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Chaves County, New Mexico (NM)

County population in 2019: 64,615 (76% urban, 24% rural); it was 61,382 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 8,998
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 7,405
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 15,986
Renter-occupied apartments: 7,288 (it was 6,575 in 2000)
% of renters here:

29%
State:

31%

Land area: 6071 sq. mi.

Water area: 4.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 11 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Chaves County: 81.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (27.1%), Retail trade (11.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 74%
  • Government: 20%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 5%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Chaves County, NM (2019)
    • 37,40657.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 24,94938.2%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 9731.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6851.0%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 6481.0%Asian alone
    • 4420.7%Two or more races
    • 2010.3%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

36.6 years
New Mexico median age:

38.6 years
Males: 31,959  (49.5%)
Females: 32,656  (50.5%)
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Average household size:
Chaves County:

2.0 people
New Mexico:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $42,003 ($28,513 in 1999)
This county:

$42,003
New Mexico:

$51,945

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $604 (lower quartile is $446, upper quartile is $713)
This county:

$604
State:

$737


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $99,400 (it was $56,700 in 2000)
Chaves:

$99,400
New Mexico:

$180,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $70,200 - $178,600
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $961
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $341

Institutionalized population: 737

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 13
  • Robberies: 5
  • Assaults: 40
  • Burglaries: 288
  • Thefts: 161
  • Auto thefts: 43

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 7
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 31
  • Burglaries: 240
  • Thefts: 139
  • Auto thefts: 33
Chaves County, NM map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 146 buildings, average cost: $84,700
  • 1998: 60 buildings, average cost: $90,200
  • 1999: 34 buildings, average cost: $89,600
  • 2000: 30 buildings, average cost: $122,700
  • 2001: 27 buildings, average cost: $115,900
  • 2002: 29 buildings, average cost: $117,100
  • 2003: 55 buildings, average cost: $132,300
  • 2004: 52 buildings, average cost: $164,300
  • 2005: 78 buildings, average cost: $182,200
  • 2006: 66 buildings, average cost: $198,800
  • 2007: 54 buildings, average cost: $182,000
  • 2008: 43 buildings, average cost: $253,300
  • 2009: 25 buildings, average cost: $184,700
  • 2010: 21 buildings, average cost: $225,900
  • 2011: 33 buildings, average cost: $277,000
  • 2012: 20 buildings, average cost: $204,100
  • 2013: 63 buildings, average cost: $199,600
  • 2014: 54 buildings, average cost: $200,900
  • 2015: 70 buildings, average cost: $177,800
  • 2016: 74 buildings, average cost: $170,100
  • 2017: 66 buildings, average cost: $168,300
  • 2018: 57 buildings, average cost: $166,500
  • 2019: 55 buildings, average cost: $174,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Chaves, NM residents
Average permit cost in Chaves, NM
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $942 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $572 (0.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Chaves, NM in 2019
Distribution of house value in Chaves, NM in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Chaves, NM in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 18.0%
Chaves County:

18.0%
New Mexico:

18.2%
(13.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.7% for Black residents, 21.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 40.2% for American Indian residents, 13.0% for other race residents, 12.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 36.6 years old
(Males: 35.0 years old, Females: 38.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47.8 years old, Black residents: 33.6 years old, American Indian residents: 49.0 years old, Asian residents: 33.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29.9 years old, Other race residents: 27.3 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Chaves County is $365 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $466 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $610 a month.

Cities in this county include: Roswell, Southwest Chaves, Northwest Chaves, Southeast Chaves, Dexter, Hagerman, Midway, Lake Arthur, Northeast Chaves, Mountain View.

