Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico

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Population in July 2007: 3,443.
Males: 1,765  (51.3%)
Females: 1,678  (48.7%)
Median resident age:  41.1 years
New Mexico median age:  34.6 years

Zip code: 87575

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,162 (it was $30,560 in 2000)
Tierra Amarilla:

$40,162
NM:

$42,558
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,553 (it was $16,490 in 2000)

Tierra Amarilla CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $121,992 (it was $88,100 in 2000)
Tierra Amarilla:

$121,992
NM:

$157,500
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $187,362; Detached houses: $227,614; Townhouses or other attached units: $273,734; In 2-unit structures: $231,236; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $168,740; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $106,494; Mobile homes: $112,815
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Tierra Amarilla races chart
  • Hispanic - 2,335 (67.0%)
  • White alone - 1,031 (29.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 67 (1.9%)
  • Two or more races - 27 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 13 (0.4%)
  • Black alone - 8 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.06%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Tierra Amarilla: 171.8 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 7524 feet

Land area: 1159.5 square miles.

Population density: 3.0 people per square mile   (very low).

Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico map

For population 25 years and over in Tierra Amarilla:

  • High school or higher: 75.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.7%
  • Unemployed: 9.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Tierra Amarilla CCD:

  • Never married: 22.7%
  • Now married: 60.0%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Tierra Amarilla CCD:  0.4% ($313)
New Mexico:  0.7% ($699)
Tierra Amarilla satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Santa Fe, NM (76.6 miles , pop. 62,203).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (108.2 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (381.5 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Ensenada, NM (1.9 miles) , Los Ojos, NM (2.1 miles) , Brazos, NM (2.3 miles) , Canjilon, NM (3.8 miles ), Chama, NM (3.9 miles ), Vallecitas, NM (4.8 miles ), Lumberton, NM (5.3 miles) , San Miguel, NM (5.4 miles ).

Latitude: 36.67 N, Longitude: 106.54 W

Area code: 505

Tierra Amarilla household income distribution Tierra Amarilla home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.0%
New Mexico:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Utilities (3%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Construction laborers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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

Average climate in Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Tierra Amarilla-area historical earthquake activity is near New Mexico state average. It is 169% 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 99.4 miles away from the city center
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 588.8 miles away from Tierra Amarilla 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 576.1 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 94.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 571.3 miles away from Tierra Amarilla center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 1/29/1990 at 13:16:10, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 LG, Depth: 7.5 mi) earthquake occurred 154.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Rio Arriba County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

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

Hospitals and medical centers in Tierra Amarilla:

  • LOS ALAMOS MEDICAL CENTER HOME (17333 US HIGHWAY 64)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tierra Amarilla:

  • Adams State University (about 67 miles; Alamosa, CO; Full-time enrollment: 2,805)
  • Santa Fe Community College (about 81 miles; Santa Fe, NM; FT enrollment: 3,047)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 85 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)
  • San Juan College (about 91 miles; Farmington, NM; FT enrollment: 5,112)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 103 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 2,335)
  • New Mexico Highlands University (about 105 miles; Las Vegas, NM; FT enrollment: 2,931)
  • University of New Mexico-Main Campus (about 111 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 23,042)

Public high school in Tierra Amarilla:

Public elementary/middle schools in Tierra Amarilla:

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Notable locations in Tierra Amarilla: Tierra Amarilla Historic District (A), Tierra Amarilla Weather Station (B), La Clinica Emergency Medical Services (C), Tierra Amarilla Volunteer Fire Department (D), Rio Arriba County Courthouse (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Tierra Amarilla: Santo Niño Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Tierra Amarilla include: Fort Lowell Historical Marker (1), Tierra Amarilla Historical Marker (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Brazos Lodge & Rentals (7 SWeeney Lane), Stone House Lodge (Heron Lake).

Courts: First Judicial District Court Santa Fe Rio Arriba And Los Alamos - District Court Clerk's Of (Po Box 40), First Judical District Court (2 Main Street).

Rio Arriba 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 Tierra Amarilla and their reported violations in the past:

ENSENADA MDWCA (Population served: 85, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-22-2010)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-08-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-08-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-06-2007)
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
New Mexico:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  62.4%
Whole state:  65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.2%
Whole state:  8.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

17.1%
Whole state:

18.4%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

5.1%
Whole state:

7.8%

People in group quarters in Tierra Amarilla in 2010:

  • 100 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 25 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 8 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
77 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000
37 people in religious group quarters in 2000

Tierra Amarilla compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Banks with branches in Tierra Amarilla (2011 data):

