Hondo, New Mexico

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Population in July 2007: 1,081.
Males: 549  (50.8%)
Females: 532  (49.2%)
Median resident age:

40.4 years
New Mexico median age:

34.6 years

Zip code: 88343

Estimated median household income in 2019: $40,820 (it was $28,667 in 2000)
Hondo:

$40,820
NM:

$51,945

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $20,795 (it was $14,033 in 2000)

Hondo CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $227,836 (it was $101,200 in 2000)
Hondo:

$227,836
NM:

$180,900
March 2019 cost of living index in Hondo: 94.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Hondo, NM (2000)
    • 62861.9%Hispanic
    • 37937.4%White alone
    • 50.5%Two or more races
    • 10.10%American Indian alone
    • 10.10%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Hondo detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of New Mexico and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Hondo, New Mexico as of May 14, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Hondo is 1,081 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


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Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 5220 feet

Land area: 690.6 square miles.

Population density: 1.6 people per square mile   (very low).

Hondo, New Mexico map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Hondo CCD:

0.4% ($365)
New Mexico:

0.7% ($699)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Las Cruces, NM (117.1 miles , pop. 74,267).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: El Paso, TX (130.5 miles , pop. 563,662).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (398.9 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Ruidoso Downs, NM (5.0 miles ),
Capitan, NM (5.2 miles ),
Southwest Chaves, NM (5.4 miles ),
Ruidoso, NM (5.4 miles ),
Nogal, NM (5.9 miles),
Mayhill, NM (6.1 miles),
Roswell, NM (6.1 miles ),
Mountain View, NM (6.1 miles)

Latitude: 33.35 N, Longitude: 105.17 W

Area code: 505

Distribution of median household income in Hondo, NM in 2019
Hondo satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.7%
New Mexico:

7.3%
Most common industries in Hondo, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (13.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (11.3%)
  • Construction (11.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.1%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (7.7%)
  • Health care (6.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (18.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (17.5%)
  • Educational services (9.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.6%)
  • Truck transportation (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (20.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.7%)
  • Health care (10.2%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (9.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5.4%)
Most common occupations in Hondo, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (8.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Carpenters (4.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (13.5%)
  • Carpenters (6.8%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.4%)
  • Cashiers (6.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.4%)

Average climate in Hondo, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Hondo, New Mexico average temperatures Hondo, New Mexico average precipitation Hondo, New Mexico humidity Hondo, New Mexico wind speed Hondo, New Mexico snowfall Hondo, New Mexico sunshine Hondo, New Mexico clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Hondo-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New Mexico state average. It is 457% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 237.5 miles away from Hondo center
On 3/26/2020 at 15:16:27, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 5.9 mi) earthquake occurred 130.8 miles away from Hondo center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 139.2 miles away from Hondo 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 124.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/29/2014 at 04:59:35, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MW, Depth: 4.0 mi) earthquake occurred 238.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 255.7 miles away from Hondo center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lincoln County (24) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Fires: 9, Storms: 9, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hondo:

  • Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus (about 38 miles; Roswell, NM; Full-time enrollment: 2,212)
  • New Mexico State University-Main Campus (about 118 miles; Las Cruces, NM; FT enrollment: 14,497)
  • New Mexico State University-Dona Ana (about 119 miles; Las Cruces, NM; FT enrollment: 5,640)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus (about 120 miles; Portales, NM; FT enrollment: 4,263)
  • El Paso Community College (about 130 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 19,576)
  • Vista College (about 131 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 3,453)
  • The University of Texas at El Paso (about 135 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 18,008)

Public high school in Hondo:

  • HONDO HIGH (Students: 59, Location: US HWY 70 AND HWY 380, Grades: 7-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Hondo:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Hondo: Lake Windmill (A), LeRoy McKnight Ranch (B), McKnight Ranch (C), Nelson Ranch (D), Nuñez Ranch (E), Old Fears Ranch (F), Old Pruit Ranch (G), Percella Ranch (H), Peters Ranch (I), Rosendo Windmill (J), Slaughter Ranch (K), Spring (L), Torres Ranch (M), Treat Ranch (N), Wilbur McKnight Ranch (O), Watson Ranch (P), Whitetail Windmill (Q), Riley Ranch (R), Lincoln County Livestock Company (S), Bar H Farm (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Hondo include: First Baptist Church (A), Mission Fountain of Living Water Full Gospel (B), Saint Annes Chapel (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Glencoe Cemetery (1), Fritz Cemetery (2), Lincoln Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Little Flying H Lake (A), Deep Lake (B), Pond Lake (C), Galles Lake (D), South Lake (E), Lost Lake (F), Circle Diamond Lake (G), Burro Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Rio Bonito (A), Rio Ruidoso (B), Eagle Creek (C), Baca Spring Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Hondo include: Lincoln Historical Marker (1), Lincoln State Monument Point of Interest (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lincoln County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Hondo and their reported violations in the past:

TINNIES SILVER DOLLAR RESTAURANT (Address: 28842 HIGHWAY 70 , Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
Average household size:
This place:

2.4 people
New Mexico:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

68.9%
Whole state:

65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.6%
Whole state:

8.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

23.1%
Whole state:

18.4%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

9.1%
Whole state:

7.8%

For population 15 years and over in Hondo:

Marital status in Hondo, NM
  • Never married: 20.3%
  • Now married: 61.4%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

For population 25 years and over in Hondo:

  • High school or higher: 74.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.7
New Mexico average:

14.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Hondo, NM (based on Lincoln County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,61125
Catholic2,7459
Mainline Protestant1,19410
Other4572
None12,490-
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. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Lincoln County:

1.93 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Lincoln County:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Lincoln County:

6.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 36
Lincoln County:

17.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Lincoln County:

6.2%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Lincoln County:

17.4%
State:

22.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Lincoln County:

13.8%
New Mexico:

11.5%

8.02% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($57,577 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.02%
New Mexico average:

6.21%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Otero County, NM  0.83% ($31,887 average AGI)
from Chaves County, NM  0.46% ($72,353)
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.43% ($39,656)


7.62% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,788 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.62%
New Mexico average:

6.56%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Otero County, NM  0.86% ($28,672 average AGI)
to Dona Ana County, NM  0.54% ($39,775)
to Bernalillo County, NM  0.50% ($31,486)

Strongest AM radio stations in Hondo:

  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KBUY (1360 AM; 5 kW; RUIDOSO, NM; Owner: WALTON STATIONS-NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KBIM (910 AM; 5 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCRX (1430 AM; 5 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: ROSENDO CASAREZ, JR.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KELP (1590 AM; 50 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: MCCLATCHEY BROADCASTING)
  • KRUI (1490 AM; 1 kW; RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM; Owner: M.T.D., INC.)
  • KTSM (690 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KAMA (750 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hondo:

  • K249DD (97.7 FM; RUIDOSO, NM; Owner: ROSWELL CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • KNMB (96.7 FM; CLOUDCROFT, NM; Owner: MTD, INC.)
  • KIDX (101.5 FM; RUIDOSO, NM; Owner: MTD, INC.)
  • K240CN (95.9 FM; RUIDOSO, NM; Owner: FRIENDS OF KHFM-RUIDOSO)
  • K297AE (107.3 FM; RUIDOSO, NM; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • KSFX (100.5 FM; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: ROSWELL RADIO, INC.)
  • K205DE (88.9 FM; ALAMOGORDO, NM; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL EVANGELISM)
  • K256AI (99.1 FM; ALAMOGORDO, NM; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KZZX (105.3 FM; ALAMOGORDO, NM; Owner: BURT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K215EC (91.1 FM; ALAMOGORDO, NM; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • HONDO, Sw/4 Section 5, Township 11 South, Range 17 East (Lat: 33.382472 Lon: -105.289556), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 57.3 m, Call Sign: WQTN761,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6365.26 MHz, Grant Date: 03/13/2014, Expiration Date: 03/13/2024, Cancellation Date: 08/24/2015, Certifier: Michael P Goggin, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 3300 E. Renner Road, B3132, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (972) 907-1131, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: W5EJ, Licensee ID: L00147506, Grant Date: 04/03/1997, Expiration Date: 02/11/2007, Cancellation Date: 03/31/2003, Registrant: Ed Juge, 3698 Los Chozas Trail, Hondo, NM 88336

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Hondo, NM
  • 76.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 18.3%Wood
  • 2.7%Utility gas
  • 2.0%Electricity
  • 0.7%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Hondo, NM
  • 76.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 19.4%Wood
  • 4.3%Electricity


Hondo compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
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