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McKinley County, New Mexico (NM)

County population in 2014: 74,098 (43% urban, 57% rural); it was 74,798 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,682
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 11,040
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 15,550
Renter-occupied apartments: 6,246 (it was 5,926 in 2000)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

31%

Land area: 5449 sq. mi.

Water area: 6.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 14 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in McKinley County: 84.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (38.8%), Educational, health and social services (31.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 48%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 43%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in McKinley County, New Mexico:

  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (73.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (13.3%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (10.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
  • Asian alone (0.8%)
Median resident age:  30.0 years
New Mexico median age:  36.0 years
Males: 35,881  (48.4%)
Females: 38,217  (51.6%)

McKinley County,NM real estate house value trend

Average household size:
McKinley County:

3.0 people
New Mexico:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $24,945 ($25,005 in 1999)

This county:

$24945
New Mexico:

$43872

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $426 (lower quartile is $270, upper quartile is $610)
This county:

$426
State:

$651


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $59,600 (it was $44,300 in 2000)
McKinley:

$59,600
New Mexico:

$159,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $30,600 - $115,500
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $933
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $187

Institutionalized population: 351

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 14
  • Robberies: 8
  • Assaults: 79
  • Burglaries: 122
  • Thefts: 155
  • Auto thefts: 29

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

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 10
  • Robberies: 6
  • Assaults: 61
  • Burglaries: 124
  • Thefts: 188
  • Auto thefts: 35
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Health of residents in McKinley County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.4. This is about average.
73.6% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
35.9% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is less than average.
100.0% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 193 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 164 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 29 buildings, average cost: $140,200
  • 2001: 15 buildings, average cost: $128,100
  • 2002: 28 buildings, average cost: $106,800
  • 2003: 24 buildings, average cost: $128,500
  • 2004: 21 buildings, average cost: $148,000
  • 2005: 21 buildings, average cost: $148,800
  • 2006: 38 buildings, average cost: $131,600
  • 2007: 31 buildings, average cost: $100,400
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $99,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $90,500
  • 2010: 17 buildings, average cost: $192,600
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $247,500
  • 2012: 7 buildings, average cost: $179,700
  • 2013: 9 buildings, average cost: $206,300
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $250,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,280 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $560 (1.0%)

McKinley County household income distribution in 2009 McKinley County home values distribution McKinley County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 42.4%
(9.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.6% for Black residents, 21.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 49.8% for American Indian residents, 17.4% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 15.3% for other race residents, 18.9% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 42.4%
McKinley County:

42.4%
New Mexico:

21.9%
(9.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.0% for Black residents, 21.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 49.8% for American Indian residents, 17.4% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 15.9% for other race residents, 18.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 31 years old
(Males: 29 years old, Females: 34 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 51 years old, Black residents: 41 years old, American Indian residents: 29 years old, Asian residents: 26 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 45 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in McKinley County is $423 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $556 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $664 a month.

Cities in this county include: Red Rock, Gallup, Reservation, Zuni, Zuni Pueblo, Crownpoint, Navajo, Thoreau, Black Rock, Church Rock.

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

2012 air pollution in McKinley County:

Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 16.6 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in McKinley County: La Joya Windmill (A), Landon Windmill (B), Ortiga Ranch (C), Otowi Ruins (D), Padre Spring Ranch (E), Panchuela West Cabin (F), Little Jara Windmill (G), Rancho la Barbarria (H), Little Windmill (I), Nambe (J), Lynch Ranch (K), Los Angeles Windmill (L), Los Norios Ranch (M), Piedra Lumbre Windmill (N), McKee Ranch (O), Middle Well (P), Rancho La Merced (Q), Rancho Viejo (R), Miller Ranch (S), Mitchell Ranch (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in McKinley County include: Our Lady of Light Church Historic Site (A), San Diego Church (B), Black Mesa Church (C), Sangre De Cristo Novitiate (D), Christ Unity at the Edge of the Woods (E), Nuestra Señora de la Luz Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: San Miguelito Cemetery (1), Madrid Cemetery (2), Memorial Gardens (3), Black Mesa Cemetery (4), Stanley Cemetery (5), Ojo de Vaca Cemetery (6), San Pedro Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Galisteo Lake (A), Nambe Lake (B), Lake Katherine (C), Spirit Lake (D), Santa Fe Lake (E), Twin Lakes (F), Stewart Lake (G), Lake Johnson (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Agua Sarca (A), Cunningham Creek (B), Ortega Creek (C), Gaviso Arroyo (D), North Fork Tesuque Creek (E), Arroyo de Jaconito (F), South Fork Tesuque Creek (G), Rito Jaroso (H), Rito Canejo (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in McKinley County include: Hyde Memorial State Park (1), Pecos National Historic Park (2), Garden of the Gods Historical Marker (3), Seton Village Historical Marker (4), DAR Monument (5), Agua Fria Park (6), Santa Fe Recreation Area (7), South End of the Rockies Historical Marker (8), La Bajada Historical Marker (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Cannon County, Tennessee , Chatham County, North Carolina , Gibson County, Tennessee , Franklin County, North Carolina , Muskogee County, Oklahoma , Jones County, North Carolina , Woods County, Oklahoma , Scotland County, North Carolina .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

