Tucumcari, New Mexico

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Population in 2017: 4,915 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: -17.9%
 
Males: 2,297  (46.7%)
Females: 2,618  (53.3%)
Median resident age:

41.5 years
New Mexico median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 88401.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $23,699 (it was $22,560 in 2000)
Tucumcari:

$23,699
NM:

$46,744

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $15,108 (it was $14,786 in 2000)

Tucumcari city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $56,334 (it was $45,800 in 2000)
Tucumcari:

$56,334
NM:

$171,300

Median gross rent in 2017: $516.

March 2019 cost of living index in Tucumcari: 79.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 27.5%
(16.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 54.9% for American Indian residents, 39.2% for other race residents, 82.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Tucumcari, NM (2017)
    • 3,15663.0%Hispanic
    • 1,57931.5%White alone
    • 1352.7%Black alone
    • 711.4%American Indian alone
    • 280.6%Asian alone
    • 180.4%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 150.3%Other race alone
    • 100.2%Two or more races

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



According to our research of New Mexico and other state lists, there were 25 registered sex offenders living in Tucumcari, New Mexico as of May 30, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Tucumcari is 203 to 1.


Crime rates in Tucumcari by year

Type

2008

2009

2010

2011

2013

2014

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(36.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(79.5)
3
(57.7)
5
(95.1)
0
(0.0)
3
(58.3)
2
(39.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(39.8)
4
(77.0)
2
(38.1)
2
(36.9)
5
(97.1)
5
(98.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
58
(1,153)
66
(1,270)
38
(723.1)
31
(571.6)
18
(349.6)
29
(568.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
69
(1,372)
147
(2,828)
136
(2,588)
159
(2,932)
95
(1,845)
51
(1,000)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
139
(2,763)
191
(3,674)
142
(2,702)
125
(2,305)
136
(2,641)
103
(2,020)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
9
(178.9)
8
(153.9)
4
(76.1)
5
(92.2)
4
(77.7)
4
(78.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/A
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)527.0718.9527.5504.0386.7331.6

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City-data.com crime index in Tucumcari, NM

Crime rate in Tucumcari detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 15 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.61
New Mexico average:

2.19
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Ancestries: American (14.3%), English (8.8%), German (2.4%), Irish (1.2%), European (1.0%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4086 feet

Land area: 7.54 square miles.

Population density: 651 people per square mile   (low).

Tucumcari, New Mexico map

100 residents are foreign born

This city:

2.0%
New Mexico:

9.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $544 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $375 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Amarillo, TX (106.3 miles , pop. 173,627).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (163.2 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (430.2 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Logan, NM (4.5 miles ),
San Jon, NM (4.8 miles ),
Logan-Nara Visa, NM (5.4 miles ),
House-Forrest, NM (5.4 miles ),
Conchas Dam, NM (5.5 miles ),
Newkirk, NM (5.6 miles),
Grady, NM (5.8 miles),
South Harding, NM (6.1 miles)

Latitude: 35.17 N, Longitude: 103.73 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +551 (+11.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,220 (83.5%)

Area code: 505

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

5.1%
New Mexico:

4.6%
Historical population in Tucumcari, NM
Historical housing units in Tucumcari, NM
Most common industries in Tucumcari, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (14.6%)
  • Educational services (13.6%)
  • Health care (7.4%)
  • Public administration (7.1%)
  • Construction (6.9%)
  • Social assistance (5.6%)
  • Gasoline stations (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.8%)
  • Educational services (9.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.0%)
  • Truck transportation (7.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.8%)
  • Public administration (5.7%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (20.1%)
  • Educational services (18.1%)
  • Health care (13.3%)
  • Public administration (8.5%)
  • Social assistance (6.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Tucumcari, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.3%)
  • Cashiers (6.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5.6%)

