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Population in 2012: 5,676 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +20.8%
Males: 2,710  (47.7%)
Females: 2,966  (52.3%)

Median resident age:  44.0 years
New Mexico median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 87571.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $28,399 (it was $25,016 in 2000)
Taos:

$28,399
NM:

$42,558
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,046

Taos town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $197,972 (it was $149,700 in 2000)
Taos:

$197,972
NM:

$157,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $333,486; Detached houses: $379,499; Townhouses or other attached units: $283,383; In 2-unit structures: $615,356; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $202,617; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $239,866; Mobile homes: $91,898; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $9,005

Median gross rent in 2012: $695.

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  • Hispanic - 2,721 (48.1%)
  • White alone - 2,301 (40.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 393 (6.9%)
  • Two or more races - 162 (2.9%)
  • Asian alone - 57 (1.0%)
  • Black alone - 12 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 11 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 4 (0.07%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Taos: 97.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: English (10.0%), Irish (9.4%), German (6.4%), Italian (2.8%), French (2.2%), Swedish (1.9%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated in 1934

Elevation: 6952 feet

Land area: 5.37 square miles.

Population density: 1,056 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Taos:

  • High school or higher: 88.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.5%
  • Unemployed: 19.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Taos town:

  • Never married: 38.3%
  • Now married: 35.1%
  • Separated: 4.9%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 17.5%

217 residents are foreign born

This town:  3.8%
New Mexico:  9.3%



According to our research of New Mexico and other state lists there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Taos, New Mexico as of November 27, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Taos to the number of sex offenders is 568 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,028 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $707 (0.5%)

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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: 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) , Taos Ski Valley, NM (4.0 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 51 buildings, average cost: $73,700
  • 1998: 61 buildings, average cost: $99,900
  • 1999: 66 buildings, average cost: $84,400
  • 2000: 86 buildings, average cost: $101,000
  • 2001: 24 buildings, average cost: $161,300
  • 2002: 35 buildings, average cost: $162,400
  • 2003: 39 buildings, average cost: $196,700
  • 2004: 63 buildings, average cost: $213,500
  • 2005: 73 buildings, average cost: $199,800
  • 2006: 56 buildings, average cost: $179,000
  • 2007: 25 buildings, average cost: $255,200
  • 2008: 17 buildings, average cost: $119,500
  • 2009: 10 buildings, average cost: $178,900
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $245,900
  • 2011: 7 buildings, average cost: $259,500
  • 2012: 8 buildings, average cost: $180,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 36.39 N, Longitude: 105.58 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,536 (+97.8%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 1,911 (82.2%)

Area code: 505

Taos household income distribution Taos home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Taos by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0011110012
per 100,000 0.00.019.719.219.018.80.00.017.335.0
Rapes 5147375356
per 100,000 104.320.178.7134.757.1131.388.652.786.5104.9
Robberies 728112365776
per 100,000 146.0563.2216.338.557.1112.588.6123.0121.1104.9
Assaults 56483933424435363642
per 100,000 1168.4965.4767.0635.1799.5825.2619.9632.8622.8734.0
Burglaries 1219818590109125104182178150
per 100,000 2524.51971.03638.21732.12075.02344.31842.03199.23079.62621.5
Thefts 302451338314270300257347277306
per 100,000 6300.99070.86647.06043.15139.95626.44551.96099.54792.45347.8
Auto thefts 92161822231912174
per 100,000 187.8422.4118.0346.4418.8431.4336.5210.9294.169.9
Arson 4000000011
per 100,000 83.50.00.00.00.00.00.00.017.317.5
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.3) 606.4687.7640.9509.0486.1576.4421.5520.3524.1553.9

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 35 (17 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.97
New Mexico average:

2.22

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Taos tourist attractions:

Taos, New Mexico accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.7%
New Mexico:

7.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +287 (+6.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Other services, except public administration (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Construction laborers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Taos-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New Mexico state average. It is 22% smaller 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 Taos 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 the city 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 Taos center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 56.9 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 (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

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


Hospitals/medical centers in Taos:

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

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Airports and heliports located in Taos:


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Local government website: town.taos.nm.us

College/University in Taos:

  • University of New Mexico-Taos Branch (Full-time enrollment: 512; Location: 115 Civic Plaza Dr; Public; Website: taos.unm.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Taos:

