Williamsburg, New Mexico

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Williamsburg, New Mexico

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 9% Williamsburg Low Rate of Poverty
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Williamsburg Affordability of Property Taxes
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Williamsburg Short Commute Times
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Williamsburg Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Williamsburg, New Mexico

Comparing Williamsburg 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
Age of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 10 10
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Racial Diversity 9 5
Well-Paid Single Men 4 8
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 2
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 6 10
People in Middle Class or Better 3 7
College Educated Adults 2 2
Median Family Income 1 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 8
Walking and Biking to Work 5 3
Public Transportation Use 4 3
Working at Home 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 7
People Living Alone 9 10
Housing Recently Built 8 6
Affordability of Rents 7 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 1

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Williamsburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 64 miles NW of Las Cruces, New Mexico (center to center)
Nearest Large City 105 miles NW of El Paso, Texas
County Sierra
Standard Zip Codes 87942
Phone Area Codes 505
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.116
Longitude -107.292

Williamsburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 56 F
Apr Temp 43 to 76 F
Jul Temp 66 to 95 F
Oct Temp 46 to 77 F
Annual Precip 10.6 inches
Distance 50.4 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 55 F
Apr Temp 36 to 77 F
Jul Temp 60 to 96 F
Oct Temp 38 to 78 F
Annual Precip 9.8 inches
Distance 69.3 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 49 F
Apr Temp 35 to 68 F
Jul Temp 57 to 87 F
Oct Temp 39 to 70 F
Annual Precip 12.6 inches
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Williamsburg Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 527 100%
Male 267 50.7%
Female 260 49.3%
Under 18 84 15.9%
18+ 443 84.1%
65+ 189 35.9%
Median Age 55.4
Average Family Size 2.51
White 484 91.8%
African-American 9 1.7%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.8%
Other 10 1.9%
Mixed Race 19 3.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 69 13.1%

Estimated Williamsburg Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 496
Growth -31
Growth % -5.9%

Williamsburg 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) 25.7%
English 19.9%
German 19.1%
Irish 10.4%
US/American 5.5%
Scotch-Irish 3.8%
Polish 3.3%
Italian 3%
Dutch 2.2%
French (except Basque) 1.4%
Norwegian 1.1%
Danish 1.1%
Slovak 1.1%
Scottish 0.8%
British 0.5%
Welsh 0.5%
Swedish 0.3%
Basque 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Las Palomas (87942)

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)
Williamsburg 527 $27,679
Elephant Butte 1,390 $37,344
Truth or Consequences 7,289 $28,750
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