Average climate in Tucumcari, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Tucumcari-area historical tornado activity is significantly above New Mexico state average. It is 66% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/12/1963, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 9.1 miles away from the Tucumcari city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/3/1961, a category F2 tornado 12.9 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Tucumcari-area historical earthquake activity is below New Mexico state average. It is 32% 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 134.4 miles away from Tucumcari center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 225.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 199.3 miles away from Tucumcari center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 338.9 miles away from Tucumcari center
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 185.6 miles away from Tucumcari 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) earthquake occurred 146.6 miles away from Tucumcari 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 Quay County (5) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Tucumcari topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Tucumcari:

  • DR DAN C TRIGG MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 301 EAST MIEL DE LUNA AVENUE)
  • HELPING HAND HOSPICE (624 SOUTH 2ND STREET)
  • TUCUMCARI HOME HEALTH AGENCY (310 SOUTH 2ND)
  • LAUREL HILLS HEALTHCARE (1005 SOUTH MONROE STREET)

Airports located in Tucumcari:

College/University in Tucumcari:

  • Mesalands Community College (Full-time enrollment: 609; Location: 911 S Tenth Street; Public; Website: www.mesalands.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tucumcari:

  • Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus (about 72 miles; Portales, NM; Full-time enrollment: 4,263)
  • New Mexico Highlands University (about 90 miles; Las Vegas, NM; FT enrollment: 2,931)
  • West Texas A & M University (about 104 miles; Canyon, TX; FT enrollment: 6,820)
  • Amarillo College (about 107 miles; Amarillo, TX; FT enrollment: 6,622)
  • Santa Fe Community College (about 132 miles; Santa Fe, NM; FT enrollment: 3,047)
  • Wayland Baptist University (about 133 miles; Plainview, TX; FT enrollment: 5,526)
  • South Plains College (about 135 miles; Levelland, TX; FT enrollment: 7,007)

Public high school in Tucumcari:

  • TUCUMCARI HIGH (Students: 304, Location: 1100 SOUTH 7TH ST, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Tucumcari:

  • TUCUMCARI MIDDLE (Students: 245, Location: 914 SOUTH 4TH ST, Grades: 6-8)
  • TUCUMCARI ELEMENTARY (Location: 1701 SOUTH 9TH ST, Grades: PK-5)
See full list of schools located in Tucumcari

Library in Tucumcari:

  • TUCUMCARI PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $274,932; Location: 602 S. SECOND ST.; 30,621 books; 1,734 audio materials; 1,073 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 37 state licensed databases; 77 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • The following need to be changed. Thank you! College/University in Tucumcari: · MESALANDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 267; Location: 911 S TENTH ST; Public; Website: www.mesalands.edu) Public high schools in Tucumcari: · TUCUMCARI HIGH (Students: 321; Location: 1100 S 7TH ST; Grades: 09 - 12) Public primary/middle schools in Tucumcari: · TUCUMCARI ELEM (Students: 491; Location: 1701 S 9TH; Grades: PK - 05) · TUCUMCARI MIDDLE (Students: 280; Location: 914 S 4TH STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • Esperanza High School is now closed. There are only three regular public schools: Tucumcari Elementary School (Pre-K thru 5th); Tucumcari Middle School (5th thru 8th); Tucumcari High School (9th thru 12th).

