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79837 Zip Code (NM) Detailed Profile




City: Dell City, TX (0.10%)
Counties: Otero County, NM (93.29%), Hudspeth County, TX (6.71%)
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 325
Zip code population in 2010: 579
Zip code population in 2000: 596

Houses and condos: 339
Renter-occupied apartments: 89
% of renters here:

48%
State:

32%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 79837: 83.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 1650.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 6.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 0.197 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 79837
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

1.2% ($392)
New Mexico:

0.8% ($1,403)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $386 (1.2%)

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Males: 144  (44.4%)
Females: 180  (55.6%)

For population 25 years and over in 79837:

  • High school or higher: 62.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
  • Unemployed: 1.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 79837:

  • Never married: 7.9%
  • Now married: 63.3%
  • Separated: 6.8%
  • Widowed: 12.9%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

Zip code 79837 compared to state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 79837 (2019)
    • 30853.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 24542.3%White
    • 122.1%Black
    • 91.6%Two or more races
    • 50.9%American Indian
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100% rural population.

Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $31,514
79837:

$31,514
New Mexico:

$180,900



According to our research of New Mexico and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in 79837 zip code as of July 04, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 79837 is 215 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

55.4 years
New Mexico median age:

38.6 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

1.8 people
New Mexico:

2.6 people

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 79837, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $21,368 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$21,368
State:

$39,572

Salary/wage: $22,211 (reported on 84.2% of returns)
Here:

$22,211
State:

$34,237
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 86.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 90.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 130.3% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $471 (reported on 20.2% of returns)
This zip code:

$471
New Mexico:

$1,873
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Taxable dividends: $158 (reported on 7.5% of returns)
Here:

$158
State:

$3,554

Net capital gain/loss: +$1,950 (reported on 7.9% of returns)
Here:

+$1,950
State:

+$10,425

Profit/loss from business: +$824 (reported on 13.4% of returns)
Here:

+$824
State:

+$8,875

Profit/loss from farming: +$3,067 (reported on 5.9% of returns)
Here +$3,067
State -$7,872

Total tax: $3,139 (reported on 54.2% of returns)
79837:

$3,139
State:

$6,237
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 4.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 13.6% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Earned income credit: $1,918 (reported on 33.6% of returns)
Here:

$1,918
State:

$1,796

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 63.2%
Here:

63%
State:

57%
(% for various income ranges: 55.8% for AGIs below $10k, 68.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 66.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 95.0% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$24,603
New Mexico:

$51,945
79837 map Nearest zip codes: 88344, 79847, 88354, 88350, 88250, 88347.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

34.5%
New Mexico:

43.0%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

0.6%
New Mexico:

41.8%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 26
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 157


Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 48 (36 now married, 11 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 79837 with a mortgage: 4
Houses without a mortgage: 93

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,174
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $341

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

26.6%
Whole state:

18.2%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

26.6%
Whole state:

10.3%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.2
State:

5.9
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.4
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 79837: Lewis Ranch (A), Panama Ranch (B), Little Well (C), McArron Ranch (D), Prude Ranch (E), New Well (F), North Well (G), Pate Windmill (H), Perry Well (I), Perry Windmill (J), Runyan Line Shack (K), Tanner Ranch (L), Snow Ranch (M), Stevens Ranch (N), Walker Ranch (O), Wimberly Ranch (P), Wind Mountain Well (Q), Helper Ranch (R), Rauch Ranch (S), Air Force Well (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemetery: Cienega Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

    Lakes and reservoirs: Dry Lake (A), Cowan Lake (B), Lost Pond (C), Tulloch Lake (D), The Lake (E), Cantrell Lake (F), Van Winkle Lake (G), Hog Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sacramento River (A), Piñon Wash (B), Piñon Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Park in zip code 79837: Brokeoff Mountains Wilderness Study Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 92014 or later
  • 02010 to 2013
  • 132000 to 2009
  • 691990 to 1999
  • 671980 to 1989
  • 701970 to 1979
  • 361960 to 1969
  • 651950 to 1959
  • 91940 to 1949
  • 01939 or earlier