  • New Mexico Highlands University (about 59 miles; Las Vegas, NM; Full-time enrollment: 2,197)
  • Adams State College (about 77 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,076)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 101 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 5,120)
  • University of New Mexico-Main Campus (about 108 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 19,438)
  • Central New Mexico Community College (about 109 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 8,765)
  • Pueblo Community College (about 140 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 2,683)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 141 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,463)

Public high schools in Taos:

Private high school in Taos:

  • TAOS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 47; Location: 814 WITT RD; Grades: KG - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Taos:

Private elementary/middle school in Taos:

  • YAXCHE SCHOOL (Students: 86; Location: 123 MANZANARES ST; Grades: 1 - 9)
See full list of schools located in Taos, School District: TAOS MUNICIPAL SCHOOLS

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

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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).

 
Taos County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Taos and their reported violations in the past:

WILD RIVERS CHIFLO (BLM) (Population served: 10000, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-10-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-10-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
CANON MDWCA (Population served: 600, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-29-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-29-2004)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
SANTA CRUZ RECREATION AREA (Population served: 120, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
LA LOMITA TRAILER PARK (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and JUN-09-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-09-2000)
PLAZA DE RETIRO (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and JUN-02-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-02-2000)
SIERRA VILLAGE CAMPGROUND (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
WILD RIVERS HEADQUARTERS (BLM) (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-24-2001), St Public Notif requested (AUG-24-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-24-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (OCT-15-2001), St Public Notif requested (OCT-15-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-15-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2000 and DEC-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (OCT-23-2000), St Public Notif requested (OCT-23-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-23-2000)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-23-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-23-1999)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
TAOS JUNCTION CAMPGROUND/RIO GRANDE BLM (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • TAOS SPA AND COURT CLUB (Population served: 175, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TEQUILAS (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SUSANS GRILL (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • VILLA FONTANA (Population served: 66, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SANTA BARBARA CAMPGROUND USFS CARSON (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TAOS VALLEY RV PARK (Population served: 40, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TAOS INN (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 24.4%
(19.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 30.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.8% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 30.8% for other race residents, 34.3% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Taos, NM

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

Taos compared to New Mexico state average:

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


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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

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

  • Don Fernando De Taos Hotel, 1005 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM 87571 , Phone: (505) 758-4444, Fax: (505) 758-0055
  • Quality Inn, 1043 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM 87571 , Phone: (505) 758-2200, Fax: (505) 758-9009
  • Rancho Ramada Taos, PO Box 6257, Taos, NM 87571 , Phone: (505) 758-2900, Fax: (505) 758-1662
  • Sagebrush Inn, 0, Taos, NM 87571 , Phone: (505) 758-2254, Fax: (505) 758-5077
  • Sonterra Condominiums, PO Box 5244, Taos, NM 87571 , Phone: (505) 758-7989
  • Taos Super 8 Motel, 1347 S Santa Fe Rd, Taos, NM 87571 , Phone: (505) 758-1088, Fax: (505) 758-2685
  • Indian Hills Inn, Taos Plaza, 233 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM 87571 , Phone: (505) 758-4293, Fax: (505) 758-4293
  • Sagebrush Inn, 1508 Paseo Del Peublo Sur, Taos, NM 87571 , Phone: (575) 758-2254, Fax: (575) 758-5077
  • 10 other hotels and motels
All 18 fire-safe hotels and motels in Taos, New Mexico

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Taos travel time to work - commute


Taos mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (76%)
  • Wood (12%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Taos town (based on Taos County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 69.80%
Here69.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionLDS (Mormon) ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Jewish
Adherents85.7%3.1%2.2%1.7%1.4%
Congregations50.0%7.4%4.4%4.4%-
NameAssemblies of GodPentecostal Church of GodChurches of ChristEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents1.2%0.9%0.9%0.8%2.2%
Congregations7.4%2.9%4.4%1.5%17.6%
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: 7
Taos County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

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

0.63 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

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

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

17.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.9%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Taos County:

