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Sandoval County, New Mexico (NM)

County population in 2014: 137,608 (83% urban, 17% rural); it was 89,908 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 28,851
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 9,707
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 26,265
Renter-occupied apartments: 9,044 (it was 5,146 in 2000)
% of renters here:

16%
State:

31%

Land area: 3709 sq. mi.

Water area: 5.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 37 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Sandoval County: 94.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (24.4%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (23.2%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 64%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 29%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Sandoval County, New Mexico:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (47.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (35.1%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (12.2%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
  • Asian alone (1.3%)
Median resident age:  37.0 years
New Mexico median age:  36.0 years
Males: 67,277  (48.9%)
Females: 70,331  (51.1%)
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Sandoval County,NM real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Sandoval County:

2.0 people
New Mexico:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $63,598 ($44,949 in 1999)

This county:

$63,598
New Mexico:

$45,382

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $950 (lower quartile is $693, upper quartile is $1,271)
This county:

$950
State:

$662


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $186,200 (it was $111,600 in 2000)
Sandoval:

$186,200
New Mexico:

$164,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $131,100 - $272,200

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $238,774
Here:

$238,774
State:

$240,941

Townhouses or other attached units: $212,318
Here:

$212,318
State:

$264,336

In 2-unit structures: $195,380
Here:

$195,380
State:

$243,469

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $90,678
Here:

$90,678
State:

$133,760

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $120,676
Here:

$120,676
State:

$264,326

Mobile homes: $96,199
Here:

$96,199
State:

$92,248

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $15,798
Here:

$15,798
State:

$37,039
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,283
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $362

Institutionalized population: 481

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 9
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 42
  • Burglaries: 99
  • Thefts: 87
  • Auto thefts: 13

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 67
  • Burglaries: 51
  • Thefts: 51
  • Auto thefts: 16
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Health of residents in Sandoval 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 3.5. This is about average.
78.3% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
47.3% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
72.2% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
67.7% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 190 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 160 pounds. This is about average.
36.6% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 576 buildings, average cost: $87,900
  • 2001: 864 buildings, average cost: $94,100
  • 2002: 857 buildings, average cost: $95,600
  • 2003: 1021 buildings, average cost: $94,900
  • 2004: 1213 buildings, average cost: $95,200
  • 2005: 1202 buildings, average cost: $95,200
  • 2006: 1935 buildings, average cost: $207,900
  • 2007: 1147 buildings, average cost: $209,800
  • 2008: 676 buildings, average cost: $196,700
  • 2009: 530 buildings, average cost: $172,700
  • 2010: 535 buildings, average cost: $180,700
  • 2011: 453 buildings, average cost: $181,600
  • 2012: 607 buildings, average cost: $181,800
  • 2013: 818 buildings, average cost: $184,800
  • 2014: 834 buildings, average cost: $191,800

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 2015: $1,793 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,387 (0.8%)

Sandoval County household income distribution in 2009 Sandoval County home values distribution Sandoval County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 10.6%
(6.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.0% for Black residents, 11.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.7% for American Indian residents, 72.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 17.1% for other race residents, 19.9% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 10.6%
Sandoval County:

10.6%
New Mexico:

20.4%
(6.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.2% for Black residents, 11.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.7% for American Indian residents, 72.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 16.5% for other race residents, 18.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 40 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50 years old, Black residents: 41 years old, American Indian residents: 30 years old, Asian residents: 49 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 32 years old, Other race residents: 33 years old)

Area name: Albuquerque, NM MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Sandoval County is $571 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $721 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1050 a month.

Cities in this county include: Santo Domingo, Corrales, Bernalillo, Jemez, Placitas, Santo Domingo Pueblo, San Felipe Pueblo, Jemez Pueblo, Algodones, Pena Blanca.

Sandoval 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 Sandoval County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.030 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 10.9 µg/m3. Below U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Sandoval County: Lake Windmill (A), Largo Windmill (B), Leatherman Windmill (C), Little Johnny Windmill (D), Logan Ranch (E), Louis Windmills (F), Lower Andrews Windmill (G), Martinez Windmill (H), Mathis Ranch (I), McCarty Ranch (J), McCarty West Camp (K), McCloy Ranch (L), McCuistion Camp (M), McFarland Well (N), McIntosh Camp (O), McIntosh Windmill (P), McNeil Windmill (Q), Medano Windmill (R), Nelson Well (S), New Pasture Windmill (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sandoval County include: Sacred Heart Church Historic Site (A), Hanova Church (B), Church of the Immaculate Conception Historic Site (C), Mosquero Creek Church (D), Carrizo Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Alamosa Cemetery (1), Rosebud Cemetery (2), Calvert Cemetery (3), Johnson Cemetery (4), Mestenito Cemetery (5), Trujillo Cemetery (6), Armenta Plaza Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Indian Bathtub (A), Matis Lake (B), Payton Lake (C), Gunn Lake (D), Laguna Tierra Amatosa (E), Island Lake (F), Dorhman Lake (G), Cone Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Arroyo de la Cejita (A), Alamosa Creek (B), Bueyeros Creek (C), Conejo Creek (D), Del Muerto Creek (E), Deposito Creek (F), Garcia Creek (G), Las Canelas Creek (H), Las Cuevas Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Sandoval County include: New Goodnight Trail Historical Marker (1), Mills Canyon Historical Marker (2), Chicosa Lake State Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Mohave County, Arizona , Chatham County, North Carolina , Franklin County, North Carolina , Meigs County, Tennessee , Southampton County, Virginia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.9%
New Mexico:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 4,415
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 24.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,880 (51% naturalized citizens)