10.0%
New Mexico:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Current college students: 3,502
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 65.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,339 (45% naturalized citizens)

McKinley County:

1.8%
Whole state:

8.2%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 353
  • 1990 to 1994: 122
  • 1985 to 1989: 182
  • 1980 to 1984: 311
  • 1975 to 1979: 118
  • 1970 to 1974: 97
  • 1970 to 1974: 46
  • 1965 to 1969: 110

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 85.4%

McKinley County marital status for males McKinley County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 16,553
  • One, attached: 1,448
  • Two: 624
  • 3 or 4: 620
  • 5 to 9: 537
  • 10 to 19: 89
  • 20 or more: 349
  • Mobile homes: 6,341
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 157

Housing units in McKinley County with a mortgage: 2,823 (167 second mortgage, 137 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 7,412

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

63.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for McKinley County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic13,20012
Other9,91015
Evangelical Protestant8,67573
Mainline Protestant5744
Black Protestant1311
None39,002-
McKinley 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: 13
McKinley County:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

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.
New Mexico:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 43
This county:

6.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
McKinley County:

11.4%
New Mexico:

6.4%

Adult obesity rate:
McKinley County:

32.8%
State:

22.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.0%
State:

11.5%

Agriculture in McKinley County:

Average size of farms: 21132 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $42,674
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: $43,250
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $44,187
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.67%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 0.66

Tornado activity:

McKinley County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below New Mexico state average. It is 135067034.0 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

McKinley County-area historical earthquake activity is above New Mexico state average. It is 261% 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 470.6 miles away from McKinley County 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 460.2 miles away from the county center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 446.3 miles away from the county center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 465.6 miles away from the county 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 455.2 miles away from McKinley County center
On 4/29/1993 at 08:21:00, a magnitude 5.5 (5.5 MB, 5.0 MS, 5.3 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 208.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • New MexicoSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 25, 2010 to August 9, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1936): September 13, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1936, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New MexicoSevere Storms & Flooding, Incident Period: July 26, 2006 to September 18, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1659): August 30, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1659, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New MexicoHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3229): September 7, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3229, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New MexicoNew Mexico Wildfire, Incident Period: May 5, 2000 to June 9, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1329): May 13, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1329, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • New MexicoNew Mexico Fire, Incident Period: May 5, 2000 to July 7, 2000, Emergency Declared (EM-3154 ): May 10, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3154 , Natural disaster type: Fire
  • New MexicoFlooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: January 5, 1993 to February 27, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-992): June 7, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-992, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New MexicoSEVERE STORMS, SNOW MELT, FLOODING, Incident Period: May 11, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-380): May 11, 1973, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-380, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Snow

The number of natural disasters in McKinley County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (40%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Public administration (19%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

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

  • Mexico (72%)
  • Philippines (6%)
  • India (5%)
  • Canada (3%)
  • Germany (2%)
  • Italy (2%)
  • Taiwan (2%)

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

  • German (2%)
  • Irish (2%)
  • United States or American (1%)
  • English (1%)
  • Italian (1%)
  • Dutch (0%)
  • European (0%)

McKinley County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 13,510 (63%)
  • Carpooled: 4,814 (22%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 115 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 7 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 4 (0%)
  • Railroad: 28 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 6 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 72 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,248 (6%)
  • Other means: 388 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 1,235 (6%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 243 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 178 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 154 people in nursing homes
  • 61 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 48 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 46 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 46 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 38 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 30 people in religious group quarters
  • 13 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 12 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 9 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 9 people in other group homes
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 3 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 2 people in homes for the physically handicapped

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

  • 159 people in college/university student housing
  • 149 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 128 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 96 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 75 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 72 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 33 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 27 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 20 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 14 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 7 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $33,138.

