Springer Town, New Mexico
Population 1,077

Overview

Housing
Median Home Value
$65,100
Half are $43,900 - $126,800
Median Monthly Owner Costs
$760
With a Mortgage
Median Monthly Rent
$343
Includes Utilities
Median Year Housing Built
1960
Employment & Commute
Median Household Income
$27,000
Poverty Rate
30%
Unemployment Rate
12.9%
Education
Percent with a High School Diploma
90%
Ages 25+
Percent with a College Degree
27%
Ages 25+
Percent with a Post Grad Degree
6%
Ages 25+
Percent in Public School
100%
Ages 5-17 Enrolled in School
Demographics
Children
29%
Under 18

The city of Springer is one of 6 cities in Colfax County. It is a rural city located in northeast New Mexico near the Canadian River.

Springer, NM is a Place (Town):
Often referred to as cities, places can be categorized as Census Designated Places (CDP) or legal entities. The places that are legal entities provide governmental functions. CDPs have no governmental authority and exist only for statistical purposes. They are similar to legal entities in that they are a concentrated population identifiable by a name. Neither cross state lines, but may extend across county lines. A CDP may not extend into a legal entity.

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Housing

1960

Median Year Housing was BuiltAll Housing Including Owner/Renter Occupied and Unoccupied

Year Housing was BuiltAll Housing Including Owner/Renter Occupied and Unoccupied

21.3%

Estimated Abandoned Homes

This estimate includes vacant housing that is not for rent, rented, for sale, sold, for seasonal/recreational/occasional use, or for migrant workers.

67.8%

Home Ownership PercentageOccupied Housing Units

20

Price to Rent RatioOccupied Housing Units

The price to rent ratio compares home values to rental costs. Values over 20 indicate that it is likely more affordable to rent. Values under 15 indicate that it is likely more affordable to buy. Values between 15 and 20 indicate that extra judgment must be taken when making housing decisions. It is calculated as the median home value divided by the median annual contract rent (ie. rent without additional utilities).

$65,100

Median Owner Occupied Home Value

$760

Median Monthly Ownership CostsOwner Occupied Housing Units with a Mortgage

Monthly housing costs include mortgage payments, real estate taxes, insurance, utilities, and condo fees. When comparing to monthly rental costs, be careful to also look at the median number of bedrooms. Owner occupied homes generally include more bedrooms than rentals.

0.8%

Average Annual Real Estate Taxes as a Percent of Home ValueOwner Occupied Housing Units

2.4

Housing Affordability (Median Multiple)

The median multiple is the ratio of median house price by the median annual household income. In other words, how many years would it take for the median income to pay off the median home price? Higher values indicate that the incomes in the area are not high enough to warrant the higher home prices. Anything under 3 is considered affordable while higher values indicate that housing is not affordable.

$343

Median Monthly Rent and Utility CostsRenter Occupied Housing Units with Housing Costs

Monthly housing costs include rent and utilities. When comparing to monthly ownership costs, be careful to also look at the median number of bedrooms. Owner occupied homes generally include more bedrooms than rentals.

Employment

$26,750

Median Household Income

Household Income

45.5

Household Income Inequality

Income inequality is measured using the Gini coefficient. Lower values indicate that household income is spread evenly across the income groups. Higher values indicate that one income group is much more common than others.

30%

Poverty Rate

Poverty status uses the standards set by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). If a family's total income is less than a certain threshold, every person in the family is considered to be in poverty. The threshold varies based on family size, composition, and age.

$21,838

Median Annual Individual EarningsPast 12 months for the Population Ages 16+ With Earnings

69%

Unadjusted Gender Pay GapPopulation Ages 16+ with Earnings

The unadjusted gender pay gap is the median indvidiual female earnings as a percentage of male earnings. In other words, women who work in Springer, NM generally make around 6882% of what men do. Much of that difference is likely due to the number of hours worked (see the Full Time vs Part Time Work chart), occupations chosen (see the Employed by Occupation chart), education, and job experience. Adjusting for each of those factors to see what women with similar qualifications and jobs make compared to men is difficult, but the adjusted pay gap would be more likely to show the difference due to discrimination, difference in ability, or willingness to negotiate pay. For these reasons, differences in the gender pay shown here may be more likely to show the gender ideals in an area than the discriminatory practices. It is also worth noting that the 44% of men and 53% of women ages 16+ that did not have earnings were not included in the calculation.

12.9%

Unemployment RatePopulation Ages 16+ in the Civilian Labor Force

To classify as unemployed, people must not be in the military and must be actively looking for work (also known as the U3 measure of unemployment which is the official unemployment rate). In Springer, NM, 51% of the population ages 16+ are not employed, but are also not looking for work so they are not considered in the unemployment rate. See the Labor Force Participation Rate for more information.

49%

Labor Force Participation RatePopulation Ages 16+

People in the labor force include those in the armed forces as well as civilians who are employed or classified as unemployed. To classify as unemployed, people must be actively looking for work. Common people that are not considered in the labor force are students, homemakers, retired workers, seasonal workers not currently looking for work, and institutionalized people. In Springer, NM, 51% of people are neither employed or looking for work.

Full Time vs Part Time WorkPopulation Ages 16-64 Who Worked in the Last 12 Months

Full-time employment is typically considered 35-40 hours per week. With the exception of health care coverage, federal law does not regulate the definition of full time employment for compensation and benefits purposes. The Affordable Care Act (ACA/Obamacare) mandates that all employees working an average of 30 or more hours per week at a large employer must be eligible for health care coverage.

