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McKinley County, New Mexico (NM)

County population in 2019: 71,367 (43% urban, 57% rural); it was 74,798 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,682
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 11,040
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 15,550
Renter-occupied apartments: 6,246 (it was 5,926 in 2000)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

31%

Land area: 5449 sq. mi.

Water area: 6.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 13 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in McKinley County: 83.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (33.6%), Retail trade (11.5%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (10.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 60%
  • Government: 34%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 6%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in McKinley County, NM (2019)
    • 52,92573.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 10,44214.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 6,1668.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,4182.0%Two or more races
    • 7891.1%Asian alone
    • 4280.6%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 580.08%Some other race alone
    • 150.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

33.2 years
New Mexico median age:

38.6 years
Males: 33,125  (46.4%)
Females: 38,242  (53.6%)
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Average household size:
McKinley County:

3.0 people
New Mexico:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $37,153 ($25,005 in 1999)
This county:

$37,153
New Mexico:

$51,945

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $475 (lower quartile is $261, upper quartile is $816)
This county:

$475
State:

$737


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $57,400 (it was $44,300 in 2000)
McKinley:

$57,400
New Mexico:

$180,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $24,700 - $103,100

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $140,203
Here:

$140,203
State:

$289,733

Townhouses or other attached units: $133,772
Here:

$133,772
State:

$243,400

In 2-unit structures: $59,384
Here:

$59,384
State:

$218,702

Mobile homes: $102,400
Here:

$102,400
State:

$171,050

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $940
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $223

Institutionalized population: 351

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 14
  • Robberies: 8
  • Assaults: 79
  • Burglaries: 122
  • Thefts: 155
  • Auto thefts: 29

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

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 10
  • Robberies: 6
  • Assaults: 61
  • Burglaries: 124
  • Thefts: 188
  • Auto thefts: 35
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Health of residents in McKinley County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.4. This is about average.
73.6% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
35.9% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is less than average.
100.0% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 193 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 164 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 41 buildings, average cost: $120,300
  • 1998: 34 buildings, average cost: $99,500
  • 1999: 43 buildings, average cost: $104,400
  • 2000: 29 buildings, average cost: $140,200
  • 2001: 15 buildings, average cost: $128,100
  • 2002: 28 buildings, average cost: $106,800
  • 2003: 24 buildings, average cost: $128,500
  • 2004: 21 buildings, average cost: $148,000
  • 2005: 21 buildings, average cost: $148,800
  • 2006: 38 buildings, average cost: $131,600
  • 2007: 31 buildings, average cost: $100,400
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $99,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $90,500
  • 2010: 17 buildings, average cost: $192,600
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $247,500
  • 2012: 7 buildings, average cost: $179,700
  • 2013: 9 buildings, average cost: $206,300
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $250,000
  • 2015: 4 buildings, average cost: $287,600
  • 2016: 10 buildings, average cost: $185,200
  • 2017: 10 buildings, average cost: $194,000
  • 2018: 4 buildings, average cost: $164,400
  • 2019: 2 buildings, average cost: $187,500
Number of permits per 10,000 McKinley, NM residents
Average permit cost in McKinley, NM
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $962 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $837 (1.6%)

Distribution of median household income in McKinley, NM in 2019
Distribution of house value in McKinley, NM in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in McKinley, NM in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 32.4%
McKinley County:

32.4%
New Mexico:

18.2%
(13.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.7% for Black residents, 27.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 38.6% for American Indian residents, 38.7% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 17.9% for other race residents, 32.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 33.2 years old
(Males: 31.8 years old, Females: 34.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 53.3 years old, Black residents: 70.1 years old, American Indian residents: 32.5 years old, Asian residents: 38.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.9 years old, Other race residents: 27.3 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in McKinley County is $423 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $556 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $664 a month.

Cities in this county include: Red Rock, Gallup, Reservation, Zuni, Zuni Pueblo, Crownpoint, Navajo, Thoreau, Black Rock, Church Rock.

