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People

Total Population 868
Male Share of the Population 52.5%
Female Share of the Population 47.5%
Senior Citizens 17.4%
Employed Population 16+ 379
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 45.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $52,768
% Above Poverty Level 90.1%
% Below Poverty Level 9.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.8%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 29.6%
Median Gross Rent $713
Median House Value $130,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 79.4%
US/American 0%
English 9.1%
Irish 3.9%

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

Chama Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 91 miles NW of Santa Fe, New Mexico (center to center)
Nearest Large City 125 miles N of Albuquerque, New Mexico
County Rio Arriba
Standard Zip Codes 87520
Phone Area Codes 505
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.903
Longitude -106.578

Chama 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 CHAMA
Distance 1 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 37 F
Apr Temp 23 to 57 F
Jul Temp 44 to 81 F
Oct Temp 27 to 61 F
Annual Precip 22.9 inches
Station EL VADO DAM
Distance 22.6 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 40 F
Apr Temp 26 to 60 F
Jul Temp 48 to 86 F
Oct Temp 28 to 66 F
Annual Precip 14.9 inches
Station PAGOSA SPRINGS
Distance 34.1 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 39 F
Apr Temp 25 to 59 F
Jul Temp 45 to 83 F
Oct Temp 27 to 63 F
Annual Precip 20.6 inches

Chama Public Libraries

Library
Eleanor Daggett Memorial Library (chama)
299 4TH STREET
Chama, New Mexico
(505) 756-2388

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