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Tucumcari: Tucumcari Area Vocational School Library (A), Rural Bookmobile East Library (B), Tucumcari Historical Research Institute (C), Conservancy Fire District 1 Main Station (D), Tucumcari Fire Department Station 1 (E), Tucumcari Medical Services Department (F), Tucumcari Fire Department Station 2 (G), Quay County Courthouse Historic Site (H), Rock Island-Southern Pacific Passenger Depot Historic Site (I), Baca-Goodman House Historic Site (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Tucumcari include: First Baptist Church (A), First Christian Church (B), First Presbyterian Church (C), Full Gospel Grace Tabernacle (D), First Spanish Baptist Church (E), First Assembly of God Church (F), Church of God (G), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (H), Temple Baptist (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Tucumcari include: Tucumcari Metropolitan Park (1), Tucumcari Historical Marker (2), East Side Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Mesalands Community College's Dinosaur Museum (222 East Laughlin Avenue) (1), New Mexico State Government - Rural Book Mobile East (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; Po Box 1163) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Travelodge Motel (1214 East Route 66 Boulevard) (1), Americana Motel (406 East Route 66 Boulevard) (2), Pony Soldier Motel (1803 East Route 66 Boulevard) (3), Royal Palacio Motel (1620 East Route 66 Boulevard) (4), Econo Lodge Tucumcari (3400 East Tucumcari Boulevard) (5), Microtel Inn Tucumcari (2420 South 1st Street) (6), Pow Wow South Apartments (415 East Washington Avenue) (7), Budget Inns (824 West Route 66 Boulevard) (8), Branding Iron Restaurant & Lounge (3716 East Tucumcari Boulevard) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: New Mexico State Government - District Court Clerk (300 South 3) (1), Quay County Government - Magistrate Court (122 East Center Street) (2), Tucumcari Municipal Court (225 East Center Street) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Abel Cullum - Martial artist, Paul Brinegar - Actor, Danny Villanueva - Football player.

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

RAD WATER USERS COOP (Population served: 588, Purch groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (JUL-26-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-26-2007), St Public Notif requested (JUL-26-2007), St Public Notif received (AUG-20-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-18-2008)
LIBERTY MDWCA (Address: 4321 Quay Road 65 , Population served: 170, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-1996, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-12-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-12-2005), St Public Notif received (MAR-14-2005), St Compliance achieved (SEP-02-2010)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-1996, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-12-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-12-2005), St Public Notif received (MAR-14-2005), St Compliance achieved (SEP-02-2010)
HILLS VILLAGE WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 150, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-1996, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-13-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-13-2005), St Compliance achieved (OCT-17-2005)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-1996, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-13-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-13-2005), St Compliance achieved (OCT-17-2005)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
New Mexico:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

57.6%
Whole state:

65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.5%
Whole state:

8.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
18 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
4 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles in 2010

People in group quarters in Tucumcari in 2000:

  • 74 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 62 people in nursing homes
  • 12 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Banks with branches in Tucumcari (2011 data):

  • Citizens Bank: Tucumcari Branch at 211 East Main Street, branch established on 1948/03/15. Info updated 2010/06/01: Bank assets: $112.2 mil, Deposits: $99.4 mil, headquarters in Claude, TX, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Triple J Financial, Inc.
  • Tucumcari Federal Savings and Loan Association: Tucumcari Federal Savings And Loan A at 301 S First St, branch established on 1934/07/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $39.0 mil, Deposits: $27.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 1 total offices
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Tucumcari Branch at 302 South First Street, branch established on 1901/01/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • The First National Bank of New Mexico: Tucumcari Branch at 101 East Tucumcari Boulevard, branch established on 1920/01/08. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $179.4 mil, Deposits: $161.1 mil, headquarters in Clayton, NM, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Union Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Tucumcari:

Marital status in Tucumcari, NM
  • Never married: 38.1%
  • Now married: 31.7%
  • Separated: 4.5%
  • Widowed: 10.6%
  • Divorced: 15.1%

For population 25 years and over in Tucumcari:

  • High school or higher: 82.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
New Mexico average:

12.7

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Tucumcari, NM (based on Quay County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,29919
Catholic3,5105
Mainline Protestant6556
Other2702
None307-
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: 2
This county:

2.23 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Quay County:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
This county:

13.41 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Quay County:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Quay County:

6.8%
State:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

25.8%
State:

22.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Tucumcari:

48.6%
New Mexico:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Tucumcari:

45.4%
New Mexico:

47.6%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.8
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.7%
New Mexico:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Tucumcari:

11.9%
New Mexico:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
New Mexico:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.9%
State:

34.5%

General health condition:
This city:

53.1%
New Mexico:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

78.1%
New Mexico:

80.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Tucumcari, NM Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 15$48,985$39,1880$0
Parks and Recreation 12$21,177$21,1776$4,399
Water Supply 10$22,773$27,3280$0
Health 9$19,012$25,3494$3,830
Police - Other 8$14,373$21,5600$0
Solid Waste Management 7$14,373$24,6390$0
Other Government Administration 7$27,580$47,2809$3,715
Financial Administration 7$13,350$22,8861$1,063
Sewerage 5$12,905$30,9720$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 5$12,983$31,1590$0
Welfare 4$8,639$25,9177$7,815
Streets and Highways 4$6,452$19,3560$0
Other and Unallocable 4$9,963$29,8891$664
Local Libraries 3$5,624$22,4961$664
Airports 2$5,167$31,0020$0
Judicial and Legal 2$3,241$19,4460$0
Firefighters 1$2,980$35,7600$0
Totals for Government 105$249,577$28,52329$22,150

Tucumcari government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $2,669,000 ($543.03)
    Regular Highways: $429,000 ($87.28)
    Public Welfare - Other: $106,000 ($21.57)
    Sewerage: $93,000 ($18.92)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $76,000 ($15.46)
    Housing and Community Development: $46,000 ($9.36)
    Local Fire Protection: $28,000 ($5.70)
    Health - Other: $25,000 ($5.09)
    Parks and Recreation: $11,000 ($2.24)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,338,000 ($272.23)
    Water Utilities: $1,249,000 ($254.12)
    Housing and Community Development: $852,000 ($173.35)
    Central Staff Services: $703,000 ($143.03)
    Health - Other: $669,000 ($136.11)
    Parks and Recreation: $626,000 ($127.37)
    General - Other: $586,000 ($119.23)
    Sewerage: $554,000 ($112.72)
    Solid Waste Management: $549,000 ($111.70)
    Regular Highways: $541,000 ($110.07)
    Public Welfare - Other: $439,000 ($89.32)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $354,000 ($72.02)
    Financial Administration: $290,000 ($59.00)
    Air Transportation: $254,000 ($51.68)
    Libraries: $186,000 ($37.84)
    Local Fire Protection: $147,000 ($29.91)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $111,000 ($22.58)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $252,000 ($51.27)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $441,000 ($89.73)
    Public Welfare - Other: $130,000 ($26.45)
    Health - Other: $109,000 ($22.18)
    Police Protection: $39,000 ($7.93)
    Financial Administration: $34,000 ($6.92)
    Parks and Recreation: $23,000 ($4.68)
    Central Staff Services: $12,000 ($2.44)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,000 ($1.42)
    Libraries: $5,000 ($1.02)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,801,000 ($773.35)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($1.22)

Tucumcari government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,017,000 ($206.92)
    Solid Waste Management: $933,000 ($189.83)
    Hospital Public: $325,000 ($66.12)
    Air Transportation: $237,000 ($48.22)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $207,000 ($42.12)
    Parks and Recreation: $19,000 ($3.87)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $102,000 ($20.75)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $90,000 ($18.31)
    General Revenue - Other: $86,000 ($17.50)
    Donations From Private Sources: $70,000 ($14.24)
    Fines and Forfeits: $68,000 ($13.84)
    Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($1.83)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,408,000 ($286.47)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $2,549,000 ($518.62)
    Public Welfare: $1,066,000 ($216.89)
    Other: $526,000 ($107.02)
    Highways: $330,000 ($67.14)
    General Local Government Support: $267,000 ($54.32)
    Housing and Community Development: $250,000 ($50.86)
    Sewerage: $20,000 ($4.07)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,099,000 ($630.52)
    Other Selective Sales: $606,000 ($123.30)
    Property: $416,000 ($84.64)
    Public Utilities Sales: $177,000 ($36.01)
    Motor Vehicle License: $23,000 ($4.68)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $15,000 ($3.05)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $5,000 ($1.02)

Tucumcari government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,528,000 ($1531.64)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,519,000 ($1529.81)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $372,000 ($75.69)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $363,000 ($73.86)

