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People

Total Population 1,748
Male Share of the Population 43.4%
Female Share of the Population 56.6%
Senior Citizens 21.2%
Employed Population 16+ 644
Age of the Population 47

Families

% of people married 45.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 7.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $45,028
% Above Poverty Level 70.5%
% Below Poverty Level 29.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 6.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 34.7%
Median Gross Rent $568
Median House Value $110,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 88.7%
US/American 0%
English 3%
Irish 5.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Questa Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 72 miles N of Santa Fe, New Mexico (center to center)
Nearest Large City 126 miles NE of Albuquerque, New Mexico
County Taos
Standard Zip Codes 87556
Phone Area Codes 505
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.703
Longitude -105.594

Questa 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 CERRO
Distance 2.1 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 36 F
Apr Temp 27 to 60 F
Jul Temp 49 to 82 F
Oct Temp 30 to 64 F
Annual Precip 14 inches
Station TRES PIEDRAS
Distance 21.7 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 38 F
Apr Temp 24 to 57 F
Jul Temp 47 to 80 F
Oct Temp 28 to 62 F
Annual Precip 14.6 inches
Station TAOS
Distance 22.2 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 40 F
Apr Temp 30 to 61 F
Jul Temp 52 to 85 F
Oct Temp 33 to 65 F
Annual Precip 12.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Columbine (87556)

Lama (87556)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Eagle Nest 264 $33,594
Red River 328 $72,083
Taos 5,711 $35,638

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Questa High Schools

QUESTA HIGH
HWY 522 & SAGEBRUSH
505-586-0199
Serves 170 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.9

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