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ZIP Code 87740

Primary City:Raton, NM (View All Cities)
County: Colfax County
Timezone: Mountain (7:08am)
Area code: 505 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:36.7, -104.5
ZIP (~37 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 87740

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 87740. 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 87740. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 87740, 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:
Raton, NM
Unacceptable:
Colfax

Stats and Demographics for the 87740 ZIP Code

ZIP code 87740 is located in northeast New Mexico and covers an extremely 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 87740 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of seniors is extremely large. There are also a small number of families and a large number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 87740 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 8,068
Population Density 7 people per sq mi
Housing Units 4,155
Median Home Value $96,300
Land Area 1,206.86 sq mi
Water Area 0.86 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 3,488
Median Household Income $34,280

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 44Male Median Age: 44Female Median Age: 45

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male24725224328219321120422220529831030829624017112711379
Female219256255259202227210226186288313308292225186157112146
Total466508498541395438414448391586623616588465357284225225

Gender

 Male 4,001 50%
 Female 4,067 50%
Gender

Race

 White 6,783 84.1%
 Black Or African American 31 0.4%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 109 1.4%
 Asian 23 0.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
 Other Race 803 10.0%
 Two Or More Races 318 3.9%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner30178262476598442287117
Renter121224192204169995435
Total151402454680767541341152

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,506 43%
 Single Guardian 661 19%
 Singles 1,152 33%
 Singles With Roommate 169 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 2,513 72%
 Households with Kids 975 28%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male5364553240684948474756494249646048555539
Female4543414846436256494745575254565462563135
Total981079680861111111049694101106941031201141101118674

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 87740 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities and nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 87740 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier or the 1980s. Looking at 87740 real estate data, the median home value of $96,300 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 87740 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 87740 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 87740 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 7,929 98.3%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 49 0.6%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 90 1.1%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0.0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,246 30%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,144 28%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,098 26%
 Households Vacant 667 16%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 123 18.4%
 Rented & Unoccupied 6 0.9%
 For Sale Only 63 9.4%
 Sold & Unoccupied 20 3.0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 115 17.2%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.1%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 339 50.8%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 10 1%
 1 Bedroom 208 17%
 2 Bedroom 583 49%
 3+ Bedroom 398 33%
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 $34,280 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 87740 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. The commute in 87740 is that short for a higher percentage of workers than almost anywhere in the United States. Many commuters should consider themselves lucky that they don't have a longer commute. 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 2,111 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,271 20%
 No Earnings 2,866 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 2,111 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,271 20%
 No Earnings 2,866 46%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 2,751 88.9%
 Public transportation 42 1.4%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 9 0.3%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 170 5.5%
 Worked at Home 123 4.0%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. The population is likely to value education because they are very well educated themselves. A much higher percentation of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 550 19.9%
 High School Graduate 1,619 58.5%
 Associate's degree 118 4.3%
 Bachelor's degree 305 11.0%
 Master's degree 85 3.1%
 Professional school degree 78 2.8%
 Doctorate degree 11 0.4%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,260 87.0%
 Enrolled in Private School 57 3.9%
 Not Enrolled in School 131 9.0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 87740

ZIP Code 87740 is in the Raton Public Schools. There are 5 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 87740.

Columbian Elementary
700 North 2nd
Raton, NM 87740
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Raton Public Schools
Kearney Elementary
800 South 3rd
Raton, NM 87740
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Raton Public Schools
Longfellow Elementary
700 East 4th
Raton, NM 87740
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Raton Public Schools
Raton Middle School
500 South Third
Raton, NM 87740
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Raton Public Schools
Raton High School
1535 Tiger Circle
Raton, NM 87740
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Raton Public Schools

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