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Colfax County, New Mexico (NM)

County population in 2016: 12,705 (48% urban, 52% rural); it was 14,189 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,207
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,004
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,233
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,800 (it was 1,588 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

31%

Land area: 3757 sq. mi.

Water area: 11.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 3 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Colfax County: 85.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (26.4%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (19.0%), Educational, health and social services (16.5%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (12.6%), Public administration (12.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 46%
  • Government: 14%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 37%
  • Unpaid family work: 4%
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Races in Colfax County, New Mexico:

  • Hispanic or Latino (49.8%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (46.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (1.1%)
  • Asian alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  48.9 years
New Mexico median age:  37.7 years
Males: 6,422  (50.6%)
Females: 6,283  (49.4%)
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Colfax County,NM real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Colfax County:

2.0 people
New Mexico:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $33,461 ($30,744 in 1999)

This county:

$33,461
New Mexico:

$46,748

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $459 (lower quartile is $351, upper quartile is $598)
This county:

$459
State:

$682


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $114,638 (it was $73,900 in 2000)
Colfax:

$114,638
New Mexico:

$167,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $61,899 - $210,371
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $947
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $333

Institutionalized population: 396

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 1
  • Burglaries: 6
  • Thefts: 6
  • Auto thefts: 2

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 2
  • Burglaries: 2
  • Thefts: 7
  • Auto thefts: 0
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2003: 68 buildings, average cost: $220,500
  • 2004: 65 buildings, average cost: $232,900
  • 2005: 72 buildings, average cost: $319,100
  • 2006: 40 buildings, average cost: $349,100
  • 2007: 23 buildings, average cost: $360,800
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $360,800
  • 2009: 13 buildings, average cost: $440,200
  • 2010: 13 buildings, average cost: $421,900
  • 2011: 11 buildings, average cost: $423,500
  • 2012: 11 buildings, average cost: $423,200
  • 2013: 14 buildings, average cost: $402,800
  • 2014: 13 buildings, average cost: $433,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $651 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $523 (0.5%)

Colfax County household income distribution in 2009 Colfax County home values distribution Colfax County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 20.3%
Colfax County:

20.3%
New Mexico:

19.8%
(15.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.0% for Black residents, 24.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 47.0% for American Indian residents, 14.6% for other race residents, 25.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 48.9 years old
(Males: 48.0 years old, Females: 50.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 58.6 years old, Black residents: 33.0 years old, American Indian residents: 59.6 years old, Asian residents: 28.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 39.1 years old, Other race residents: 46.2 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Colfax County is $431 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $485 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $612 a month.

Cities in this county include: Raton, Springer, Angel Fire, Cimarron, Eagle Nest, Maxwell, Ute Park.

Colfax County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Colfax County: Lobo Hall (A), Questa Ranger Station (B), Santa Barbara Campground (C), Sipapu Ski Area (D), Upper La Junta Campground (E), Urraca Ranch (F), Wissmath Craters (G), Borrego Crossing (H), Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski Area (I), Orilla Verde (J), Rio Grande Wild River (K), Lawrence Ranch (L), New Buffalo Area (M), Italianos Campground (N), Cebolia Mesa Campground (O), Rio Costilla Ski Area (P), Cabresto Lake Campground (Q), Red River Ski Area (R), Santa Barbara Campground (S), Pina Game Water Unit (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Colfax County include: Saint Edwin Chapel (A), Saint Michael Church (B), Saint Josephs Church (C), San Acacio Church (D), Chapel of Santa Cruz de Ojo Caliente Historic Site (E), Church of Christ (F), Chapel of San Miguel del Valle Historic Site (G), Nueva Vida Spanish Assembly of God (H), Bethel Deleverance Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Ojo Caliente Cemetery (1), San Pedro Cemetery (2), Los Dolores Cemetery (3), Peñas Negras Cemetery (4), Veterans Cemetery (5), Latir Cemetery (6), Rio Lucio Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Blue Lake (A), Fawn Lakes (B), Water Bird Lake (C), Waterbird Lake (D), Pioneer Lake (E), La Cueva Lake (F), Lake Number One (G), Lake Number Two (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Agua Piedra Creek (A), Cañada los Moras (B), Costilla Creek (C), Lobo Creek (D), Midnight Creek (E), Vidal Creek (F), Ute Creek (G), Tienditas Creek (H), Springwagon Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Colfax County include: Columbine Hondo Wilderness Study Area (1), D H Lawrence Ranch University of New Mexico Historical Marker (2), Pilar Historical Marker (3), Las Trampas Historical Marker (4), Rio Grande Rift Historical Marker (5), Palo Flechado Pass Historical Marker (6), Rio Grande Gorge Historical Marker (7), Pueblo of Picuris Historical Marker (8), Pueblo Revolt Tricentennial Historical Marker (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Craig County, Virginia , Franklin County, North Carolina , Woods County, Oklahoma , Southampton County, Virginia , Muhlenberg County, Kentucky .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.3%
New Mexico:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 324
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 22.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 446 (40.6% naturalized citizens)