Total

35+ Hours per Week
82%
15-34 Hours per Week
18%
1-14 Hours per Week
0%

Male

35+ Hours per Week
85%
15-34 Hours per Week
15%
1-14 Hours per Week
0%

Female

35+ Hours per Week
79%
15-34 Hours per Week
21%
1-14 Hours per Week
0%

Means Of Transportation To WorkWorkers Ages 16+

Car, truck, etc.
93%
Public transportation
0%
Taxi
0%
Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means
5%
Worked at Home
2%

Education

Educational AttainmentPopulation Ages 25+

Less than High School Diploma
9.9%
High School Graduate
63.0%
Associate's degree
9.2%
Bachelor's degree
12.2%
Master's degree
4.9%
Professional school degree
0.3%
Doctorate degree
0.4%
90%

Percent with a High School DiplomaPopulation Ages 25+

High school diplomas include equivalencies, but do not include those who reported completing grade 12 without a diploma.

27%

Percent with a College DegreePopulation Ages 25+

College degrees include those with an Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Professional school, or Doctorate degree.

6%

Percent with a Post Graduate DegreePopulation Ages 25+

Post graduate degrees include those with a Master's, Professional school, or Doctorate degree.

School EnrollmentPopulation Ages 5-17

Not being enrolled in school does not necessarily mean that the student dropped out. Only schools that lead to a high school diploma or college degree are included. Home schoolers were instructed to select private school. Ages 3-4 are not included because preschool programs are not usually mandated by law and only 0% of children in this age range were enrolled in Springer, NM.

Enrolled in Public School
100%
Enrolled in Private School
0%
Not Enrolled in School
0%
100%

Percent Enrolled in Public SchoolPopulation Ages 5-17 Enrolled in School

Demographics

1,077

Total Population

Life Stages

Children Under 10
18%
Children 10-17
10%
Young Adult Singles
11%
Middle Aged and Married
18%
Seniors
19%
Other
23%

Marital Status of MalesPopulation Ages 15+

Marital Status of FemalesPopulation Ages 15+

Household Composition

Single female/male families do not necessarily denote single parent households. Single householders living with siblings, their aging parents, or any other relatives would be included.

Married Couples
45%
Single Female Families
12%
Single Male Families
5%
Householder Living Alone
32%
Householder Living with Non-Relative
5%

Race and Ethnicity

The Office of Management Budget (OMB) and Census Bureau consider race and ethnicity as two distinct concepts. A person's race and whether they are of Hispanic origing are self reported to the Census Bureau according to which group they most closely identify. In 1997, the OMB revised the racial classification to include categories for two or more races. Because of criticism for treating these as separate questions and because many residents consider race and ethnicity to be the same, the Race and Ethnicity chart below shows those that consider themselves to be Non-Hispanic for each race with those that consider themselves Hispanic as a separate group.

Race

White
85%
Black
1%
American Indian or Alaskan
1%
Asian
0%
Pacific Islander
0%
Other
10%
Two Plus Races
2%

Hispanic and Latino Races

White
82.1%
Black
0.7%
American Indian and Alaskan
0.5%
Asian
0.0%
Pacific Islander
0.0%
Other
13.4%
Two Plus Races
3.3%

Race and Ethnicity

White
29.2%
Black
0.5%
American Indian or Alaskan
1.2%
Asian
0.0%
Pacific Islander
0.0%
Other
1.3%
Two Plus Races
0.0%
Hispanic
67.8%

Hispanic and Latino Origins

Mexican
30.8%
Puerto Rican
5.7%
Cuban
0.1%
Dominican
0.0%
Central American
0.0%
South American
0.0%
Other
63.3%
46

Racial and Ethnic Diversity

The racial and ethnic diversity index measures the probability that any two people chose at random from Springer, NM are of different races or ethnicities where higher numbers represent more diversity. It was developed by the University of North Carolina and USA Today in 1991 and adapted in 2000 to account for differences in Census questions. It uses the same calculation methods as the Gini Index used by the Census Bureau to determine household income inequality.

Climate

The climate estimates use Springer, NM weather from 1971 to 2000 at the nearest official weather station which is located at SPRIN.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (Inches)

Summer High Temps

This weather station's average summer high temps are higher than 54% of other weather stations.

Winter Low Temps

This weather station's average winter low temps are lower than 68% of other weather stations.

Precipitation Levels

This weather station's average precipitation levels are lower than 81% of other weather stations.

Entity Info

PropertySourceValue
State2013 ACSNM
Summary Level2013 ACS160 (place)
Logical Record Number2010 Census0177307
Logical Record Number2013 ACS0003606
Region2013 ACS4
Division2013 ACS8
State FIPS2013 ACS35
Place FIPS2013 ACS74800
Metro Micro Politan Statistical Area Principal City Indicator2010 CensusN
New England City & Town Area Principal City Indicator2010 CensusN
Name2010 CensusSpringer town
Name2013 ACSSpringer town, New Mexico
Functional Status Code2010 CensusA
Legal Statistical Area Description Code2013 ACS43
State ANSI2010 Census00897535
Place ANSI2010 Census02413321
Full GEOID2013 ACS16000US3574800
GEOID2013 ACS3574800
Population2010 Census1,047
Population2013 ACS1,077
Housing Units2010 Census592
Housing Units2013 ACS563
Land Area2013 ACS1.5 square miles
Water Area2010 Census0
Population Density2013 ACS734.2 people per sq. mile
Minimum Bounding Rectangle Or Bounding Box2013 ACS[36.356295,-104.603802], [36.37574,-104.578544],
Centroid Or Center Coordinates2013 ACS36.366082722364, -104.59303283099
FIPS Place Class Code2010 CensusC1
Place Size Code2010 Census09