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

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Neighboring counties: Desha County, Arkansas , Fayette County, Alabama , Leflore County, Mississippi , Morgan County, Georgia , Paulding County, Georgia , Wilbarger County, Texas .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.8%
New Mexico:

7.3%

Unemployment by year in Chaves, NM
County total employment by year in Chaves, NM
County average yearly wages by year in Chaves, NM

Current college students: 3,290
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 76.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 7,820 (47.7% naturalized citizens)

Chaves County:

12.1%
Whole state:

9.6%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1,4642010 or later
  • 1,6502000 to 2009
  • 1,5941990 to 1999
  • 1,8831980 to 1989
  • 1,6281970 to 1979
  • 1,229Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 94.5%

Chaves County marital status for males Chaves County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 19,994
  • One, attached: 971
  • Two: 693
  • 3 or 4: 477
  • 5 to 9: 351
  • 10 to 19: 199
  • 20 to 49: 851
  • 50 or more: 278
  • Mobile homes: 3,549
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 114

Housing units in Chaves County with a mortgage: 7,763 (218 second mortgage, 225 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,899

Here:

46.7% with mortgage
State:

52.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Chaves County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant17,02659
Catholic14,0316
Mainline Protestant2,19311
Other1,39910
Black Protestant4483
None30,548-
Chaves County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Chaves County:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Chaves County:

4.16 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 49
This county:

7.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Chaves County:

8.1%
New Mexico:

6.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Chaves County:

25.6%
State:

22.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.6%
State:

11.5%

Agriculture in Chaves County:

Average size of farms: 4165 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $470,115
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $489.15
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 89.44%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $380,788
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.44%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 96.75%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $93,665
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 83.61%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.14
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 47.48%
All wheat for grain: 2169 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,122 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 4,028 acres

Earthquake activity:

Chaves County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New Mexico state average. It is 426% 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 222.0 miles away from Chaves County 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 105.3 miles away from the county center
On 3/26/2020 at 15:16:27, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 5.9 mi) earthquake occurred 115.8 miles away from the county center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 214.1 miles away from the county center
On 8/23/2011 at 05:46:18, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 256.8 miles away from Chaves County 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 159.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • New Mexico Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4529, Natural disaster type: Other
  • New Mexico Severe Storms, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: September 09, 2013 to September 22, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4152: October 29, 2013, FEMA Id: 4152, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • New Mexico Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3229: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3229, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Mexico New Mexico Wildfire, Incident Period: May 05, 2000 to June 09, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1329: May 13, 2000, FEMA Id: 1329, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • New Mexico New Mexico Fire, Incident Period: May 05, 2000 to July 07, 2000, Emergency Declared EM-3154: May 10, 2000, FEMA Id: 3154, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • New Mexico Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 22, 1997 to December 25, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1202: January 29, 1998, FEMA Id: 1202, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm

The number of natural disasters in Chaves County (6) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Chaves

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 20,655 (83.8%)
  • Carpooled: 2,339 (9.5%)
  • Bus: 266 (1.1%)
  • Subway or elevated rail: 2 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 246 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 24 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 452 (1.8%)
  • Worked at home: 626 (2.5%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Public administration (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (82%)
  • Philippines (3%)
  • Guatemala (2%)
  • Thailand (1%)
  • Canada (1%)
  • Vietnam (1%)
  • Pakistan (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Chaves County


  • American (8%)
  • German (3%)
  • English (3%)
  • Irish (2%)
  • European (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (0%)
  • British (0%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Chaves County, New Mexico in 2000:

  • 355 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 322 people in nursing homes
  • 204 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 182 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 95 people in state prisons
  • 62 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 33 people in religious group quarters
  • 15 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 13 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 9 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 9 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally ill

People in group quarters in Chaves County, New Mexico in 2010:

  • 792 people in college/university student housing
  • 285 people in state prisons
  • 216 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 204 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 186 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 55 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 19 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 13 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 12 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 2 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $50,212.

