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Rio Arriba County, New Mexico (NM)

County population in 2017: 39,516 (50% urban, 50% rural); it was 41,190 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,221
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 7,307
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 12,296
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,240 (it was 2,748 in 2000)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

31%

Land area: 5858 sq. mi.

Water area: 38.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 7 people per square mile   (very low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Rio Arriba County: 88.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (26.0%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (15.2%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (12.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 58%
  • Government: 15%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 27%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Rio Arriba County, NM (2017)
    • 28,57469.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 5,57513.5%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 4,97912.1%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2980.7%Two or more races
    • 1750.4%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1580.4%Asian alone
    • 480.1%Some other race alone
    • 40.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

41.1 years
New Mexico median age:

37.7 years
Males: 19,376  (49.0%)
Females: 20,140  (51.0%)
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Average household size:
Rio Arriba County:

2.0 people
New Mexico:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $33,440 ($29,429 in 1999)
This county:

$33,440
New Mexico:

$46,744

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $475 (lower quartile is $318, upper quartile is $669)
This county:

$475
State:

$697


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $174,644 (it was $88,600 in 2000)
Rio Arriba:

$174,644
New Mexico:

$171,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $111,196 - $286,066
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,225
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $286

Institutionalized population: 238
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 17 buildings, average cost: $73,600
  • 1998: 15 buildings, average cost: $122,500
  • 1999: 13 buildings, average cost: $126,800
  • 2000: 9 buildings, average cost: $174,800
  • 2001: 11 buildings, average cost: $137,100
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $105,600
  • 2003: 10 buildings, average cost: $148,000
  • 2004: 14 buildings, average cost: $144,800
  • 2005: 13 buildings, average cost: $167,700
  • 2006: 13 buildings, average cost: $128,100
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $210,800
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $106,500
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings
  • 2013: 0 buildings
  • 2014: 0 buildings
  • 2015: 0 buildings
  • 2016: 0 buildings
  • 2017: 0 buildings
Number of permits per 10,000 Rio Arriba, NM residents
Average permit cost in Rio Arriba, NM
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $849 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $727 (0.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Rio Arriba, NM in 2017
Distribution of house value in Rio Arriba, NM in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Rio Arriba, NM in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 25.2%
Rio Arriba County:

25.2%
New Mexico:

19.7%
(19.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 3.4% for Black residents, 25.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.2% for American Indian residents, 24.0% for other race residents, 25.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 41.1 years old
(Males: 41.6 years old, Females: 40.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 59.5 years old, Black residents: 33.2 years old, American Indian residents: 34.4 years old, Asian residents: 26.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 38.7 years old, Other race residents: 39.7 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Rio Arriba County is $414 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $489 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $633 a month.

Cities in this county include: Espanola, South Rio Arriba, San Juan Pueblo, Rio Chama, Tierra Amarilla, Chimayo, Jicarilla, Dulce, La Mesilla, Coyote.

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

2018 air pollution in Rio Arriba County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.043 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Significanly above U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Rio Arriba County: Lake Valley Chapter House (A), Mokie Indian Ruin (B), Pueblo Bonito Ranger Station (C), San Juan Basin Field (D), Sargent Ranch (E), Ship Rock Campground (F), Sulphur Spring Campground (G), Toh-Ni-Tsa Lookout (H), Tsah Tah Trading Post (I), Tsaya Trading Post (J), Two Cross Ranch (K), Wallace Ranch (L), Zia Trading Post (M), Carson Trading Post (N), Windmill Number A-11 (O), Windmill Number A-12 (P), Chettro Kettle (Q), Adobe Downs Ranch (R), Wilson Ranch (S), Deckers Camp (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Animas Valley Mall (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Rio Arriba County include: San Juan Mission (A), Navajo Miracle Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hammond Cemetery (1), Dustin Masonic Memorial Park (2), Flora Vista Cemetery (3), Jewett Valley Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Hugh Lake (A), Tocito Lake (B), Chimney Pond (C), Locke Lake (D), Todacheene Lake (E), Crow Lake (F), Jeters Lake (G), Long Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Tuntsa Wash (A), Naschitti Wash (B), Crystal Creek (C), To-nil-choni Wash (D), Mancos River (E), Kimbeto Wash (F), Chaco River (G), De-na-zin Wash (H), Indian Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Rio Arriba County include: Ah-shi-sle-pah Wilderness Study Area (1), Old Indian Racetrack Historic Site (2), Four Corners (3), Hogback Historical Marker (4), Shiprock Historical Marker (5), Chaco Culture National Historic Park Historical Marker (6), Chaco Culture National Historical Park (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Gibson County, Tennessee , La Plata County, Colorado , Jefferson County, Missouri , Nowata County, Oklahoma , Roger Mills County, Oklahoma , Lincoln County, Kentucky , Livingston County, Kentucky , Woods County, Oklahoma .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.2%
New Mexico:

4.6%

Unemployment by year in Rio Arriba, NM
County total employment by year in Rio Arriba, NM
County average yearly wages by year in Rio Arriba, NM

Current college students: 2,050
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,720 (44.2% naturalized citizens)

Rio Arriba County:

4.4%
Whole state:

9.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 3562010 or later
  • 4612000 to 2009
  • 3471990 to 1999
  • 3261980 to 1989
  • 2241970 to 1979
  • 179Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 55.8%

Rio Arriba County marital status for males Rio Arriba County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 11,048
  • One, attached: 273
  • Two: 453
  • 3 or 4: 209
  • 5 to 9: 86
  • 10 to 19: 1
  • 20 to 49: 46
  • 50 or more: 15
  • Mobile homes: 8,173
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 93

Housing units in Rio Arriba County with a mortgage: 3,044 (90 second mortgage, 38 home equity loan, 11 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,952

Here:

33.3% with mortgage
State:

53.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Rio Arriba County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic21,30541
Evangelical Protestant2,96029
Other1,1146
Mainline Protestant7229
Orthodox51
None14,140-
Rio Arriba 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: 7
Rio Arriba County:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Rio Arriba County:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 23
This county:

5.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Rio Arriba County:

5.9%
New Mexico:

6.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Rio Arriba County:

21.0%
State:

22.1%

Agriculture in Rio Arriba County:

Average size of farms: 1449 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $10,679
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 83.41%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $12,438
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $48,037
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.71%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.57
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.05%
Vegetables: 156 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 859 acres

Tornado activity:

Rio Arriba County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below New Mexico state average. It is 291966182.7 times below overall U.S. average.
On 5/10/1957, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rio Arriba County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above New Mexico state average. It is 177% 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 575.3 miles away from Rio Arriba 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 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 113.0 miles away from the county center
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 563.1 miles away from the county center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 556.1 miles away from the county center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 1/29/1990 at 13:16:10, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 LG, Depth: 7.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 137.6 miles away from Rio Arriba 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) earthquake occurred 109.7 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 and Flooding, Incident Period: July 27, 2014 to August 05, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4197: October 06, 2014, FEMA Id: 4197, 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 Las Conchas Fire, Incident Period: June 26, 2011 to August 25, 2011, Fire Management Assistance Declared: June 26, 2011, FEMA Id: 2933, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • New Mexico Severe Winter Storm and Extreme Cold Temperatures, Incident Period: February 01, 2011 to February 05, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1962: March 24, 2011, FEMA Id: 1962, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 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 Borrego Fire, Incident Period: May 22, 2002 to June 10, 2002, Fire Management Assistance Declared: May 23, 2002, FEMA Id: 2408, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • New Mexico New Mexico Wildfire, Incident Period: May 05, 2000 to June 09, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1329: May 13, 2000, FEMA Id: 1329, 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
  • New Mexico Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 16, 1999 to August 07, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1301: September 22, 1999, FEMA Id: 1301, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New Mexico Severe Storms, Snowmelt, Flooding, Incident Period: June 23, 1979, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-589: June 23, 1979, FEMA Id: 589, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Snow
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Rio Arriba County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Fires: 4, Snows: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Rio Arriba

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 8,808 (84.2%)
  • Carpooled: 797 (7.6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 56 (0.5%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 96 (0.9%)
  • Bicycle: 10 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 126 (1.2%)
  • Worked at home: 557 (5.3%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (17%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (15%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (71%)
  • Philippines (6%)
  • Bolivia (4%)
  • Russia (3%)
  • Canada (2%)
  • Germany (1%)
  • Cuba (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Rio Arriba County


  • American (1%)
  • German (1%)
  • Italian (0%)
  • European (0%)
  • English (0%)
  • Irish (0%)
  • Northern European (0%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico in 2000:

  • 148 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 127 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 95 people in nursing homes
  • 41 people in religious group quarters
  • 23 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 17 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 14 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)

People in group quarters in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico in 2010:

  • 155 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 100 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 83 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 63 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 15 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 9 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $44,443.

