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ZIP Code 87521

Primary City:Chamisal, NM (View All Cities)
County: Taos County
Timezone: Mountain (2:34am)
Area code: 505 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:36.169, -105.735
ZIP (~700 yard radius)

Cities in ZIP code 87521

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 87521. 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 87521. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 87521, 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:
Chamisal, NM
Acceptable:
Ojo Sarco
Unacceptable:
El Valle

Stats and Demographics for the 87521 ZIP Code

ZIP code 87521 is located in north New Mexico and covers a slightly higher than average 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 87521 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of seniors is large. There are also a small number of families and a large number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 87521 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 1,003
Population Density 10 people per sq mi
Housing Units 529
Median Home Value $120,000
Land Area 98.54 sq mi
Water Area 0.04 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 422
Median Household Income $25,500

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 46Male Median Age: 45Female Median Age: 47

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male3139293013311821354240414233252054
Female262827372519222727513842473217131214
Total576756673850404862937883896542331718

Gender

 Male 499 50%
 Female 504 50%
Gender

Race

 White 598 59.6%
 Black Or African American 2 0.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 43 4.3%
 Asian 3 0.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 281 28.0%
 Two Or More Races 76 7.6%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner2164986100593315
Renter21511138841
Total4316099108673716

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 178 42%
 Single Guardian 86 20%
 Singles 131 31%
 Singles With Roommate 27 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 295 70%
 Households with Kids 127 30%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male6846711399846651813351
Female34810737296621039127275
Total91212161414101118141081681020205126

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 87521 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 87521 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 1990s. Looking at 87521 real estate data, the median home value of $120,000 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 87521 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 87521 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 87521 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 1,003 100%
 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 95 18%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 265 50%
 Renter Occupied Households 62 12%
 Households Vacant 107 20%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 6 6%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 2 2%
 Sold & Unoccupied 1 1%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 38 36%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 60 56%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 1 5%
 2 Bedroom 13 65%
 3+ Bedroom 6 30%
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 $25,500 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 87521 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. Pedestrians and cyclists beware. The area has some of lowest percentages of commutes without a vehicle in the country. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. In 87521 though, the percentage of people that make it to work in under half an hour is among the lowest. The area has an extremely high percentage of people that most travel over 45 minutes to their place of employment. People that commute should be aware of the potentially long commute times.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 211 30%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 164 24%
 No Earnings 319 46%
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 211 30%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 164 24%
 No Earnings 319 46%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 301 95%
 Public transportation 3 1%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 0 0%
 Worked at Home 12 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. Slightly more than the average number of people in the area graduated college.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 50 15.9%
 High School Graduate 208 66.2%
 Associate's degree 15 4.8%
 Bachelor's degree 23 7.3%
 Master's degree 16 5.1%
 Professional school degree 0 0.0%
 Doctorate degree 2 0.6%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 61 97%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 2 3%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

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