church (H), Good News Christian Fellowship Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Los Cruces Cemetery (1), Pacheco Cemetery (2), Graham Cemetery (3), Sierra Vista Cemetery (4), LaLoma Cemetery (5), Kit Carson Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Taos include: Taos Historical Marker (1), Taos Canyon Historical Marker (2), Taos Plaza End of the Camino Real (3), Kit Carson State Park Cemetery Historical Marker (4), Kit Carson Memorial State Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: El Rincon Trading Post and Museum (114 Kit Carson Road), Blumenschein Home & Museum (222 Ledoux Street), Taos Art Museum & Fechin House (227 Paseo Del Pueblo Nor), Kit Carson Home & Museum Inc (113 Kit Carson Road), Harwood Museum of Art (238 Ledoux Street), Hacienda de Los Martinez (Museums; Lower Ranchitos Road), Libraries-Public - Taos (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 402 Camino De La Placita), Valerie Graves Art Gallery (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 117 Kit Carson Road), Southwest Research Center of Northern New Mexico (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 238 Ledoux Street).

Hotels: Taos Mountain Inn (13 West Road), La Dona Luz Inn (Ip) (114 Kit Carson Rd), Quail Ridge Inn Resort (Taos Ski Valley Road), Taos Central Reservations (919 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur), LA Dona Luz Inn (114 Kit Carson Road), Adobe Inn of Taos (109 Quesnel Street), Sagebrush Inn (Ip) (1508 Paseo Del Pueblo), Touchstone Bed & Breakfast (110 Mabel Dodge Lane), Taos Hacienda Inn (Po Box 5751).

Courts: Town Of Taos - Town Hall- Fire- Municipal Court Clerk (400 Camino De La Placita), Taos County - District Judge Eighth Judicial District- Nelson Peggy J District J (105 Albright Street Suite F), New Mexico State - Courts- Taos County Magistrate Court- District 1 (920 Salazar Road).

Birthplace of: Roxanne Swentzell - Santa Clara Pueblo ceramic and bronze sculptor, Joe P. Martinez - Army Medal of Honor recipient, Rebecca Vigil-Giron - Politician, Hosea Rosenberg - Chef, Husayn Bin-Bilal - College football player (New Mexico Lobos), Ruthanna Hopper - Writer.

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

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

TAOS MUNICIPAL WATER SYSTEM (Address: 40 CAMINO DE LA PLACITA , Population served: 5,301, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2012 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-11-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-11-2014), St Public Notif received (APR-07-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2012 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-11-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-11-2014), St Public Notif received (APR-07-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-11-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-11-2014), St Public Notif received (APR-07-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-11-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-11-2014), St Public Notif received (APR-07-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-11-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-11-2014), St Public Notif received (APR-07-2014)
  • 119 regular monitoring violations
  • One other older monitoring violation
CANON MDWCA (Address: 648 Fernandez Road , Population served: 200, Groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In MAY-2009, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (AUG-12-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUN-09-2010)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In APR-2009, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (AUG-12-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUN-09-2010)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In MAR-2009, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (AUG-12-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUN-09-2010)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In FEB-2009, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (AUG-12-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUN-09-2010)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In JAN-2009, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (AUG-12-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUN-09-2010)
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
  • 4 other older monitoring violations
USFS CIMARRON CG/SHUREE PONDS (Address: 208 CRUZ ALTA RD , Population served: 120, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (SEP-26-2005), St Tech Assistance Visit (SEP-26-2005), St Compliance achieved (SEP-26-2005), St Public Notif requested (SEP-26-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-26-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-14-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-14-2008), St Public Notif received (NOV-05-2008)
TRES RITOS BOY SCOUT CAMP (Address: 208 CRUZ ALTA RD , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
LA LOMITA TRAILER PARK (Address: 403 Upper Ranchitos Road , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
LAS HACIENDAS HOMEOWNERS WUA (Population served: 72, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2012 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-07-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-07-2014), St Public Notif received (MAR-13-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2012 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-07-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-07-2014), St Public Notif received (MAR-13-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-07-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-07-2014), St Public Notif received (MAR-13-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-07-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-07-2014), St Public Notif received (MAR-13-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-07-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-07-2014), St Public Notif received (MAR-13-2014)
  • 3 other older monitoring violations
WILD RIVERS HEADQUARTERS (BLM) (Address: 226 Cruz Alta , Population served: 48, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
TRES PIEDRAS HEADQUARTER USFS CARSON (Address: 208 CRUZ ALTA RD , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Taos that have no violations reported:

