County population in 2012: 28,891 (53% urban, 47% rural); it was 30,126 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,117 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,317 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 8,148 Renter-occupied apartments: 3,544 (it was 2,986 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 4717 sq. mi. Water area: 18.6 sq. mi.
Population density: 6 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in San Miguel County: 87.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (30.7%), Public administration (13.4%), Retail trade (10.6%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $564 (0.5%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $433 (0.5%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 24.6%
(13.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 27.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 34.3% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 21.8% for other race residents, 38.4% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 40 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 23 years old, American Indian residents: 29 years old, Asian residents: 26 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 38 years old, Other race residents: 36 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 San Miguel County is $411 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $506 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $672 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in San Miguel County: La Cinta Creek Windmill (A), La Cinta Ranch (B), Ojitos Frios Ranch (C), La Manga Camp (D), Ojo Indian Ruins (E), Lake Windmill (F), Lane Pasture Windmill (G), Leatherwood Ranch (H), Lewis Ranch (I), Pablo Sena Ranch (J), Padilla Ranch (K), Panchuela Ranger Station (L), Little Joe Windmill (M), Little Pete Windmill (N), Llano Pens (O), Pendaries Ranch (P), Los Fuertes (Q), Lower La Cinta Windmill (R), Lower La Manga Windmill (S), Lower Medio Windmill (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in San Miguel County include: Sagrado Corazon Church (A), San Antonio Church (B), San Jose Church (C), Leandro Ranch (D), Benedictine Monastery (E), San Francisco Church (F), San Antonio Church (G), Charles Ilfield Memorial Chapel Historic Site (H), San Lorenzo Shrine (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Los Torres Cemetery (1), North Pilgrims Rest Cemetery (2), Maes Cemetery (3), Aguila Cemetery (4), Alamosa Plaza Cemetery (5), Juan Torres Cemetery (6), Sagrado Corazon Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes and reservoirs: Laguna Huerfana (A), McAllister Lake (B), Laguna La Monia (C), Red Lakes (D), Point Lake (E), Dos Lagunas (F), Lake David (G), Laguana del Gallego (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: CaĆ±ada Bonita (A), Burro Creek (B), Arroyo del Gato (C), Aguilar Creek (D), Alamito Creek (E), Alamosa Creek (F), Aragon Creek (G), Arroyo Vegoso (H), Atarque Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in San Miguel County include: Pecos State Monument (1), Conchas Lake State Park (2), Fishing Hole Picnic Area (3), Baker Flat Picnic Area (4), Las Vegas Historical Marker (5), Hermits Peak Historical Marker (6), Pecos National Monument Historical Marker (7), Hogbacks Historical Marker (8), Strike Valley Historical Marker (9). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 3702 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $21,731 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $264.18 The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 89.96% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $22,474 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.22% Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 78.98% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $39,093 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.33% Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.87 Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.03% Vegetables: 7 harvested acres Land in orchards: 53 acres
San Miguel County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly above New Mexico state average. It is 8.5 times below overall U.S. average.
San Miguel County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below New Mexico state average. It is 91% 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 99.6 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 94.5 miles away from the county center On 8/1/2004 at 06:50:47, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 94.9 miles away from the county center On 1/4/1998 at 08:05:31, a magnitude 4.0 (3.6 MB, 4.0 ML, 3.8 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 91.0 miles away from San Miguel County center On 7/4/1995 at 03:59:04, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 53.6 miles away from the county center On 7/22/1990 at 21:27:05, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 69.7 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Most recent natural disasters:
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 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 Roybal Fire Complex, Incident Period: June 13, 2002 to July 12, 2002, Natural disaster type: Fire
New Mexico Dalton Fire, Incident Period: May 6, 2002 to May 17, 2002, Natural disaster type: Fire
New Mexico Viveash Fire, Incident Period: May 29, 2000 to July 31, 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
New Mexico Severe Storms, Snowmelt, Flooding, Incident Period: June 23, 1979, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-589): June 23, 1979, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-589, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Snow
New Mexico SEVERE 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
1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in San Miguel County (11) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6 Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Fires: 5, Storms: 5, Snows: 2, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.6 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.7
Births per 1000 population in San Miguel County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.0 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.0
Deaths per 1000 population in San Miguel County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.0 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in San Miguel County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 4,526 (3,426 aged, 1,100 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 27% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 22%
Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.39 Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6776.450 Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 182.960 Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 42163.04
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1296.990 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 853.370 Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 13.55
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 17.24 Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 67.73
Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 3.39
EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 155.8. This is more than state average.
Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 287.3. This is more than state average.
Mechanisms of suicide:
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
Firearm - 141.2
Other - 146.1
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 22,398 (4,722 male householders, 2,553 female householders)
4,629 spouses, 7,661 children (7,090 natural, 199 adopted, 372 stepchildren), 929 grandchildren, 293 brothers or sisters, 243 parents, 278 other relatives, 954 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 5,685 (2,446 male householders (2,007 living alone)), 2,257 female householders (1,891 living alone)), 982 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 1,310 (500 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 3,244 2-persons, 1,799 3-persons, 1,245 4-persons, 634 5-persons, 208 6-persons, 145 7-or-more-persons.
39.2% of residents of San Miguel County speak English at home.
58.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (76% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (85% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (72% speak English very well, 28% speak English well).
0.8% of residents speak other language at home (72% speak English very well, 28% speak English well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $272,711,000 ($9240 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $10,656,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $72,529,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $36,001,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,107,000 Federal grants: $142,152,000 Federal procurement contracts: $6,925,000 ($1,801,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $13,998,000 ($6,579,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $1,358,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $5,221,000 Federal Government insurance: $10,786,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
64 per 1000 residents
74 per 1000 residents
39 per 1000 residents
36 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +208
+7 per 1000 residents
+15 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -1,501
-51 per 1000 residents
+5 per 1000 residents
Population growth in San Miguel County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.64 millions of gallons per day (12% from ground, 88% from surface)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 57
2000 to 2004: 416
1990 to 1999: 2,974
1980 to 1989: 2,322
1970 to 1979: 2,670
1960 to 1969: 1,301
1950 to 1959: 1,318
1940 to 1949: 911
1939 or earlier: 2,570
Rooms in houses/apartments in San Miguel County, New Mexico
64% of San Miguel County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 54% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 58% lived in New Mexico.
San Miguel County:
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 23207
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $92,700
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 5%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in San Miguel County