5.33% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,574 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.33%
New Mexico average:

6.21%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.16% relocated from other counties in New Mexico ($25,246 average AGI)
1.16% relocated from other states ($9,328 average AGI)
Rio Arriba County:

1.16%
New Mexico average:

3.55%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Santa Fe County, NM  1.40% ($31,565 average AGI)
from San Juan County, NM  1.20% ($29,567)
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.64% ($27,655)
from Taos County, NM  0.29% ($26,718)
from Sandoval County, NM  0.17% ($46,348)


4.83% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,516 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.83%
New Mexico average:

6.56%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.63% relocated to other counties in New Mexico ($27,516 average AGI)
1.20% relocated to other states ($11,000 average AGI)
Rio Arriba County:

1.20%
New Mexico average:

3.93%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Santa Fe County, NM  1.63% ($39,213 average AGI)
to Bernalillo County, NM  0.76% ($27,951)
to Sandoval County, NM  0.29% ($40,154)
to Los Alamos County, NM  0.22% ($54,300)
to Taos County, NM  0.21% ($31,379)
to San Juan County, NM  0.21% ($31,000)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 17.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 17.0

Births per 1000 population in Rio Arriba County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Rio Arriba County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.7

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Rio Arriba County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 24.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Rio Arriba County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Rio Arriba County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Rio Arriba County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Rio Arriba County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Rio Arriba County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Rio Arriba County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 6,462 (4,847 aged, 1,615 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,250 (21%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (282)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (214)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (202)
  • Accidental poisoning by and exposure to narcotics and psychodysleptics [hallucinogens], not elsewhere classified (193)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (191)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (163)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (155)
  • Accidental poisoning by and exposure to other and unspecified drugs, medicaments and biological substances (137)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (124)
  • Alcoholic cirrhosis of liver (112)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 25%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 21%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.46
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,065
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 197
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 30,032

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,546
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 791
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 21
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 54

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 2

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 126.0. This is more than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 252.0. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 143.5
  • Suffocation - 73.5
  • Other - 35.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 39,516
  • In family households: 32,424 (3,634 male householders, 3,800 female householders)
    4,914 spouses, 14,097 children (13,274 natural, 388 adopted, 324 stepchildren), 2,316 grandchildren, 704 brothers or sisters, 1,299 parents, 1,139 other relatives, 736 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 6,421 (2,485 male householders (2,180 living alone)), 2,924 female householders (2,620 living alone)), 1,023 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 661

Size of family households: 4,047 2-persons, 1,701 3-persons, 992 4-persons, 535 5-persons, 125 6-persons, 93 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,800 1-person, 634 2-persons, 2 3-persons.

3,192 married couples with children.
4,485 single-parent households (1,646 men, 2,839 women).

39.9% of residents of Rio Arriba speak English at home.
47.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (92% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (81% speak English very well, 19% speak English well).
10.0% of residents speak other language at home (98% speak English very well, 2% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $316,435,000 ($7,773 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,616,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $88,366,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $37,872,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,900,000
Federal grants: $160,891,000
Federal procurement contracts: $5,518,000 ($693,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $17,887,000 ($526,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,949,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,020,000
Federal Government insurance: $39,625,000

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

Births: 3,638
Here:

89 per 1000 residents
State:

74 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,505
Here:

37 per 1000 residents
State:

36 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +484
Here:

+12 per 1000 residents
State:

+15 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -2,920
Here -72 per 1000 residents
State +5 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Rio Arriba County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.15 millions of gallons per day (70% from ground, 30% 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:

4.3

Year house built in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico
  • Year house built in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico
  • 2352014 or later
  • 2602010 to 2013
  • 2,2082000 to 2009
  • 4,2141990 to 1999
  • 3,5761980 to 1989
  • 4,1951970 to 1979
  • 2,1741960 to 1969
  • 1,3361950 to 1959
  • 7911940 to 1949
  • 1,0331939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico
  • 441 room
  • 302 rooms
  • 3363 rooms
  • 1,1694 rooms
  • 2,7105 rooms
  • 2,3926 rooms
  • 1,4747 rooms
  • 9728 rooms
  • 6859+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico
  • 801 room
  • 1542 rooms
  • 3833 rooms
  • 8694 rooms
  • 9145 rooms
  • 3086 rooms
  • 1177 rooms
  • 988 rooms
  • 279+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico
  • 51no bedroom
  • 2381 bedroom
  • 1,7592 bedrooms
  • 5,5913 bedrooms
  • 1,8454 bedrooms
  • 3205+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico
  • 96no bedroom
  • 3431 bedroom
  • 1,1472 bedrooms
  • 1,2513 bedrooms
  • 1274 bedrooms
  • 195+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Rio Arriba County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Rio Arriba County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 352no vehicle
  • 1,9811 vehicle
  • 3,5512 vehicles
  • 2,1493 vehicles
  • 9934 vehicles
  • 8135+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Rio Arriba County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Rio Arriba County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 311no vehicle
  • 1,4581 vehicle
  • 9052 vehicles
  • 2153 vehicles
  • 404 vehicles
  • 635+ vehicles

96.5% of Rio Arriba County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 81% lived in New Mexico.

Rio Arriba County:

96.5%
State average:

87.3%

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

  • This state: 32,072
  • Other state: 5,840
  • Northeast: 617
  • Midwest: 1,013
  • South: 1,252
  • West: 2,901
Year householders moved into unit in Rio Arriba County, NM
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Rio Arriba County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 60.1%Utility gas
  • 21.7%Wood
  • 10.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.7%Electricity
  • 1.6%Other fuel
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Solar energy
  • 0.1%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 74.4%Utility gas
  • 10.3%Wood
  • 9.0%Electricity
  • 5.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 220
Here:

5.3%
New Mexico:

7.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 226
Here:

12.3%
New Mexico:

7.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 135
Here:

7.8%
New Mexico:

10.3%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Rio Arriba County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $246,000
  • Charges - Other: $297,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $43,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000
    Regular Highways: $1,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $307,000
    Regular Highways: $147,000
    Local Fire Protection: $140,000
    Financial Administration: $116,000
    Corrections - Other: $8,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $5,085,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,745,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,423,000
    Financial Administration: $2,943,000
    Health - Other: $2,245,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,189,000
    Police Protection: $2,081,000
    Regular Highways: $1,819,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,191,000
    Parks and Recreation: $710,000
    General - Other: $608,000
    Solid Waste Management: $100,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $43,000
    Libraries: $40,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $30,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $761,000
    Public Welfare: $293,000
    Natural Resources: $125,000
    Health and Hospitals: $72,000
    Other: $18,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $45,000
  • Long Term Debt - Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,138,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,138,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $6,094,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $260,000
    Rents: $154,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $45,000
    Sale of Property: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $484,000
    Local Fire Protection: $205,000
    Police Protection: $65,000
    General - Other: $64,000
    Central Staff Services: $25,000
    Correctional Institutions: $24,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,272,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $251,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $3,525,000
    Health and Hospitals: $632,000
    General Local Government Support: $423,000
    Highways: $330,000
    Education: $172,000
    Other: $158,000
    Housing and Community Development: $10,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,195,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,125,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $647,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $21,000
    Other License: $2,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $27,251,000

Rio Arriba County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $246,000
  • Charges - Other: $297,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $43,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000
    Regular Highways: $1,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $307,000
    Regular Highways: $147,000
    Local Fire Protection: $140,000
    Financial Administration: $116,000
    Corrections - Other: $8,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $5,085,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,745,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,423,000
    Financial Administration: $2,943,000
    Health - Other: $2,245,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,189,000
    Police Protection: $2,081,000
    Regular Highways: $1,819,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,191,000
    Parks and Recreation: $710,000
    General - Other: $608,000
    Solid Waste Management: $100,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $43,000
    Libraries: $40,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $30,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $761,000
    Public Welfare: $293,000
    Natural Resources: $125,000
    Health and Hospitals: $72,000
    Other: $18,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $45,000
  • Long Term Debt - Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,138,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,138,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $6,094,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $260,000
    Rents: $154,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $45,000
    Sale of Property: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $484,000
    Local Fire Protection: $205,000
    Police Protection: $65,000
    General - Other: $64,000
    Central Staff Services: $25,000
    Correctional Institutions: $24,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,272,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $251,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $3,525,000
    Health and Hospitals: $632,000
    General Local Government Support: $423,000
    Highways: $330,000
    Education: $172,000
    Other: $158,000
    Housing and Community Development: $10,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,195,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,125,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $647,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $21,000
    Other License: $2,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $27,251,000