Colfax County:

3.5%
Whole state:

9.5%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 83
  • 2000 to 2009: 82
  • 1990 to 1999: 109
  • 1980 to 1989: 53
  • 1970 to 1979: 37
  • Before 1970: 113
Note: State values scaled to Colfax County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 93.6%

Colfax County marital status for males Colfax County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,661
  • One, attached: 159
  • Two: 239
  • 3 or 4: 291
  • 5 to 9: 409
  • 10 to 19: 287
  • 20 to 49: 134
  • 50 or more: 4
  • Mobile homes: 1,932

Housing units in Colfax County with a mortgage: 1,340 (37 second mortgage, 35 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,357

Here:

33.3% with mortgage
State:

54.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Colfax County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,4269
Evangelical Protestant2,25617
Mainline Protestant1,1299
Other4642
None6,475-
Colfax County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Colfax County:

3.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Colfax County:

10.62 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 28
This county:

21.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Colfax County:

6.7%
New Mexico:

6.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Colfax County:

18.7%
State:

22.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.5%
State:

11.5%

Agriculture in Colfax County:

Average size of farms: 7804 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $72,303
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 95.71%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $71,658
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $54,774
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.27%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.77
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.12%

Earthquake activity:

Colfax County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below New Mexico state average. It is 85% 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 25.0 miles away from Colfax County 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 36.8 miles away from the county center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 39.9 miles away from the county 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 22.4 miles away from the county 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 32.3 miles away from Colfax County center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 28.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • New Mexico Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: September 15, 2014 to September 26, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4199: October 29, 2014, FEMA Id: 4199, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New Mexico Severe Storms, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: September 09, 2013 to September 22, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4152: October 29, 2013, FEMA Id: 4152, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • New Mexico Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 23, 2013 to July 29, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4148: September 30, 2013, FEMA Id: 4148, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New Mexico Track Fire, Incident Period: June 12, 2011 to July 28, 2011, Fire Management Assistance Declared: June 12, 2011, FEMA Id: 2918, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • New Mexico Rivera Mesa Fire, Incident Period: June 18, 2006, Fire Management Assistance Declared: June 21, 2006, FEMA Id: 2647, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • New Mexico Casa Fire, Incident Period: March 01, 2006 to March 07, 2006, Fire Management Assistance Declared: March 01, 2006, FEMA Id: 2631, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • New Mexico Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3229: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3229, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Mexico Turkey Fire, Incident Period: June 02, 2002 to July 14, 2002, Fire Management Assistance Declared: June 04, 2002, FEMA Id: 2414, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • New Mexico Ponil Fire, Incident Period: June 02, 2002 to June 16, 2002, Fire Management Assistance Declared: June 06, 2002, FEMA Id: 2416, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • New Mexico New Mexico Fire, Incident Period: May 05, 2000 to July 07, 2000, Emergency Declared EM-3154: May 10, 2000, FEMA Id: 3154, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Colfax County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 6, Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Accommodation and food services (22%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (59%)
  • Philippines (8%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • Ireland (5%)
  • Costa Rica (3%)
  • Germany (3%)
  • Indonesia (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Colfax County (%):

