Thoreau, New Mexico

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Population in 2010: 1,865.
Population change since 2000: +0.1%
Males: 1,078  (57.9%)
Females: 787  (42.1%)
Median resident age:

35.9 years
New Mexico median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 87312.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $19,657 (it was $29,280 in 2000)
Thoreau:

$19,657
NM:

$46,744

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $13,611 (it was $10,516 in 2000)

Thoreau CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $61,708 (it was $36,700 in 2000)
Thoreau:

$61,708
NM:

$171,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $69,967; detached houses: $93,936; mobile homes: $58,566

Median gross rent in 2017: $641.

March 2019 cost of living index in Thoreau: 85.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 45.5%
(42.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 49.4% for American Indian residents, 33.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Thoreau, NM (2010)
    • 1,43576.9%American Indian alone
    • 24012.9%White alone
    • 1487.9%Hispanic
    • 281.5%Two or more races
    • 60.3%Black alone
    • 60.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 20.1%Asian alone

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



According to our research of New Mexico and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Thoreau, New Mexico as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Thoreau is 273 to 1.


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Ancestries: Irish (4.5%), English (1.2%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 7157 feet

Land area: 15.9 square miles.

Population density: 117 people per square mile   (very low).

Thoreau, New Mexico map

2 residents are foreign born

This place:

0.1%
New Mexico:

9.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $421 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rio Rancho, NM (88.1 miles , pop. 51,765).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (93.5 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (255.5 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Bluewater Acres, NM (3.4 miles ),
Red Rock, NM (4.2 miles ),
Bluewater Village, NM (4.3 miles ),
Crownpoint, NM (4.4 miles ),
Aragon, NM (4.7 miles),
Church Rock, NM (4.8 miles ),
Ramah, NM (4.9 miles ),
Milan, NM (5.0 miles )

Latitude: 35.41 N, Longitude: 108.22 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 505

Distribution of median household income in Thoreau, NM in 2017
Distribution of house value in Thoreau, NM in 2017
Thoreau satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.6%
New Mexico:

4.6%
Most common industries in Thoreau, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (40.3%)
  • Construction (8.6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (5.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
  • Health care (3.3%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (17.1%)
  • Construction (16.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (9.3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (7.0%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.4%)
  • Utilities (4.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (67.1%)
  • Health care (7.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (4.1%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (2.7%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (2.7%)
  • Gasoline stations (2.7%)
Most common occupations in Thoreau, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (17.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Registered nurses (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (15.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (9.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (5.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (20.3%)
  • Registered nurses (7.2%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7.2%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (6.8%)
  • Librarians, curators, and archivists (6.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5.4%)

Average climate in Thoreau, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Thoreau, New Mexico average temperatures Thoreau, New Mexico average precipitation Thoreau, New Mexico humidity Thoreau, New Mexico wind speed Thoreau, New Mexico snowfall Thoreau, New Mexico sunshine Thoreau, New Mexico clear and cloudy days

Thoreau, New Mexico environmental map by EPA

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 33.5. This is significantly better than average.

City:

33.5
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 16.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.8
U.S.:

19.6

Earthquake activity:

Thoreau-area historical earthquake activity is above New Mexico state average. It is 249% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 479.4 miles away from Thoreau center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 469.4 miles away from Thoreau center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 452.9 miles away from the city center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 471.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/15/1979 at 23:16:54, a magnitude 7.0 (5.7 MB, 6.9 MS, 7.0 ML, 6.4 MW) earthquake occurred 461.0 miles away from Thoreau center
On 4/29/1993 at 08:21:00, a magnitude 5.5 (5.5 MB, 5.0 MS, 5.3 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 219.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in McKinley County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Fires: 2, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Thoreau topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Thoreau:

  • Central New Mexico Community College (about 94 miles; Albuquerque, NM; Full-time enrollment: 19,398)
  • University of New Mexico-Main Campus (about 94 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 23,042)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 94 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 2,335)
  • San Juan College (about 94 miles; Farmington, NM; FT enrollment: 5,112)
  • Santa Fe Community College (about 126 miles; Santa Fe, NM; FT enrollment: 3,047)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 131 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)
  • New Mexico Highlands University (about 170 miles; Las Vegas, NM; FT enrollment: 2,931)