8.50% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,118 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.50%
New Mexico average:

6.50%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.89% relocated from other counties in New Mexico ($13,149 average AGI)
3.61% relocated from other states ($11,969 average AGI)
McKinley County:

3.61%
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 San Juan County, NM  3.26% ($23,497 average AGI)
from Apache County, AZ  1.47% ($23,221)
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.96% ($20,482)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.32% ($17,271)
from Navajo County, AZ  0.22% ($29,898)
from Cibola County, NM  0.22% ($19,525)
from Sandoval County, NM  0.21% ($24,709)


7.76% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,238 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.76%
New Mexico average:

6.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.96% relocated to other counties in New Mexico ($12,712 average AGI)
3.80% relocated to other states ($15,526 average AGI)
McKinley County:

3.80%
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 San Juan County, NM  2.06% ($23,526 average AGI)
to Apache County, AZ  1.44% ($25,450)
to Bernalillo County, NM  1.04% ($25,848)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.36% ($25,781)
to Cibola County, NM  0.32% ($24,918)
to Navajo County, AZ  0.23% ($34,883)
to Sandoval County, NM  0.21% ($29,667)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 23.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 18.7

Births per 1000 population in McKinley County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 7.2

Deaths per 1000 population in McKinley County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in McKinley County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 29.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in McKinley County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in McKinley County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 7,587 (6,150 aged, 1,437 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 5,394 (25%)

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 McKinley County, New Mexico in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (248)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (223)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (217)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (185)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (176)
  • Congestive heart failure (153)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (147)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (144)
  • Intentional self-harm by hanging, strangulation and suffocation (140)
  • Alcoholic cirrhosis of liver (139)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 34%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 31%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.52
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 15282.02
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 334.140
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 92113.22

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1895.210
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 717.480
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 11.12

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 17.76
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 83.43

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 4.17

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 118.5. This is more than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 199.5. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Suffocation - 90.9
  • Firearm - 59.3
  • Other - 49.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 70,712
  • In family households: 63,986 (8,518 male householders, 7,701 female householders)
    8,956 spouses, 25,739 children (24,230 natural, 473 adopted, 1,036 stepchildren), 5,834 grandchildren, 1,366 brothers or sisters, 769 parents, 1,732 other relatives, 2,095 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 6,726 (2,936 male householders (2,517 living alone)), 2,813 female householders (2,409 living alone)), 977 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 780 (351 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 4,412 2-persons, 3,445 3-persons, 3,066 4-persons, 2,480 5-persons, 1,296 6-persons, 1,520 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,926 1-person, 735 2-persons, 55 3-persons, 15 4-persons, 12 5-persons, 4 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

14,775 married couples with children.
8,144 single-parent households (2,033 men, 6,111 women).

38.7% of residents of McKinley County speak English at home.
5.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (66% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
54.9% of residents speak other language at home (64% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $602,398,000 ($8318 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,678,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $124,452,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $54,811,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,208,000
Federal grants: $264,520,000
Federal procurement contracts: $36,169,000 ($2,336,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $118,239,000 ($559,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,003,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $10,531,000
Federal Government insurance: $13,490,000

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

Births: 7,197
Here:

100 per 1000 residents
State:

74 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,604
Here:

36 per 1000 residents
State:

36 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +247
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+15 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -7,618
Here -106 per 1000 residents
State +5 per 1000 residents

Population growth in McKinley County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.76 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

4.6
State:

5.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.0

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 270
  • 2000 to 2004: 2,884
  • 1990 to 1999: 4,716
  • 1980 to 1989: 6,754
  • 1970 to 1979: 5,695
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,120
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,433
  • 1940 to 1949: 977
  • 1939 or earlier: 797
Rooms in houses/apartments in McKinley County, New Mexico
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 1,768
  • 2 rooms: 1,632
  • 3 rooms: 1,753
  • 4 rooms: 2,290
  • 5 rooms: 3,610
  • 6 rooms: 2,323
  • 7 rooms: 1,217
  • 8 rooms: 539
  • 9+ rooms: 418
  • 1 room: 279
  • 2 rooms: 591
  • 3 rooms: 992
  • 4 rooms: 1,587
  • 5 rooms: 1,399
  • 6 rooms: 722
  • 7 rooms: 257
  • 8 rooms: 46
  • 9+ rooms: 53
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in McKinley County, New Mexico
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 2,182
  • 1 bedroom: 1,898
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,421
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,798
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,739
  • 5+ bedrooms: 512
  • no bedroom: 374
  • 1 bedroom: 1,267
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,030
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,806
  • 4 bedrooms: 354
  • 5+ bedrooms: 95
Cars and other vehicles available in McKinley County, New Mexico in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,791
  • 1 vehicle: 5,744
  • 2 vehicles: 4,956
  • 3 vehicles: 2,178
  • 4 vehicles: 545
  • 5+ vehicles: 336
  • no vehicle: 892
  • 1 vehicle: 3,234
  • 2 vehicles: 1,488
  • 3 vehicles: 261
  • 4 vehicles: 51
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

70% of McKinley County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 64% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 29% lived in New Mexico.