Sandoval County:

4.3%
Whole state:

8.2%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 580
  • 1990 to 1994: 559
  • 1985 to 1989: 539
  • 1980 to 1984: 400
  • 1975 to 1979: 437
  • 1970 to 1974: 229
  • 1970 to 1974: 205
  • 1965 to 1969: 931
Note: State values scaled to Sandoval County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 40.7%

Sandoval County marital status for males Sandoval County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 27,048
  • One, attached: 1,598
  • Two: 131
  • 3 or 4: 499
  • 5 to 9: 502
  • 10 to 19: 374
  • 20 or more: 963
  • Mobile homes: 3,630
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 121

Housing units in Sandoval County with a mortgage: 16,169 (2,185 second mortgage, 1,497 home equity loan, 54 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,704

Here:

73.9% with mortgage
State:

63.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Sandoval County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic40,03525
Evangelical Protestant9,42144
Other4,39818
Mainline Protestant1,7419
Black Protestant1891
None75,777-
Sandoval 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: 14
Sandoval County:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.


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

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 28
Sandoval County:

2.38 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 44
This county:

3.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Sandoval County:

6.4%
New Mexico:

6.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Sandoval County:

22.2%
State:

22.1%

Agriculture in Sandoval County:

Average size of farms: 2199 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $16,255
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $573.26
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 11.33%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 52.71%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $18,121
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.61%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 94.28%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $23,780
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.90%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.48
Corn for grain: 421 harvested acres
Vegetables: 305 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 220 acres

Tornado activity:

Sandoval County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below New Mexico state average. It is 52550763.4 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 3 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/14/1977, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sandoval County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above New Mexico state average. It is 176% 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 558.9 miles away from Sandoval 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 549.0 miles away from the county center
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 75.2 miles away from the county center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 531.4 miles away from the county center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
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 148.6 miles away from Sandoval County center
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 548.7 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 Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 23, 2013 to July 29, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4148: September 30, 2013, FEMA Id: 4148, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New Mexico Flooding, Incident Period: June 22, 2012 to July 12, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4079: August 24, 2012, FEMA Id: 4079, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • New Mexico Romero Fire, Incident Period: June 20, 2012 to July 06, 2012, Fire Management Assistance Declared: June 20, 2012, FEMA Id: 2982, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • New Mexico Flooding, Incident Period: August 19, 2011 to August 24, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4047: November 23, 2011, FEMA Id: 4047, Natural disaster type: 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 Rio Fire, Incident Period: June 01, 2010 to December 31, 1969, Fire Management Assistance Declared: June 02, 2010, FEMA Id: 2843, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • New Mexico Cabazon Fire, Incident Period: May 23, 2010 to December 31, 1969, Fire Management Assistance Declared: May 24, 2010, FEMA Id: 2842, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • New Mexico Severe Storms & Flooding, Incident Period: July 26, 2006 to September 18, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1659: August 30, 2006, FEMA Id: 1659, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 7 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Sandoval County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Fires: 7, Storms: 6, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

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

  • Mexico (37%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • United Kingdom (7%)
  • Philippines (7%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • India (2%)
  • Cuba (2%)

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

  • German (9%)
  • English (6%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • United States or American (5%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)

Sandoval County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 30,654 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 4,801 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 154 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 2 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 8 (0%)
  • Taxi: 9 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 90 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 63 (0%)
  • Walked: 554 (1%)
  • Other means: 378 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,658 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 326 people in other group homes
  • 257 people in nursing homes
  • 78 people in religious group quarters
  • 21 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 13 people in other nonhousehold living situations

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

  • 327 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 170 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 141 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 96 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 13 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 13 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $55,577.