Tucumcari government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,101,000 ($1444.76)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $253,000 ($51.48)

5.56% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($35,663 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.56%
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 Curry County, NM  0.68% ($23,800 average AGI)
Businesses in Tucumcari, NM
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1La Quinta1
Alco Stores1McDonald's1
Arby's1Motel 61
Best Western1Nike1
Circle K2Quality1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Days Inn1Rodeway Inn1
Dennys1SONIC Drive-In1
Econo Lodge1Super 81
FedEx4Travelodge1
Holiday Inn1True Value1
KFC1U-Haul1
Kmart1UPS1

Strongest AM radio stations in Tucumcari:

  • KTNM (1400 AM; 1 kW; TUCUMCARI, NM; Owner: QUAY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KIJN (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FARWELL, TX; Owner: METROPOLITIAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KNMX (540 AM; 5 kW; LAS VEGAS, NM; Owner: SANGRE DE CRISTO B/DCASTING CO, INC)
  • KGNC (710 AM; 10 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Tucumcari:

  • KQAY-FM (92.7 FM; TUCUMCARI, NM; Owner: QUAY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • K288EQ (105.5 FM; CONCHAS DAM, NM; Owner: CONCHAS TELEVISION ASSOCIATION)
  • K202CX (88.3 FM; CONCHAS, NM; Owner: EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY)
  • K280EM (103.9 FM; TUCUMCARI, NM; Owner: EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY)
  • K211DW (90.1 FM; TUCUMCARI, NM; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING SYSTEM)

TV broadcast stations around Tucumcari:

  • K32FE (Channel 32; TUCUMCARI, NM; Owner: EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY)
  • K35FP (Channel 35; TUCUMCARI, NM; Owner: UHF-TV ASSOCIATION)
  • K44CJ (Channel 44; TUCUMCARI, NM; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • K38FP (Channel 38; TUCUMCARI, NM; Owner: UHF TV ASSOCIATION)
  • K48EH (Channel 48; TUCUMCARI, NM; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • K40DK (Channel 40; TUCUMCARI, NM; Owner: UHF TV ASSOCIATION)
  • K42CR (Channel 42; TUCUMCARI, NM; Owner: UHF TV ASSOCIATION)
  • K46BU (Channel 46; TUCUMCARI, NM; Owner: UHF TV ASSOCIATION)
  • K50CX (Channel 50; TUCUMCARI, NM; Owner: UHF TV ASSOCIATION)
  • K52CR (Channel 52; FORREST, ETC., NM; Owner: KOAT HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K61AF (Channel 61; FORREST/McALLISTER, NM; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)
Tucumcari fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Tucumcari fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 56Number of bridges
  • 495ft / 151mTotal length
  • $1,356,000Total costs
  • 338,151Total average daily traffic
  • 121,934Total average daily truck traffic
  • 396,472Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Tucumcari, NM - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 151970-1979
  • 321980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Tucumcari, NM

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Tucumcari, NM)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