  • Community Bank: Tierra Amarilla Office at Hwy 64/84 Bldg 173-45, branch established on 1981/06/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $186.9 mil, Deposits: $159.8 mil, headquarters in Santa Fe, NM, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Community Bancorporation Of New Mexico, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (37%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (35%)
  • Wood (21%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Solar energy (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Tierra Amarilla CCD (based on Rio Arriba County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 63.21%
Here: 63.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchInternational Church of the Foursquare GospelLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist Church
Adherents84.3%4.0%2.5%1.8%1.5%
Congregations53.5%2.3%3.5%9.3%5.8%
NameSouthern Baptist ConventionPresbyterian Church (USA)Seventh-Day Adventist ChurchReformed Church in AmericaOther
Adherents1.4%1.1%0.7%0.6%2.1%
Congregations3.5%3.5%3.5%1.2%14.0%
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
Rio Arriba County:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Rio Arriba County:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Rio Arriba County:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
Here:

5.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.9%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Rio Arriba County:

21.0%
New Mexico:

22.1%

4.87% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,246 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.87%
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 Santa Fe County, NM  1.19% ($27,329 average AGI)
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.69% ($25,474)
from San Juan County, NM  0.69% ($27,278)


5.20% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,104 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.20%
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 Santa Fe County, NM  1.35% ($34,053 average AGI)
to Bernalillo County, NM  0.88% ($24,129)
to San Juan County, NM  0.49% ($27,623)

Strongest AM radio stations in Tierra Amarilla:

  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KDCE (950 AM; 4 kW; ESPANOLA, NM; Owner: RICHARD L. GARCIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, 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.)
  • KSWV (810 AM; 5 kW; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: LA VOZ BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KENN (1390 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • KKIM (1000 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: AGM-NEVADA, LLC)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Tierra Amarilla:

  • K244DO (96.7 FM; ALAMOSA, ETC., CO; Owner: SAN LUIS VALLEY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KRZA (88.7 FM; ALAMOSA, CO; Owner: EQUAL REPRESENTATION/MEDIA ADVOCACY)
  • KBOM (94.7 FM; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: AGM NEVADA, LLC)
  • KCIE (90.5 FM; DULCE, NM; Owner: JICARILLA APACHE TRIBE)
  • KTAO (101.9 FM; TAOS, NM; Owner: TAOS COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KZNM (106.7 FM; LOS ALAMOS, NM; Owner: AGM NEVADA, LLC)
  • KSFQ (101.1 FM; WHITE ROCK, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KAJZ (105.1 FM; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KRZY-FM (105.9 FM; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KABG (98.5 FM; LOS ALAMOS, NM; Owner: AGM-NEVADA, L.L.C.)
  • KFLH (95.9 FM; CHAMA, NM; Owner: ON TOP BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • K287AA (105.3 FM; PAGOSA SPRINGS, ETC., CO; Owner: KUTE, INC.)
  • KWUF-FM (106.3 FM; PAGOSA SPRINGS, CO; Owner: WOLF CREEK BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K216CU (91.1 FM; CUBA, NM; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS UNIV. OF NEW MEXICO)
  • K278AE (103.5 FM; ALAMOSA, CO; Owner: FRANK A. SHULTZ, III)

TV broadcast stations around Tierra Amarilla:

  • K56EH (Channel 56; CEBOLLA, NM; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)

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

Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico:
  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
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

Tierra Amarilla fatal accident list:

Jun 3, 1983 04:45 PM, 112, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jan 7, 1975 06:30 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Tierra Amarilla)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Tierra Amarilla, NM)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • STATION, Us Hwy 84 Spills Switching Stn 5 Mi S Of (Lat: 36.628056 Lon: -106.544750), Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WNEQ902
    Assigned Frequencies: 957.150 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/23/2012, Expiration Date: 04/23/2022, Certifier: Frank R Knutson
    Registrant: Tri State Generation & Transmission Assoc., Inc., Denver, CO 80234, Phone: (303) 452-6111, Fax: (303) 254-3566, Email:
  • STATION, El Vado Butte 15 Mi Sw Of (Lat: 36.597500 Lon: -106.777250), Overall height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WNEW595
    Assigned Frequencies: 2185.60 MHz, 2190.40 MHz, 2180.80 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/29/1998, Expiration Date: 11/12/2008, Cancellation Date: 01/17/2009
    Registrant: Phone: (505) 662-8130
  • STATION, El Vado Power Plant 13 Mi Sw Of (Lat: 36.593056 Lon: -106.732528), Overall height: 9.1 m, Call Sign: WNEW597
    Assigned Frequencies: 2135.60 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/29/1998, Expiration Date: 11/12/2008, Cancellation Date: 01/17/2009
    Registrant: Phone: (505) 662-8165

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KE5NAP, Licensee ID: L01255913
    Grant Date: 03/12/2007, Expiration Date: 03/12/2017, Certifier: Ian L Barton
    Registrant: Ian L Barton, Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575

Businesses in Tierra Amarilla, NM

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