McKinley 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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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in McKinley County: La Joya Windmill (A), Landon Windmill (B), Ortiga Ranch (C), Otowi Ruins (D), Padre Spring Ranch (E), Panchuela West Cabin (F), Little Jara Windmill (G), Rancho la Barbarria (H), Little Windmill (I), Nambe (J), Lynch Ranch (K), Los Angeles Windmill (L), Los Norios Ranch (M), Piedra Lumbre Windmill (N), McKee Ranch (O), Middle Well (P), Rancho La Merced (Q), Rancho Viejo (R), Miller Ranch (S), Mitchell Ranch (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in McKinley County include: Our Lady of Light Church Historic Site (A), San Diego Church (B), Black Mesa Church (C), Sangre De Cristo Novitiate (D), Christ Unity at the Edge of the Woods (E), Nuestra Señora de la Luz Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: San Miguelito Cemetery (1), Madrid Cemetery (2), Memorial Gardens (3), Black Mesa Cemetery (4), Stanley Cemetery (5), Ojo de Vaca Cemetery (6), San Pedro Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Galisteo Lake (A), Nambe Lake (B), Lake Katherine (C), Spirit Lake (D), Santa Fe Lake (E), Twin Lakes (F), Stewart Lake (G), Lake Johnson (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Agua Sarca (A), Cunningham Creek (B), Ortega Creek (C), Gaviso Arroyo (D), North Fork Tesuque Creek (E), Arroyo de Jaconito (F), South Fork Tesuque Creek (G), Rito Jaroso (H), Rito Canejo (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in McKinley County include: Hyde Memorial State Park (1), Pecos National Historic Park (2), Garden of the Gods Historical Marker (3), Seton Village Historical Marker (4), DAR Monument (5), Agua Fria Park (6), Santa Fe Recreation Area (7), South End of the Rockies Historical Marker (8), La Bajada Historical Marker (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Cannon County, Tennessee , Chatham County, North Carolina , Gibson County, Tennessee , Franklin County, North Carolina , Muskogee County, Oklahoma , Jones County, North Carolina , Woods County, Oklahoma , Scotland County, North Carolina .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

9.7%
New Mexico:

7.3%

Unemployment by year in McKinley, NM

Current college students: 3,502
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 78.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,034 (44.6% naturalized citizens)

McKinley County:

1.4%
Whole state:

9.6%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 4892010 or later
  • 3722000 to 2009
  • 1831990 to 1999
  • 4931980 to 1989
  • 2151970 to 1979
  • 156Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 85.4%

McKinley County marital status for males McKinley County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 18,231
  • One, attached: 390
  • Two: 663
  • 3 or 4: 1,050
  • 5 to 9: 226
  • 20 or more: 125
  • Mobile homes: 5,744

Housing units in McKinley County with a mortgage: 3,847 (39 second mortgage, 265 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 11,570

Here:

21.4% with mortgage
State:

52.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for McKinley County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic13,20012
Other9,91015
Evangelical Protestant8,67573
Mainline Protestant5744
Black Protestant1311
None39,002-
McKinley 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: 13
McKinley County:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.

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

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
McKinley County:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 43
This county:

6.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
McKinley County:

11.4%
New Mexico:

6.4%

Adult obesity rate:
McKinley County:

32.8%
State:

22.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.0%
State:

11.5%

Agriculture in McKinley County:

Average size of farms: 21132 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $42,674
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $43,250
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $44,187
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.67%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 0.66

Tornado activity:

McKinley County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below New Mexico state average. It is 135067034.0 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

McKinley County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New Mexico state average. It is 1207% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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 470.6 miles away from McKinley County 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
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 460.2 miles away from the county center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 446.3 miles away from the county center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 465.6 miles away from the county center
On 10/15/1979 at 23:16:54, a magnitude 7.0 (5.7 MB, 6.9 MS, 7.0 ML, 6.4 MW) earthquake occurred 455.2 miles away from McKinley County center
On 4/29/1993 at 08:21:00, a magnitude 5.5 (5.5 MB, 5.0 MS, 5.3 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 208.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: 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 Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 25, 2010 to August 09, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1936: September 13, 2010, FEMA Id: 1936, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New Mexico Severe Storms & Flooding, Incident Period: July 26, 2006 to September 18, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1659: August 30, 2006, FEMA Id: 1659, Natural disaster type: Storm, 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 Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: January 05, 1993 to February 27, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-992: June 07, 1993, FEMA Id: 992, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New Mexico SEVERE STORMS, SNOW MELT, FLOODING, Incident Period: May 11, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-380: May 11, 1973, FEMA Id: 380, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Snow
  • New Mexico SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: August 01, 1972, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-346: August 01, 1972, FEMA Id: 346, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood

The number of natural disasters in McKinley County (10) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - McKinley

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 17,595 (74.6%)
  • Carpooled: 2,244 (9.5%)
  • Bus: 189 (0.8%)
  • Long-distance train or commuter rail: 3 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 224 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 26 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 963 (4.1%)
  • Worked at home: 2,350 (10.0%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)

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


  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (50%)
  • Philippines (31%)
  • Ethiopia (4%)
  • Asia,n.e.c. (3%)
  • Germany (1%)
  • Nigeria (1%)
  • India (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in McKinley County


  • English (1%)
  • American (1%)
  • Irish (0%)
  • Dutch (0%)
  • European (0%)
  • German (0%)
  • Italian (0%)

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

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

  • 243 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 178 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 154 people in nursing homes
  • 61 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 48 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 46 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 46 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 38 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 30 people in religious group quarters
  • 13 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 12 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 9 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 9 people in other group homes
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 3 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 2 people in homes for the physically handicapped

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

  • 159 people in college/university student housing
  • 149 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 128 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 96 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 75 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 72 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 33 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 27 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 20 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 14 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 7 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $36,804.