8.87% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($44,820 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.87%
New Mexico average:

6.50%


0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($301 average AGI)
Sandoval County:

0.05%
New Mexico average:

0.11%

5.52% relocated from other counties in New Mexico ($24,464 average AGI)
3.30% relocated from other states ($20,055 average AGI)
Sandoval County:

3.30%
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 Bernalillo County, NM  4.04% ($39,792 average AGI)
from Santa Fe County, NM  0.39% ($39,652)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.21% ($50,120)
from San Juan County, NM  0.19% ($32,065)
from McKinley County, NM  0.12% ($29,667)
from Valencia County, NM  0.12% ($31,161)
from Rio Arriba County, NM  0.10% ($42,740)


7.90% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,414 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.90%
New Mexico average:

6.43%


0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($260 average AGI)
Sandoval County:

0.06%
New Mexico average:

0.08%

4.54% relocated to other counties in New Mexico ($19,430 average AGI)
3.30% relocated to other states ($21,724 average AGI)
Sandoval County:

3.30%
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 Bernalillo County, NM  3.57% ($33,990 average AGI)
to Santa Fe County, NM  0.25% ($36,943)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.25% ($53,881)
to San Juan County, NM  0.13% ($27,339)
to McKinley County, NM  0.11% ($24,709)
to San Diego County, CA  0.10% ($46,522)
to Valencia County, NM  0.08% ($35,525)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.2
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 1.4

Births per 1000 population in Sandoval County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 5.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 6.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Sandoval County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Sandoval County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Sandoval County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Sandoval County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 15,335 (12,740 aged, 2,595 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 4,607 (14%)

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 Sandoval County, New Mexico in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (600)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (589)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (513)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (505)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (395)
  • Unspecified dementia (392)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (270)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (268)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (263)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (223)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,197
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 603
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 2

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 12
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 44

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 54.6. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 139.3. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 79.0
  • Other - 60.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 130,800
  • In family households: 114,622 (24,494 male householders, 10,054 female householders)
    25,666 spouses, 40,564 children (37,159 natural, 1,105 adopted, 2,300 stepchildren), 5,192 grandchildren, 1,313 brothers or sisters, 1,301 parents, 1,694 other relatives, 3,354 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 16,178 (6,160 male householders (4,717 living alone)), 6,894 female householders (5,763 living alone)), 3,124 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 761 (481 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 13,904 2-persons, 7,443 3-persons, 6,882 4-persons, 3,595 5-persons, 1,502 6-persons, 1,222 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 10,480 1-person, 2,218 2-persons, 235 3-persons, 81 4-persons, 26 5-persons, 4 6-persons, 10 7-or-more-persons.

17,380 married couples with children.
5,561 single-parent households (1,636 men, 3,925 women).

68.2% of residents of Sandoval County speak English at home.
16.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (81% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (55% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
13.3% of residents speak other language at home (61% speak English very well, 32% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $427,594,000 ($4,187 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $12,200,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $210,802,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $58,758,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,288,000
Federal grants: $119,764,000
Federal procurement contracts: $16,607,000 ($3,444,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $17,374,000 ($670,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $648,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $172,061,000
Federal Government insurance: $66,082,000

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

Births: 6,682
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

74 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,940
Here:

27 per 1000 residents
State:

36 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +413
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+15 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +12,932
Here:

+120 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Sandoval County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 11.08 millions of gallons per day (99% from ground, 1% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

5.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.0

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 483
  • 2010 to 2013: 1,666
  • 2000 to 2009: 17,467
  • 1990 to 1999: 13,393
  • 1980 to 1989: 11,377
  • 1970 to 1979: 6,790
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,371
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,045
  • 1940 to 1949: 438
  • 1939 or earlier: 668
Note: State values scaled to Sandoval population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Sandoval County, New Mexico
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Sandoval County population
  • 1 room: 300
  • 2 rooms: 515
  • 3 rooms: 1,225
  • 4 rooms: 2,935
  • 5 rooms: 7,133
  • 6 rooms: 6,992
  • 7 rooms: 4,156
  • 8 rooms: 1,920
  • 9+ rooms: 1,089
  • 1 room: 136
  • 2 rooms: 547
  • 3 rooms: 623
  • 4 rooms: 1,406
  • 5 rooms: 1,135
  • 6 rooms: 787
  • 7 rooms: 317
  • 8 rooms: 155
  • 9+ rooms: 40
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Sandoval County, New Mexico
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Sandoval County population
  • no bedroom: 405
  • 1 bedroom: 1,138
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,166
  • 3 bedrooms: 15,457
  • 4 bedrooms: 3,513
  • 5+ bedrooms: 586
  • no bedroom: 161
  • 1 bedroom: 996
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,802
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,897
  • 4 bedrooms: 285
  • 5+ bedrooms: 5
Cars and other vehicles available in Sandoval County, New Mexico in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Sandoval County population
  • no vehicle: 940
  • 1 vehicle: 7,126
  • 2 vehicles: 11,770
  • 3 vehicles: 4,550
  • 4 vehicles: 1,353
  • 5+ vehicles: 526
  • no vehicle: 564
  • 1 vehicle: 2,182
  • 2 vehicles: 1,816
  • 3 vehicles: 495
  • 4 vehicles: 57
  • 5+ vehicles: 32

57% of Sandoval County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 28% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 52% lived in New Mexico.