Public high school in Thoreau:

  • THOREAU HIGH (Students: 600, Location: 4 HAWK CIRCLE, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Thoreau:

Private elementary/middle school in Thoreau:

  • ST BONAVENTURE SCHOOL (Students: 215, Location: 8 LENORE AVE, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Thoreau

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Thoreau: Thoreau Weather Station (A), Blessed Kateri Tekawitha Academy and Community Library (B), Thoreau Emergency Medical Services (C), Thoreau Volunteer Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Thoreau: Saint Bonaventure Parish (A). Display/hide its location on the map

McKinley County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

BLUEWATER ACRES WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 371, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-27-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-27-2006), St Public Notif received (JUL-13-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAY-10-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Treatment Technique No Certif. Operator - In OCT-24-2008, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from FEB-11-2008 to FEB-11-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - In NOV-05-2007, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-21-2008)
  • Treatment Technique No Certif. Operator - In OCT-24-2007, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-24-2007), St Compliance achieved (FEB-21-2008)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-26-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-09-2011)
Average household size:
This place:

3.5 people
New Mexico:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

75.6%
Whole state:

65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

10.0%
Whole state:

8.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Thoreau:

Marital status in Thoreau, NM
  • Never married: 44.5%
  • Now married: 31.0%
  • Separated: 5.3%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

For population 25 years and over in Thoreau:

  • High school or higher: 68.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.1%
  • Unemployed: 21.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.5
New Mexico average:

12.7

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Thoreau, NM (based on McKinley County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic13,20012
Other9,91015
Evangelical Protestant8,67573
Mainline Protestant5744
Black Protestant1311
None39,002-
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: 13
McKinley County:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
McKinley County:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
McKinley County:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 43
Here:

6.14 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.4%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

32.8%
New Mexico:

22.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.0%
New Mexico:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.0%
New Mexico:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

47.3%
New Mexico:

47.6%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.6
New Mexico:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.9%
New Mexico:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

8.9%
New Mexico:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Thoreau:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

32.7%
State:

34.5%

General health condition:
Thoreau:

56.5%
New Mexico:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

81.4%
New Mexico:

80.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Thoreau, NM Residents

6.31% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($29,861 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.31%
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 San Juan County, NM  1.55% ($26,402 average AGI)
from Apache County, AZ  1.20% ($26,437)
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.74% ($21,866)


8.34% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($30,733 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.34%
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 San Juan County, NM  1.98% ($26,792 average AGI)
to Apache County, AZ  1.66% ($26,230)
to Bernalillo County, NM  1.32% ($28,739)

Strongest AM radio stations in Thoreau:

  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KRKE (1100 AM; 5 kW; MILAN, NM; Owner: CIBOLA RADIO COMPANY)
  • KGAK (1330 AM; 5 kW; GALLUP, NM; Owner: KRJG, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMIN (980 AM; 1 kW; GRANTS, NM; Owner: KD RADIO, INC.)
  • KKIM (1000 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: AGM-NEVADA, LLC)
  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTHR (1230 AM; 1 kW; GALLUP, NM; Owner: MILLENNIUM MEDIA, INC.)
  • KXKS (1190 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KENN (1390 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • KNML (610 AM; 5 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KFLT (830 AM; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FAMILY LIFE B/CING SYSTEM, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Thoreau:

  • KYVA (103.7 FM; GRANTS, NM; Owner: MILLENNIUM MEDIA, INC.)
  • KKOR (94.5 FM; GALLUP, NM; Owner: MILLENNIUM MEDIA, INC.)
  • KXTC (99.9 FM; THOREAU, NM; Owner: KXTC, L.L.C.)
  • KQLV (105.5 FM; GRANTS, NM; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KGLX (99.1 FM; GALLUP, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KXXI (93.7 FM; GALLUP, NM; Owner: MILLENNIUM MEDIA, INC.)
  • KGLP (91.7 FM; GALLUP, NM; Owner: GALLUP PUBLIC RADIO)

