Twin Lakes, New Mexico

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Population in 2010: 1,052.
Population change since 2000: -1.6%
Males: 553  (52.6%)
Females: 499  (47.4%)
Median resident age:

38.5 years
New Mexico median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 87375.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $25,319 (it was $19,618 in 2000)
Twin Lakes:

$25,319
NM:

$46,744

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $11,956 (it was $8,233 in 2000)

Twin Lakes CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $52,383 (it was $16,200 in 2000)
Twin Lakes:

$52,383
NM:

$171,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $65,834; detached houses: $80,758; mobile homes: $51,072

Median gross rent in 2017: $476.

March 2019 cost of living index in Twin Lakes: 83.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 40.6%
(50.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 41.1% for American Indian residents)
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  • Races in Twin Lakes, NM (2010)
    • 1,02997.8%American Indian alone
    • 111.0%Hispanic
    • 80.8%Two or more races
    • 40.4%White alone

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

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Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 6375 feet

Land area: 9.00 square miles.

Population density: 117 people per square mile   (very low).

Twin Lakes, New Mexico map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $184 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rio Rancho, NM (121.4 miles , pop. 51,765).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (128.2 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (240.6 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Yah-ta-hey, NM (2.2 miles ),
Rock Springs, NM (2.6 miles ),
Nakaibito, NM (2.6 miles ),
Brimhall Nizhoni, NM (3.1 miles ),
Reservation, NM (3.1 miles ),
Tohatchi, NM (3.3 miles ),
Gallup, NM (3.5 miles ),
Church Rock, NM (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 35.69 N, Longitude: 108.77 W

Area code: 505

Distribution of median household income in Twin Lakes, NM in 2017
Distribution of house value in Twin Lakes, NM in 2017

Twin Lakes satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.6%
New Mexico:

4.6%
Most common industries in Twin Lakes, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (16.6%)
  • Construction (10.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.7%)
  • Health care (9.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (7.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.9%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (21.4%)
  • Public administration (15.7%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (12.1%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (7.9%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (7.9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.1%)
  • Public administration (17.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (14.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (9.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (8.7%)
  • Educational services (6.7%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (6.0%)
Most common occupations in Twin Lakes, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Cashiers (15.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.7%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8.0%)
  • Art and design workers (6.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (16.4%)
  • Art and design workers (13.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12.1%)
  • Cashiers (10.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10.0%)
  • Electricians (7.9%)
  • Engineers (5.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (21.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9.4%)
  • Customer service representatives (8.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.7%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.4%)

Average climate in Twin Lakes, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM10
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2009 was 46.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

46.6
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 24.0. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 11.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.0
U.S.:

19.6

Earthquake activity:

Twin Lakes-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 452.3 miles away from Twin Lakes 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 441.3 miles away from Twin Lakes center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 430.4 miles away from Twin Lakes center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 450.8 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 440.2 miles away from the city center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 579.0 miles away from Twin Lakes center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
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 (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Fires: 2, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Twin Lakes topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Twin Lakes:

  • RED ROCKS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; GALLUP, NM)
  • MCKINLEY CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; GALLUP, NM)
  • GALLUP INDIAN MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; GALLUP, NM)
  • RED ROCKS DIALYSIS- GALLUP (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; GALLUP, NM)

Amtrak station near Twin Lakes:

  • 12 miles: GALLUP (210 E HWY 66) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Twin Lakes:

  • San Juan College (about 82 miles; Farmington, NM; Full-time enrollment: 5,112)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 121 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 128 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 2,335)
  • Central New Mexico Community College (about 129 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 19,398)
  • University of New Mexico-Main Campus (about 129 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 167 miles; Flagstaff, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,090)

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McKinley County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

3.6 people
New Mexico:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

77.3%
Whole state:

65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.3%
Whole state:

8.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households
12 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

For population 15 years and over in Twin Lakes:

Marital status in Twin Lakes, NM
  • Never married: 60.2%
  • Now married: 26.6%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 5.9%

For population 25 years and over in Twin Lakes:

  • High school or higher: 81.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.9%
  • Unemployed: 21.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.7
New Mexico average:

12.7

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Twin Lakes, NM (based on McKinley County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
McKinley County:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.14 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

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

11.4%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

32.8%
New Mexico:

22.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.0%
New Mexico:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Twin Lakes:

44.1%
New Mexico:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Twin Lakes:

42.6%
State:

47.6%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.2
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Twin Lakes:

30.9%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Twin Lakes:

10.0%
New Mexico:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Twin Lakes:

6.5
New Mexico:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.1%
New Mexico:

34.5%

General health condition:
Twin Lakes:

50.2%
State:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

80.2%
New Mexico:

80.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Twin Lakes, NM Residents

6.31% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($29,861 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.31%
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 San Juan County, NM  1.55% ($26,402 average AGI)
from Apache County, AZ  1.20% ($26,437)
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.74% ($21,866)


8.34% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($30,733 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.34%
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 San Juan County, NM  1.98% ($26,792 average AGI)
to Apache County, AZ  1.66% ($26,230)
to Bernalillo County, NM  1.32% ($28,739)

Strongest AM radio stations in Twin Lakes:

  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KGAK (1330 AM; 5 kW; GALLUP, NM; Owner: KRJG, INC.)
  • KTHR (1230 AM; 1 kW; GALLUP, NM; Owner: MILLENNIUM MEDIA, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KENN (1390 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFLT (830 AM; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FAMILY LIFE B/CING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • KNDN (960 AM; 5 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: BASIN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KKIM (1000 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: AGM-NEVADA, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Twin Lakes:

  • 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.)
  • KWRK (96.1 FM; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KXTC (99.9 FM; THOREAU, NM; Owner: KXTC, L.L.C.)
  • KWIM (102.7 FM; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • K289AD (105.7 FM; CHINLE, AZ; Owner: PROCLAIMING CHRIST'S LOVE MINISTRIES)
  • KFMQ (106.1 FM; GALLUP, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Twin Lakes:

  • K08HQ (Channel 8; CHINLE, AZ; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)
  • K48GK (Channel 48; GALLUP, NM; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • K23FE (Channel 23; GALLUP, NM; Owner: REGENTS OF THE UNIV. OF NEW MEXICO)
  • K46FN (Channel 46; GALLUP, NM; Owner: CITY OF GALLUP, NEW MEXICO)
  • K39EW (Channel 39; GALLUP, NM; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)

Twin Lakes fatal accident list:

Dec 3, 2016 07:05 PM, Us-491, Lat: 35.709583, Lon: -108.774800, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Dec 19, 2014 07:03 AM, Us-491, Watson Road, Lat: 35.691369, Lon: -108.774394, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Jul 29, 2013 11:36 PM, Us-491, Lat: 35.663767, Lon: -108.771108, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 18, 2009 10:51 PM, Us-491, Lat: 35.660017, Lon: -108.769542, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Aug 2, 2008 01:30 AM, Us-491, Lat: 35.662250, Lon: -108.770140, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 36ft / 11.4mTotal length
  • $629,000Total costs
  • 11,104Total average daily traffic
  • 1,095Total average daily truck traffic
  • 13,742Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Twin Lakes Elementary School (Lat: 35.713639 Lon: -108.769806), Call Sign: KCI990,
    Assigned Frequencies: 45.2000 MHz, Grant Date: 03/05/1997, Expiration Date: 05/19/2002, Cancellation Date: 09/22/2002, Registrant: County Of Mc Kinley, Gallup, NM 87301, Phone: (505) 722-7711
  • Twin Lakes Elementary (Lat: 35.713639 Lon: -108.769806), Type: Bant, Structure height: 12 m, Overall height: 14 m, Call Sign: WPWN513, Licensee ID: L00060229,
    Assigned Frequencies: 45.2000 MHz, Grant Date: 12/26/2002, Expiration Date: 06/26/2003, Cancellation Date: 09/07/2003, Certifier: Ben Chavez, Registrant: Mc Kinley County Of Gallup Mc Kinley County Schools

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Twin Lakes, Lat: 35.653944 Lon: -108.774000, Type: Ltower, Structure height: 42.7 m, Call Sign: WQTD921,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11405.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 19425.0 MHz, 19475.0 MHz, 11525.0 MHz, 19525.0 MHz, Grant Date: 01/14/2014, Expiration Date: 01/14/2024, Certifier: Justin E Hinkle, Registrant: Lukas, Lafuria, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Tysons, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8678, Fax: (703) 584-8696, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Twin Lakes, NM
  • 70.4%Wood
  • 9.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.4%Utility gas
  • 5.6%Electricity
  • 5.1%Other fuel
  • 1.9%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Twin Lakes, NM
  • 55.0%Wood
  • 27.5%Electricity
  • 17.5%Utility gas


Twin Lakes compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Median household income below 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.
  • Median age 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 below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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