Rio Arriba County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $246,000
  • Charges - Other: $297,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $43,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000
    Regular Highways: $1,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $307,000
    Regular Highways: $147,000
    Local Fire Protection: $140,000
    Financial Administration: $116,000
    Corrections - Other: $8,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $5,085,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,745,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,423,000
    Financial Administration: $2,943,000
    Health - Other: $2,245,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,189,000
    Police Protection: $2,081,000
    Regular Highways: $1,819,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,191,000
    Parks and Recreation: $710,000
    General - Other: $608,000
    Solid Waste Management: $100,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $43,000
    Libraries: $40,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $30,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $761,000
    Public Welfare: $293,000
    Natural Resources: $125,000
    Health and Hospitals: $72,000
    Other: $18,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $45,000
  • Long Term Debt - Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,138,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,138,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $6,094,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $260,000
    Rents: $154,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $45,000
    Sale of Property: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $484,000
    Local Fire Protection: $205,000
    Police Protection: $65,000
    General - Other: $64,000
    Central Staff Services: $25,000
    Correctional Institutions: $24,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,272,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $251,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $3,525,000
    Health and Hospitals: $632,000
    General Local Government Support: $423,000
    Highways: $330,000
    Education: $172,000
    Other: $158,000
    Housing and Community Development: $10,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,195,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,125,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $647,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $21,000
    Other License: $2,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $27,251,000

Rio Arriba County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $246,000
  • Charges - Other: $297,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $43,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000
    Regular Highways: $1,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $307,000
    Regular Highways: $147,000
    Local Fire Protection: $140,000
    Financial Administration: $116,000
    Corrections - Other: $8,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $5,085,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,745,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,423,000
    Financial Administration: $2,943,000
    Health - Other: $2,245,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,189,000
    Police Protection: $2,081,000
    Regular Highways: $1,819,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,191,000
    Parks and Recreation: $710,000
    General - Other: $608,000
    Solid Waste Management: $100,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $43,000
    Libraries: $40,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $30,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $761,000
    Public Welfare: $293,000
    Natural Resources: $125,000
    Health and Hospitals: $72,000
    Other: $18,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $45,000
  • Long Term Debt - Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,138,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,138,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $6,094,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $260,000
    Rents: $154,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $45,000
    Sale of Property: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $484,000
    Local Fire Protection: $205,000
    Police Protection: $65,000
    General - Other: $64,000
    Central Staff Services: $25,000
    Correctional Institutions: $24,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,272,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $251,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $3,525,000
    Health and Hospitals: $632,000
    General Local Government Support: $423,000
    Highways: $330,000
    Education: $172,000
    Other: $158,000
    Housing and Community Development: $10,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,195,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,125,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $647,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $21,000
    Other License: $2,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $27,251,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,613
  • Number of aged recipients: 230
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,383
  • Number of recipients under 18: 153
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 994
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 466
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 692
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 658
Most common first names in Rio Arriba County, NM among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Jose23575.3 years
Joe8670.0 years
Juan8477.4 years
Mary7573.1 years
Maria7080.9 years
Robert5164.2 years
John4966.1 years
Manuel4970.1 years
Frank4672.5 years
Antonio4577.4 years
Most common last names in Rio Arriba County, NM among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Martinez64169.6 years
Vigil21073.0 years
Trujillo19272.1 years
Montoya16172.9 years
Garcia14970.1 years
Salazar13469.7 years
Romero10672.2 years
Gallegos10472.9 years
Maestas10471.3 years
Sanchez9771.9 years
Businesses in Rio Arriba County, NM
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1True Value1
SONIC Drive-In1U-Haul1

Rio Arriba County on our top lists:

  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"