House-Forrest, New Mexico

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Population in July 2007: 281.
Males: 150  (53.5%)
Females: 131  (46.5%)
Median resident age:

42.8 years
New Mexico median age:

34.6 years

Zip code: 88427

Estimated median household income in 2019: $37,292 (it was $30,625 in 2000)
House-Forrest:

$37,292
NM:

$51,945

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $23,273 (it was $16,835 in 2000)

House-Forrest CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $77,894 (it was $53,500 in 2000)
House-Forrest:

$77,894
NM:

$180,900
March 2019 cost of living index in House-Forrest: 86.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in House-Forrest, NM (2000)
    • 28790.8%White alone
    • 154.7%Hispanic
    • 72.2%Two or more races
    • 61.9%Asian alone
    • 10.3%American Indian alone

Races in House-Forrest detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 543.9 square miles.

Population density: 0.5 people per square mile   (very low).

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
House-Forrest CCD:

0.4% ($199)
New Mexico:

0.7% ($699)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Amarillo, TX (117.0 miles , pop. 173,627).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (159.0 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (427.3 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

House, NM (2.9 miles),
Melrose, NM (5.1 miles ),
Tucumcari, NM (5.4 miles ),
Grady, NM (5.5 miles),
Fort Sumner, NM (5.5 miles ),
Newkirk, NM (5.7 miles),
Lake Sumner, NM (5.8 miles),
East De Baca, NM (5.9 miles )

Latitude: 34.76 N, Longitude: 103.84 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 505

Distribution of median household income in House-Forrest, NM in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.1%
New Mexico:

7.3%
Most common industries in House-Forrest, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (52.4%)
  • Educational services (19.6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.8%)
  • Public administration (3.0%)
  • Truck transportation (3.0%)
  • Chemicals (2.4%)
  • Construction (2.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (75.0%)
  • Truck transportation (4.8%)
  • Construction (3.8%)
  • Educational services (3.8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (2.9%)
  • Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers (1.9%)
  • Chemicals (1.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (45.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (15.6%)
  • Public administration (7.8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (7.8%)
  • Furniture & home furnishing merchant wholesalers (4.7%)
  • Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers (3.1%)
  • Chemicals (3.1%)
Most common occupations in House-Forrest, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (29.8%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (17.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (11.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (42.3%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (26.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (2.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (28.1%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (9.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.3%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6.3%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.7%)

Average climate in House-Forrest, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

House-Forrest, New Mexico average temperatures House-Forrest, New Mexico average precipitation House-Forrest, New Mexico humidity House-Forrest, New Mexico wind speed House-Forrest, New Mexico snowfall House-Forrest, New Mexico sunshine House-Forrest, New Mexico clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

House-Forrest-area historical tornado activity is significantly above New Mexico state average. It is 61% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/17/1970, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 5.5 miles away from the House-Forrest place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/24/1957, a category F2 tornado 28.1 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

House-Forrest-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New Mexico state average. It is 492% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 05:46:18, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 166.4 miles away from House-Forrest center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 213.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 158.2 miles away from House-Forrest center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 161.2 miles away from the city 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 173.1 miles away from the city center
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) earthquake occurred 311.2 miles away from House-Forrest 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 Quay County (6) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to House-Forrest:

  • Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus (about 50 miles; Portales, NM; Full-time enrollment: 4,263)
  • New Mexico Highlands University (about 98 miles; Las Vegas, NM; FT enrollment: 2,931)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus (about 108 miles; Roswell, NM; FT enrollment: 2,212)
  • West Texas A & M University (about 111 miles; Canyon, TX; FT enrollment: 6,820)
  • Amarillo College (about 117 miles; Amarillo, TX; FT enrollment: 6,622)
  • South Plains College (about 118 miles; Levelland, TX; FT enrollment: 7,007)
  • Wayland Baptist University (about 127 miles; Plainview, TX; FT enrollment: 5,526)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in House-Forrest: Lawrence Ranch (A), Parmer Ranch (B), Peacock Ranch (C), Sparks Ranch (D), Urton Ranch (E), Williams Ranch (F), Kitchens (G), Austin Well (H), Ballew Ranch (I), Hassell Weather Station (J), House Weather Station (K), Ima (L), Ima Community House (M), Blackburn (N), Bass (O), Stewart (P), Wagley (Q), Rush (R), Smith (S), Shoemaker (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in House-Forrest: First Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Browning Cemetery (1), Gerhardt Cemetery (2), Lone Mesa Cemetery (3), McAlister Cemetery (4), Prater Cemetery (5), Ima Cemetery (6), Beevers Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Capps Lake (A), Caballo Lake (B), Burk Lake (C), Law Lake (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Blanco Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Average household size:
This place:

2.4 people
New Mexico:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

73.8%
Whole state:

65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

0.8%
Whole state:

8.2%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

16.5%
Whole state:

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

8.2%
Whole state:

7.8%

For population 15 years and over in House-Forrest:

Marital status in House-Forrest, NM
  • Never married: 19.6%
  • Now married: 61.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.3%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

For population 25 years and over in House-Forrest:

  • High school or higher: 90.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
New Mexico average:

14.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for House-Forrest, NM (based on Quay County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,29919
Catholic3,5105
Mainline Protestant6556
Other2702
None307-
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: 2
Quay County:

2.23 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Quay County:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Quay County:

13.41 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

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

6.8%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Quay County:

25.8%
New Mexico:

22.1%

5.56% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($35,663 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.56%
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 Curry County, NM  0.68% ($23,800 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in House-Forrest:

  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KIJN (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FARWELL, TX; Owner: METROPOLITIAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KNMX (540 AM; 5 kW; LAS VEGAS, NM; Owner: SANGRE DE CRISTO B/DCASTING CO, INC)
  • KTNM (1400 AM; 1 kW; TUCUMCARI, NM; Owner: QUAY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KGNC (710 AM; 10 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KBIM (910 AM; 5 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around House-Forrest:

  • K52CR (Channel 52; FORREST, ETC., NM; Owner: KOAT HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K61AF (Channel 61; FORREST/McALLISTER, NM; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)
  • K34EZ (Channel 34; FOREST/MCALISTER, NM; Owner: EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in House-Forrest, NM
  • 93.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.6%Wood
  • 0.9%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in House-Forrest, NM
  • 84.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.0%Utility gas
  • 8.0%Electricity


House-Forrest compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below 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.
  • 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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