TV broadcast stations around Thoreau:

  • K08HQ (Channel 8; CHINLE, AZ; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)
  • K55BP (Channel 55; THOREAU, NM; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)
  • K28HM (Channel 28; THOREAU, NM; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • K36FD (Channel 36; THOREAU, NM; Owner: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO)
  • Thoreau, New Mexico
  • Fatal accident count41
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents62
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:18
  • Fatalities48
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents143
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents4
  • New Mexico average
  • Fatal accident count11786
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents16242
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons4716
  • Fatalities13453
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents31929
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1298
See more detailed statistics of Thoreau fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 25Number of bridges
  • 95ft / 28.8mTotal length
  • $1,173,000Total costs
  • 301,268Total average daily traffic
  • 104,354Total average daily truck traffic
  • 452,896Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Thoreau, NM - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 81960-1969
  • 31980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Thoreau, NM

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Powell Mountain (Lat: 35.467528 Lon: -108.240889), Structure height: 58 m, Call Sign: KPG910, Licensee ID: L00020705,
    Assigned Frequencies: 455.990 MHz, Grant Date: 06/09/1986, Expiration Date: 10/01/2021, Registrant: Millennium Media, Inc., 300 W. Aztec Avenue Suite 200, Gallup, NM 87301

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Mt Powell Mtn Top (Lat: 35.466417 Lon: -108.773139), Call Sign: KYX286,
    Assigned Frequencies: 46.5200 MHz, 46.5200 MHz, Grant Date: 08/04/2015, Expiration Date: 10/16/2025, Registrant: Navajo Nation, Bldg 2528, Morgan Blvd, Window Rock, AZ 86515, Phone: (928) 871-7740, Fax: (928) 871-7741, Email:
  • Transwestern Compressor Sta 1 Mi Nw (Lat: 35.426694 Lon: -108.238111), Call Sign: KKZ282,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.200 MHz, 158.280 MHz, Grant Date: 05/19/2014, Expiration Date: 07/21/2024, Certifier: Drew J Fossum, Registrant: Fcc-Faa Licensing, LLC, 211 North Union Street, Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22314, Phone: (703) 615-6615, Fax: (703) 372-5176, Email:
  • L1 MOBILES, Lat: 35.399667 Lon: -108.228139, Call Sign: WQPQ529,
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.550 MHz, Grant Date: 07/19/2012, Expiration Date: 07/19/2022, Certifier: Robert Leedham, Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 8310 Nieman Rd., Lenexa, KS 66214, Phone: (913) 577-8926, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Thoreau)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC12-D1 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 44437 , Serial Number: 10237, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 07/07/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 07/26/2012
    Registrant (Individual): Vincent D Marsh, 937st Highway 612 / Hc 62 Box 3441, Thoreau, NM 87323

2007 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2007 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 30. The highest number of fire incidents - 66 took place in 2014, and the least - 3 in 2007. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Thoreau, NM When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (33.9%), and Structure Fires (33.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Thoreau, NM
    • 12133.9%Outside Fires
    • 11833.1%Structure Fires
    • 7420.7%Other
    • 4412.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Thoreau, NM
Most common first names in Thoreau, NM among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1575.6 years
John978.9 years
Tom870.6 years
James874.9 years
Willie669.5 years
Joe661.6 years
Robert668.6 years
Kenneth662.0 years
Alice674.0 years
Helen678.8 years
Most common last names in Thoreau, NM among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Charley1366.9 years
Yazzie1253.6 years
Mariano1067.4 years
Begay969.7 years
Largo972.7 years
Wilson860.9 years
House774.9 years
Saunders659.6 years
Larry673.3 years
Emerson560.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Thoreau, NM
  • 53.3%Wood
  • 17.4%Utility gas
  • 14.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.3%Electricity
  • 5.2%Solar energy
  • 3.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Thoreau, NM
  • 33.8%Utility gas
  • 26.1%Wood
  • 24.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 15.9%No fuel used


Thoreau compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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