6.31% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,861 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.31%
New Mexico average:

6.21%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.98% relocated from other counties in New Mexico ($12,118 average AGI)
3.33% relocated from other states ($17,744 average AGI)
McKinley County:

3.33%
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 San Juan County, NM  1.55% ($26,402 average AGI)
from Apache County, AZ  1.20% ($26,437)
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.74% ($21,866)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.29% ($26,494)
from Cibola County, NM  0.28% ($26,400)
from Navajo County, AZ  0.24% ($34,730)
from Sandoval County, NM  0.16% ($30,000)


8.34% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,733 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.34%
New Mexico average:

6.56%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.42% relocated to other counties in New Mexico ($14,982 average AGI)
3.92% relocated to other states ($15,751 average AGI)
McKinley County:

3.92%
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 San Juan County, NM  1.98% ($26,792 average AGI)
to Apache County, AZ  1.66% ($26,230)
to Bernalillo County, NM  1.32% ($28,739)
to Cibola County, NM  0.43% ($22,538)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.41% ($27,827)
to Navajo County, AZ  0.30% ($26,317)
to Sandoval County, NM  0.26% ($29,800)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 23.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 18.7

Births per 1000 population in McKinley County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 7.9

Deaths per 1000 population in McKinley County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.2

Infant deaths per 1000 population in McKinley County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 16.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in McKinley County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in McKinley County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in McKinley County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in McKinley County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in McKinley County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in McKinley County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 7,587 (6,150 aged, 1,437 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 5,394 (25%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (315)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (259)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (257)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (228)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (224)
  • Alcoholic cirrhosis of liver (208)
  • Unspecified dementia (171)
  • Intentional self-harm by hanging, strangulation and suffocation (146)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (130)
  • Congestive heart failure (123)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 34%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 31%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.52
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 15,282
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 334
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 92,113

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,895
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 717
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 11

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 18
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 83

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 4

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 118.5. This is more than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 199.5. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Suffocation - 90.9
  • Firearm - 59.3
  • Other - 49.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 71,367
  • Male householders: 8,820 (2,034 living alone), Female householders: 12,899 (2,266 living alone)
  • 8,159 spouses (8,159 opposite-sex spouses), 2,111 unmarried partners, (2,111 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 24,437 children (23,049 natural, 303 adopted, 1,085 stepchildren), 8,040 grandchildren, 1,979 brothers or sisters, 1,251 parents, 103 foster children, 1,969 other relatives, 770 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 829

Size of family households: 5,838 2-persons, 3,572 3-persons, 2,995 4-persons, 1,912 5-persons, 820 6-persons, 1,288 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,300 1-person, 913 2-persons, 81 3-persons.

7,338 married couples with children.
5,522 single-parent households (728 men, 4,794 women).

46.1% of residents of McKinley speak English at home.
5.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (87% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (85% speak English very well, 15% speak English well).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (67% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
50.5% of residents speak other language at home (81% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $602,398,000 ($8,318 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,678,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $124,452,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $54,811,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,208,000
Federal grants: $264,520,000
Federal procurement contracts: $36,169,000 ($2,336,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $118,239,000 ($559,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,003,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $10,531,000
Federal Government insurance: $13,490,000

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

Births: 7,197
Here:

100 per 1000 residents
State:

74 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,604
Here:

36 per 1000 residents
State:

36 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +247
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+15 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -7,618
Here -106 per 1000 residents
State +5 per 1000 residents
Population growth in McKinley County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.76 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.0
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.4

