Tohatchi, New Mexico

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Population in 2010: 808. Population change since 2000: -22.1%
Males: 382  (47.4%)
Females: 426  (52.6%)
Median resident age:  36.7 years
New Mexico median age:  36.9 years

Zip codes: 87325.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $32,015 (it was $28,167 in 2000)
Tohatchi:

$32,015
NM:

$43,872

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $12,525 (it was $10,217 in 2000)

Tohatchi CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $44,799 (it was $43,200 in 2000)
Tohatchi:

$44,799
NM:

$159,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $52,764; Detached houses: $50,975; Mobile homes: $63,865

Median gross rent in 2013: $510.

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  • Races in Tohatchi, NM (2010)

    Tohatchi races chart
    • 70587.3%American Indian alone
    • 415.1%Asian alone
    • 374.6%White alone
    • 162.0%Hispanic
    • 91.1%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Tohatchi: 82.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (1.4%), United States (1.4%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 6454 feet

Land area: 6.18 square miles.

Population density: 131 people per square mile   (very low).

Tohatchi, New Mexico map

For population 25 years and over in Tohatchi:

  • High school or higher: 78.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 17.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Tohatchi CDP:

  • Never married: 49.3%
  • Now married: 33.3%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

7 residents are foreign born

This place:

0.7%
New Mexico:

8.2%

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

Tohatchi CDP:  0.5% ($213)
New Mexico:  0.7% ($699)
Tohatchi satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rio Rancho, NM (123.4 miles , pop. 51,765).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (131.0 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (248.1 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Reservation, NM (1.2 miles ), Nakaibito, NM (2.3 miles ), Brimhall Nizhoni, NM (3.0 miles ), Twin Lakes, NM (3.3 miles ), Naschitti, NM (3.9 miles ), Yah-ta-hey, NM (3.9 miles ), Navajo, NM (4.0 miles ), Rock Springs, NM (4.1 miles ).

Latitude: 35.85 N, Longitude: 108.75 W

Area code: 505

Tohatchi household income distribution Tohatchi home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

10.0%
New Mexico:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Public administration (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Educational services (64%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (2%)
  • Accommodation and food services (2%)
  • Retail trade (1%)
  • Other services, except public administration (1%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (7%)
  • Community and social service occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (43%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (12%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (2%)

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

Average climate in Tohatchi, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Earthquake activity:

Tohatchi-area historical earthquake activity is above New Mexico state average. It is 284% 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 455.5 miles away from the city 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 444.0 miles away from Tohatchi center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 435.4 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 456.4 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 445.8 miles away from Tohatchi 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 189.4 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 (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Fires: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Tohatchi topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tohatchi:

  • San Juan College (about 72 miles; Farmington, NM; Full-time enrollment: 5,112)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 111 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 131 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 2,335)
  • Central New Mexico Community College (about 132 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 19,398)
  • University of New Mexico-Main Campus (about 132 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 23,042)
  • Santa Fe Community College (about 156 miles; Santa Fe, NM; FT enrollment: 3,047)
  • Coconino Community College (about 170 miles; Flagstaff, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,090)

Public high school in Tohatchi:

  • TOHATCHI HIGH (Students: 430, Location: 1 COUGAR TRAIL, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Tohatchi:

  • TOHATCHI MIDDLE (Students: 215, Location: 2 COUGAR TRAIL, Grades: 6-8)
  • TOHATCHI ELEMENTARY (Students: 196, Location: CHUSKA RD, Grades: PK-5)
  • CH'OOSHGAI COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Location: NORTH HWY 666 BLDG 100, Grades: KG-8)
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Notable locations in Tohatchi: Tohatchi Village Site (A), Tohatchi Weather Station (B), Tohatchi Emergency Medical Services (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Tohatchi: Saint Mary Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Chuska Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Tohatchi: Navajo Indian Reservation Historical Marker (1). 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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2009 was 70.9. This is about average.

City:

70.9
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 24.4. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 19.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.4
U.S.:

20.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.9%
(7.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.1% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  3.0 people
New Mexico:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  68.7%
Whole state:  65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.7%
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: 1.5% of all households
5 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

Tohatchi, New Mexico environmental map by EPA

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Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.6
New Mexico average:

13.6

Tohatchi travel time to work - commute Tohatchi mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Tohatchi CDP (based on McKinley County data)

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
This county:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

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

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.4%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
McKinley County:

32.8%
New Mexico:

22.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.0%
State:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Tohatchi:

46.3%
New Mexico:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Tohatchi:

44.3%
State:

47.6%

Average BMI:
Tohatchi:

29.4
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

24.9%
New Mexico:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Tohatchi:

11.0%
New Mexico:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.6
New Mexico:

6.8

Overweight people:
Tohatchi:

34.6%
New Mexico:

34.5%

General health condition:
This city:

52.3%
New Mexico:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Tohatchi:

81.2%
State:

80.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Tohatchi, NM Residents

8.50% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,118 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.50%
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 San Juan County, NM  3.26% ($23,497 average AGI)
from Apache County, AZ  1.47% ($23,221)
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.96% ($20,482)


