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87421 Zip Code (Waterflow, NM) Detailed Profile




City: Waterflow, NM (13.86%)
County: San Juan County, NM
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 1,643
Zip code population in 2010: 1,871
Zip code population in 2000: 1,606

Houses and condos: 688
Renter-occupied apartments: 113
% of renters here:

20%
State:

32%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 87421: 86.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 40.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.4 sq. mi.
Population density: 41 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 87421
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

0.7% ($926)
New Mexico:

0.8% ($1,403)
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Males: 838  (51.0%)
Females: 804  (49.0%)

For population 25 years and over in 87421:

  • High school or higher: 90.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Unemployed: 14.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 87421:

  • Never married: 33.3%
  • Now married: 53.5%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 4.7%

Zip code 87421 compared to state average:

  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 87421 (2019)
    • 1,25266.9%American Indian
    • 44924.0%White
    • 1306.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 321.7%Two or more races
    • 30.2%Black
    • 20.1%Asian
    • 20.1%Some other race
    • 10.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander
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Urban population: 505
Rural population: 1,137

Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $135,675
87421:

$135,675
New Mexico:

$180,900



According to our research of New Mexico and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in 87421 zip code as of August 12, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 87421 is 613 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this zip code is near the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

43.7 years
New Mexico median age:

38.6 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

3.0 people
New Mexico:

2.6 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 87421, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $43,545 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$43,545
State:

$50,343

Salary/wage: $41,171 (reported on 86.2% of returns)
Here:

$41,171
State:

$41,171
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 80.6% for AGIs below $25k, 79.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 80.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 85.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 82.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $350 (reported on 12.3% of returns)
This zip code:

$350
New Mexico:

$1,677
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs below $25k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Ordinary dividends: $200 (reported on 4.6% of returns)
Here:

$200
State:

$6,939

Profit/loss from business: +$10,571 (reported on 10.8% of returns)
Here:

+$10,571
State:

+$11,059

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $7,900 (reported on 4.6% of returns)
87421:

$7,900
New Mexico:

$15,706

Total itemized deductions: $17,330 (22% of AGI, reported on 15.4% of returns)
Here:

$17,330
State:

$21,709

Here:

21.5% of AGI
State:

19.8% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 11.1% for AGIs below $25k, 14.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 7.3% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $5,638 (reported on 12.3% of returns)
Here:

$5,638
State:

$4,195

Taxes paid: $3,689 (reported on 13.8% of returns)
87421:

$3,689
State:

$6,176
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.4% for AGIs below $25k, 2.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.9% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $1,853 (reported on 23.1% of returns)
Here:

$1,853
State:

$2,311
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.5% for AGIs below $25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 55.4%
Here:

55%
State:

50%
(% for various income ranges: 46.2% for AGIs below $25k, 52.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 66.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 66.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 71.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 87421, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $32,533 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$32,533
State:

$39,572

Salary/wage: $32,035 (reported on 89.2% of returns)
Here:

$32,035
State:

$34,237
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 107.3% for AGIs below $10k, 84.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 92.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 85.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 89.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 81.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $422 (reported on 15.7% of returns)
This zip code:

$422
New Mexico:

$1,873
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $206 (reported on 5.9% of returns)
Here:

$206
State:

$3,554

Profit/loss from business: +$6,386 (reported on 7.7% of returns)
Here:

+$6,386
State:

+$8,875

Total itemized deductions: $16,041 (22% of AGI, reported on 12.9% of returns)
Here:

$16,041
State:

$18,103

Here:

22.2% of AGI
State:

21.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 6.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 10.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $4,638 (6% of AGI, reported on 10.1% of returns)
Here:

$4,638
State:

$3,246

Here:

6.2% of AGI
State:

3.6% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $4,355 (reported on 64.5% of returns)
87421:

$4,355
State:

$6,237
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.8% for AGIs below $10k, 3.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,806 (reported on 23.4% of returns)
Here:

$1,806
State:

$1,796

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 60.1%
Here:

60%
State:

57%
(% for various income ranges: 48.3% for AGIs below $10k, 57.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 66.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 67.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 64.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 90.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$59,472
New Mexico:

$51,945
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Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

