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Harding County, New Mexico (NM)

County population in 2016: 564 (all rural); it was 810 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 57
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 212
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 279
Renter-occupied apartments: 80 (it was 92 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

31%

Land area: 2125 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 0 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Harding County: 83.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (64.4%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (35.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 100%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 0%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Harding County, New Mexico:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (56.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (42.9%)
Median resident age:  58.8 years
New Mexico median age:  37.7 years
Males: 289  (51.3%)
Females: 275  (48.7%)
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Average household size:
Harding County:

1.0 people
New Mexico:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $33,165 ($26,111 in 1999)

This county:

$33,165
New Mexico:

$46,748

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $385 (lower quartile is $305, upper quartile is $440)
This county:

$385
State:

$682


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $68,202 (it was $32,300 in 2000)
Harding:

$68,202
New Mexico:

$167,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $37,183 - $130,114

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $242,580
Here:

$242,580
State:

$255,246

Townhouses or other attached units: $114,366
Here:

$114,366
State:

$195,655

Mobile homes: $60,080
Here:

$60,080
State:

$96,062
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $938
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $381

Institutionalized population: 0

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 12
  • Burglaries: 6
  • Thefts: 2
  • Auto thefts: 2
Harding County, NM map from a distance

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $323 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $281 (0.4%)

Harding County household income distribution in 2009 Harding County home values distribution Harding County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 13.5%
Harding County:

13.5%
New Mexico:

19.8%
(5.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.0% for other race residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 58.8 years old
(Males: 62.2 years old, Females: 57.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 62.3 years old, American Indian residents: 19.0 years old, Asian residents: 23.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 58.1 years old, Other race residents: 49.6 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Harding County is $390 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $456 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $615 a month.

Cities in this county include: North Harding, Roy, Mosquero, South Harding.

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Neighboring counties: Santa Fe County , Dare County, North Carolina , Mississippi County, Arkansas , Major County, Oklahoma , Mayes County, Oklahoma , McDowell County, North Carolina , Union County, Tennessee .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.9%
New Mexico:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 20
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 26.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 0 (109.5% naturalized citizens)

Harding County:

0.2%
Whole state:

9.5%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 0
  • 2000 to 2009: 0
  • 1990 to 1999: 0
  • 1980 to 1989: 3
  • 1970 to 1979: 2
  • Before 1970: 4
Note: State values scaled to Harding County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 86.7%

Harding County marital status for males Harding County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 401
  • One, attached: 2
  • Two: 3
  • 50 or more: 1
  • Mobile homes: 105

Housing units in Harding County with a mortgage: 9 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 145

Here:

5.8% with mortgage
State:

54.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Harding County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic6083
Evangelical Protestant1971
Mainline Protestant532
None--
Harding 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: 1
Harding County:

13.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.




Number of full-service restaurants: 2
This county:

27.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Harding County:

7.7%
New Mexico:

6.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Harding County:

20.8%
State:

22.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.0%
State:

11.5%

Agriculture in Harding County:

Average size of farms: 7689 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $88,436
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $66,455
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $41,823
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 79.07%
Average age of principal farm operators: 62 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.39

Earthquake activity:

Harding County-area historical earthquake activity is below New Mexico state average. It is 52% 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 86.3 miles away from Harding 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 98.7 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 95.4 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 85.5 miles away from the county center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 266.1 miles away from Harding 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 96.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • 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 & Flooding, Incident Period: July 26, 2006 to September 18, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1659: August 30, 2006, FEMA Id: 1659, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 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 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
  • New Mexico Drought, Incident Period: March 02, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3034: March 02, 1977, FEMA Id: 3034, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • New Mexico SEVERE STORMS, SNOW MELT, FLOODING, Incident Period: May 11, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-380: May 11, 1973, FEMA Id: 380, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Snow

The number of natural disasters in Harding County (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 3

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (27%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Public administration (20%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (56%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (2%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (2%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (2%)
  • Management occupations (19%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (3%)

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

  • Iran (100%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (0%)
  • England (0%)
  • Scotland (0%)
  • Ireland (0%)
  • Denmark (0%)
  • Norway (0%)

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

  • German (13%)
  • American (8%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • English (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • Norwegian (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Harding County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 82 (33.1%)
  • Carpooled: 90 (36.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 1 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 12 (4.8%)
  • Worked at home: 58 (23.4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $39,275.

8.53% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,318 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.53%
New Mexico average:

6.50%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.26% relocated from other counties in New Mexico ($17,364 average AGI)
4.26% relocated from other states ($23,955 average AGI)
Harding County:

4.26%
New Mexico average:

3.76%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries



7.81% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($22,600 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.81%
New Mexico average:

6.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated to other counties in New Mexico.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated to other states.

