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Taos County, New Mexico (NM)

County population in 2019: 32,854 (42% urban, 58% rural); it was 29,979 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,017
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,613
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 9,567
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,176 (it was 3,108 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

31%

Land area: 2203 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 15 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Taos County: 90.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (18.7%), Retail trade (18.2%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (17.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 70%
  • Government: 18%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 12%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Taos County, NM (2019)
    • 18,87357.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 11,39134.7%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,9095.8%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 2860.9%Asian alone
    • 2680.8%Two or more races
    • 700.2%Some other race alone
    • 560.2%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
Median resident age:

49.8 years
New Mexico median age:

38.6 years
Males: 16,144  (49.1%)
Females: 16,710  (50.9%)
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Average household size:
Taos County:

2.0 people
New Mexico:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $40,016 ($26,762 in 1999)
This county:

$40,016
New Mexico:

$51,945

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $701 (lower quartile is $457, upper quartile is $902)
This county:

$701
State:

$737


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $252,775 (it was $124,900 in 2000)
Taos:

$252,775
New Mexico:

$180,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $138,359 - $384,212
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,155
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $328

Institutionalized population: 183
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 51 buildings, average cost: $73,700
  • 1998: 61 buildings, average cost: $99,900
  • 1999: 66 buildings, average cost: $84,400
  • 2000: 234 buildings, average cost: $103,400
  • 2001: 152 buildings, average cost: $118,700
  • 2002: 186 buildings, average cost: $119,400
  • 2003: 207 buildings, average cost: $126,100
  • 2004: 264 buildings, average cost: $134,400
  • 2005: 308 buildings, average cost: $131,000
  • 2006: 262 buildings, average cost: $124,500
  • 2007: 191 buildings, average cost: $128,700
  • 2008: 112 buildings, average cost: $111,100
  • 2009: 72 buildings, average cost: $119,300
  • 2010: 60 buildings, average cost: $121,000
  • 2011: 56 buildings, average cost: $128,400
  • 2012: 62 buildings, average cost: $118,800
  • 2013: 102 buildings, average cost: $118,800
  • 2014: 74 buildings, average cost: $120,900
  • 2015: 74 buildings, average cost: $116,400
  • 2016: 78 buildings, average cost: $111,400
  • 2017: 92 buildings, average cost: $113,100
  • 2018: 111 buildings, average cost: $122,400
  • 2019: 90 buildings, average cost: $167,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Taos, NM residents
Average permit cost in Taos, 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: $1,255 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $841 (0.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Taos, NM in 2019
Distribution of house value in Taos, NM in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Taos, NM in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 17.4%
Taos County:

17.4%
New Mexico:

18.2%
(12.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.1% for Black residents, 19.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.8% for American Indian residents, 23.6% for other race residents, 22.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 49.8 years old
(Males: 49.1 years old, Females: 50.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 59.5 years old, Black residents: 64.7 years old, American Indian residents: 44.6 years old, Asian residents: 58.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 41.5 years old, Other race residents: 50.5 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Taos County is $587 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $650 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $778 a month.

Cities in this county include: Taos, Arroyo Hondo, Ranchos de Taos, Questa, Picuris, Arroyo Seco, Taos Pueblo, Tres Piedras, Talpa, Penasco.

Taos County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2018 air pollution in Taos County:

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 6.3 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Carter County, Missouri , Fulton County, Arkansas , Nottoway County, Virginia , Woodward County, Oklahoma , Virginia Beach city, Virginia .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

9.3%
New Mexico:

7.3%

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

Current college students: 1,330
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 29.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,047 (50.4% naturalized citizens)

Taos County:

6.2%
Whole state:

9.6%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1042010 or later
  • 7502000 to 2009
  • 1621990 to 1999
  • 2471980 to 1989
  • 1551970 to 1979
  • 217Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 91.0%

Taos County marital status for males Taos County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 13,967
  • One, attached: 404
  • Two: 705
  • 3 or 4: 762
  • 5 to 9: 480
  • 10 to 19: 293
  • 20 to 49: 176
  • 50 or more: 13
  • Mobile homes: 4,272
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 49

Housing units in Taos County with a mortgage: 3,473 (21 second mortgage, 82 home equity loan, 7 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,070

Here:

33.3% with mortgage
State:

52.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Taos County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic17,98633
Evangelical Protestant2,04027
Other1,85216
Mainline Protestant7067
None10,353-
Taos 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: 7
Taos County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.


