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Overview

Introduction to Grants, New Mexico

Grants, New Mexico, in Cibola county, is 65 miles W of Rio Rancho, New Mexico and 68 miles W of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Grants History

Grants was first home to the Anasazi Native Americans. Don Jesus Blea was the first permanent European resident in the area. He established his home here in 1872 and named it "Alamitos." Three brothers from Canada came to establish a railroad camp here in the late 19th century, and the town was eventually named after them.

Grants and nearby Attractions

  • Bluewater Lake State Park
  • Red Rock Museum
  • Grants Chamber of Commerce and Mining Museum
  • Grants Historical Marker
  • El Morro National Monument
  • Rex Museum

Things To Do In Grants

The First United Methodist Church, Grants Mission and Bible Baptist Church are the local houses of worship.

Grants Transportation

Albuquerque International is the nearest major airport.

Grants Higher Education

Facilities for higher education are provided by New Mexico State University-Grants, San Juan College, New Mexico Highlands University and Fort Lewis College.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,263
Male Share of the Population47.7%
Female Share of the Population52.3%
Senior Citizens16.2%
Employed Population 16+3,157
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married40.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.9%
Median Earnings25+$26,605
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,535
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,853

Wealth

Median Family Income$44,236
% Above Poverty Level72.5%
% Below Poverty Level27.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home6.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone31.6%
Median Gross Rent$539
Median House Value$103,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)71.7%
English5%
Irish4.5%
German3.9%
Italian1.8%
French Except Basque1.7%
Canadian1%
Dutch1%
Welsh1%
Swedish0.9%
Basque0.9%
Scottish0.4%
African0.4%
Portuguese0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Austrian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Arab0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Polish0.1%
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Grants Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cibola County
Standard Zip Codes87020
Phone Area Codes505
Time Zone
Approximate Latitude35.15
Approximate Longitude-107.83

Grants Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationGRANTS MILAN AP
Distance3.1 miles
Jan Temp14 to 48 F
Apr Temp29 to 68 F
Jul Temp54 to 89 F
Oct Temp32 to 71 F
Annual Precip10.8 inches
StationEL MORRO NATL MONUMENT
Distance29 miles
Jan Temp14 to 44 F
Apr Temp28 to 63 F
Jul Temp51 to 85 F
Oct Temp32 to 66 F
Annual Precip15.3 inches
StationMCGAFFEY 5 SE
Distance36.2 miles
Jan Temp8 to 39 F
Apr Temp24 to 56 F
Jul Temp46 to 80 F
Oct Temp28 to 62 F
Annual Precip20.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Milan3,227$39,079

Grants Public Libraries

Mother Whiteside Memorial Library
525 W. HIGH ST
Grants, New Mexico
(505) 287-4793

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Grants Hospitals

Cibola General Hospital
(Non-profit)
1016 East Roosevelt Avenue
(505) 287-4446

Grants Public Schools

Grants High
500 Mountain Rd
ZIP: 87020
(505) 285-2603
High
Total Enrollment 878
Los Alamitos Middle
1100 Mt Taylor Ave
ZIP: 87020
(505) 285-2603
Middle
Total Enrollment 437
Mesa View Elementary
400 East Washington
ZIP: 87020
(505) 285-2603
Primary
Total Enrollment 435
Mount Taylor Elementary
1607 Del Norte
ZIP: 87020
(505) 285-2603
Primary
Total Enrollment 525
Nm Women's Correction
1700 East Old Hwy 66
ZIP: 87020
(505) 287-2941
High
Western Nm Correction
2111 North Lobo Canyon Rd
ZIP: 87020
(505) 876-8300
High

Grants Private Schools

St Teresa Of Avila Catholic School
402 E High St
ZIP: 87020
Elementary
Total Enrollment 79
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