Year house built in McKinley County, New Mexico
  • Year house built in McKinley County, New Mexico
  • 2482014 or later
  • 2132010 to 2013
  • 2,7372000 to 2009
  • 5,1051990 to 1999
  • 5,4601980 to 1989
  • 6,0201970 to 1979
  • 2,6321960 to 1969
  • 1,1581950 to 1959
  • 1,8461940 to 1949
  • 1,0101939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in McKinley County, New Mexico
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in McKinley County, New Mexico
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in McKinley County, New Mexico
  • 7801 room
  • 5632 rooms
  • 1,1263 rooms
  • 2,6574 rooms
  • 5,9465 rooms
  • 2,7086 rooms
  • 1,2587 rooms
  • 5688 rooms
  • 4809+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in McKinley County, New Mexico
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in McKinley County, New Mexico
  • 1831 room
  • 302 rooms
  • 3393 rooms
  • 2,1104 rooms
  • 2,0825 rooms
  • 4146 rooms
  • 2897 rooms
  • 868 rooms
  • 1009+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in McKinley County, New Mexico
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in McKinley County, New Mexico
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in McKinley County, New Mexico
  • 797no bedroom
  • 1,1241 bedroom
  • 3,3742 bedrooms
  • 7,2013 bedrooms
  • 2,3924 bedrooms
  • 1,1985+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in McKinley County, New Mexico
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in McKinley County, New Mexico
  • 183no bedroom
  • 3831 bedroom
  • 2,4252 bedrooms
  • 2,0323 bedrooms
  • 5324 bedrooms
  • 785+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in McKinley County, New Mexico in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in McKinley County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in McKinley County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 1,855no vehicle
  • 4,8211 vehicle
  • 5,1462 vehicles
  • 3,0643 vehicles
  • 9064 vehicles
  • 2945+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in McKinley County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in McKinley County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 666no vehicle
  • 2,8051 vehicle
  • 1,6032 vehicles
  • 3503 vehicles
  • 2094 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

92.3% of McKinley County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 35% lived in New Mexico.

McKinley County:

92.3%
State average:

86.7%

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

  • This state: 56,457
  • Other state: 13,744
  • Northeast: 613
  • Midwest: 1,105
  • South: 2,209
  • West: 9,817
Year householders moved into unit in McKinley County, NM
Most commonly used house heating fuel in McKinley County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 57.7%Wood
  • 28.9%Utility gas
  • 7.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.1%Electricity
  • 1.0%No fuel used
  • 0.8%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 53.7%Utility gas
  • 20.1%Wood
  • 19.4%Electricity
  • 4.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.2%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 216
Here:

2.4%
New Mexico:

7.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 11
Here:

0.2%
New Mexico:

6.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 235
Here:

8.3%
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

McKinley County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $3,401,000
  • Construction - Judicial and Legal Services: $1,462,000
    Local Fire Protection: $357,000
    Parks and Recreation: $24,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $6,563,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,852,000
    Police Protection: $5,218,000
    Health - Other: $3,765,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $3,501,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,250,000
    Regular Highways: $3,167,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,085,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,189,000
    Financial Administration: $1,940,000
    Water Utilities: $890,000
    Solid Waste Management: $492,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $307,000
    Parks and Recreation: $223,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $62,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $10,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $655,000
    Highways: $151,000
    Water Utilities: $59,000
    Health and Hospitals: $13,000
    Natural Resources: $5,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $986,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $878,000
    Public Welfare: $258,000
    Highways: $119,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,329,000
    Rents: $2,163,000
    Interest Earnings: $694,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $151,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,311,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,176,000
    General - Other: $497,000
    Police Protection: $250,000
    Health - Other: $6,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $60,063,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $2,861,000
    Highways: $1,107,000
    Water Utilities: $633,000
    Health and Hospitals: $472,000
    General Local Government Support: $466,000
    Other: $319,000
    Sewerage: $17,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $20,836,000
    Property: $10,466,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $1,388,000
    Other License: $604,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $423,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $28,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $12,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,161,000

McKinley County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $3,401,000
  • Construction - Judicial and Legal Services: $1,462,000
    Local Fire Protection: $357,000
    Parks and Recreation: $24,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $6,563,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,852,000
    Police Protection: $5,218,000
    Health - Other: $3,765,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $3,501,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,250,000
    Regular Highways: $3,167,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,085,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,189,000
    Financial Administration: $1,940,000
    Water Utilities: $890,000
    Solid Waste Management: $492,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $307,000
    Parks and Recreation: $223,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $62,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $10,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $655,000
    Highways: $151,000
    Water Utilities: $59,000
    Health and Hospitals: $13,000
    Natural Resources: $5,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $986,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $878,000
    Public Welfare: $258,000
    Highways: $119,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,329,000
    Rents: $2,163,000
    Interest Earnings: $694,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $151,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,311,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,176,000
    General - Other: $497,000
    Police Protection: $250,000
    Health - Other: $6,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $60,063,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $2,861,000
    Highways: $1,107,000
    Water Utilities: $633,000
    Health and Hospitals: $472,000
    General Local Government Support: $466,000
    Other: $319,000
    Sewerage: $17,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $20,836,000
    Property: $10,466,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $1,388,000
    Other License: $604,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $423,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $28,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $12,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,161,000