  • TALPA MDWCA (Population served: 1,100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TAOS SPA AND TENNIS CLUB (Population served: 300, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.1 people
New Mexico:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

50.6%
Whole state:

65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

9.4%
Whole state:

8.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Taos in 2010:

  • 144 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 22 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 12 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 10 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 5 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Taos in 2000:

  • 139 people in nursing homes
  • 19 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 13 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 9 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children

Banks with branches in Taos (2011 data):

  • Peoples Bank: Plaza Branch, Taos Peoples Branch, Taos Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $514.1 mil, Deposits: $368.7 mil, headquarters in Lawrence, KS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Winter Trust Of 12/3/74
  • Centinel Bank of Taos: Northside Branch at 707 Passeo Del Pueblo Norte, branch established on 1977/10/13; Centinel Bank Of Taos at 512 Paso Del Pueblo Sur, branch established on 1969/03/01. Info updated 2010/07/30: Bank assets: $178.6 mil, Deposits: $160.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Centinel Bank Shares, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Taos Southside at 1021 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, branch established on 1978/12/20; Taos Main Branch at 120 West Plaza, branch established on 1922/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp

For population 15 years and over in Taos:

Marital status in Taos, NM
  • Never married: 39.8%
  • Now married: 30.6%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 18.9%

For population 25 years and over in Taos:

  • High school or higher: 91.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.7%
  • Unemployed: 8.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
New Mexico average:

12.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Taos
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Taos, NM (based on Taos County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic17,98633
Evangelical Protestant2,04027
Other1,85216
Mainline Protestant7067
None10,353-
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: 7
Taos County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Here:

0.63 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Here:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 55
Here:

17.46 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

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

5.9%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

15.7%
New Mexico:

22.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Taos:

49.6%
New Mexico:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

48.6%
New Mexico:

47.6%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.7
New Mexico:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Taos:

21.6%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.5%
State:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
New Mexico:

6.8

Overweight people:
Taos:

36.7%
New Mexico:

34.5%

General health condition:
Here:

55.1%
New Mexico:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Taos:

79.4%
State:

80.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Taos, NM Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 28$70,651$30,2791$2,203
Other Government Administration 23$76,578$39,9540$0
Police Protection - Officers 21$85,963$49,1220$0
Police - Other 19$51,916$32,7890$0
Parks and Recreation 13$30,500$28,1543$2,719
Streets and Highways 11$28,930$31,5600$0
Water Supply 10$23,964$28,7570$0
Local Libraries 10$24,795$29,7543$3,540
Solid Waste Management 8$18,458$27,6871$1,643
Transit 8$28,638$42,9575$10,187
Financial Administration 7$24,396$41,8220$0
Firefighters 7$22,698$38,9110$0
Judicial and Legal 5$22,109$53,0620$0
Sewerage 3$8,812$35,2480$0
Airports 2$6,113$36,6780$0
Totals for Government 175$524,521$35,96713$20,292