Sandoval County:

57.2%
State average:

55.7%

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

  • This state: 46,079
  • Northeast: 8,396
  • Midwest: 10,715
  • South: 8,929
  • West: 11,057

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $114,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Sandoval County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (73.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14.4%)
  • Wood (6.9%)
  • Electricity (4.7%)
  • Solar energy (0.6%)
  • Utility gas (74.3%)
  • Electricity (13.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.0%)
  • Wood (4.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,334
Here:

10.3%
New Mexico:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 613
Here:

10.3%
New Mexico:

7.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 607
Here:

16.7%
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)

Sandoval County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Solid Waste Management: $1,280,000
    Regular Highways: $479,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $76,000
    Parks and Recreation: $60,000
    Health - Other: $39,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $7,233,000
    Police Protection: $4,082,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,034,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,474,000
    Financial Administration: $2,323,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,008,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $1,111,000
    Regular Highways: $814,000
    General Public Buildings: $671,000
    General - Other: $541,000
    Health - Other: $449,000
    Housing and Community Development: $85,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $56,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,260,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Public Welfare - Other: $483,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,222,000
    Police Protection: $1,092,000
    Central Staff Services: $518,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $400,000
    Local Fire Protection: $370,000
    Solid Waste Management: $365,000
    Parks and Recreation: $65,000
    General Public Building: $34,000
    Libraries: $10,000
    Correctional Institutions: $9,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,000
    Health - Other: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,477,000

Sandoval County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,565,000
    All Other: $880,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $4,409,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,405,000
    Public Welfare: $510,000
    Highways: $481,000
    Housing and Community Development: $53,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $557,000
    Public Welfare: $95,000
    Highways: $77,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,735,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,624,000
    Rents: $138,000
    Special Assessments: $25,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $3,788,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,304,000
    Highways: $1,036,000
    All Other: $315,000
  • Tax - Property: $13,559,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,154,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $702,000
    Other Selective Sales: $361,000
    NEC: $83,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $10,000

Sandoval County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $133,860,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $106,502,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $93,166,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $65,808,000

Sandoval County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $30,879,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,840,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,497,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,198
  • Number of aged recipients: 435
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,763
  • Number of recipients under 18: 335
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,111
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 752
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 845
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 964
Sandoval County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 27 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,119$168,812814$175,3933,548$190,061193$90,720272$165,07777$89,844
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED58$178,00089$200,674405$195,17524$99,62525$122,64017$92,765
APPLICATIONS DENIED303$163,604149$190,1951,431$199,939242$39,062120$164,37583$83,880
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN133$168,684117$183,1621,173$191,47638$118,34274$150,09522$111,773
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS8$139,87513$183,231172$176,6109$130,33314$151,5008$91,625
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 20 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED98$253,143122$224,4346$248,1670$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED72$244,88949$248,0209$185,2220$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED19$206,84224$268,2500$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$245,0007$258,7141$143,0001$143,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$230,2506$281,5000$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Sandoval County, NM among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Jose11478.4 years
Mary10975.8 years
John10572.2 years
Joe7473.9 years
Juan6078.4 years
Frank5774.9 years
James5569.1 years
Robert5369.4 years
William5373.6 years
Margaret3977.2 years
Most common last names in Sandoval County, NM among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Garcia13773.3 years
Montoya13175.4 years
Chavez10671.5 years
Sandoval10371.1 years
Lucero9771.4 years
Toledo7368.8 years
Trujillo7072.0 years
Martinez6573.4 years
Sanchez6476.3 years
Gonzales5868.4 years
Businesses in Sandoval County, NM
NameCountNameCount
Albertsons1Little Caesars Pizza1
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Burger King1McDonald's3
Circle K2Motel 61
Cricket Wireless1Nike1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Days Inn1Quiznos1
Decora Cabinetry3SONIC Drive-In1
Dennys1Sprint Nextel1
FedEx4Starbucks1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Super 81
GameStop1Taco Bell1
H&R Block2True Value2
Holiday Inn1U-Haul5
IHOP1UPS3
Jimmy John's2Walgreens2
KFC1Walmart1

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  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
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