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

0.63 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Taos County:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 55
This county:

17.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Taos County:

5.9%
New Mexico:

6.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Taos County:

15.7%
State:

22.1%

Agriculture in Taos County:

Average size of farms: 1029 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $7,558
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.57%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 82.27%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $7,552
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $27,735
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.05%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Vegetables: 3 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 97 acres

Earthquake activity:

Taos County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New Mexico state average. It is 761% 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 64.2 miles away from Taos County center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 53.7 miles away from the county center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 55.9 miles away from the county 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 70.0 miles away from the county center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 614.8 miles away from Taos County center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 3/22/2004 at 12:09:56, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 49.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), 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 Winter Storm and Extreme Cold Temperatures, Incident Period: February 01, 2011 to February 05, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1962: March 24, 2011, FEMA Id: 1962, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 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 Storms, Snowmelt, Flooding, Incident Period: June 23, 1979, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-589: June 23, 1979, FEMA Id: 589, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Snow
  • 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

The number of natural disasters in Taos County (8) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Taos

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 9,476 (68.0%)
  • Carpooled: 1,742 (12.5%)
  • Bus: 249 (1.8%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 164 (1.2%)
  • Bicycle: 69 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 512 (3.7%)
  • Worked at home: 1,707 (12.3%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Retail trade (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)

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


  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (43%)
  • El Salvador (15%)
  • Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia) (10%)
  • England (4%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Canada (3%)
  • Colombia (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Taos County


  • Irish (3%)
  • European (3%)
  • English (2%)
  • German (2%)
  • American (2%)
  • Northern European (1%)
  • Italian (1%)

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

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

  • 139 people in nursing homes
  • 88 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 19 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 18 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 9 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 9 people in religious group quarters
  • 8 people in other nonhousehold living situations

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

  • 145 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 142 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 65 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 41 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 39 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 24 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 14 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $43,494.

6.39% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($51,058 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.39%
New Mexico average:

6.21%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.11% relocated from other counties in New Mexico ($12,197 average AGI)
4.28% relocated from other states ($38,859 average AGI)
Taos County:

4.28%
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 Bernalillo County, NM  0.83% ($37,083 average AGI)
from Santa Fe County, NM  0.38% ($37,920)
from Rio Arriba County, NM  0.22% ($31,379)
from Sandoval County, NM  0.15% ($38,350)


5.09% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,106 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.09%
New Mexico average:

6.56%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.31% relocated to other counties in New Mexico ($15,368 average AGI)
2.78% relocated to other states ($27,738 average AGI)
Taos County:

2.78%
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  0.83% ($29,804 average AGI)
to Santa Fe County, NM  0.49% ($31,381)
to Rio Arriba County, NM  0.30% ($26,718)
to Sandoval County, NM  0.18% ($57,478)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.9

Births per 1000 population in Taos County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 8.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Taos County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.3

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Taos County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 12.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 7.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Taos County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Taos County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Taos County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Taos County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Taos County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Taos County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 5,626 (4,542 aged, 1,084 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,717 (27%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (228)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (169)
  • Unspecified dementia (118)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (93)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (43)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (35)
  • Congestive heart failure (35)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (24)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (17)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (12)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 28%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 24%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.18
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8,174
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 156
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 42,290

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,094
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 766
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 52
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 101

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 16

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 111.5. This is more than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 260.1. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 176.5
  • Other - 83.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 32,854
  • Male householders: 6,104 (2,295 living alone), Female householders: 6,203 (2,650 living alone)
  • 4,500 spouses (4,453 opposite-sex spouses), 706 unmarried partners, (690 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 9,389 children (8,941 natural, 248 adopted, 216 stepchildren), 1,510 grandchildren, 922 brothers or sisters, 740 parents, 0 foster children, 876 other relatives, 1,361 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 596

Size of family households: 4,090 2-persons, 1,426 3-persons, 806 4-persons, 277 5-persons, 133 6-persons, 102 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,940 1-person, 572 2-persons, 10 3-persons, 2 4-persons.

