87520 Zip Code Detailed Profile




City: Chama, NM (1.03%)
County: Rio Arriba County, NM
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 1,531
Zip code population in 2010: 1,419
Zip code population in 2000: 1,604

Houses and condos: 1,224
Renter-occupied apartments: 152
% of renters here:

26%
State:

32%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 87520: 85.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 259.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 6 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

0.5% ($590)
New Mexico:

0.7% ($1,160)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $692 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $487 (0.6%)

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Males: 808  (52.8%)
Females: 723  (47.2%)

For population 25 years and over in 87520:

For population 15 years and over in 87520:

Zip code 87520 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Races in zip code 87520

  • Zip code 87520 races chart
    • 529White population
    • 4Black population
    • 27American Indian population
    • 5Asian population
    • 0Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 7Some other race population
    • 12Two or more races population
    • 835Hispanic or Latino population

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100% rural population.

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $115,000
87520:

$115,000
New Mexico:

$159,200



According to our research of New Mexico and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in 87520 zip code as of July 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 87520 to the number of sex offenders is 779 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this zip code is near the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

46.0 years
New Mexico median age:

36.9 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.6 people
New Mexico:

2.7 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 87520, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $37,091 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$37,091
State:

$50,343

Salary/wage: $27,877 (reported on 75.0% of returns)
Here:

$27,877
State:

$41,171
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 64.7% for AGIs below $25k, 70.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 61.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 50.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 32.1% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $700 (reported on 29.7% of returns)
This zip code:

$700
New Mexico:

$1,677
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Ordinary dividends: $3,867 (reported on 14.1% of returns)
Here:

$3,867
State:

$6,939
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $25k, 4.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$6,862 (reported on 20.3% of returns)
Here:

+$6,862
State:

+$11,059
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.7% for AGIs below $25k, 3.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.2% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $14,800 (reported on 9.4% of returns)
87520:

$14,800
New Mexico:

$15,706

Total itemized deductions: $19,385 (30% of AGI, reported on 20.3% of returns)
Here:

$19,385
State:

$21,709

Here:

29.6% of AGI
State:

19.8% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.0% for AGIs below $25k, 11.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 10.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 11.9% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $2,690 (reported on 15.6% of returns)
Here:

$2,690
State:

$4,195
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.0% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxes paid: $3,585 (reported on 20.3% of returns)
87520:

$3,585
State:

$6,176
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs below $25k, 1.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $1,918 (reported on 26.6% of returns)
Here:

$1,918
State:

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

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 87520, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $31,804 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$31,804
State:

$39,572

Salary/wage: $27,423 (reported on 77.5% of returns)
Here:

$27,423
State:

$34,237
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 144.3% for AGIs below $10k, 77.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 77.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 64.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 55.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 48.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,562 (reported on 37.7% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,562
New Mexico:

$1,873
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.5% for AGIs below $10k, 2.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,250 (reported on 16.4% of returns)
Here:

$1,250
State:

$3,554
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.4% for AGIs below $10k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$7,393 (reported on 15.6% of returns)
Here:

+$7,393
State:

+$10,425
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -4.9% for AGIs below $10k, -0.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 15.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$2,129 (reported on 25.0% of returns)
Here:

+$2,129
State:

+$8,875
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 27.3% for AGIs below $10k, 3.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, -2.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 6.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, -3.0% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,476 (reported on 3.1% of returns)
87520:

$2,476
New Mexico:

$2,940

Total itemized deductions: $17,189 (26% of AGI, reported on 23.2% of returns)
Here:

$17,189
State:

$18,103

Here:

26.1% of AGI
State:

21.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 34.2% for AGIs below $10k, 7.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 10.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 14.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 14.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,467 (4% of AGI, reported on 19.7% of returns)
Here:

$2,467
State:

$3,246

Here:

3.7% of AGI
State:

3.6% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $4,498 (reported on 66.4% of returns)
87520:

$4,498
State:

$6,237
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.4% for AGIs below $10k, 4.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 12.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 15.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,586 (reported on 21.2% of returns)
Here:

$1,586
State:

$1,796

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 56.6%
Here:

57%
State:

57%
(% for various income ranges: 54.0% for AGIs below $10k, 55.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 52.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 59.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 72.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 80.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$47,692
New Mexico:

$43,872
Chama, NM (87520) map Nearest zip codes: 87551, 81128, 87575, 87518, 87528, 87515.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

47.1%
New Mexico:

47.5%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

11.7%
New Mexico:

7.1%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 100
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 490


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 13 (0 now married, 13 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 253 (99 now married, 154 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 87520 with a mortgage: 211 (24 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 227

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $979
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S314

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

14.0%
Whole state:

21.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

4.6%
Whole state:

11.8%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

5.9
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.5
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 87520: Prince Ranch (A), Rancho Diamante (B), Torrez Ranch (C), Thomas Martinez O'Reilly Cow Camp (D), Abeyta Ranch (E), Bagwell Cow Camp (F), Brazos Lodge (G), Torres (H), Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad (I), Corkin Lodge (J), Gonzales Ranch (K), Chama Weather Station (L), Jensen-Thomas Cow Camp (M), Eleanor Daggett Memorial Library (N), Brazos Canyon Volunteer Fire Department (O), Chama Volunteer Fire Department (P), Chama Jail House Historic Site (Q), Dunham Log House Historic Site (R), Burns-Kelly Store Historic Site (S), Foster Hotel Historic Site (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 87520 include: First Baptist Church (A), Chama Church of Christ (B), Valley Gospel Fellowship Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

    Lakes and reservoirs: Las Ranas Lake (A), Beaver Lake (B), Boyer Lake (C), Tecolote Lake (D), Stove Tank (E), Crowley Reservoir (F), Kays Lake (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wolf Creek (A), Nabor Creek (B), Los Cuatas Creek (C), Cañones Creek (D), Little Willow Creek (E), Los Alamos Creek (F), Las Cuatas Creek (G), West Fork Chavez Creek (H), Estufa Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 87520 include: Chama Historical Marker (1), Cumbres Pass Historical Marker (2), Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad Historical Marker (3), Brazos Cliffs Historical Marker (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built

  • 02010 or later
  • 1652000 to 2009
  • 2891990 to 1999
  • 1571980 to 1989
  • 1861970 to 1979
  • 1831960 to 1969
  • 891950 to 1959
  • 521940 to 1949
  • 1031939 or earlier

Zip code 87520 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Chama, NM (87520)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 992 bedrooms
  • 2393 bedrooms
  • 814 bedrooms
  • 195+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Chama, NM (87520)

  • 23no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 422 bedrooms
  • 873 bedrooms
  • 04 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Chama, NM (87520) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 0no vehicle
  • 741 vehicle
  • 2342 vehicles
  • 1003 vehicles
  • 184 vehicles
  • 125+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Chama, NM (87520) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 0no vehicle
  • 851 vehicle
  • 252 vehicles
  • 83 vehicles
  • 194 vehicles
  • 155+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $661.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2013: $180,957.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2013 for:


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $115,000
87520:

$115,000
New Mexico:

$159,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $58,500 - $193,500

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $190,603
Here:

$190,603
State:

$222,014

Mobile homes: $61,639
Here:

$61,639
State:

$75,478

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 7.7%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 97.0%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,531

Size of family households: 240 2-persons, 129 3-persons, 59 4-persons, 13 5-persons, 4 6-persons, 4 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 120 1-person, 21 2-persons

59 married couples with children.
117 single-parent households (13 men, 104 women).

58.7% of residents of 87520 zip code speak English at home.
39.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (96% very well, 2% well, 1% not well).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).
1.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 73 (4.8%)
(17.8% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

4.8%
Whole state:

10.1%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 89%Mexico
  • 11%Austria

Most common first ancestries reported in 87520 (%)

  • 62%Other groups
  • 9%German
  • 7%French (except Basque)
  • 4%Irish
  • 4%Scottish
  • 3%English
  • 2%Scotch-Irish

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 02010 or later
  • 482000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 40Before 1990

Zip code 87520 topographic map

Public primary/middle schools in zip code 87520 not listed on the city page:

  • CHAMA ELEM (Students: 91; Location: 182 N. PINE AVENUE, TIERRA AMARILLA, NM; Grades: PK - 05)
  • CHAMA MIDDLE (Students: 65; Location: 182 N. PINE AVENUE, TIERRA AMARILLA, NM; Grades: 06 - 08)

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

Fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 87520:

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Zip code 87520 marital status for males
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Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 10.9%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 10.4%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 57%Utility gas
  • 22%Wood
  • 15%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5%Electricity
  • 1%Solar energy

Population in 1990: 1,103. Population change in the 1990s: +501 (+45.4%).

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


60% of the 87520 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 44% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in New Mexico.

96% of the 87520 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 10% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 14% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 76% moved from different state.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

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

7.1%
New Mexico:

7.5%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3
Here:

5.2%
New Mexico:

9.4%
Students in private undergraduate colleges:
Here:

0.0%
New Mexico:

9.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)

  • 62,833Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 51,563Management occupations
  • 47,750Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 46,023Education, training, and library occupations
  • 26,842Construction and extraction occupations
  • 25,625Office and administrative support occupations

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


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)

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Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Most common first names in zip code 87520 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Jose1978.9 years
Maria676.7 years
Mary573.2 years
William458.7 years
George483.5 years
Helen371.6 years
Frank372.0 years
Alice376.3 years
Charles374.7 years
Paul373.6 years
Most common last names in zip code 87520 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Martinez3072.0 years
Gallegos966.4 years
Madrid771.7 years
Valdez765.7 years
Rivas664.0 years
Trujillo681.7 years
Daggett572.2 years
Garcia572.8 years
Smith478.5 years
Quintana479.5 years

Businesses in zip code 87520



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