Torreon, New Mexico

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Population in 2010: 326. Population change since 2000: +9.8%
Males: 173  (53.3%)
Females: 153  (46.7%)
Median resident age:  27.1 years
New Mexico median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 87016.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $27,019 (it was $22,292 in 2000)
Torreon:

$27,019
NM:

$42,558
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $8,733 (it was $5,417 in 2000)

Torreon CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $52,901 (it was $9,999 in 2000)
Torreon:

$52,901
NM:

$157,500
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $117,648; Detached houses: $128,417; In 2-unit structures: $11,747
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Torreon races chart
  • American Indian alone - 299 (91.7%)
  • White alone - 13 (4.0%)
  • Hispanic - 8 (2.5%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (1.8%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Torreon: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (1.6%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 14.6 square miles.

Population density: 22 people per square mile   (very low).

Torreon,NM real estate house value index trend

Torreon, New Mexico map

For population 25 years and over in Torreon:

  • High school or higher: 66.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Torreon CDP:

  • Never married: 48.8%
  • Now married: 44.3%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

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

Torreon CDP:  2.0% ($199)
New Mexico:  0.7% ($699)
Torreon satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rio Rancho, NM (45.9 miles , pop. 51,765).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (57.5 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (317.7 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: San Luis, NM (3.4 miles) , Cuba, NM (4.6 miles ), La Jara, NM (5.1 miles ), Pueblo Pintado, NM (5.1 miles ), Jemez Springs, NM (5.4 miles ), San Ysidro, NM (5.4 miles ), Jemez Pueblo, NM (5.4 miles ), Jemez, NM (5.5 miles ).

Latitude: 35.78 N, Longitude: 107.21 W

Area code: 505

Torreon household income distribution Torreon home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.5%
New Mexico:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (43%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)

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

Average climate in Torreon, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Torreon-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above New Mexico state average. It is 198% 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 539.5 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 528.8 miles away from Torreon center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 515.0 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 93.2 miles away from the city center
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 533.6 miles away from Torreon center
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 157.1 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 Sandoval County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 5, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Torreon topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Torreon:

  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 54 miles; Albuquerque, NM; Full-time enrollment: 2,335)
  • University of New Mexico-Main Campus (about 59 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 23,042)
  • Central New Mexico Community College (about 59 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 19,398)
  • Santa Fe Community College (about 70 miles; Santa Fe, NM; FT enrollment: 3,047)
  • San Juan College (about 87 miles; Farmington, NM; FT enrollment: 5,112)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 110 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)
  • New Mexico Highlands University (about 113 miles; Las Vegas, NM; FT enrollment: 2,931)

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Notable locations in Torreon: Torreon Navajo Mission (A), Torreon (B), Torreon Volunteer Fire Department Station 4 Tajique (C), Torreon Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Torreon Catholic Cemetery (1), Torreon Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Big Cornfield Tank (A), Cairn Tank (B), Geronimo Tank (C), West Cornfield Tank (D), Pipeline Bend Tank (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Sandoval County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 48.4%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 62.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 51.9% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  4.0 people
New Mexico:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  80.0%
Whole state:  65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  18.8%
Whole state:  8.2%

No gay or lesbian households reported
8 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010

Torreon compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (84%)
  • Utility gas (12%)
  • Solar energy (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Torreon CDP (based on Sandoval County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.80%
Here: 46.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionPresbyterian Church (USA)Assemblies of God
Adherents80.2%5.4%4.6%1.4%1.3%
Congregations34.2%8.2%11.0%5.5%5.5%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristEvangelical Free Church of AmericaChurches of ChristOther
Adherents1.0%0.9%0.8%0.8%3.6%
Congregations2.7%2.7%1.4%4.1%24.7%
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: 14
Sandoval County:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Sandoval County:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 28
Sandoval County:

2.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 44
Here:

3.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.4%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Sandoval County:

22.2%
New Mexico:

22.1%

8.87% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($44,820 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.87%
New Mexico average:

6.50%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($301 average AGI)
Sandoval County:

0.05%
New Mexico average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Bernalillo County, NM  4.04% ($39,792 average AGI)
from Santa Fe County, NM  0.39% ($39,652)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.21% ($50,120)


7.90% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,414 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.90%
New Mexico average:

