Taos, New Mexico

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Population in 2013: 5,731 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +21.9%
Males: 2,736  (47.7%)
Females: 2,995  (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 (it was $15,983 in 2000)

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 2009: 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 - 2,798 (48.7%)
  • White alone - 2,288 (39.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 402 (7.0%)
  • Two or more races - 158 (2.8%)
  • Asian alone - 60 (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: 97.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (8.7%), English (8.7%), German (6.1%), Italian (2.8%), United States (2.4%), French (1.9%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated in 1934

Elevation: 6952 feet

Land area: 5.37 square miles.

Population density: 1,066 people per square mile   (low).

Taos, New Mexico map

For population 25 years and over in Taos:

  • High school or higher: 89.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 33.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.8%
  • Unemployed: 8.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Taos town:

  • Never married: 39.0%
  • Now married: 34.2%
  • Separated: 4.7%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 17.8%

217 residents are foreign born

This town:  3.8%
New Mexico:  9.6%



According to our research of New Mexico and other state lists there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Taos, New Mexico as of July 05, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Taos to the number of sex offenders is 631 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%)

Taos satellite photo by USGS

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) .

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: +5,513 (+96.0%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 1,912 (83.0%)

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) 609.3691.0643.9511.4488.4579.2423.5522.7526.6556.5

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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

Taos tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.8%
New Mexico:

7.3%

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%)

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

Average climate in Taos, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 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 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 (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

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 Recipients

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

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 DIALYSIS (DCI) (1335 MAESTAS RD)
  • MOUNTAIN HOME HEALTH CARE, INC (630 PASEO DEL PUEBLO SUR #180)
  • TAOS LIVING CENTER (1340 MAESTAS ROAD)
  • TAOS RETIREMENT VILLAGE (414 CAMINO DE LA PLACITA #24)

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:

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:

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 23.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

23.1
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 17.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.6
U.S.:

20.2

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)
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

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, New Mexico environmental map by EPA

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Taos compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly 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.

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

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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 (75%)
  • Wood (12%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 69.80%
Here: 69.8%
USA: 50.2%

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

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

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $1,569,000 ($273.77)
    Police Protection: $1,188,000 ($207.29)
    General - Other: $1,070,000 ($186.70)
    Financial Administration: $898,000 ($156.69)
    Sewerage: $886,000 ($154.60)
    Solid Waste Management: $730,000 ($127.38)
    Regular Highways: $631,000 ($110.10)
    Water Utilities: $487,000 ($84.98)
    Parks & Recreation: $371,000 ($64.74)
    Libraries: $356,000 ($62.12)
    Fire Protection: $304,000 ($53.04)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $142,000 ($24.78)
    Housing & Community Development: $135,000 ($23.56)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $400,000 ($69.80)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,247,000 ($741.06)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $245,000 ($42.75)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,239,000 ($216.19)
    Sewerage: $1,089,000 ($190.02)
    All Other: $168,000 ($29.31)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $135,000 ($23.56)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $594,000 ($103.65)
    General Revenue, NEC: $582,000 ($101.55)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $746,000 ($130.17)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $3,740,000 ($652.59)
    Highways: $188,000 ($32.80)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $2,935,000 ($512.13)
    Other Selective Sales: $814,000 ($142.03)
    Property: $416,000 ($72.59)
    Public Utilities: $280,000 ($48.86)
    NEC: $180,000 ($31.41)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $3,638,000 ($634.79)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $6,675,000 ($1164.72)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $5,835,000 ($1018.15)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $3,576,000 ($623.97)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $840,000 ($146.57)
    Water Utilities: $62,000 ($10.82)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $3,092,000 ($539.52)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $7,798,000 ($1360.67)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $989,000 ($172.57)

5.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,619 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
New Mexico average:

6.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.67% ($22,550 average AGI)
from Santa Fe County, NM  0.44% ($42,404)
from Rio Arriba County, NM  0.27% ($21,094)


5.89% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,225 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.89%
New Mexico average:

6.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Bernalillo County, NM  0.98% ($21,863 average AGI)
to Santa Fe County, NM  0.46% ($32,655)
to Rio Arriba County, NM  0.25% ($25,467)

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: 46
  • 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: 129
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 185
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 54
  • Fatalities: 142
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 352
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 22
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 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
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