4.84% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($44,417 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.84%
New Mexico average:

6.21%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
1.91% relocated from other counties in New Mexico ($15,857 average AGI)
2.93% relocated from other states ($28,560 average AGI)
Chaves County:

2.93%
New Mexico average:

3.55%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Eddy County, NM  0.63% ($46,962 average AGI)
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.30% ($30,828)
from Lea County, NM  0.19% ($34,846)
from Dona Ana County, NM  0.15% ($36,290)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.12% ($39,731)
from Lincoln County, NM  0.11% ($40,478)
from El Paso County, TX  0.11% ($29,957)


5.46% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($45,204 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.46%
New Mexico average:

6.56%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.07% relocated to other counties in New Mexico ($14,736 average AGI)
3.39% relocated to other states ($30,468 average AGI)
Chaves County:

3.39%
New Mexico average:

3.93%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Bernalillo County, NM  0.47% ($38,520 average AGI)
to Eddy County, NM  0.39% ($39,915)
to Dona Ana County, NM  0.23% ($37,292)
to El Paso County, TX  0.17% ($44,556)
to Lincoln County, NM  0.16% ($72,353)
to Lubbock County, TX  0.13% ($54,393)
to Lea County, NM  0.12% ($33,240)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.6

Births per 1000 population in Chaves County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 10.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Chaves County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.8

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Chaves County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 11.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Chaves County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Chaves County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Chaves County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Chaves County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Chaves County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Chaves County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 10,662 (8,578 aged, 2,084 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,998 (18%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Chaves County, New Mexico in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,154)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (695)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (668)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (520)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (418)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (370)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (255)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (239)
  • Unspecified dementia (199)
  • Congestive heart failure (156)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 27%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 24%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.62
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11,695
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 242
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 67,585

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,597
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 997
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 26
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 61

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 3

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 147.5. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 100.7
  • Other - 46.8

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 210.8. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 128.8
  • Other - 82.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 64,615
  • Male householders: 12,347 (4,495 living alone), Female householders: 12,324 (3,208 living alone)
  • 10,117 spouses (9,980 opposite-sex spouses), 1,725 unmarried partners, (1,670 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 19,502 children (17,765 natural, 788 adopted, 949 stepchildren), 2,324 grandchildren, 523 brothers or sisters, 1,030 parents, 0 foster children, 1,544 other relatives, 776 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 2,403

Size of family households: 6,682 2-persons, 3,811 3-persons, 3,265 4-persons, 1,550 5-persons, 603 6-persons, 195 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 7,703 1-person, 830 2-persons, 32 7-or-more-persons.

9,548 married couples with children.
4,469 single-parent households (1,178 men, 3,291 women).

65.6% of residents of Chaves speak English at home.
33.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (68% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (70% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (92% speak English very well, 8% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $375,625,000 ($6,094 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $24,173,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $155,345,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $63,146,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,629,000
Federal grants: $116,664,000
Federal procurement contracts: $15,651,000 ($8,230,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $21,189,000 ($2,350,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $964,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $22,916,000
Federal Government insurance: $69,219,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 4,842
Here:

78 per 1000 residents
State:

74 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,977
Here:

48 per 1000 residents
State:

36 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +878
Here:

+14 per 1000 residents
State:

+15 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -2,162
Here -35 per 1000 residents
State +5 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Chaves County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 16.26 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.1
State:

4.4

Year house built in Chaves County, New Mexico
  • Year house built in Chaves County, New Mexico
  • 6752014 or later
  • 4882010 to 2013
  • 1,2022000 to 2009
  • 3,6541990 to 1999
  • 3,6411980 to 1989
  • 3,6491970 to 1979
  • 5,7081960 to 1969
  • 5,5191950 to 1959
  • 1,8711940 to 1949
  • 1,0701939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Chaves County, New Mexico
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Chaves County, New Mexico
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Chaves County, New Mexico
  • 1221 room
  • 1842 rooms
  • 4423 rooms
  • 1,4924 rooms
  • 3,6085 rooms
  • 4,1156 rooms
  • 2,5727 rooms
  • 1,9488 rooms
  • 2,1799+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Chaves County, New Mexico
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Chaves County, New Mexico
  • 2301 room
  • 3062 rooms
  • 5413 rooms
  • 1,4084 rooms
  • 2,6745 rooms
  • 1,4166 rooms
  • 9487 rooms
  • 2388 rooms
  • 2489+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Chaves County, New Mexico
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Chaves County, New Mexico
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Chaves County, New Mexico
  • 260no bedroom
  • 1771 bedroom
  • 2,9732 bedrooms
  • 9,9473 bedrooms
  • 2,7464 bedrooms
  • 5595+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Chaves County, New Mexico
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Chaves County, New Mexico
  • 230no bedroom
  • 6661 bedroom
  • 2,7342 bedrooms
  • 3,9543 bedrooms
  • 2604 bedrooms
  • 1655+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Chaves County, New Mexico in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Chaves County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Chaves County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 645no vehicle
  • 5,0581 vehicle
  • 6,8112 vehicles
  • 3,2193 vehicles
  • 7214 vehicles
  • 2085+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Chaves County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Chaves County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 906no vehicle
  • 3,5521 vehicle
  • 2,3392 vehicles
  • 1,1363 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 765+ vehicles

83.8% of Chaves County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 48% lived in New Mexico.

Chaves County:

83.8%
State average:

86.7%

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

  • This state: 36,995
  • Other state: 19,080
  • Northeast: 1,904
  • Midwest: 3,314
  • South: 6,653
  • West: 7,209
Year householders moved into unit in Chaves County, NM
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Chaves County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 48.2%Utility gas
  • 44.0%Electricity
  • 5.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.8%Wood
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 56.1%Electricity
  • 39.8%Utility gas
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 322
Here:

3.5%
New Mexico:

7.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 268
Here:

10.2%
New Mexico:

6.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,484
Here:

44.2%
New Mexico:

11.1%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
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

Chaves County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $878,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $637,000
    Housing and Community Development: $430,000
    General Public Buildings: $57,000
    Correctional Institutions: $52,000
    Local Fire Protection: $5,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $5,834,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,749,000
    Police Protection: $3,328,000
    Regular Highways: $2,655,000
    Financial Administration: $1,998,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $1,796,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,483,000
    General Public Buildings: $947,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $694,000
    Local Fire Protection: $519,000
    Housing and Community Development: $266,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $189,000
    Solid Waste Management: $153,000
    Hospitals: $76,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $73,000
    Health - Other: $64,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,673,000
    Other: $45,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $554,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Hospitals: $1,313,000
    Other - General - Other: $791,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $162,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $135,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $834,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $602,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,188,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,467,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,722,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $506,000
    General Revenue - Other: $71,000
    Sale of Property: $65,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $1,502,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $698,000
    Central Staff Services: $302,000
    Regular Highways: $178,000
    Police Protection: $131,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $70,755,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $491,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $8,722,000
    General Local Government Support: $788,000
    Highways: $607,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,842,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,451,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,908,000

Chaves County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $878,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $637,000
    Housing and Community Development: $430,000
    General Public Buildings: $57,000
    Correctional Institutions: $52,000
    Local Fire Protection: $5,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $5,834,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,749,000
    Police Protection: $3,328,000
    Regular Highways: $2,655,000
    Financial Administration: $1,998,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $1,796,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,483,000
    General Public Buildings: $947,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $694,000
    Local Fire Protection: $519,000
    Housing and Community Development: $266,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $189,000
    Solid Waste Management: $153,000
    Hospitals: $76,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $73,000
    Health - Other: $64,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,673,000
    Other: $45,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $554,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Hospitals: $1,313,000
    Other - General - Other: $791,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $162,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $135,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $834,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $602,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,188,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,467,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,722,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $506,000
    General Revenue - Other: $71,000
    Sale of Property: $65,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $1,502,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $698,000
    Central Staff Services: $302,000
    Regular Highways: $178,000
    Police Protection: $131,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $70,755,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $491,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $8,722,000
    General Local Government Support: $788,000
    Highways: $607,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,842,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,451,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,908,000

