Jal, New Mexico

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Jal, New Mexico

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High Points

Jal strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New Mexico):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Jal Affordability of Property Taxes
Low Violent Crime
(vs. State)
Top 8% Jal Low Violent Crime
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 10% Jal Low Property Crime
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Jal Affordability of Rents
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Jal Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Jal, New Mexico

Comparing Jal to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New Mexico (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 9 4
Senior Citizens 6 8
Female Share of the Population 6 8
Age of the Population 6 7
Male Share of the Population 5 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 4
Well-Paid Single Men 3 6
Well-Paid Single Women 3 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 9 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 3 7
College Educated Adults 3 2
People Above Poverty 3 6
People in Middle Class or Better 3 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 5
Walking and Biking to Work 5 3
Public Transportation Use 4 3
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
Affordability of Rents 9 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 4
Housing Recently Built 5 3
People Living Alone 4 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 9 10
Low Property Crime 8 10

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Jal Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 51 miles W of Odessa, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 194 miles E of El Paso, Texas
County Lea
Standard Zip Codes 88252
Phone Area Codes 505
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.113
Longitude -103.193

Jal Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station JAL
Distance 0.6 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 59 F
Apr Temp 47 to 82 F
Jul Temp 68 to 96 F
Oct Temp 50 to 79 F
Annual Precip 13.7 inches
Distance 22.8 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 59 F
Apr Temp 48 to 81 F
Jul Temp 70 to 96 F
Oct Temp 50 to 80 F
Annual Precip 12.9 inches
Distance 40.1 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 59 F
Apr Temp 47 to 80 F
Jul Temp 68 to 97 F
Oct Temp 49 to 80 F
Annual Precip 12.5 inches
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Jal Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,996 100%
Male 952 47.7%
Female 1,044 52.3%
Under 18 573 28.7%
18+ 1,423 71.3%
65+ 340 17%
Median Age 38.6
Average Family Size 3.18
White 1,325 66.4%
African-American 12 0.6%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 27 1.4%
Other 540 27.1%
Mixed Race 92 4.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 839 42%

Estimated Jal Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,021
Growth 25
Growth % 1.3%

Jal Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 64.4%
US/American 13.9%
Irish 5.7%
German 5.4%
English 4.5%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
French (except Basque) 1.3%
Dutch 1.3%
Italian 0.5%
French Canadian 0.4%
Dutch West Indian 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Bennett (88252)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Jal 1,996 $35,500
Eunice 2,562 $38,808

Jal Public Libraries

Woolworth Community Library
Jal, New Mexico
(505) 395-3268
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City, State Similarity   1 Person Houses 65+ College Grads Commute Minutes Family Income Kids 0-4 Non White Pop. Poverty Prop. Crime Seasonal Housing Viol. Crime
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1. McGehee, Arkansas 84.5   27.8% 16.4% 13.7% 18 $25,270 7% 43.3% 4,570 30% 17.9 0.7% 8.3
2. Halls, Tennessee 82.5   30.3% 16.4% 7.2% 22 $29,063 6.8% 29.6% 2,311 23.3% 24.2 0.4% 4.8
3. Las Animas, Colorado 79.5   28.3% 17.9% 11.8% 16 $29,815 6.9% 25.1% 2,758 25% 16 1% 4.4
4. Morton, Mississippi 78.5   27.2% 14.5% 9.3% 22 $31,161 7.2% 45.1% 3,482 24.6% 11.2 0.4% 5.5
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