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 2017: $34,726 (it was $30,560 in 2000)
Tierra Amarilla:

$34,726
NM:

$46,744

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,711 (it was $16,490 in 2000)

Tierra Amarilla CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $173,659 (it was $88,100 in 2000)
Tierra Amarilla:

$173,659
NM:

$171,300
March 2019 cost of living index in Tierra Amarilla: 92.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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  • Races in Tierra Amarilla, NM (2000)
    • 2,33567.0%Hispanic
    • 1,03129.6%White alone
    • 671.9%American Indian alone
    • 270.8%Two or more races
    • 130.4%Asian alone
    • 80.2%Black alone
    • 20.06%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

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

0.4% ($313)
New Mexico:

0.7% ($699)

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

Distribution of median household income in Tierra Amarilla, NM in 2017
Tierra Amarilla satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.2%
New Mexico:

4.6%
Most common industries in Tierra Amarilla, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (13.7%)
  • Public administration (13.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.4%)
  • Construction (9.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.4%)
  • Health care (6.4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (17.3%)
  • Public administration (14.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (12.1%)
  • Educational services (8.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.1%)
  • Utilities (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (18.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (16.6%)
  • Public administration (12.4%)
  • Health care (11.5%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.1%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Tierra Amarilla, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.0%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.8%)
  • Construction laborers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)

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 Tierra Amarilla 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 the city 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 (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Fires: 4, Snows: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 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:

  • ESCALANTE MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL (Location: STATEROUTE 531 1158, Grades: 7-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Tierra Amarilla:

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Points of interest:

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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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Tierra Amarilla:

Marital status in Tierra Amarilla, NM
  • Never married: 22.7%
  • Now married: 60.0%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

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
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.3
New Mexico average:

14.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic21,30541
Evangelical Protestant2,96029
Other1,1146
Mainline Protestant7229
Orthodox51
None14,140-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
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.
New Mexico:

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

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
This county:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

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

5.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.9%
State:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Rio Arriba County:

21.0%
State:

22.1%

5.33% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($34,574 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.33%
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 Santa Fe County, NM  1.40% ($31,565 average AGI)
from San Juan County, NM  1.20% ($29,567)
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.64% ($27,655)


4.83% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,516 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.83%
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 Santa Fe County, NM  1.63% ($39,213 average AGI)
to Bernalillo County, NM  0.76% ($27,951)
to Sandoval County, NM  0.29% ($40,154)

Businesses in Tierra Amarilla, NM

  • True Value: 1

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)
Tierra Amarilla fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Tierra Amarilla fatal accident list:

Jun 3, 1983 04:45 PM, 112, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jan 7, 1976 06:30 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jan 7, 1975 06:30 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Tierra Amarilla)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: N6TYT, Licensee ID: L01392287, Grant Date: 04/19/2018, Expiration Date: 06/11/2028, Certifier: Rebecca C Ham, Registrant: Rebecca C Ham, Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Tierra Amarilla, NM
  • 35.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 34.8%Utility gas
  • 21.2%Wood
  • 4.6%Electricity
  • 1.6%Other fuel
  • 1.6%Solar energy
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%Coal or coke
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Tierra Amarilla, NM
  • 46.4%Utility gas
  • 33.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 18.4%Wood
  • 1.1%No fuel used
  • 0.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Tierra Amarilla compared to New Mexico 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.

Tierra Amarilla on our top lists:

  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in religious group quarters (population 1,000+)"
  • #21 (87575) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Swedish first ancestries"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
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