2,545 married couples with children.
2,193 single-parent households (698 men, 1,495 women).

54.6% of residents of Taos speak English at home.
40.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (80% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (96% speak English very well, 2% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (90% speak English very well, 10% speak English not well).
5.1% of residents speak other language at home (99% speak English very well, 1% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $213,624,000 ($6,789 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $7,724,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $76,681,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $24,327,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,780,000
Federal grants: $85,559,000
Federal procurement contracts: $5,840,000 ($112,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $19,438,000 ($4,155,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $912,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $5,314,000
Federal Government insurance: $21,104,000

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

Births: 1,938
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

74 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,131
Here:

36 per 1000 residents
State:

36 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +336
Here:

+11 per 1000 residents
State:

+15 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +634
Here:

+20 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Taos County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.99 millions of gallons per day (96% from ground, 4% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.3
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.4

Year house built in Taos County, New Mexico
  • Year house built in Taos County, New Mexico
  • 2462014 or later
  • 1482010 to 2013
  • 3,0442000 to 2009
  • 3,7031990 to 1999
  • 4,2841980 to 1989
  • 3,6141970 to 1979
  • 1,8221960 to 1969
  • 1,2221950 to 1959
  • 8931940 to 1949
  • 2,0591939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Taos County, New Mexico
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Taos County, New Mexico
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Taos County, New Mexico
  • 641 room
  • 1422 rooms
  • 8003 rooms
  • 1,5924 rooms
  • 2,6825 rooms
  • 2,1516 rooms
  • 9427 rooms
  • 5938 rooms
  • 4889+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Taos County, New Mexico
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Taos County, New Mexico
  • 1671 room
  • 2782 rooms
  • 5153 rooms
  • 8064 rooms
  • 6925 rooms
  • 2626 rooms
  • 677 rooms
  • 678 rooms
  • 199+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Taos County, New Mexico
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Taos County, New Mexico
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Taos County, New Mexico
  • 99no bedroom
  • 5081 bedroom
  • 2,6832 bedrooms
  • 5,0713 bedrooms
  • 8994 bedrooms
  • 1715+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Taos County, New Mexico
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Taos County, New Mexico
  • 179no bedroom
  • 6341 bedroom
  • 1,1132 bedrooms
  • 7363 bedrooms
  • 2024 bedrooms
  • 65+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Taos County, New Mexico in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Taos County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Taos County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 354no vehicle
  • 3,1291 vehicle
  • 3,2862 vehicles
  • 1,5093 vehicles
  • 9364 vehicles
  • 3025+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Taos County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Taos County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 373no vehicle
  • 1,4531 vehicle
  • 7542 vehicles
  • 1533 vehicles
  • 1234 vehicles
  • 55+ vehicles

90.7% of Taos County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 53% lived in New Mexico.

Taos County:

90.7%
State average:

86.7%

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

  • This state: 18,621
  • Other state: 11,633
  • Northeast: 2,027
  • Midwest: 2,015
  • South: 2,240
  • West: 5,358
Year householders moved into unit in Taos County, NM
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Taos County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 43.8%Utility gas
  • 31.0%Wood
  • 17.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.7%Electricity
  • 1.5%Solar energy
  • 0.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 52.8%Utility gas
  • 18.2%Wood
  • 15.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 12.0%Electricity
  • 0.9%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 115
Here:

4.0%
New Mexico:

7.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 85
Here:

6.1%
New Mexico:

6.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 172
Here:

13.0%
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

Taos County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,483,000
  • Charges - Other: $2,861,000
    Solid Waste Management: $585,000
    Housing and Community Development: $181,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $191,000
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $6,656,000
    Housing and Community Development: $4,114,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,050,000
    Financial Administration: $2,783,000
    Police Protection: $2,500,000
    Health - Other: $2,481,000
    Regular Highways: $2,244,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $1,962,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,656,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,183,000
    Local Fire Protection: $894,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $625,000
    Parks and Recreation: $104,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $2,085,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,519,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,423,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,309,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,114,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,753,000
    Rents: $72,000
    General Revenue - Other: $27,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing and Community Development: $336,000
    Regular Highways: $41,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,676,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,883,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $271,000
    General Local Government Support: $146,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,385,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,576,000
    Other Selective Sales: $337,000
    Other License: $191,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $46,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $4,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,477,000