15.7%
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 11$36,234$39,5281$1,581
Other Government Administration 27$80,495$35,7760$0
Judicial and Legal 6$21,598$43,1960$0
Police Protection - Officers 21$64,981$37,1320$0
Police - Other 21$44,010$25,1490$0
Firefighters 6$20,306$40,6120$0
Streets and Highways 16$35,748$26,8110$0
Airports 1$3,183$38,1960$0
Health 1$3,222$38,6640$0
Solid Waste Management 11$18,137$19,7860$0
Sewerage 4$9,623$28,8690$0
Parks and Recreation 7$13,891$23,8133$2,032
Housing and Community Development(Local) 5$11,647$27,9530$0
Water Supply 5$8,394$20,1460$0
Transit 11$18,521$20,2053$2,554
Local Libraries 11$22,191$24,2081$934
Other and Unallocable 11$26,437$28,8400$0
Totals for Government 175$438,618$30,0778$7,101

Taos government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $1,569,000 ($276.43)
    Police Protection: $1,188,000 ($209.30)
    General - Other: $1,070,000 ($188.51)
    Financial Administration: $898,000 ($158.21)
    Sewerage: $886,000 ($156.10)
    Solid Waste Management: $730,000 ($128.61)
    Regular Highways: $631,000 ($111.17)
    Water Utilities: $487,000 ($85.80)
    Parks & Recreation: $371,000 ($65.36)
    Libraries: $356,000 ($62.72)
    Fire Protection: $304,000 ($53.56)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $142,000 ($25.02)
    Housing & Community Development: $135,000 ($23.78)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $400,000 ($70.47)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,247,000 ($748.24)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $245,000 ($43.16)

Taos government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,239,000 ($218.29)
    Sewerage: $1,089,000 ($191.86)
    All Other: $168,000 ($29.60)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $135,000 ($23.78)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $594,000 ($104.65)
    General Revenue, NEC: $582,000 ($102.54)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $746,000 ($131.43)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $3,740,000 ($658.91)
    Highways: $188,000 ($33.12)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $2,935,000 ($517.09)
    Other Selective Sales: $814,000 ($143.41)
    Property: $416,000 ($73.29)
    Public Utilities: $280,000 ($49.33)
    NEC: $180,000 ($31.71)

Taos government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $3,638,000 ($640.94)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $6,675,000 ($1176.00)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $5,835,000 ($1028.01)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $3,576,000 ($630.02)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $840,000 ($147.99)
    Water Utilities: $62,000 ($10.92)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $3,092,000 ($544.75)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $7,798,000 ($1373.85)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $989,000 ($174.24)

7.16% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($47,143 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.16%
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 Bernalillo County, NM  0.75% ($33,872 average AGI)
from Rio Arriba County, NM  0.31% ($23,306)
from Santa Fe County, NM  0.25% ($51,276)


6.58% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,238 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.58%
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 Bernalillo County, NM  1.18% ($26,276 average AGI)
to Santa Fe County, NM  0.36% ($42,098)
to Rio Arriba County, NM  0.32% ($25,167)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Taos, New Mexico:
  • Fatal accident count: 47
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 64
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 22
  • Fatalities: 53
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 122
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 7
New Mexico average:
  • Fatal accident count: 140
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 202
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 57
  • Fatalities: 154
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 382
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 24

See more detailed statistics of Taos fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 56
Total length: 92 meters (302ft)
Total costs: $8,941,000
Total average daily traffic: 124,585
Total average daily truck traffic: 17,807
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 147,257

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 4
  • 1940-1949: 9
  • 1950-1959: 3
  • 1960-1969: 6
  • 1970-1979: 8
  • 1980-1989: 14
  • 1990-1999: 6
  • 2000-2009: 6
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: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Taos, NM)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 27 (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: 36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Taos)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 35 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Taos)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 45
  • Hazardous Condition: 19

Incident types - Taos


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Taos, NM
Businesses in Taos, NM
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware2McDonald's1
Albertsons1New Balance1
Applebee's1Payless1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Baskin-Robbins1Quality1
Best Western1RadioShack1
Burger King1SONIC Drive-In1
Comfort Suites1Sears1
Curves1Subway2
Days Inn1Super 81
Domino's Pizza1T-Mobile1
FedEx5Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Jones New York2UPS4
KFC1Walgreens1
Kroger1Wendy's1
MasterBrand Cabinets2
Browse common businesses in Taos, NM

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