27 (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 Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Tucumcari)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7
  • Aircraft: BEECH V35 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 50BD , Serial Number: D-8175, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 05/17/1966
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, 7265 Quay Road Ac, Tucumcari, NM 88401
  • Aircraft: SENSENIG-BELISLE VICKIE L CHALLENGER 2P (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503 DCDI (52 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 608VS , Serial Number: VS-CH2-101506, Year manufactured: 2015, Airworthiness Date: 01/13/2016, Certificate Issue Date: 08/23/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Vicki L Sensenig, 3681 Quay Road 63.2, Tucumcari, NM 88401
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182Q (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 112 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 97852 , Serial Number: 18267222, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 09/04/1979, Certificate Issue Date: 02/05/1997
    Registrant (Individual): Peter A Nussbickel, 4173 Quay Road 66, Tucumcari, NM 88401
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9929P , Serial Number: 18-7709009, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 10/18/1976, Certificate Issue Date: 06/04/2013
    Registrant (Individual): Lesa M Floeck, 3705 Quay Road 64.5, Tucumcari, NM 88401
  • Aircraft: TYLER TIM P CHALLENGER II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503 (52 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 138TT , Serial Number: CH2-0900-W-2006, Year manufactured: 2000, Airworthiness Date: 07/13/2013, Certificate Issue Date: 12/31/2014
    Registrant (Individual): Bob Mcclelland, 511 S 2nd St, Tucumcari, NM 88401
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 10/20/2016
  • Aircraft: ENGINEERING & RESEARCH ERCOUPE 415-C (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C75 SERIES (75 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3250H , Serial Number: 3875, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 06/07/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 09/15/2000
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Stanley E Jennings, Po Box 831, Tucumcari, NM 88401, Other Owners: Ruby Jennings
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 07/14/2017
  • Aircraft: STINSON 108-1 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 84 mph), Engine: FRANKLIN 6A4150 SERIES (150 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8334K , Serial Number: 108-1334, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 08/08/1957, Certificate Issue Date: 10/18/2000
    Registrant (Individual): Stanley E Jennings, Po Box 831, Tucumcari, NM 88401
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 07/18/2017

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 63. The highest number of reported fires - 127 took place in 2018, and the least - 0 in 2003. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Tucumcari, NM When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (59.1%), and Structure Fires (23.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Tucumcari, NM
    • 63059.1%Outside Fires
    • 25123.5%Structure Fires
    • 12311.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 625.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Tucumcari, NM

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Tucumcari, New Mexico:

  • Quality Inn, 3716 E Tucumcari Blvd, Tucumcari, New Mexico 88401 , Phone: (800) 335-3780, Fax: (505) 461-3931
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 3604 E Tucumcari Blvd, Tucumcari, New Mexico 88401 , Phone: (575) 461-9611
  • Hampton Inn, 3409 E Rt 66 Blvd, Tucumcari, New Mexico 88401 , Phone: (505) 461-1111, Fax: (505) 461-0000
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 2624 S Adams St, Tucumcari, New Mexico 88401 , Phone: (505) 461-3333, Fax: (505) 461-3336
  • Econo Lodge, 3400 E Rt 66 Blvd, Tucumcari, New Mexico 88401 , Phone: (505) 461-4194
  • Days Inn Tucumcari, 2623 S First St, Tucumcari, New Mexico 88401 , Phone: (575) 461-3158, Fax: (575) 461-4871
  • Tristar Inn Xpress, 1302 Rt 66 Blvd, Tucumcari, New Mexico 88401 , Phone: (575) 461-3140, Fax: (575) 461-3143
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites, 2615 S Adam St, Tucumcari, New Mexico 88401 , Phone: (575) 461-2233, Fax: (575) 461-7988
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, 1901 S Mountain Rd, Tucumcari, New Mexico 88401 , Phone: (888) 236-2427
All 9 fire-safe hotels and motels in Tucumcari, New Mexico
Most common first names in Tucumcari, NM among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary7677.1 years
James5473.3 years
John4876.6 years
William3874.6 years
Robert3570.9 years
Charles3474.9 years
George2972.6 years
Jose2872.2 years
Juan2573.4 years
Dorothy2174.9 years
Most common last names in Tucumcari, NM among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Martinez6969.9 years
Smith4280.2 years
Garcia3576.0 years
Lopez2967.9 years
Romero2872.1 years
Aragon2670.9 years
Sandoval2568.6 years
Lucero2076.2 years
White1972.3 years
Gutierrez1968.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Tucumcari, NM
  • 64.0%Utility gas
  • 30.8%Electricity
  • 4.3%Wood
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Tucumcari, NM
  • 51.6%Electricity
  • 48.2%Utility gas
  • 0.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Tucumcari compared to New Mexico state average:

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

Tucumcari on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: real estate and rental and leasing (population 5,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of burglaries per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of murders per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: food preparation and serving related occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage population decrease from 2000 (population 5,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest house values disparities (population 5,000+)"
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