  • German (6%)
  • American (5%)
  • English (4%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Irish (2%)
  • European (2%)

Colfax County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,516 (72.5%)
  • Carpooled: 788 (16.3%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 64 (1.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 48 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 6 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 176 (3.6%)
  • Worked at home: 227 (4.7%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Colfax County, New Mexico in 2000:

  • 217 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 139 people in nursing homes
  • 19 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 11 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 10 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 9 people in halfway houses
  • 8 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 4 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 4 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 2 people in religious group quarters
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

People in group quarters in Colfax County, New Mexico in 2010:

  • 216 people in state prisons
  • 119 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 49 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 12 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 12 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $38,881.

6.12% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,876 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.12%
New Mexico average:

6.50%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
1.82% relocated from other counties in New Mexico ($9,300 average AGI)
4.31% relocated from other states ($33,576 average AGI)
Colfax County:

4.31%
New Mexico average:

3.76%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.46% ($31,364 average AGI)
from Las Animas County, CO  0.34% ($26,313)


7.24% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,159 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.24%
New Mexico average:

6.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.63% relocated to other counties in New Mexico ($10,392 average AGI)
4.61% relocated to other states ($21,767 average AGI)
Colfax County:

4.61%
New Mexico average:

3.71%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Bernalillo County, NM  0.67% ($24,875 average AGI)
to Taos County, NM  0.38% ($34,778)
to Las Animas County, CO  0.27% ($42,462)
to Sandoval County, NM  0.27% ($27,462)
to Pueblo County, CO  0.23% ($23,273)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.4

Births per 1000 population in Colfax County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Colfax County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 2.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Colfax County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 19.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Colfax County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Colfax County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,928 (2,430 aged, 498 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 442 (16%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Colfax County, New Mexico in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (106)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (101)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (100)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (99)
  • Unspecified dementia (97)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (93)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (54)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (53)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (50)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (48)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 24%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 21%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 7.23
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9,421
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 578
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 36,693

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 974
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 989

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 29
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 80

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 300.4. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 12,705
  • In family households: 9,353 (1,339 male householders, 1,678 female householders)
    2,296 spouses, 2,883 children (2,579 natural, 195 adopted, 114 stepchildren), 347 grandchildren, 199 brothers or sisters, 115 parents, 359 other relatives, 134 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,874 (1,272 male householders (1,143 living alone)), 1,095 female householders (908 living alone)), 506 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 507

Size of family households: 1,672 2-persons, 798 3-persons, 224 4-persons, 161 5-persons, 130 6-persons, 22 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,046 1-person, 265 2-persons, 53 4-persons.

1,113 married couples with children.
733 single-parent households (280 men, 453 women).

80.0% of residents of Colfax speak English at home.
19.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (79% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (49% speak English very well, 51% speak English well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (68% speak English very well, 32% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (86% speak English very well, 14% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $98,225,000 ($7,102 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $8,829,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $43,688,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $16,615,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $866,000
Federal grants: $28,258,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,448,000 ($2,755,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,351,000 ($2,676,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,453,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,660,000
Federal Government insurance: $3,662,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 813
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

74 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 704
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

36 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +35
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+15 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -554
Here -40 per 1000 residents
State +5 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Colfax County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.89 millions of gallons per day (24% from ground, 76% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.4