Taos government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $4,185,000 ($738.36)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,897,000 ($511.12)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,318,000 ($408.96)
    Regular Highways: $1,758,000 ($310.16)
    Sewerage: $1,721,000 ($303.63)
    Police Protection: $1,715,000 ($302.58)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,621,000 ($285.99)
    Financial Administration: $1,410,000 ($248.76)
    Water Utilities: $1,204,000 ($212.42)
    General - Other: $1,163,000 ($205.19)
    Transit Utilities: $537,000 ($94.74)
    Air Transportation: $279,000 ($49.22)
    Correctional Institutions: $189,000 ($33.35)
    Public Welfare - Other: $181,000 ($31.93)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $345,000 ($60.87)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $1,403,000 ($247.53)
    Water Utilities: $1,173,000 ($206.95)
    Regular Highways: $363,000 ($64.04)
    Air Transportation: $185,000 ($32.64)
    Solid Waste Management: $148,000 ($26.11)
    Local Fire Protection: $130,000 ($22.94)
    General - Other: $88,000 ($15.53)
    Parks and Recreation: $29,000 ($5.12)
    Transit Utilities: $5,000 ($0.88)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,100,000 ($1252.65)

Taos government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $2,137,000 ($377.03)
    Sewerage: $1,713,000 ($302.22)
    Other: $754,000 ($133.03)
    Parks and Recreation: $32,000 ($5.65)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($0.18)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $590,000 ($104.09)
    Air Transportation: $210,000 ($37.05)
    Public Welfare: $72,000 ($12.70)
    Highways: $38,000 ($6.70)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $680,000 ($119.97)
    General Revenue - Other: $86,000 ($15.17)
    Fines and Forfeits: $25,000 ($4.41)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,218,000 ($214.89)
    Transit Utilities: $54,000 ($9.53)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $1,247,000 ($220.01)
    General Local Government Support: $375,000 ($66.16)
    Transit Utilities: $299,000 ($52.75)
    Other: $250,000 ($44.11)
    Highways: $42,000 ($7.41)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $11,158,000 ($1968.60)
    Property: $1,029,000 ($181.55)
    Other Selective Sales: $993,000 ($175.19)
    Public Utilities Sales: $368,000 ($64.93)
    Other License: $299,000 ($52.75)

Taos government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,841,000 ($1912.67)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,565,000 ($1687.54)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,276,000 ($225.12)

Taos government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,695,000 ($651.91)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,155,000 ($1615.21)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $822,000 ($145.02)

6.39% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($51,058 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.39%
New Mexico average:

6.21%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.83% ($37,083 average AGI)
from Santa Fe County, NM  0.38% ($37,920)
from Rio Arriba County, NM  0.22% ($31,379)


5.09% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,106 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.09%
New Mexico average:

6.56%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Bernalillo County, NM  0.83% ($29,804 average AGI)
to Santa Fe County, NM  0.49% ($31,381)
to Rio Arriba County, NM  0.30% ($26,718)
Businesses in Taos, NM
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware2MasterBrand Cabinets2
Albertsons1McDonald's1
Applebee's1New Balance1
AutoZone1Payless1
Baskin-Robbins1Pizza Hut1
Best Western1Quality1
Burger King1RadioShack1
Chevrolet1SONIC Drive-In1
Comfort Suites1Sears1
Curves1Subway2
Days Inn1Super 81
Domino's Pizza1T-Mobile1
FedEx5Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Hilton1UPS4
Jones New York2Walgreens1
KFC1Wendy's1
Kroger1

Strongest AM radio stations in Taos:

  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KDCE (950 AM; 4 kW; ESPANOLA, NM; Owner: RICHARD L. GARCIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNMX (540 AM; 5 kW; LAS VEGAS, NM; Owner: SANGRE DE CRISTO B/DCASTING CO, INC)
  • KSWV (810 AM; 5 kW; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: LA VOZ BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KTRC (1260 AM; 5 kW; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: AGM NEVADA, LLC)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Taos:

  • KTAO (101.9 FM; TAOS, NM; Owner: TAOS COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • K264AE (100.7 FM; TAOS, NM; Owner: DMC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKIT (99.1 FM; ANGEL FIRE, NM; Owner: DMC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K216CT (91.1 FM; EAGLE NEST, NM; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO)
  • KBOM (94.7 FM; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: AGM NEVADA, LLC)
  • K244DO (96.7 FM; ALAMOSA, ETC., CO; Owner: SAN LUIS VALLEY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KRZA (88.7 FM; ALAMOSA, CO; Owner: EQUAL REPRESENTATION/MEDIA ADVOCACY)
  • K220AV (91.9 FM; TAOS, NM; Owner: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NM)
  • KRDR (90.1 FM; RED RIVER, NM; Owner: RED RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • K212EG (90.3 FM; QUESTA, NM; Owner: BD. OF EDUCATION OF ALBUQUERQUE)
  • KSFQ (101.1 FM; WHITE ROCK, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KZNM (106.7 FM; LOS ALAMOS, NM; Owner: AGM NEVADA, LLC)
  • KQBA (107.5 FM; LOS ALAMOS, NM; Owner: HUTTON MEDIA, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Taos:

  • K21FD (Channel 21; TAOS, ETC., NM; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • K33BN (Channel 33; TAOS, NM; Owner: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO)
  • K06LE (Channel 6; TAOS, NM; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)
  • K08KX (Channel 8; TAOS, NM; Owner: KOAT HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K58DW (Channel 58; TAOS, NM; Owner: SON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K44CZ (Channel 44; PENASCO, NM; Owner: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO)
  • K06FT (Channel 6; PENASCO, NM; Owner: PENASCO SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Taos: Joe P . Martinez.

Taos fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Taos fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 53Number of bridges
  • 266ft / 80.8mTotal length
  • $9,187,000Total costs
  • 157,397Total average daily traffic
  • 22,086Total average daily truck traffic
  • 208,293Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Taos, NM - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41930-1939
  • 81940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 61960-1969
  • 61970-1979
  • 141980-1989
  • 61990-1999
  • 62000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Taos, NM
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Taos)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Taos, NM)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 40 (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 Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 44 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Taos)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 31 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Taos)

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 48. The highest number of reported fires - 120 took place in 2011, and the least - 1 in 2005. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Taos, NM When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (54.7%), and Structure Fires (29.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Taos, NM
    • 39654.7%Outside Fires
    • 21229.3%Structure Fires
    • 8311.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 334.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Taos, NM

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Taos, New Mexico:

  • Hotel Don Fernando de Taos, 1005 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Taos, New Mexico 87571 , Phone: (575) 751-4444, Fax: (575) 758-9708
  • Quality Inn, 1043 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Taos, New Mexico 87571 , Phone: (505) 758-2200, Fax: (505) 758-9009
  • Sagebrush Inn, 0, Taos, New Mexico 87571 , Phone: (505) 758-2254, Fax: (505) 758-5077
  • Sagebrush Inn, 1508 Paseo Del Peublo Sur, Taos, New Mexico 87571 , Phone: (575) 758-2254, Fax: (575) 758-5077
  • Comfort Suites, 1500 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Taos, New Mexico 87571 , Phone: (505) 751-1555, Fax: (505) 751-1991
  • Alma Del Monte Bed & Breakfast, PO Box 1434, Taos, New Mexico 87571 , Phone: (505) 776-8888
  • Touchstone Inn, 110 Mabel Dodge Ln, Taos, New Mexico 87571 , Phone: (505) 758-0192
  • Sagebrush Inn Inc., 1504 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Taos, New Mexico 87571 , Phone: (575) 758-2254, Fax: (575) 758-5077
  • 2 other hotels and motels
All 10 fire-safe hotels and motels in Taos, New Mexico
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Taos, NM
  • 76.5%Utility gas
  • 14.6%Wood
  • 4.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.3%Electricity
  • 1.2%Solar energy
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Taos, NM
  • 87.4%Utility gas
  • 10.1%Electricity
  • 2.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Wood


Taos compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Taos on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time local library workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time park and recreation workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of murders per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of burglaries per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: other services, except public administration (population 5,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities that people commute into (largest positive percentage daily daytime population change due to commuting) (population 5,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children (population 1,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time financial administration workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: arts, entertainment, and recreation (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 (87571) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most museums in 2005"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
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