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ZIP Code 87556

Primary City:Questa, NM (View All Cities)
County: Taos County
Timezone: Mountain (1:56pm)
Area code: 505 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:36.8, -105.5
ZIP (~10 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 87556

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 87556. 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 87556. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 87556, 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:
Questa, NM
Unacceptable:
Columbine, Lama

Stats and Demographics for the 87556 ZIP Code

ZIP code 87556 is located in north 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 87556 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 87556 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 2,417
Population Density 12 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,471
Median Home Value $137,500
Land Area 205.08 sq mi
Water Area 0.60 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,070
Median Household Income $28,795

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 46Male Median Age: 45Female Median Age: 47


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 57069139
5-97172143
10-146580145
15-197258130
20-246143104
25-296659125
30-345468122
35-397253125
40-447471145
45-499987186
50-549497191
55-59117108225
60-64108111219
65-697576151
70-745063113
75-79362864
80-84223355
85 Plus102535

Gender

 Male 1,216 50%
 Female 1,201 50%
Gender

Race

 White 1,772 73.3%
 Black Or African American 8 0.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 27 1.1%
 Asian 9 0.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 510 21.1%
 Two Or More Races 91 3.8%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-24101424
25-34594099
35-4411639155
45-5418440224
55-6422451275
65-7415025175
75-8483891
85 Plus24327

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 471 44%
 Single Guardian 181 17%
 Singles 370 35%
 Singles With Roommate 48 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 788 74%
 Households with Kids 282 26%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
1161127
2151732
3111728
4101020
5131023
6141226
7201939
8131831
9111324
10181331
11101727
12121931
13111526
14141630
1519726
16161834
17151227
1813720
1991423
208917

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 87556 has a large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 87556 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 1980s. Looking at 87556 real estate data, the median home value of $137,500 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 87556 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 87556 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally < $200/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 87556 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 2,404 99.5%
 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 13 0.5%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 377 26%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 473 32%
 Renter Occupied Households 220 15%
 Households Vacant 401 27%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 33 8.2%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0.0%
 For Sale Only 16 4.0%
 Sold & Unoccupied 1 0.2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 129 32.2%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.2%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 221 55.1%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 43 14%
 2 Bedroom 60 20%
 3+ Bedroom 204 66%
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 $28,795 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 87556 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. Instead of a commute, a higher percentage of people in 87556 are able to work from home than most places in the nation. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. Most commuters in 87556 can expect to fall in that range. 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 568 31%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 538 29%
 No Earnings 748 40%
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 568 31%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 538 29%
 No Earnings 748 40%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 726 85%
 Public transportation 10 1%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 39 5%
 Worked at Home 79 9%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The population has a much higher percentage of people with low education levels (less than high school) than normal. 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 99 12%
 High School Graduate 479 56%
 Associate's degree 79 9%
 Bachelor's degree 153 18%
 Master's degree 38 4%
 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 361 94%
 Enrolled in Private School 8 2%
 Not Enrolled in School 14 4%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 87556

ZIP Code 87556 is in the Questa Independent School District. There are 5 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 87556.

Alta Vista Intermediate
1 Wildcat Rd
Questa, NM 87556
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Questa Independent School District
Alta Vista Elementary
Hwy 38 and West Gallegos
Questa, NM 87556
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Questa Independent School District
Roots & Wings Community
35 Old Lama Rd
Questa, NM 87556
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Questa Independent School District
Questa High School
527 Sagebrush Ln
Questa, NM 87556
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Questa Independent School District
Questa Jr High School
Hwy 522
Questa, NM 87556
Grade Level: Middle/Secondary
District: Questa Independent School District

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