46.8%
New Mexico:

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

7.6%
New Mexico:

41.8%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 64
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 490


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 10 (3 now married, 6 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 330 (114 now married, 216 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 87421 with a mortgage: 140 (1 second mortgage)
Houses without a mortgage: 306

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $958
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $423

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

19.6%
Whole state:

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

11.3%
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 87421: Shiprock Substation (A), Hogback Trading Post (B), San Juan County Fire District 1 Valley Station 3 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Jewett Valley Cemetery (1), Waterflow Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Coal Mine Creek (A), Waughan Arroyo (B), Shumway Arroyo (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02014 or later
  • 52010 to 2013
  • 1262000 to 2009
  • 1781990 to 1999
  • 1451980 to 1989
  • 1601970 to 1979
  • 261960 to 1969
  • 211950 to 1959
  • 41940 to 1949
  • 91939 or earlier

Zip code 87421 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Waterflow, NM (87421)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Waterflow, NM (87421)
  • 2no bedroom
  • 121 bedroom
  • 1152 bedrooms
  • 2363 bedrooms
  • 754 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Waterflow, NM (87421)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Waterflow, NM (87421)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 111 bedroom
  • 222 bedrooms
  • 543 bedrooms
  • 244 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Waterflow, NM (87421) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Waterflow, NM (87421) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 12no vehicle
  • 1711 vehicle
  • 1042 vehicles
  • 763 vehicles
  • 604 vehicles
  • 215+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Waterflow, NM (87421) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Waterflow, NM (87421) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 5no vehicle
  • 351 vehicle
  • 272 vehicles
  • 43 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 465+ vehicles

  • Zip code 87421 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 87421 household income distribution in 2019
  • 42Less than $10,000
  • 25$10,000 to $14,999
  • 26$15,000 to $19,999
  • 22$20,000 to $24,999
  • 8$25,000 to $29,999
  • 8$30,000 to $34,999
  • 14$35,000 to $39,999
  • 62$40,000 to $44,999
  • 9$45,000 to $49,999
  • 56$50,000 to $59,999
  • 128$60,000 to $74,999
  • 48$75,000 to $99,999
  • 54$100,000 to $124,999
  • 29$125,000 to $149,999
  • 8$150,000 to $199,999
  • 3$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 87421

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 87421
  • 26Less than $10,000
  • 10$10,000 to $14,999
  • 13$15,000 to $19,999
  • 18$20,000 to $24,999
  • 6$25,000 to $29,999
  • 7$30,000 to $34,999
  • 27$40,000 to $49,999
  • 30$50,000 to $59,999
  • 6$60,000 to $69,999
  • 14$70,000 to $79,999
  • 6$80,000 to $89,999
  • 7$90,000 to $99,999
  • 19$100,000 to $124,999
  • 76$125,000 to $149,999
  • 20$150,000 to $174,999
  • 31$175,000 to $199,999
  • 17$200,000 to $249,999
  • 19$250,000 to $299,999
  • 43$300,000 to $399,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 87421

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 87421
  • 2$200 to $249
  • 20$300 to $349
  • 2$450 to $499
  • 19$650 to $699
  • 24$800 to $899
  • 40No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $970.

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

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $426,798
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $85,481
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $258,573

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $135,675
87421:

$135,675
New Mexico:

$180,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $52,024 - $183,827

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $148,872
Here:

$148,872
State:

$289,733

Mobile homes: $487,131
Here:

$487,131
State:

$171,050
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 87421
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 320
  • 5 to 9: 9
  • Mobile homes: 349

Unemployment: 14.0%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 87421

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 87421
  • 83.1%572Drove a car alone
  • 10.6%73Carpooled
  • 1.0%7Bus or trolley bus
  • 0.4%3Walked
  • 4.2%29Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 87421

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 87421
  • 6Less than 5 minutes
  • 575 to 9 minutes
  • 610 to 14 minutes
  • 8115 to 19 minutes
  • 15720 to 24 minutes
  • 2525 to 29 minutes
  • 15030 to 34 minutes
  • 2835 to 39 minutes
  • 1640 to 44 minutes
  • 8745 to 59 minutes
  • 2460 to 89 minutes
  • 1690 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 90.4%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,643
  • Male householders: 304 (58 living alone), Female householders: 251 (64 living alone)
  • 291 spouses (266 opposite-sex spouses), 50 unmarried partners, (50 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 448 children (393 natural, 27 adopted, 28 stepchildren), 168 grandchildren, 41 brothers or sisters, 10 parents, 0 foster children, 89 other relatives, 5 non-relatives

Size of family households: 161 2-persons, 137 3-persons, 47 4-persons, 48 5-persons, 14 6-persons, 14 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 121 1-person, 7 2-persons

92 married couples with children.
82 single-parent households (43 men, 39 women).