6.43%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($260 average AGI)
Sandoval County:

0.06%
New Mexico average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Bernalillo County, NM  3.57% ($33,990 average AGI)
to Santa Fe County, NM  0.25% ($36,943)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.25% ($53,881)

Strongest AM radio stations in Torreon:

  • 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.)
  • KKIM (1000 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: AGM-NEVADA, LLC)
  • KXKS (1190 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KANM (1600 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: ARAGON BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.L.C.)
  • KNML (610 AM; 5 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KDEF (1150 AM; 5 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: RAMH CORPORATION)
  • KKNS (1310 AM; 5 kW; CORRALES, NM; Owner: SIMMONS-NM, LS, LLC)
  • KRKE (1100 AM; 5 kW; MILAN, NM; Owner: CIBOLA RADIO COMPANY)
  • KSWV (810 AM; 5 kW; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: LA VOZ BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KABQ (1350 AM; 5 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KENN (1390 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Torreon:

  • KLYT (88.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CONNECTION COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • KTZO (103.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRST (92.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KUNM (89.9 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS UNIV. OF NEW MEXICO)
  • KANW (89.1 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: BD. OF EDUC. CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE, NM)
  • KKOB-FM (93.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBZU (96.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMGA (99.5 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KZRR (94.1 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KBQI (107.9 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPEK (100.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K265CA (100.9 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFLQ (91.5 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • KXTC (99.9 FM; THOREAU, NM; Owner: KXTC, L.L.C.)
  • K213BT (90.5 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K216CU (91.1 FM; CUBA, NM; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS UNIV. OF NEW MEXICO)
  • 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.)
  • KBAC (104.1 FM; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Torreon:

  • KTFQ (Channel 14; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: TELEFUTURA TELEVISION GROUP, INC.)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 5 meters (16ft)
Total average daily traffic: 1,582
Total average daily truck traffic: 79
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 1,851

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Renee Chappell, S. Of Hwy 197 Near Torreon Mission Rd. (Lat: 35.775333 Lon: -107.253750), Type: 30.4, Overall height: 30.4 m
    Registrant: 9285370690, Chappell@cellularoneaz.Com, 1500 S. WHITE MOUNTAIN RD.
  • Renee Chappell, S. Of Hwy 197 Near Torreon Mission Rd. (Lat: 35.775333 Lon: -107.253750), Type: 30.4, Overall height: 30.4 m
    Registrant: 9285370690, Chappell@cellularoneaz.Com, 1500 S. WHITE MOUNTAIN RD.

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Torreon Health Station Navajo Indian Reservation 23 Mi Sw Of Cuba Nm (Lat: 35.783361 Lon: -107.263111), Call Sign: KXX633, Licensee ID: L00527618
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.950 MHz, 462.975 MHz, 463.000 MHz, 463.025 MHz, 463.050 MHz, 463.075 MHz, 463.100 MHz, 463.125 MHz, 463.150 MHz, 463.175 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/08/2000, Expiration Date: 08/14/2005, Cancellation Date: 01/07/2006
    Registrant: Presbyterian Medical Services, Santa Fe, NM 87502, Phone: (505) 827-9351

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • TORREON, 2.8 Miles Nw Of (Lat: 35.809167 Lon: -107.301417), Overall height: 6.4 m, Call Sign: WHQ702
    Assigned Frequencies: 2118.40 MHz, 2115.20 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/22/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021
    Registrant: Frontier Communications Corporation, 250 South Franklin, Cookeville, TN 38501, Phone: (931) 528-1584, Fax: (931) 528-1581, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KC5DT, Licensee ID: L01037753
    Grant Date: 07/07/2005, Expiration Date: 07/07/2015
    Registrant: George W Smith, Torreon, NM 87061-0092
  • Call Sign: KE5HBR, Licensee ID: L01108523
    Grant Date: 01/20/2006, Expiration Date: 01/20/2016, Certifier: Joy H Smith
    Registrant: Joy H Smith, Torreon, NM 87061

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2004
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED0$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$55,810
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2004 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 9433.00

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3

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  • #3 on the list of "Top 100 cities with smallest houses"
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  • #80 on the list of "Top 100 cities with longest commuting times"
  • #90 (87016) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Sudanese first ancestries"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
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