County population in 2012: 4,705 (all rural); it was 5,180 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 562 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,165 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,665 Renter-occupied apartments: 387 (it was 352 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 1931 sq. mi. Water area: 2.4 sq. mi.
Population density: 2 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Mora County: 86.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (37.9%), Construction (13.0%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $422 (0.3%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $402 (0.4%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 13.0%
(10.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 13.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.2% for American Indian residents, 9.6% for other race residents, 34.2% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 46 years old
(Males: 45 years old, Females: 46 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, Black residents: 37 years old, American Indian residents: 48 years old, Asian residents: 47 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 42 years old, Other race residents: 42 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Mora County is $451 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $537 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $674 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Mora County: La CaĆ±ada Windmill (A), Mensor Windmill (B), Mora Ranch (C), Morrison Windmill (D), Paltenghe Ranch (E), Pelon Windmill (F), Smith Cabin (G), Salman Ranch (H), Sanford Ranch (I), Sixtynine Ranch (J), Taylor Windmill (K), Thompson Ranch (L), Thompson Windmill (M), El Oro (N), Beatty Cabin (O), West Windmill (P), Wiggins Ranch (Q), Gallinas Camp Diamond A Ranch (R), Kennedy Point (S), Los Chupaderos (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Mora County include: Sacred Heart Church (A), Mora Valley Community Baptist (B), Saint Teresa Church (C), Sacred Heart Chapel (D), Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church (E), Piedra Lumbre Church (F), San Juan Church (G), Brother of Jesus Mission (H), San Yasidro Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Cherry Valley Cemetery (1), Chacon Cemetery (2), Montoya Cemetery (3), La Morada Cemetery (4), Saint Gertrude Cemetery (5), El Rito Cemetery (6), Calhoun Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes and reservoirs: Upper Charette Lake (A), Baker Lake (B), Lake Woods (C), Gallegos Lake (D), Apache Lake (E), Frutosa Lake (F), Laguna Salada (G), Santiago Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wheaten Creek (A), Manueles Creek (B), Ocate Creek (C), Alamosa Creek (D), Banderitas Creek (E), Beaver Creek (F), Bonita Creek (G), Chavez Creek (H), Ciruela Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Mora County include: Coyote Creek State Park (1), Watrous Historical Marker (2), Fort Union National Monument Historical Marker (3), Fort Union National Monument (4), Canadian River Canyon Historical Marker (5), Morphy Lake State Park (6). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 2328 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $35,684 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $105.03 The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 93.39% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $30,503 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.96% Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 48.03% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $38,780 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.61% Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.77 Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.11% Land in orchards: 27 acres
Mora County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below New Mexico state average. It is 31.2 times below overall U.S. average.
Mora County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New Mexico state average. It is 50% 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 65.1 miles away from the 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 74.7 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 60.2 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 81.7 miles away from Mora 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 62.2 miles away from the county center On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 67.0 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: 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 Mexico Severe 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 Mexico Rivera Mesa Fire, Incident Period: June 18, 2006, Fire Management Assistance Declared: June 21, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-FM-2647, Natural disaster type: Fire
New Mexico Ojo Feliz Fire, Incident Period: April 12, 2006, Fire Management Assistance Declared: April 12, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-FM-2636, Natural disaster type: Fire
New Mexico Hurricane 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 Mexico Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 2, 2004 to April 11, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1514): April 29, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1514, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
New Mexico Cerro Pelado Fire, Incident Period: June 2, 2002 to July 3, 2002, Natural disaster type: Fire
New Mexico La Cueva Fire, Incident Period: June 15, 2000 to June 21, 2000, Natural disaster type: Fire
New Mexico New 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 Mexico New 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
5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Mora County (15) is greater than the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9 Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Fires: 6, Snows: 2, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.7 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.2
Births per 1000 population in Mora County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.3 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.7
Deaths per 1000 population in Mora County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.7 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Mora County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 940 (737 aged, 203 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 30% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 25%
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 841.980 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1018.210
EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 3,927 (931 male householders, 364 female householders)
920 spouses, 1,266 children (1,178 natural, 33 adopted, 55 stepchildren), 158 grandchildren, 29 brothers or sisters, 41 parents, 53 other relatives, 140 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 946 (471 male householders (398 living alone)), 348 female householders (303 living alone)), 127 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 8 (0 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 637 2-persons, 267 3-persons, 218 4-persons, 105 5-persons, 44 6-persons, 24 7-or-more-persons.
31.4% of residents of Mora County speak English at home.
67.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (20% speak English very well, 56% speak English well, 24% speak English not well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $52,084,000 ($9993 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $738,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $15,132,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $4,720,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $147,000 Federal grants: $29,476,000 Federal procurement contracts: $514,000 ($35,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $2,094,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $642,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $234,000 Federal Government insurance: $727,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
47 per 1000 residents
74 per 1000 residents
38 per 1000 residents
36 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +7
+1 per 1000 residents
+15 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -112
-22 per 1000 residents
+5 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Mora County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.27 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 3
2000 to 2004: 149
1990 to 1999: 531
1980 to 1989: 430
1970 to 1979: 384
1960 to 1969: 144
1950 to 1959: 170
1940 to 1949: 368
1939 or earlier: 1,103
Rooms in houses/apartments in Mora County, New Mexico
70% of Mora County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 61% lived in New Mexico.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 4039
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $72,500
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 12%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 12%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Mora County