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Demographics

People

Total Population1,548
Male Share of the Population44.4%
Female Share of the Population55.6%
Senior Citizens21.8%
Employed Population 16+574
Age of the Population50

Families

% of people married35.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.7%
Median Earnings25+$16,507
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$12,639
Median Earnings With High School Degree$17,845

Wealth

Median Family Income$36,413
% Above Poverty Level70.3%
% Below Poverty Level29.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone38.1%
Median Gross Rent$731
Median House Value$114,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)41.7%
German15.5%
English14%
Irish7.3%
Scottish6.5%
Polish5.9%
Canadian3.4%
French Except Basque3%
Dutch2.1%
Italian1%
Swiss0.8%
Swedish0.3%
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Capitan Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lincoln 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
Carrizozo905$51,806
Ruidoso7,833$47,612
Ruidoso Downs2,629$33,636

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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