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People

Total Population 1,261
Male Share of the Population 45.4%
Female Share of the Population 54.6%
Senior Citizens 24.3%
Employed Population 16+ 464
Age of the Population 56

Families

% of people married 42.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.3%
Median Earnings25+ $18,344
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $10,500
Median Earnings With High School Degree $19,412

Wealth

Median Family Income $36,912
% Above Poverty Level 78.1%
% Below Poverty Level 21.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 39%
Median Gross Rent $575
Median House Value $109,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 37.9%
US/American 0%
English 11%
Irish 12.8%

Capitan Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 107 miles NE of Las Cruces, New Mexico (center to center)
Nearest Large City 123 miles SE of Albuquerque, New Mexico
County Lincoln
Standard Zip Codes 88316
Phone Area Codes 505
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.545
Longitude -105.571

Capitan Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CAPITAN
Distance 1.8 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 49 F
Apr Temp 33 to 67 F
Jul Temp 53 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 68 F
Annual Precip 17.2 inches
Station RUIDOSO
Distance 16 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 50 F
Apr Temp 30 to 65 F
Jul Temp 49 to 80 F
Oct Temp 33 to 67 F
Annual Precip 22.7 inches
Station CLOUDCROFT
Distance 42.2 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 41 F
Apr Temp 28 to 57 F
Jul Temp 46 to 71 F
Oct Temp 31 to 59 F
Annual Precip 28.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Capitan, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Angus (88316)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Carrizozo 866 $40,192
Ruidoso 7,954 $54,253
Ruidoso Downs 2,722 $30,879

Capitan Public Libraries

Library
Capitan Public Library
101 E.2ND STREET
Capitan, New Mexico
(505) 354-3035

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Capitan High Schools

CAPITAN HIGH
150 FORREST STREET
505-354-2567
Serves 188 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.1

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