McKinley County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $3,401,000
  • Construction - Judicial and Legal Services: $1,462,000
    Local Fire Protection: $357,000
    Parks and Recreation: $24,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $6,563,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,852,000
    Police Protection: $5,218,000
    Health - Other: $3,765,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $3,501,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,250,000
    Regular Highways: $3,167,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,085,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,189,000
    Financial Administration: $1,940,000
    Water Utilities: $890,000
    Solid Waste Management: $492,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $307,000
    Parks and Recreation: $223,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $62,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $10,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $655,000
    Highways: $151,000
    Water Utilities: $59,000
    Health and Hospitals: $13,000
    Natural Resources: $5,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $986,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $878,000
    Public Welfare: $258,000
    Highways: $119,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,329,000
    Rents: $2,163,000
    Interest Earnings: $694,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $151,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,311,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,176,000
    General - Other: $497,000
    Police Protection: $250,000
    Health - Other: $6,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $60,063,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $2,861,000
    Highways: $1,107,000
    Water Utilities: $633,000
    Health and Hospitals: $472,000
    General Local Government Support: $466,000
    Other: $319,000
    Sewerage: $17,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $20,836,000
    Property: $10,466,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $1,388,000
    Other License: $604,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $423,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $28,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $12,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,161,000

McKinley County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $3,401,000
  • Construction - Judicial and Legal Services: $1,462,000
    Local Fire Protection: $357,000
    Parks and Recreation: $24,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $6,563,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,852,000
    Police Protection: $5,218,000
    Health - Other: $3,765,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $3,501,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,250,000
    Regular Highways: $3,167,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,085,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,189,000
    Financial Administration: $1,940,000
    Water Utilities: $890,000
    Solid Waste Management: $492,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $307,000
    Parks and Recreation: $223,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $62,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $10,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $655,000
    Highways: $151,000
    Water Utilities: $59,000
    Health and Hospitals: $13,000
    Natural Resources: $5,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $986,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $878,000
    Public Welfare: $258,000
    Highways: $119,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,329,000
    Rents: $2,163,000
    Interest Earnings: $694,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $151,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,311,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,176,000
    General - Other: $497,000
    Police Protection: $250,000
    Health - Other: $6,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $60,063,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $2,861,000
    Highways: $1,107,000
    Water Utilities: $633,000
    Health and Hospitals: $472,000
    General Local Government Support: $466,000
    Other: $319,000
    Sewerage: $17,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $20,836,000
    Property: $10,466,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $1,388,000
    Other License: $604,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $423,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $28,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $12,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,161,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 4,180
  • Number of aged recipients: 826
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 3,354
  • Number of recipients under 18: 633
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,908
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 1,639
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,604
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,797
Most common first names in McKinley County, NM among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary28578.5 years
John23475.2 years
Joe12072.7 years
Frank11874.3 years
Tom10973.8 years
James10472.1 years
Alice8674.3 years
Robert8466.6 years
George8173.1 years
Helen7676.0 years
Most common last names in McKinley County, NM among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Begay21569.3 years
Yazzie19166.9 years
Martinez11768.4 years
Smith8966.8 years
Chavez8367.9 years
Johnson8367.3 years
Lee8263.8 years
Nez7868.8 years
Sandoval6969.3 years
Brown6770.9 years
Businesses in McKinley County, NM
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1KFC3
Albertsons1La Quinta1
Applebee's1Little Caesars Pizza1
Arby's1Long John Silver's1
AutoZone1Maurices1
Baskin-Robbins1McDonald's4
Best Western2Microtel1
Blockbuster2Motel 61
Budget Car Rental1Nike8
Burger King2Nissan1
Carl\s Jr.1Pac Sun1
Church's Chicken2Papa John's Pizza1
Comfort Inn1Payless1
Comfort Suites1Pizza Hut2
Cracker Barrel1Quality1
Curves1Quiznos1
Dairy Queen3RadioShack3
Days Inn1Red Roof Inn1
Dennys2Rodeway Inn1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In3
Econo Lodge1Safeway1
FedEx3Sears1
Finish Line1Sleep Inn1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Starbucks1
Ford1Subway5
GNC1Super 82
GameStop1T-Mobile4
Goodwill1Taco Bell3
H&R Block2Toyota1
Hilton2Travelodge1
Home Depot1U-Haul5
Hot Topic1UPS5
Howard Johnson1Vans1
JCPenney1Vons1
Jones New York2Walmart1
Journeys1Wendy's2

McKinley County on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election"