Truchas, New Mexico

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Population in 2010: 560.
Males: 315  (56.2%)
Females: 245  (43.8%)
Median resident age:

47.7 years
New Mexico median age:

39.4 years
Estimated median household income in 2022: $52,921
Truchas:

$52,921
NM:

$59,726

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $28,944

Truchas CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $239,386
Truchas:

$239,386
NM:

$243,100

Median gross rent in 2022: $1,131.

March 2022 cost of living index in Truchas: 88.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 15.0%

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  • Races in Truchas, NM (2022)
    • 20062.5%Hispanic
    • 10934.1%White alone
    • 61.9%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Truchas 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 Truchas, New Mexico as of May 28, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Truchas is 378 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (12.1%), Irish (10.3%), Swedish (3.4%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 8037 feet

10 residents are foreign born (3.1% Europe).

This place:

3.1%
New Mexico:

9.2%

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Santa Fe, NM (27.4 miles , pop. 62,203).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (78.6 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (396.0 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Cordova, NM (1.9 miles ),
Rio Chiquito, NM (2.4 miles),
Cundiyo, NM (2.7 miles),
Chimayo, NM (2.8 miles ),
Dixon, NM (2.8 miles ),
Chamisal, NM (3.0 miles ),
La Puebla, NM (3.3 miles ),
Penasco, NM (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 36.04 N, Longitude: 105.81 W

Area code: 505

Distribution of median household income in Truchas, NM in 2022
Distribution of house value in Truchas, NM in 2022
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

3.3%
New Mexico:

3.6%

Earthquake activity:

Truchas-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New Mexico state average. It is 750% 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 93.7 miles away from Truchas center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 82.8 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 83.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/2011 at 23:30:19, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 97.7 miles away from Truchas center
On 1/29/1990 at 13:16:10, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 LG, Depth: 7.5 mi) earthquake occurred 124.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 619.7 miles away from Truchas center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Rio Arriba County (13) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Fires: 4, Snows: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Truchas:

  • RIO GRANDE HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; ESPANOLA, NM)
  • ESPANOLA HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; ESPANOLA, NM)
  • PRESBYTERIAN ESPANOLA HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 16 miles away; ESPANOLA, NM)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Truchas:

  • Santa Fe Community College (about 34 miles; Santa Fe, NM; Full-time enrollment: 3,047)
  • New Mexico Highlands University (about 46 miles; Las Vegas, NM; FT enrollment: 2,931)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 73 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 2,335)
  • University of New Mexico-Main Campus (about 81 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 23,042)
  • Central New Mexico Community College (about 82 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 19,398)
  • Adams State University (about 100 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,805)
  • San Juan College (about 141 miles; Farmington, NM; FT enrollment: 5,112)

Library in Truchas:

  • TRUCHAS COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $102,808; Location: 60 COUNTY ROAD 75; 7,250 books; 325 audio materials; 250 video materials; 37 state licensed databases; 2 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Truchas: Truchas Weather Station (A), Truchas Community Center Library (B), Truchas Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Truchas include: Holy Family Missions of Chimayo (A), Nuestra Señora del Rosario Church Historic Site (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Cementerio del Pueblo de Truchas (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cañada Montuosa (A), Cañada de Carrizal (B), Cañada Honda (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Truchas include: Truchas Historical Marker (1), Truchas Peak Historical Marker (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Truchas Service (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 60 Circle 75).

Rio Arriba County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.2 people
New Mexico:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

59.9%
Whole state:

65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

9.9%
Whole state:

8.2%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Truchas:

Marital status in Truchas, NM
  • Never married: 30.6%
  • Now married: 9.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 59.6%

For population 25 years and over in Truchas:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 37.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 335.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.5
New Mexico average:

12.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Truchas, NM (based on Rio Arriba County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic21,30541
Evangelical Protestant2,96029
Other1,1146
Mainline Protestant7229
Orthodox51
None14,140-
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: 7
Rio Arriba County:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

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

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Rio Arriba County:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Rio Arriba County:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
Rio Arriba County:

5.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

5.9%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

21.0%
State:

22.1%

Strongest AM radio stations in Truchas:

  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KDCE (950 AM; 4 kW; ESPANOLA, NM; Owner: RICHARD L. GARCIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSWV (810 AM; 5 kW; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: LA VOZ BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KTRC (1260 AM; 5 kW; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: AGM NEVADA, LLC)
  • KNMX (540 AM; 5 kW; LAS VEGAS, NM; Owner: SANGRE DE CRISTO B/DCASTING CO, INC)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KKIM (1000 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: AGM-NEVADA, LLC)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KXKS (1190 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KANM (1600 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: ARAGON BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.L.C.)
  • KNML (610 AM; 5 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Truchas:

  • KBOM (94.7 FM; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: AGM NEVADA, LLC)
  • KTAO (101.9 FM; TAOS, NM; Owner: TAOS COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KQBA (107.5 FM; LOS ALAMOS, NM; Owner: HUTTON MEDIA, L.L.C.)
  • KYBR (92.9 FM; ESPANOLA, NM; Owner: RIO CHAMA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSFQ (101.1 FM; WHITE ROCK, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KZNM (106.7 FM; LOS ALAMOS, NM; Owner: AGM NEVADA, LLC)
  • KTZO (103.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLYT (88.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CONNECTION COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • KRST (92.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KUNM (89.9 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS UNIV. OF NEW MEXICO)
  • KANW (89.1 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: BD. OF EDUC. CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE, NM)
  • KKOB-FM (93.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBZU (96.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMGA (99.5 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KZRR (94.1 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KBQI (107.9 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPEK (100.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFLQ (91.5 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • K265CA (100.9 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K213BT (90.5 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Truchas:

  • K39EJ (Channel 39; ESPANOLA, NM; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)

Truchas fatal accident list:

May 4, 2012 06:21 AM, Sr-76, Lat: 36.058619, Lon: -105.809947, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Apr 25, 1995 11:00 AM, 76, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Mar 31, 1984 05:30 PM, 76, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Truchas Site (Lat: 36.045861 Lon: -105.859472), Type: Building, Structure height: 18 m, Call Sign: WPLU712,
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.675 MHz, Grant Date: 02/22/2023, Expiration Date: 02/25/2033, Certifier: Rafael De La Torre, Registrant: Advanced Communications And Electronics, Inc., 2417 Baylor Drive Se, Albuquerque, CO 87106, Phone: (505) 244-3321, Email:


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KC5ZSH, Licensee ID: L01232287, Grant Date: 01/11/2017, Expiration Date: 03/31/2027, Certifier: Manuel R Lopez, Registrant: Manuel R Lopez, Truchas, NM 87578-0433

  • Call Sign: W6JRO, Licensee ID: L00173955, Grant Date: 12/13/2018, Expiration Date: 12/31/2028, Registrant: Richard T Hasbrouck, 76 County Rd. 75, Truchas, NM 87578


Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Truchas, NM
  • 81.3%Wood
  • 9.3%Utility gas
  • 9.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Truchas, NM
  • 51.7%No fuel used
  • 31.0%Other fuel
  • 17.2%Wood


Truchas compared to New Mexico 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 below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Truchas on our top lists:

  • #65 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
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