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ZIP Code 87520

Primary City:Chama, NM (View All Cities)
County: Rio Arriba County
Timezone: Mountain (2:39am)
Area code: 505 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:36.91, -106.56
ZIP (~4 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 87520

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 87520. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 87520. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 87520, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Chama, NM

Stats and Demographics for the 87520 ZIP Code

ZIP code 87520 is located in north New Mexico and covers a large land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 87520 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of seniors is extremely large. There are also a large number of single adults and a small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 87520 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 1,419
Population Density 5 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,168
Median Home Value $115,000
Land Area 259.56 sq mi
Water Area 0.50 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 653
Median Household Income $47,692

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 50Male Median Age: 49Female Median Age: 52

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male40364347313233233057515588593630168
Female243237222925303238576775795447231815
Total64688069605763556811411813016711383533423

Gender

 Male 715 50%
 Female 704 50%
Gender

Race

 White 1,004 70.8%
 Black Or African American 17 1.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 69 4.9%
 Asian 5 0.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 272 19.2%
 Two Or More Races 52 3.7%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner9234891150113609
Renter1230153539982
Total2153631261891226811

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 297 45%
 Single Guardian 89 14%
 Singles 220 34%
 Singles With Roommate 47 7%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 510 78%
 Households with Kids 143 22%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male861396610688810134513811109
Female444435591041021011543555
Total121017139111515181218122315101711161514

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 87520 has an extremely large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are vacant. Homes in ZIP code 87520 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 1970s. Looking at 87520 real estate data, the median home value of $115,000 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 87520 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 87520 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 87520 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 1,419 100%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 250 21%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 253 22%
 Renter Occupied Households 150 13%
 Households Vacant 515 44%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 13 2.5%
 Rented & Unoccupied 2 0.4%
 For Sale Only 28 5.4%
 Sold & Unoccupied 8 1.6%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 401 77.9%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 63 12.2%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 23 15%
 1 Bedroom 0 0%
 2 Bedroom 42 28%
 3+ Bedroom 87 57%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $47,692 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 87520 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 87520 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 468 37%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 350 28%
 No Earnings 453 36%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 468 37%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 350 28%
 No Earnings 453 36%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 653 90%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 39 5%
 Worked at Home 31 4%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The population has a much higher percentage of people with low education levels (less than high school) than normal. The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 78 12%
 High School Graduate 373 59%
 Associate's degree 37 6%
 Bachelor's degree 119 19%
 Master's degree 24 4%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 182 74%
 Enrolled in Private School 11 4%
 Not Enrolled in School 52 21%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 87520

ZIP Code 87520 is in the Chama Valley Indep. School District. There are 2 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 87520.

Chama Elementary
182 North Pine Ave
Chama, NM 87520
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Chama Valley Indep. School District
Chama Middle School
181 North Pine Ave
Chama, NM 87520
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Chama Valley Indep. School District

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