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Population in 2010: 270. Population change since 2000: +11.6%
Males: 165  (61.4%)
Females: 105  (38.6%)

Median resident age:  42.0 years
New Mexico median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 87579.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,789 (it was $16,875 in 2000)
Vadito:

$32,789
NM:

$42,558
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,797

Vadito CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $103,375 (it was $107,500 in 2000)
Vadito:

$103,375
NM:

$157,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $128,538; Detached houses: $188,583; Mobile homes: $77,071

Median gross rent in 2012: $833.

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  • Hispanic - 249 (92.2%)
  • White alone - 16 (5.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.7%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.7%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.4%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Vadito: 91.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 7460 feet

Land area: 0.86 square miles.

Population density: 315 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Vadito:

  • High school or higher: 80.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 20.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 42.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Vadito CDP:

  • Never married: 37.2%
  • Now married: 41.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 14.2%

5 residents are foreign born

This place:  1.6%
New Mexico:  9.3%



According to our research of New Mexico and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Vadito, New Mexico as of December 22, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Vadito to the number of sex offenders is 135 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $280 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $263 (0.2%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Santa Fe, NM (39.8 miles , pop. 62,203).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (91.5 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (407.5 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Penasco, NM (1.3 miles ), Picuris, NM (1.5 miles) , Picuris Pueblo, NM (1.6 miles) , Rio Lucio, NM (1.7 miles ), Chamisal, NM (2.1 miles ), Dixon, NM (3.2 miles) , Talpa, NM (3.3 miles ), Ranchos de Taos, NM (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 36.19 N, Longitude: 105.67 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 505

Vadito household income distribution Vadito home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.7%
New Mexico:

7.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Public administration (20%)
  • Utilities (14%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Public administration (22%)
  • Information (14%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Retail trade (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Carpenters (18%)
  • Engineers (9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Construction laborers (9%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (24%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (14%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (14%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (14%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Occupational and physical therapist assistants and aides (10%)
  • Cashiers (10%)

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Average climate in Vadito, New Mexico

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Earthquake activity:

Vadito-area historical earthquake activity is above New Mexico state average. It is 54% smaller 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 71.1 miles away from the city 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 74.3 miles away from Vadito center
On 8/1/2004 at 06:50:47, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 56.7 miles away from the city center
On 3/22/2004 at 12:09:56, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 64.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 88.0 miles away from Vadito center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 70.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Taos County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Snows: 2, Fires: 2, Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Vadito:

  • TAOS DIALYSIS (DCI) (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; TAOS, NM)
  • TAOS LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; TAOS, NM)
  • HOLY CROSS HOSPITAL A DIV OF TAOS HEALTH SYSTEMS (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 14 miles away; TAOS, NM)

Political contributions by individuals in Vadito, NM

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Vadito:

  • New Mexico Highlands University (about 49 miles; Las Vegas, NM; Full-time enrollment: 2,197)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 86 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 5,120)
  • Adams State College (about 90 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,076)
  • University of New Mexico-Main Campus (about 94 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 19,438)
  • Central New Mexico Community College (about 94 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 8,765)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 144 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • San Juan College (about 145 miles; Farmington, NM; FT enrollment: 3,028)

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Notable locations in Vadito: Lauriano Cordova Memorial Musuem (A), Laureano Cordova Mill Historic Site (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Tres Ritos Lodge (4917 State Highway 518).

 
Taos County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Vadito and their reported violations in the past:

SIPAPU LODGE AND CAFE (Population served: 273, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between APR-2004 and JUN-2004, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-03-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-03-2004)
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 14.6%
(25.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.3% for American Indian residents, 16.2% for other race residents, 50.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
New Mexico:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  68.5%
Whole state:  65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  10.2%
Whole state:  8.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Vadito, NM

Vadito compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Vadito travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (80%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18%)

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Religion statistics for Vadito CDP (based on Taos County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 69.80%
Here69.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionLDS (Mormon) ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Jewish
Adherents85.7%3.1%2.2%1.7%1.4%
Congregations50.0%7.4%4.4%4.4%-
NameAssemblies of GodPentecostal Church of GodChurches of ChristEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents1.2%0.9%0.9%0.8%2.2%
Congregations7.4%2.9%4.4%1.5%17.6%
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: 7
Taos County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Taos County:

0.63 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Taos County:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 55
Here:

17.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.9%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Taos County:

15.7%
New Mexico:

22.1%

7.16% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($47,143 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.16%
New Mexico average:

7.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.75% ($33,872 average AGI)
from Rio Arriba County, NM  0.31% ($23,306)
from Santa Fe County, NM  0.25% ($51,276)


6.58% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,238 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.58%
New Mexico average:

7.42%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Bernalillo County, NM  1.18% ($26,276 average AGI)
to Santa Fe County, NM  0.36% ($42,098)
to Rio Arriba County, NM  0.32% ($25,167)

Strongest AM radio stations in Vadito:

  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KDCE (950 AM; 4 kW; ESPANOLA, NM; Owner: RICHARD L. GARCIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSWV (810 AM; 5 kW; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: LA VOZ BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KNMX (540 AM; 5 kW; LAS VEGAS, NM; Owner: SANGRE DE CRISTO B/DCASTING CO, INC)
  • KTRC (1260 AM; 5 kW; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: AGM NEVADA, LLC)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KKIM (1000 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: AGM-NEVADA, LLC)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • 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.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Vadito:

  • KTAO (101.9 FM; TAOS, NM; Owner: TAOS COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KBOM (94.7 FM; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: AGM NEVADA, LLC)
  • KKIT (99.1 FM; ANGEL FIRE, NM; Owner: DMC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K216CT (91.1 FM; EAGLE NEST, NM; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO)
  • KQBA (107.5 FM; LOS ALAMOS, NM; Owner: HUTTON MEDIA, L.L.C.)
  • KSFQ (101.1 FM; WHITE ROCK, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K244DO (96.7 FM; ALAMOSA, ETC., CO; Owner: SAN LUIS VALLEY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KZNM (106.7 FM; LOS ALAMOS, NM; Owner: AGM NEVADA, LLC)
  • KTZO (103.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLYT (88.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CONNECTION COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KFLQ (91.5 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING SYSTEM)

TV broadcast stations around Vadito:

  • K44CZ (Channel 44; PENASCO, NM; Owner: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO)
  • K06FT (Channel 6; PENASCO, NM; Owner: PENASCO SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE)
  • K11IZ (Channel 11; PENASCO, NM; Owner: PENASCO SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE)
  • W11AH (Channel 11; TRYON & COLUMBUS, NC; Owner: PULITZER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K36EY (Channel 36; GALLINA, NM; Owner: KOAT HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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  • Lat: 36.187528 Lon: -105.649167, Call Sign: WPZV730
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.835 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/24/2004, Expiration Date: 03/24/2014, Certifier: James H Coleman
    Registrant: New Mexico Radio Sales, 1220 Rockrose Rd Ne, Albuquerque, NM 87122-1115, Phone: (505) 821-8558, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: W5TJT
    Grant Date: 04/09/1991, Expiration Date: 04/09/2001, Cancellation Date: 04/10/2003
    Registrant: Vaughn D Nogle, Hc65 Box 35, Vadito, NM 87579
  • Call Sign: KF5TVE, Licensee ID: L01766055
    Grant Date: 02/13/2013, Expiration Date: 02/13/2023, Certifier: David G Hamilton
    Registrant: David G Hamilton, 4919 State Highway 518, Vadito, NM 87579

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: RAVEN CA-50 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 60 mph), Engine: None
    N-Number: 11979 , Serial Number: 107, Year manufactured: 1963, Airworthiness Date: 04/11/1978
    Registrant (Individual): Paul E Yost, Hc 65 Box 28b, Vadito, NM 87579



Most common first names in Vadito, NM among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Jose872.9 years
Maria676.3 years
Juan385.0 years
Abran293.0 years
Gilbert262.0 years
Edward263.5 years
Alberto258.5 years
Joe270.4 years
Jubencio268.0 years
Ruth271.0 years
Most common last names in Vadito, NM among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Romero2473.8 years
Martinez1574.7 years
Gonzales888.4 years
Mascarenas886.6 years
Barela576.6 years
Lujan570.0 years
Fernandez579.6 years
Rodarte576.6 years
Borrego461.3 years
Montoya468.2 years

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  • #86 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Kerry (Democrat) in the 2004 Presidential Election"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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