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ZIP Code 87524

Post Office City:Costilla, NM (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: Taos County
Timezone: Mountain (12:26pm)
Area code: 505 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:36.9, -105.5
ZIP (~18 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 87524

The list below includes the cities that the US Post Office accepts for ZIP code 87524. The preferred city may not be the city in which the ZIP is located. The city for 87524 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:
Costilla, NM

Stats and Demographics for the 87524 ZIP Code

ZIP code 87524 is located in northern 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 87524 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 adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 87524 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 260
Population Density 2 people per sq mi
Housing Units 169
Median Home Value $132,800
Land Area 119.49 sq mi
Water Area 0.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 112
Median Household Income $15,473

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 45Male Median Age: 43Female Median Age: 48

Under 57512
85 Plus224


 Male 128 49%
 Female 132 51%


 White 163 62.7%
 Black Or African American 2 0.8%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 5 1.9%
 Asian 0 0.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 83 31.9%
 Two Or More Races 7 2.7%

Head of Household by Age

85 Plus303

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 45 40%
 Single Guardian 20 18%
 Singles 41 37%
 Singles With Roommate 6 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 85 76%
 Households with Kids 27 24%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 87524 has a large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 87524 were primarily built in the 2000s. Looking at 87524 real estate data, the median home value of $132,800 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly higher than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 87524. Rentals in 87524 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 87524 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 260 100%
 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 26 15%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 71 42%
 Renter Occupied Households 15 9%
 Households Vacant 57 34%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 1 2%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 2 4%
 Sold & Unoccupied 2 4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 13 23%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 39 68%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 0 0%
 2 Bedroom 37 100%
 3+ Bedroom 0 0%
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 $15,473 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 87524 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. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 87524 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. In 87524 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 Costilla, NM household income.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 8 10%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 37 44%
 No Earnings 39 46%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 8 10%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 37 44%
 No Earnings 39 46%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 45 100%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 0 0%
 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. Despite the lower high school graduation rates, the area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 8 17%
 High School Graduate 17 36%
 Associate's degree 0 0%
 Bachelor's degree 8 17%
 Master's degree 14 30%
 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 10 100%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 0 0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 87524

ZIP Code 87524 is in the Questa Independent School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 87524.

Rio Costilla Sw Learning Academy
14 Garcia Rd
Costilla, NM 87524
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Questa Independent School District

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