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 16
  • 2010 to 2013: 21
  • 2000 to 2009: 943
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,938
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,914
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,246
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,103
  • 1950 to 1959: 828
  • 1940 to 1949: 541
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,300
Note: State values scaled to Colfax population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Colfax County, New Mexico
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Colfax County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 21
  • 3 rooms: 141
  • 4 rooms: 395
  • 5 rooms: 1,017
  • 6 rooms: 907
  • 7 rooms: 485
  • 8 rooms: 313
  • 9+ rooms: 372
  • 1 room: 22
  • 2 rooms: 41
  • 3 rooms: 274
  • 4 rooms: 553
  • 5 rooms: 401
  • 6 rooms: 209
  • 7 rooms: 130
  • 8 rooms: 41
  • 9+ rooms: 20
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Colfax County, New Mexico
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Colfax County population
  • no bedroom: 6
  • 1 bedroom: 143
  • 2 bedrooms: 961
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,804
  • 4 bedrooms: 591
  • 5+ bedrooms: 128
  • no bedroom: 22
  • 1 bedroom: 272
  • 2 bedrooms: 682
  • 3 bedrooms: 594
  • 4 bedrooms: 75
  • 5+ bedrooms: 50
Cars and other vehicles available in Colfax County, New Mexico in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Colfax County population
  • no vehicle: 91
  • 1 vehicle: 997
  • 2 vehicles: 1,341
  • 3 vehicles: 723
  • 4 vehicles: 312
  • 5+ vehicles: 198
  • no vehicle: 388
  • 1 vehicle: 722
  • 2 vehicles: 360
  • 3 vehicles: 170
  • 4 vehicles: 22
  • 5+ vehicles: 32

84% of Colfax County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 49% lived in New Mexico.

Colfax County:

84.2%
State average:

85.9%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 7,104
  • Other state: 5,072
  • Northeast: 212
  • Midwest: 847
  • South: 1,881
  • West: 2,121

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Colfax County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (54.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16.7%)
  • Wood (16.2%)
  • Electricity (7.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.4%)
  • Solar energy (0.8%)
  • Other fuel (0.1%)
  • Utility gas (48.9%)
  • Electricity (28.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11.1%)
  • Wood (9.5%)
  • Other fuel (2.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 96
Here:

9.3%
New Mexico:

6.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 14
Here:

2.3%
New Mexico:

5.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 23
Here:

6.3%
New Mexico:

11.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Colfax County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Own Hospitals: $13,037,000
    Corrections - Other: $630,000
    Regular Highways: $630,000
    Police Protection: $501,000
    Financial Administration: $408,000
    Solid Waste Management: $269,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $259,000
    Central Staff Services: $242,000
    General Public Buildings: $221,000
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $165,000
    General - Other: $156,000
    Fire Protection: $125,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $52,000
    Air Transportation: $45,000
    Health Services - Other: $10,000
    Housing & Community Development: $6,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $32,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $76,000
    Welfare: $34,000
    Libraries: $4,000
    Health: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Corrections - Other: $244,000
    Regular Highways: $218,000
    Police Protection: $44,000
    Health - Other: $30,000
    Central Staff: $29,000
    Fire Protection: $26,000
    Financial Administration: $12,000
    General Public Building: $6,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $8,563,000

Colfax County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $1,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $13,451,000
    All Other: $184,000
    Solid Waste Management: $176,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $166,000
    Highways: $10,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $89,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $17,000
    Property Sale Other: $4,000
    Special Assessments: $1,000
    Rents: $1,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $516,000
    All Other: $316,000
    Highways: $311,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,677,000
    Total General Sales: $319,000
    Other Selective Sales: $90,000
    NEC: $32,000

Colfax County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $536,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $150,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $386,000

Colfax County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,523,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $536,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 385
  • Number of aged recipients: 51
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 334
  • Number of recipients under 18: 61
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 229
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 95
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 165
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 152
Colfax County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Colfax County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Colfax County, NM among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John10476.0 years
Mary10079.5 years
Joe6373.7 years
William5874.0 years
Jose5678.1 years
James5270.4 years
Charles4676.1 years
Frank4577.0 years
Robert4472.9 years
George4177.5 years
Most common last names in Colfax County, NM among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Martinez9376.3 years
Trujillo9077.8 years
Romero5272.2 years
Sanchez4778.7 years
Gonzales4477.4 years
Garcia4275.9 years
Montoya3874.0 years
Lopez3478.0 years
Smith3276.8 years
Vigil3072.9 years
Businesses in Colfax County, NM
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Arby's1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Microtel1
Best Western1Motel 61
Dairy Queen1Nike4
Dennys1Pizza Hut1
Econo Lodge1Quality1
FedEx1RadioShack1
Ford1SONIC Drive-In1
H&R Block2Super 81
Holiday Inn1True Value2
Kmart1U-Haul2
Kroger1UPS7

Colfax County on our top lists:

  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election"