Zip code 79837 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in 79837
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in 79837
  • 3no bedroom
  • 51 bedroom
  • 362 bedrooms
  • 453 bedrooms
  • 64 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in 79837
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in 79837
  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 782 bedrooms
  • 23 bedrooms
  • 94 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in 79837 in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in 79837 in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 5no vehicle
  • 491 vehicle
  • 402 vehicles
  • 03 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in 79837 in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in 79837 in renter-occupied apartments
  • 0no vehicle
  • 631 vehicle
  • 182 vehicles
  • 73 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 79837 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 79837 household income distribution in 2019
  • 23Less than $10,000
  • 43$10,000 to $14,999
  • 3$15,000 to $19,999
  • 26$20,000 to $24,999
  • 17$25,000 to $29,999
  • 10$30,000 to $34,999
  • 9$35,000 to $39,999
  • 3$40,000 to $44,999
  • 9$45,000 to $49,999
  • 9$60,000 to $74,999
  • 9$100,000 to $124,999
  • 11$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 79837

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 79837
  • 15Less than $10,000
  • 5$10,000 to $14,999
  • 2$15,000 to $19,999
  • 29$25,000 to $29,999
  • 20$40,000 to $49,999
  • 3$50,000 to $59,999
  • 8$100,000 to $124,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 79837

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 79837
  • 11$650 to $699
  • 75No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $614.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2019 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $48,703
  • Some other race householders: $25,784
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $26,127

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $31,514
79837:

$31,514
New Mexico:

$180,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $22,157 - $49,105

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $46,070
Here:

$46,070
State:

$289,733

Mobile homes: $15,883
Here:

$15,883
State:

$171,050
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 79837
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 145
  • Mobile homes: 189

Unemployment: 1.2%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 79837

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 79837
  • 74.9%107Drove a car alone
  • 4.2%6Walked
  • 21.7%31Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 79837

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 79837
  • 24Less than 5 minutes
  • 175 to 9 minutes
  • 2610 to 14 minutes
  • 2945 to 59 minutes
  • 1060 to 89 minutes
  • 590 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 78.9%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 325
  • Male householders: 90 (42 living alone), Female householders: 96 (55 living alone)
  • 85 spouses (85 opposite-sex spouses), 0 unmarried partners, (0 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 55 children (55 natural, 0 adopted, 0 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 foster children, 0 other relatives, 0 non-relatives

Size of family households: 80 2-persons, 8 5-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 97 1-person

41 married couples with children.
12 single-parent households (12 women).

36.5% of residents of 79837 zip code speak English at home.
62.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (3% very well, 67% well, 6% not well, 24% not at all).

Foreign born population: 79 (24.5%)
(70.5% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

24.5%
Whole state:

9.6%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 95%Honduras
Most common first ancestries reported in 79837
  • 9%American
  • 5%Irish
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 02010 or later
  • 92000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 65Before 1990

Zip code 79837 topographic map


Zip code 79837 marital status for males
Zip code 79837 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 20.8%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 12.8%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 65.0%Utility gas
  • 22.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 13.3%Electricity

Population in 1990: 915.

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

  • This state: 110
  • Midwest: 5
  • South: 48
  • West: 84

71% of the 79837 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 29% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in New Mexico.

84% of the 79837 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 9% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 88% moved from different county within same state.

Year householders moved into unit in 79837

Private vs. public school enrollment:

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

0.0%
New Mexico:

7.6%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Class of Workers in 2019

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:

  • Information: Wired Telecommunications Carriers (20-49 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Utilities: Electric Power Distribution (10-19: 1)
  • Utilities: Natural Gas Distribution (1-4: 2)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Business Associations (1-4: 1)

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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
Most common first names in zip code 79837 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James570.4 years
Jose465.5 years
John467.8 years
Maria476.7 years
Francisco272.0 years
Alvin272.5 years
Frank273.0 years
Jack267.5 years
Lavada275.4 years
Lola286.5 years
Most common last names in zip code 79837 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Lewis982.1 years
Carpenter483.0 years
Lynch481.2 years
Chacon371.7 years
Lee379.0 years
Adams283.0 years
Gentry263.6 years
Gomez282.0 years
Heady291.0 years
Gonzales271.5 years
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