Taos County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,483,000
  • Charges - Other: $2,861,000
    Solid Waste Management: $585,000
    Housing and Community Development: $181,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $191,000
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $6,656,000
    Housing and Community Development: $4,114,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,050,000
    Financial Administration: $2,783,000
    Police Protection: $2,500,000
    Health - Other: $2,481,000
    Regular Highways: $2,244,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $1,962,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,656,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,183,000
    Local Fire Protection: $894,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $625,000
    Parks and Recreation: $104,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $2,085,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,519,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,423,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,309,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,114,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,753,000
    Rents: $72,000
    General Revenue - Other: $27,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing and Community Development: $336,000
    Regular Highways: $41,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,676,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,883,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $271,000
    General Local Government Support: $146,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,385,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,576,000
    Other Selective Sales: $337,000
    Other License: $191,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $46,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $4,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,477,000

Taos County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,483,000
  • Charges - Other: $2,861,000
    Solid Waste Management: $585,000
    Housing and Community Development: $181,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $191,000
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $6,656,000
    Housing and Community Development: $4,114,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,050,000
    Financial Administration: $2,783,000
    Police Protection: $2,500,000
    Health - Other: $2,481,000
    Regular Highways: $2,244,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $1,962,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,656,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,183,000
    Local Fire Protection: $894,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $625,000
    Parks and Recreation: $104,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $2,085,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,519,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,423,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,309,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,114,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,753,000
    Rents: $72,000
    General Revenue - Other: $27,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing and Community Development: $336,000
    Regular Highways: $41,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,676,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,883,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $271,000
    General Local Government Support: $146,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,385,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,576,000
    Other Selective Sales: $337,000
    Other License: $191,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $46,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $4,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,477,000

Taos County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,483,000
  • Charges - Other: $2,861,000
    Solid Waste Management: $585,000
    Housing and Community Development: $181,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $191,000
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $6,656,000
    Housing and Community Development: $4,114,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,050,000
    Financial Administration: $2,783,000
    Police Protection: $2,500,000
    Health - Other: $2,481,000
    Regular Highways: $2,244,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $1,962,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,656,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,183,000
    Local Fire Protection: $894,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $625,000
    Parks and Recreation: $104,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $2,085,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,519,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,423,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,309,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,114,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,753,000
    Rents: $72,000
    General Revenue - Other: $27,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing and Community Development: $336,000
    Regular Highways: $41,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,676,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,883,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $271,000
    General Local Government Support: $146,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,385,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,576,000
    Other Selective Sales: $337,000
    Other License: $191,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $46,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $4,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,477,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,120
  • Number of aged recipients: 194
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 926
  • Number of recipients under 18: 76
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 631
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 413
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 545
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 432
Most common first names in Taos County, NM among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Jose15577.9 years
Maria7379.3 years
Juan6279.7 years
John5375.1 years
Mary5279.7 years
Joe4973.5 years
Robert4760.5 years
Frank3273.3 years
Manuel3276.6 years
Juanita3278.1 years
Most common last names in Taos County, NM among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Martinez23873.9 years
Romero19076.2 years
Trujillo12276.9 years
Gonzales10374.9 years
Vigil8776.6 years
Mondragon6278.6 years
Lopez6270.5 years
Archuleta5969.0 years
Montoya5874.7 years
Garcia5874.8 years
Businesses in Taos County, NM
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware2MasterBrand Cabinets2
Albertsons1McDonald's1
Applebee's1New Balance1
AutoZone1Payless1
Baskin-Robbins1Pizza Hut1
Best Western2Quality1
Burger King1RadioShack1
Chevrolet1SONIC Drive-In1
Comfort Suites1Sears1
Curves1Subway2
Days Inn1Super 81
Domino's Pizza1T-Mobile1
FedEx6Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Hilton1UPS4
Jones New York2Walgreens1
KFC1Wendy's1
Kroger1

Taos County on our top lists:

  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"