7.76% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,238 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.76%
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 San Juan County, NM  2.06% ($23,526 average AGI)
to Apache County, AZ  1.44% ($25,450)
to Bernalillo County, NM  1.04% ($25,848)

Strongest AM radio stations in Tohatchi:

  • 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.)
  • KGAK (1330 AM; 5 kW; GALLUP, NM; Owner: KRJG, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTHR (1230 AM; 1 kW; GALLUP, NM; Owner: MILLENNIUM MEDIA, INC.)
  • KENN (1390 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KNDN (960 AM; 5 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: BASIN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRKE (1100 AM; 5 kW; MILAN, NM; Owner: CIBOLA RADIO COMPANY)
  • KFNX (1100 AM; 50 kW; CAVE CREEK, AZ; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KFLT (830 AM; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FAMILY LIFE B/CING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • KRZE (1280 AM; 5 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: J. THOMAS DEVELOPMENT OF NM, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Tohatchi:

  • KGLX (99.1 FM; GALLUP, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KGLP (91.7 FM; GALLUP, NM; Owner: GALLUP PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KXXI (93.7 FM; GALLUP, NM; Owner: MILLENNIUM MEDIA, INC.)
  • KYVA (103.7 FM; GRANTS, NM; Owner: MILLENNIUM MEDIA, INC.)
  • KKOR (94.5 FM; GALLUP, NM; Owner: MILLENNIUM MEDIA, INC.)
  • K289AD (105.7 FM; CHINLE, AZ; Owner: PROCLAIMING CHRIST'S LOVE MINISTRIES)
  • KWRK (96.1 FM; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KWIM (102.7 FM; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Tohatchi:

  • K08HQ (Channel 8; CHINLE, AZ; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)
  • K08IJ (Channel 8; GALLUP, NM; Owner: KOAT HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K41FK (Channel 41; TOHATCHI, NM; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • K47DI (Channel 47; COYOTE CANYON, NM; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • K38AU (Channel 38; CROWNPOINT, NM; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • K09NA (Channel 9; SHEEP SPRINGS, ETC., NM; Owner: THE NAVAJO TRIBE)
  • K06IS (Channel 6; TOHATCHI, NM; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)
  • Tohatchi, New Mexico
  • Fatal accident count27
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents40
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons:18
  • Fatalities34
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents88
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents2
  • New Mexico average
  • Fatal accident count138
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents197
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons57
  • Fatalities151
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents377
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents25
See more detailed statistics of Tohatchi fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 11m36ftTotal length
  • $920,000Total costs
  • 17,487Total average daily traffic
  • 5,928Total average daily truck traffic
  • 22,562Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Tohatchi)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Atop Deza Bluff 5 Mi N (Lat: 35.916944 Lon: -108.796194), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24 m, Overall height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WXQ948
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.980 MHz, 153.980 MHzGrant Date: 07/12/2013, Expiration Date: 08/31/2023Registrant: Navajo Nation, Bldg 2528, Morgan Blvd, Window Rock, AZ 86515, Phone: (928) 871-7740, Fax: (928) 871-7741, Email:
  • Deza Bluff 4 Mi N (Lat: 35.908639 Lon: -108.773778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 33.8 m, Call Sign: WNXV366
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.410 MHz, 153.410 MHzGrant Date: 02/16/2011, Expiration Date: 03/10/2021, Cancellation Date: 07/09/2012, Certifier: Gary T ShankerRegistrant: Arizona Public Service Company, Mail Station: 3864, Phoenix, AZ 85072-3933, Phone: (602) 371-6443, Fax: (602) 371-7820, Email:
  • Se Corner Of Manuelito Dr & Toh Hwaa Chi Drive (Lat: 35.659306 Lon: -108.761889), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 6 m, Overall height: 7.9 m, Call Sign: WPXL904
    Assigned Frequencies: 468.000 MHz, 468.025 MHz, 468.050 MHz, 468.075 MHz, 468.100 MHz, 468.125 MHz, 468.150 MHz, 468.175 MHzGrant Date: 03/20/2013, Expiration Date: 05/01/2023, Certifier: Henry WallaceRegistrant: Navajo Nation, Bldg 2528, Morgan Blvd, Window Rock, AZ 86515, Phone: (928) 871-7740, Fax: (928) 871-7741, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KE5UGS, Licensee ID: L01394674, Grant Date: 04/28/2008, Expiration Date: 04/28/2018, Certifier: Douglas K Hansen, Registrant: Douglas K Hansen, Tohatchi, NM 87325

Most common first names in Tohatchi, NM among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2075.5 years
Mary1378.1 years
Tom1075.1 years
James967.5 years
Frank775.4 years
Joe672.7 years
Willie678.3 years
Grace672.0 years
Marie678.0 years
Sam681.3 years
Most common last names in Tohatchi, NM among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Begay3674.4 years
Yazzie2874.2 years
Manuelito1865.4 years
Nez1467.0 years
Becenti1470.3 years
Tsosie1372.5 years
Benally1180.2 years
Denetdale1078.3 years
Dennison1079.6 years
Henry969.5 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (33%)
  • Utility gas (32%)
  • Electricity (28%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Other fuel (0%)

Tohatchi compared to New Mexico 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
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