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ZIP Code 87461

Post Office City:Sanostee, NM (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: San Juan County
Timezone: Mountain (10:50am)
Area code: 505 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:36.5, -108.8
ZIP (~20 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 87461

The list below includes the cities that the US Post Office accepts for ZIP code 87461. The preferred city may not be the city in which the ZIP is located. The city for 87461 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:
Sanostee, NM

Stats and Demographics for the 87461 ZIP Code

ZIP code 87461 is located in northwest 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 87461 are primarily American Indian or Alaskan Native. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s 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 87461 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 1,315
Population Density 4 people per sq mi
Housing Units 657
Median Home Value $86,600
Land Area 303.92 sq mi
Water Area 0.46 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 422
Median Household Income $21,134

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 33Male Median Age: 31Female Median Age: 36

Under 5395190
85 Plus81018


 Male 672 51%
 Female 643 49%


 White 6 0.5%
 Black Or African American 0 0.0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 1,294 98.4%
 Asian 0 0.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 7 0.5%
 Two Or More Races 8 0.6%

Head of Household by Age

85 Plus11112

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 149 35%
 Single Guardian 150 36%
 Singles 111 26%
 Singles With Roommate 12 3%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 250 59%
 Households with Kids 172 41%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 87461 has an extremely large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 87461 were primarily built in the 1980s or the 1970s. Looking at 87461 real estate data, the median home value of $86,600 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 87461. Rentals in 87461 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Studio apartments are also common and rent for $750-$999/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 87461 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 1,315 100%
 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 5%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 344 52%
 Renter Occupied Households 45 7%
 Households Vacant 235 36%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 4 1.7%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0.0%
 For Sale Only 0 0.0%
 Sold & Unoccupied 1 0.4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 195 83.0%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.4%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 34 14.5%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 15 29%
 1 Bedroom 8 16%
 2 Bedroom 12 24%
 3+ Bedroom 16 31%
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 $21,134 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 87461 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. A higher percentage of people in 87461 than almost anywhere in the country avoid a commute altogether by working at home. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. In 87461 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.

For more information, see Sanostee, NM unemployment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 282 27%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 160 15%
 No Earnings 594 57%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 282 27%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 160 15%
 No Earnings 594 57%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 332 83%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 6 2%
 Worked at Home 60 15%
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 area has a less than average percentage of people who have a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 337 41%
 High School Graduate 401 48%
 Associate's degree 62 7%
 Bachelor's degree 7 1%
 Master's degree 21 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 334 91%
 Enrolled in Private School 6 2%
 Not Enrolled in School 29 8%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 87461

ZIP Code 87461 is in the Sanostee Day School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 87461.

Sanostee Day School
PO Box 159
Sanostee, NM 87461
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Sanostee Day School District

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