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.1

Births per 1000 population in Harding County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Harding County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 35.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Harding County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 24.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Harding County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Harding County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 202 (182 aged, 20 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 23 (24%)

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 Harding County, New Mexico in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (13)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 22%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 811
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,351

Household type by relationship:

Households: 564
  • In family households: 443 (70 male householders, 35 female householders)
    88 spouses, 142 children (135 natural, 0 adopted, 6 stepchildren), 16 grandchildren, 39 brothers or sisters, 1 parents, 48 other relatives, 3 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 121 (58 male householders (55 living alone)), 27 female householders (23 living alone)), 36 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 80 2-persons, 13 3-persons, 6 4-persons, 3 5-persons, 2 6-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 79 1-person, 5 2-persons.

41 married couples with children.
37 single-parent households (25 men, 12 women).

66.4% of residents of Harding speak English at home.
34.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (92% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $8,640,000 ($11,163 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $469,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $2,686,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $1,202,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,298,000
Federal grants: $2,353,000
Federal procurement contracts: $477,000 ($344,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $624,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $0,000
Federal Government insurance: $0,000

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

Births: 15
Here:

20 per 1000 residents
State:

74 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 36
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

36 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: 0
Here:

0 per 1000 residents
State:

+15 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -45
Here -61 per 1000 residents
State +5 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Harding County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.07 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.3
State:

4.4

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 0
  • 2010 to 2013: 1
  • 2000 to 2009: 21
  • 1990 to 1999: 23
  • 1980 to 1989: 35
  • 1970 to 1979: 41
  • 1960 to 1969: 48
  • 1950 to 1959: 88
  • 1940 to 1949: 85
  • 1939 or earlier: 146
Note: State values scaled to Harding population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Harding County, New Mexico
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Harding County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 8
  • 4 rooms: 23
  • 5 rooms: 35
  • 6 rooms: 28
  • 7 rooms: 24
  • 8 rooms: 8
  • 9+ rooms: 26
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 2
  • 4 rooms: 11
  • 5 rooms: 10
  • 6 rooms: 11
  • 7 rooms: 2
  • 8 rooms: 2
  • 9+ rooms: 3
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Harding County, New Mexico
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Harding County population
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 9
  • 2 bedrooms: 42
  • 3 bedrooms: 67
  • 4 bedrooms: 20
  • 5+ bedrooms: 12
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 1
  • 2 bedrooms: 16
  • 3 bedrooms: 17
  • 4 bedrooms: 5
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2
Cars and other vehicles available in Harding County, New Mexico in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Harding County population
  • no vehicle: 9
  • 1 vehicle: 28
  • 2 vehicles: 56
  • 3 vehicles: 35
  • 4 vehicles: 14
  • 5+ vehicles: 9
  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 21
  • 2 vehicles: 14
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 4 vehicles: 3
  • 5+ vehicles: 6

97% of Harding County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 6% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 46% lived in New Mexico.

Harding County:

96.6%
State average:

85.9%

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

  • This state: 365
  • Other state: 189
  • Northeast: 6
  • Midwest: 11
  • South: 103
  • West: 66

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Harding County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (42.7%)
  • Wood (34.0%)
  • Electricity (6.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6.0%)
  • Utility gas (3.3%)
  • Other fuel (3.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (58.5%)
  • Electricity (17.1%)
  • Wood (12.2%)
  • Utility gas (4.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
New Mexico:

6.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3
Here:

14.3%
New Mexico:

5.9%

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)

Harding County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $188,000
    Regular Highways: $110,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $374,000
    Central Staff Services: $307,000
    General - Other: $197,000
    Financial Administration: $148,000
    General Public Buildings: $103,000
    Police Protection: $95,000
    Fire Protection: $43,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $19,000
    Corrections - Other: $17,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $44,000
    Regular Highways: $40,000
    Police Protection: $32,000
    General Public Building: $12,000
    Parks & Recreation: $6,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000
    Central Staff: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $770,000

Harding County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $150,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $57,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $30,000
    Property Sale Other: $2,000
    Rents: $2,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $532,000
    All Other: $416,000
    General Support: $94,000
  • Tax - Property: $144,000
    Total General Sales: $26,000

Harding County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $975,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 19
  • Number of aged recipients: 7
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 12
  • Number of recipients under 18: 0
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 0
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 10
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 11
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 7
Harding County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Harding County, NM among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Frank684.0 years
John581.6 years
Mary593.0 years
Thomas580.0 years
James462.5 years
Edward473.3 years
Isabel486.0 years
Jose481.5 years
George377.4 years
Maria388.7 years
Most common last names in Harding County, NM among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Esquibel1078.6 years
Martinez676.2 years
Weisdorfer678.4 years
Rigoni574.6 years
Romero567.2 years
Arguello482.0 years
Montoya482.5 years
Self479.2 years
Hartley374.6 years
Anderson378.0 years

Harding County on our top lists:

  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"