Demographics

People

Total Population1,441
Male Share of the Population53.6%
Female Share of the Population46.4%
Senior Citizens24.2%
Employed Population 16+520
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married41.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher7.7%
Median Earnings25+$27,841
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$51,635
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0

Wealth

Median Family Income$46,250
% Above Poverty Level75.4%
% Below Poverty Level24.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.7%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone33.6%
Median Gross Rent$771
Median House Value$155,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)44.3%
English12.6%
German12.5%
Irish6.2%
Dutch3.1%
Canadian2.6%
Italian2.2%
French Except Basque1.6%
Scottish1.2%
Polish1%
Portuguese0.3%
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Capitan Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyLincoln County
Standard Zip Codes88316
Phone Area Codes575
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude33.54
Approximate Longitude-105.59

Capitan Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationCAPITAN
Distance1.8 miles
Jan Temp22 to 49 F
Apr Temp33 to 67 F
Jul Temp53 to 83 F
Oct Temp36 to 68 F
Annual Precip17.2 inches
StationRUIDOSO
Distance16 miles
Jan Temp20 to 50 F
Apr Temp30 to 65 F
Jul Temp49 to 80 F
Oct Temp33 to 67 F
Annual Precip22.7 inches
StationCLOUDCROFT
Distance42.2 miles
Jan Temp17 to 41 F
Apr Temp28 to 57 F
Jul Temp46 to 71 F
Oct Temp31 to 59 F
Annual Precip28.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Carrizozo947$48,516
Ruidoso7,757$56,012
Ruidoso Downs2,597$0

Capitan Public Libraries

Capitan Public Library
101 E. 2ND STREET
Capitan, New Mexico
(575) 354-3035

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Capitan Public Schools

Capitan Elementary
150 South Forest Ave
ZIP: 88316
(505) 354-2239
Primary
Total Enrollment 225
Capitan High
150 South Forest Ave
ZIP: 88316
(505) 354-2239
High
Total Enrollment 133
Capitan Middle
150 South Forest Ave
ZIP: 88316
(505) 354-2239
Middle
Total Enrollment 122
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