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People

Total Population 5,711
Male Share of the Population 45.5%
Female Share of the Population 54.5%
Senior Citizens 21.8%
Employed Population 16+ 2,482
Age of the Population 47

Families

% of people married 30.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 33.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $35,638
% Above Poverty Level 78.2%
% Below Poverty Level 21.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 12 minutes
% Working from Home 10.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 14.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 49.1%
Median Gross Rent $696
Median House Value $279,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 58.3%
US/American 0%
English 7.7%
Irish 11.2%

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

Taos Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 53 miles NE of Santa Fe, New Mexico (center to center)
Nearest Large City 109 miles NE of Albuquerque, New Mexico
County Taos
Standard Zip Codes 87571
Phone Area Codes 505
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.407
Longitude -105.572

Taos 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 TAOS
Distance 1.8 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
Station EAGLE NEST
Distance 17.1 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 37 F
Apr Temp 22 to 55 F
Jul Temp 42 to 77 F
Oct Temp 23 to 61 F
Annual Precip 15.6 inches
Station OCATE 2 NW
Distance 31.6 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 45 F
Apr Temp 27 to 61 F
Jul Temp 48 to 81 F
Oct Temp 30 to 64 F
Annual Precip 18.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Pilar (87571)

Pot Creek (87571)

Ranchito (87571)

Valle Escondido (87571)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Angel Fire 960 $71,848
Eagle Nest 264 $33,594
Questa 1,748 $45,028
Red River 328 $72,083

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

Taos Public Libraries

Library
Taos Public Library
402 CAMINO DE LA PLACITA
Taos, New Mexico
(505) 758-3063

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Taos Hospitals

HOLY CROSS HOSPITAL A DIV OF TAOS HEALTH SYSTEMS,
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1397 WEIMER ROAD
(505) 758-8883
Emergency Service: Yes

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Taos High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

TAOS HIGH
134 CERVANTES
505-758-5233
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,029 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.9

CASA CORAZON
629 ADRIENNE ST.
505-758-5212
A Special Education School
Serves 29 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 4.7

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Historic Taos

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Pueblo de Taos (Denver and Rio Grande Railway) 1891 (est.)

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Pueblo de Taos (Denver and Rio Grande Railway) 1891 (est.)

A Mexican interior. between 1880 and 1897

A Mexican interior (the fireplace) between 1880 and 1897

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