48.1% of residents of 87421 zip code speak English at home.
4.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% very well).
50.8% of residents speak other language at home (84% very well, 15% well, 1% not well).

Foreign born population: 11 (0.7%)
(0.0% of them are naturalized citizens)
:

0.7%
Whole state:

9.6%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 92%France
Most common first ancestries reported in 87421
  • 3%English
  • 2%European
  • 1%Italian
  • 0%Danish
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 142010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 0Before 1990

Zip code 87421 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • AIR FLOW VACUUM SVC (PO 64 in WATERFLOW, NM)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Organizations: BILL L WOODS (CONTACT/OPERATOR) , WOODS BILL (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • DINE BI GHAN TSE DINE BI GHAN TSE - 400T (PORTABLE SOURCE in PORTABLE SOURCE, NM)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    Business SIC classification: CONSTRUCTION SAND AND GRAVEL
    Alternative names: DINE BI GHAN TSE SAND & GRAVEL

Zip code 87421 marital status for males
Zip code 87421 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 10.6%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 9.6%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 33.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 29.1%Wood
  • 13.6%Other fuel
  • 10.5%Electricity
  • 8.1%Utility gas
  • 3.9%No fuel used
  • 2.4%Coal or coke

Population in 1990: 378. Population change in the 1990s: +1,228 (+324.9%).

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

  • This state: 1,151
  • Midwest: 30
  • South: 23
  • West: 430

73% of the 87421 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 65% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in New Mexico.

94% of the 87421 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 97% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 3% moved from different state.

Year householders moved into unit in Waterflow, NM (87421)

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

0.0%
New Mexico:

6.7%
Students in private undergraduate colleges:
Here:

0.0%
New Mexico:

11.1%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Class of Workers in 2019
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 65,620Community and social service occupations
  • 61,132Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 43,028Production occupations
  • 42,671Health technologists and technicians
  • 42,252Office and administrative support occupations
  • 37,883Construction and extraction occupations

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

  • Mining: Bituminous Coal Underground Mining (500-999 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Utilities: Electric Power Distribution (250-499: 1)
  • Finance and Insurance: All Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation (20-49: 1)
  • Construction: Site Preparation Contractors (10-19: 1)

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

Fatal accident statistics in 2014:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2013:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 partial 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 ORIGINATED18$147,8285$129,15847$155,3314$54,9132$90,60512$100,717
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$111,3351$100,7405$168,4880$00$03$65,093
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$147,8056$94,16823$176,89211$26,3132$59,03012$56,093
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$010$126,4350$00$01$113,940
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$05$192,4660$00$01$125,380
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0005.02 , 9428.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$173,4301$188,070
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$272,730
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$183,960
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0005.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 87421
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 87421 - Value

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 19. The highest number of fires - 37 took place in 2013, and the least - 0 in 2005. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 87421 When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (70.3%), and Structure Fires (22.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 87421
    • 20470.3%Outside Fires
    • 6622.8%Structure Fires
    • 134.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 72.4%Other

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 87421, New Mexico

Most common first names in zip code 87421 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1064.1 years
John875.1 years
Mary875.4 years
Harry775.1 years
Raymond760.3 years
Helen472.5 years
Daisy466.3 years
Robert467.7 years
Thomas480.2 years
George388.0 years
Most common last names in zip code 87421 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Benally1773.5 years
Begay1459.1 years
Lee756.2 years
Yazzie758.0 years
Joe663.8 years
John668.6 years
Harper570.4 years
Wheeler582.2 years
Johnson469.7 years
Charley460.0 years
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