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ZIP Code 87511

Post Office City:Alcalde, NM (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: Rio Arriba County
Timezone: Mountain (12:10am)
Area code: 505 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:36.089, -106.055
ZIP (~200 yard radius)

Cities in ZIP code 87511

The list below includes the cities that the US Post Office accepts for ZIP code 87511. The preferred city may not be the city in which the ZIP is located. The city for 87511 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:
Alcalde, NM
La Villita, Los Luceros

Stats and Demographics for the 87511 ZIP Code

ZIP code 87511 is located in northern New Mexico and covers a slightly less 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 87511 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is extremely large. There are also an extremely large number of single parents and a small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 87511 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

For more information, see La Villita, NM population.

Population 2,747
Population Density 50 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,116
Median Home Value $134,600
Land Area 55.31 sq mi
Water Area 0.07 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,015
Median Household Income $49,000

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 36Male Median Age: 35Female Median Age: 37

Under 58293175
85 Plus82634


 Male 1,386 50%
 Female 1,361 50%


 White 1,338 48.7%
 Black Or African American 4 0.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 86 3.1%
 Asian 5 0.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 1,219 44.4%
 Two Or More Races 95 3.5%

Head of Household by Age

85 Plus22224

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 451 44%
 Single Guardian 269 27%
 Singles 232 23%
 Singles With Roommate 63 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 630 62%
 Households with Kids 385 38%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 87511 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 87511 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 1980s. Looking at 87511 real estate data, the median home value of $134,600 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 87511 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 87511 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 87511 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 2,742 99.8%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 5 0.2%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 453 41%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 409 37%
 Renter Occupied Households 153 14%
 Households Vacant 101 9%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 21 21%
 Rented & Unoccupied 1 1%
 For Sale Only 8 8%
 Sold & Unoccupied 1 1%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 19 19%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 51 50%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 0 0%
 2 Bedroom 48 22%
 3+ Bedroom 173 78%
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 $49,000 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 87511 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 87511 has very few people that work at home. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 87511 can expect to fall in that range. It is much more common for employees to have to travel over 45 minutes to their place of employment than most parts of country which could indicate bad traffic or that people typically live far from where they work.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 668 39%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 427 25%
 No Earnings 610 36%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 668 39%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 427 25%
 No Earnings 610 36%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 827 95%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 43 5%
 Worked at Home 0 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. 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 336 23.3%
 High School Graduate 845 58.7%
 Associate's degree 153 10.6%
 Bachelor's degree 102 7.1%
 Master's degree 3 0.2%
 Professional school degree 0 0.0%
 Doctorate degree 0 0.0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 601 76%
 Enrolled in Private School 29 4%
 Not Enrolled in School 156 20%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 87511

ZIP Code 87511 is in the Espanola Public Schools. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 87511.

Alcalde Elementary
Hwy 389 and County Rd 41
Alcalde, NM 87511
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Espanola Public Schools

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