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ZIP Code 87316

Post Office City:Fort Wingate, NM (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: McKinley County
Timezone: Mountain (3:01pm)
Area code: 505 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:35.4, -108.6
ZIP (~29 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 87316

The list below includes the cities that the US Post Office accepts for ZIP code 87316. The preferred city may not be the city in which the ZIP is located. The city for 87316 is usually the name of the main post office. When mailing your package or letter, always include the preferred or acceptable cities. Using any city in the list of unacceptable cities may result in delays.

Primary/preferred city:
Fort Wingate, NM
Mcgaffey, Perea

Stats and Demographics for the 87316 ZIP Code

ZIP code 87316 is located in northwest 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 87316 are primarily American Indian or Alaskan Native. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also an extremely large number of single parents and an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 87316 ZIP code is extremely large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 1,304
Population Density 11 people per sq mi
Housing Units 458
Median Home Value $36,300
Land Area 124.06 sq mi
Water Area 0.03 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 398
Median Household Income $26,167

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 31Male Median Age: 28Female Median Age: 33

Under 5544498
85 Plus448


 Male 620 48%
 Female 684 52%


 White 54 4.1%
 Black Or African American 2 0.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 1,222 93.7%
 Asian 0 0.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 3 0.2%
 Two Or More Races 23 1.8%

Head of Household by Age

85 Plus505

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 133 33%
 Single Guardian 143 36%
 Singles 112 28%
 Singles With Roommate 10 3%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 219 55%
 Households with Kids 179 45%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 87316 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 87316 were primarily built in the 1970s. Looking at 87316 real estate data, the median home value of $36,300 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 87316 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 87316 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 87316 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 1,304 100%
 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 33 7%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 255 56%
 Renter Occupied Households 110 24%
 Households Vacant 60 13%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 12 20%
 Rented & Unoccupied 1 2%
 For Sale Only 0 0%
 Sold & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 13 22%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 34 57%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 10 7%
 1 Bedroom 32 22%
 2 Bedroom 36 24%
 3+ Bedroom 70 47%
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 $26,167 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 87316 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 87316 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. There are a slightly smaller percentage of employees that have to travel over 45 minutes to reach their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 406 38%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 101 9%
 No Earnings 572 53%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 406 38%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 101 9%
 No Earnings 572 53%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 428 93%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 18 4%
 Worked at Home 13 3%
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. Despite the lower high school graduation rates, compared to other ZIPs, a much higher percentage of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 178 20%
 High School Graduate 475 55%
 Associate's degree 142 16%
 Bachelor's degree 46 5%
 Master's degree 29 3%
 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 317 84%
 Enrolled in Private School 3 1%
 Not Enrolled in School 59 16%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 87316

ZIP Code 87316 is in the following school districts: Wingate Elementary School District and Wingate High School District. There are 2 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 87316.

Wingate Elementary School
12 Painted Horse Trail
Fort Wingate, NM 87316
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Wingate Elementary School District
Wingate High School
PO Box 2
Fort Wingate, NM 87316
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Wingate High School District

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