Chaves County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $878,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $637,000
    Housing and Community Development: $430,000
    General Public Buildings: $57,000
    Correctional Institutions: $52,000
    Local Fire Protection: $5,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $5,834,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,749,000
    Police Protection: $3,328,000
    Regular Highways: $2,655,000
    Financial Administration: $1,998,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $1,796,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,483,000
    General Public Buildings: $947,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $694,000
    Local Fire Protection: $519,000
    Housing and Community Development: $266,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $189,000
    Solid Waste Management: $153,000
    Hospitals: $76,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $73,000
    Health - Other: $64,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,673,000
    Other: $45,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $554,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Hospitals: $1,313,000
    Other - General - Other: $791,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $162,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $135,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $834,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $602,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,188,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,467,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,722,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $506,000
    General Revenue - Other: $71,000
    Sale of Property: $65,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $1,502,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $698,000
    Central Staff Services: $302,000
    Regular Highways: $178,000
    Police Protection: $131,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $70,755,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $491,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $8,722,000
    General Local Government Support: $788,000
    Highways: $607,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,842,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,451,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,908,000

Chaves County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $878,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $637,000
    Housing and Community Development: $430,000
    General Public Buildings: $57,000
    Correctional Institutions: $52,000
    Local Fire Protection: $5,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $5,834,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,749,000
    Police Protection: $3,328,000
    Regular Highways: $2,655,000
    Financial Administration: $1,998,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $1,796,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,483,000
    General Public Buildings: $947,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $694,000
    Local Fire Protection: $519,000
    Housing and Community Development: $266,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $189,000
    Solid Waste Management: $153,000
    Hospitals: $76,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $73,000
    Health - Other: $64,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,673,000
    Other: $45,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $554,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Hospitals: $1,313,000
    Other - General - Other: $791,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $162,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $135,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $834,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $602,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,188,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,467,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,722,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $506,000
    General Revenue - Other: $71,000
    Sale of Property: $65,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $1,502,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $698,000
    Central Staff Services: $302,000
    Regular Highways: $178,000
    Police Protection: $131,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $70,755,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $491,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $8,722,000
    General Local Government Support: $788,000
    Highways: $607,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,842,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,451,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,908,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,150
  • Number of aged recipients: 292
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,858
  • Number of recipients under 18: 276
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,329
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 545
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 873
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 891
Most common first names in Chaves County, NM among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John32473.2 years
William30575.2 years
James29872.7 years
Mary28976.9 years
Robert23070.5 years
George18776.7 years
Charles18074.0 years
Frank12275.3 years
Ruth11578.0 years
Helen11478.3 years
Most common last names in Chaves County, NM among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith18374.3 years
Johnson10076.5 years
Brown9179.9 years
Jones8975.4 years
Davis8674.5 years
Sanchez8068.1 years
Williams7678.5 years
Miller7375.1 years
Garcia7069.6 years
Taylor6676.7 years
Businesses in Chaves County, NM
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1La-Z-Boy2
Albertsons1Lane Furniture2
Applebee's1Little Caesars Pizza1
Arby's1Long John Silver's1
AutoZone2Marriott1
Best Western2MasterBrand Cabinets3
Big O Tires1Maurices1
Chevrolet1McDonald's3
Church's Chicken2Motel 61
Circle K1Nike4
Comfort Inn1Nissan1
Comfort Suites1OfficeMax1
Curves1Payless2
Dairy Queen2Pizza Hut1
Days Inn1RadioShack1
Discount Tire1Red Lobster1
Famous Footwear1Rodeway Inn1
FedEx6Rue211
Foot Locker1SONIC Drive-In4
Ford1Sam's Club1
GNC1Sears1
GameStop1Sprint Nextel1
Goodwill2Starbucks2
H&R Block2Super 81
Hilton1T-Mobile2
Hobby Lobby1Target1
Holiday Inn2Toyota1
Honda1True Value1
IHOP1U-Haul2
JCPenney1UPS6
Jones New York3Walgreens2
KFC2Walmart1
Kmart1Wendy's1
La Quinta1

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