McKinley County:

70.3%
State average:

55.7%

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

  • This state: 55533
  • Northeast: 966
  • Midwest: 2062
  • South: 2431
  • West: 12195

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $11,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 28%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 25%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in McKinley County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Wood (38.4%)
  • Utility gas (32.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23.4%)
  • Electricity (3.3%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)
  • Coal or coke (0.8%)
  • Utility gas (55.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15.6%)
  • Wood (14.8%)
  • Electricity (13.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,098
Here:

7.9%
New Mexico:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 540
Here:

7.6%
New Mexico:

7.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 421
Here:

13.0%
New Mexico:

11.9%

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)

McKinley County government finances - Expenditure in 2004:

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $9,668,000
    Regular Highways: $1,564,000
    Fire Protection: $262,000
    Sewerage: $15,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,332,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,862,000
    Regular Highways: $1,687,000
    General - Other: $1,402,000
    Fire Protection: $1,327,000
    Financial Administration: $1,217,000
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $1,079,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,046,000
    General Public Buildings: $822,000
    Health Services - Other: $711,000
    Solid Waste Management: $241,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $171,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $140,000
    Welfare - Other: $4,000
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $755,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Corrections: $858,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Libraries: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $951,000
    Police Protection: $610,000
    Fire Protection: $562,000
    Health - Other: $194,000
    Regular Highways: $131,000
    Central Staff: $39,000
    Corrections - Other: $27,000
    General - Other: $20,000
    Financial Administration: $7,000
    Welfare - Other: $2,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,223,000

McKinley County government finances - Revenue in 2004:

  • Charges - All Other: $986,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $570,000
    All Other: $507,000
    Health & Hospitals: $195,000
    Public Welfare: $89,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $353,000
    Public Welfare: $97,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,583,000
    Interest Earnings: $348,000
    Rents: $4,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $2,168,000
    Highways: $1,352,000
    Public Welfare: $937,000
    All Other: $419,000
    Health & Hospitals: $262,000
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $10,105,000
    Property: $5,767,000
    NEC: $45,000

McKinley County government finances - Debt in 2004:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $12,586,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $15,585,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $20,634,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $7,537,000

McKinley County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $20,437,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 4,180
  • Number of aged recipients: 826
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 3,354
  • Number of recipients under 18: 633
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,908
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 1,639
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,604
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,797
McKinley County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

McKinley 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 McKinley County, NM among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary28578.5 years
John23475.2 years
Joe12072.7 years
Frank11874.3 years
Tom10973.8 years
James10472.1 years
Alice8674.3 years
Robert8466.6 years
George8173.1 years
Helen7676.0 years
Most common last names in McKinley County, NM among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Begay21569.3 years
Yazzie19166.9 years
Martinez11768.4 years
Smith8966.8 years
Chavez8367.9 years
Johnson8367.3 years
Lee8263.8 years
Nez7868.8 years
Sandoval6969.3 years
Brown6770.9 years
Businesses in McKinley County, NM
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1KFC3
Albertsons1La Quinta1
Applebee's1Little Caesars Pizza1
Arby's1Long John Silver's1
AutoZone1Maurices1
Baskin-Robbins1McDonald's4
Best Western2Microtel1
Blockbuster2Motel 61
Budget Car Rental1Nike8
Burger King2Nissan1
Carl\s Jr.1Pac Sun1
Church's Chicken2Papa John's Pizza1
Comfort Inn1Payless1
Comfort Suites1Pizza Hut2
Cracker Barrel1Quality1
Curves1Quiznos1
Dairy Queen3RadioShack3
Days Inn1Red Roof Inn1
Dennys2Rodeway Inn1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In3
Econo Lodge1Safeway1
FedEx3Sears1
Finish Line1Sleep Inn1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Starbucks1
Ford1Subway5
GNC1Super 82
GameStop1T-Mobile4
Goodwill1Taco Bell3
H&R Block2Toyota1
Hilton2Travelodge1
Home Depot1U-Haul5
Hot Topic1UPS5
Howard Johnson1Vans1
JCPenney1Vons1
Jones New York2Walmart1
Journeys1Wendy's2

McKinley County on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election"