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People

Total Population 876
Male Share of the Population 51.3%
Female Share of the Population 48.7%
Senior Citizens 17.9%
Employed Population 16+ 393
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 55.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.5%
Median Earnings25+ $27,378
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,152
Median Earnings With High School Degree $9,940

Wealth

Median Family Income $51,563
% Above Poverty Level 88.8%
% Below Poverty Level 11.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 23.4%
Median Gross Rent $681
Median House Value $97,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 72.8%
US/American 0%
English 10.2%
Irish 7.1%

Chama Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 91 miles NW of Santa Fe, New Mexico (center to center)
Nearest Large City 125 miles N of Albuquerque, New Mexico
County Rio Arriba
Standard Zip Codes 87520
Phone Area Codes 505
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.903
Longitude -106.578

Chama 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 CHAMA
Distance 1 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 37 F
Apr Temp 23 to 57 F
Jul Temp 44 to 81 F
Oct Temp 27 to 61 F
Annual Precip 22.9 inches
Station EL VADO DAM
Distance 22.6 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 40 F
Apr Temp 26 to 60 F
Jul Temp 48 to 86 F
Oct Temp 28 to 66 F
Annual Precip 14.9 inches
Station PAGOSA SPRINGS
Distance 34.1 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 39 F
Apr Temp 25 to 59 F
Jul Temp 45 to 83 F
Oct Temp 27 to 63 F
Annual Precip 20.6 inches

Chama Public Libraries

Library
Eleanor Daggett Memorial Library (chama)
299 4TH STREET
Chama, New Mexico
(505) 756-2388

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