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Lincoln County New Mexico
County seat Carrizozo -
Population (July 1, 2015) 19,954 2,099,856
% New Mexico population 1.0% 100%
Land area (sq. miles) 4,831 121,298
Persons per sq. mile (2015) 4.1 17.3
Resident live births (2015) 189 25,730
Deaths of NM residents (2015) 216 17,687
No. households (2011-2015) 17,636 909,565


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Lincoln
County
New Mexico United States Lincoln/NM
comparison *
Lincoln/US
comparison *
10-year trend
% under age 5 4.8% 6.6% 6.3% lower lower no trend
% under age 18 18.3% 24.3% 23.3% lower lower -1.1%
% Age 65 or older 27.3% 14.7% 14.1% higher higher +3.9%
% Age 75 or older 10.9% 6.2% 6.2% higher higher +4.9%
% Hispanic 31.7% 47.4% 17.1% lower higher +1.2%
% White 64.1% 39.2% 62.3% higher higher -0.7%
% American Indian 2.8% 8.5% 0.7% lower higher +4.7%
% Black 0.9% 1.8% 12.3% lower lower +5.6%
% Asian 0.5% 1.3% 5.2% lower lower +5.4%
* County-level values represent the average of a range of likely values (defined here by 95% confidence intervals). State and national averages are compared to county-level values using these confidence intervals. 'Similar' indicates that the state or national averages fall within the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Higher' indicates that state or national averages fall below the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Lower' indicates that state or national averages are above the county-level 95% confidence interval.

Lincoln
County
New Mexico United States Lincoln/NM
comparison *
Lincoln/US
comparison *
10-year trend
Median income $40,708 $44,963 $53,889 lower lower -
% in poverty 16.5% 21.0% 15.5% lower similar -
% Children under 5 in poverty 16.0% 34.0% 23.0% lower similar -
% Children under 18 in poverty 20.2% 29.4% 21.7% lower similar -
% Adults over 65 in poverty 10.1% 12.0% 9.4% similar similar -
% Unemployment 7.3% 5.4% 8.3% similar similar -
% High school diploma or higher 88.3% 84.2% 86.7% higher lower -
% Bachelors or higher 28.4% 26.3% 29.8% similar similar -
% Speaking English less than well 7.5% 26.1% 8.6% lower similar -
% Disabled 18.0% 14.6% 12.4% higher higher -
% with no health insurance 13.4% 16.4% 13.0% lower similar -
% Homes built before 1950 9.1% 9.2% 18.4% lower lower -
% Homes built before 1980 46.5% 47.5% 55.8% lower lower -
Data Sources: US Census American Community Survey (2011-2015).
* County-level values represent the average of a range of likely values (defined here by 95% confidence intervals). State and national averages are compared to county-level values using these confidence intervals. 'Similar' indicates that the state or national averages fall within the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Higher' indicates that state or national averages fall below the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Lower' indicates that state or national averages are above the county-level 95% confidence interval.

Lincoln
County
New Mexico United States Lincoln/NM comparison * Lincoln/US comparison * 10-year trend
Life expectancy at birth 81.0 78.6 78.8 higher higher no trend
Life expectancy at age 65 23.0 20.4 19.3 higher higher no trend
Years of potential life lost (per 100,000 residents) 1 7,555 7,716 6,601 lower higher no trend
Overall mortality rate (per 100,000) 633 736 824 lower lower no trend
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births) 7.4 5.6 6.0 similar similar no trend
% Infants with low birthweight (<2500 g) 10.0% 9.0% 8.0% similar similar no trend
% Pre-term births (<37 weeks) 8.0% 9.0% 9.5% similar similar no trend
Data Sources: New Mexico Vital Records (2013-2015).
1 Years of potential life lost (YPLL) is a measure of premature mortality. It refers to the average number of years a person would have lived if he or she had not died before the age of 75. YPLL per 100,000 residents is shown.
* County-level values represent the average of a range of likely values (defined here by 95% confidence intervals). State and national averages are compared to county-level values using these confidence intervals. 'Similar' indicates that the state or national averages fall within the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Higher' indicates that state or national averages fall below the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Lower' indicates that state or national averages are above the county-level 95% confidence interval.


Age-adjusted incidence rate per 100,000 residents, except as noted

Lincoln
County
New Mexico United States Lincoln/NM comparison * Lincoln/US comparison * 10-year trend
Bladder cancer 17.3 15.1 20.1 similar similar no trend
Brain & other nervous system cancer 3.4 5.1 6.4 similar similar no trend
Breast cancer 128.2 133.8 125.0 similar similar no trend
Esophageal cancer 0.9 3.6 4.3 lower lower no trend
Kidney cancer 11.8 14.1 15.6 similar similar no trend
Laryngeal cancer 1.9 2.5 3.2 similar similar -7.7%
Leukemia 9.9 5.9 13.5 similar similar no trend
Liver cancer 5.4 9.6 8.4 similar similar no trend
Lung cancer 47.0 39.8 57.3 similar similar no trend
Melanoma 15.3 14.6 21.8 similar similar no trend
Mesothelioma 0.0 0.8 0.9 similar similar no trend
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma 13.0 16.0 19.5 similar similar no trend
Oral & pharyngeal cancer 10.0 9.0 11.1 similar similar no trend
Pancreatic cancer 8.3 10.8 12.4 similar similar no trend
Thyroid cancer 13.7 15.7 13.9 similar similar no trend
% Population ever diagnosed with cancer (excluding melanoma) 1 7.4% 5.9% 6.7% similar similar no trend
Data Sources for incidence rates: New Mexico Tumor Registry (2012-2014)
1 Prevalence of cancer (excluding melanoma) for people surveyed by BRFSS from 2011-2015. BRFSS
* County-level values represent the average of a range of likely values (defined here by 95% confidence intervals). State and national averages are compared to county-level values using these confidence intervals. 'Similar' indicates that the state or national averages fall within the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Higher' indicates that state or national averages fall below the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Lower' indicates that state or national averages are above the county-level 95% confidence interval.

Lincoln
County
New Mexico United States Lincoln/NM comparison * Lincoln/US comparison * 10-year trend
% Children under age 6 tested for elevated blood lead 12.0% 8.7% - higher - +33.8%
% Children under age 6 tested with blood levels >10 ug/dl 0.2% 0.2% - higher - +64.2%
Carbon monoxide poisoning hospital admissions (rate per 10,000 residents) 8.7 10.2 - similar - no trend
Carbon monoxide poisoning emergency dept visits (rate per 10,000 residents) 12.4 10.2 - similar - no trend
Carbon monoxide exposure calls (rate per 10,000 residents) 1.5 8.5 - lower - no trend
Data Sources: NM EPHT (2013-2015).
* County-level values represent the average of a range of likely values (defined here by 95% confidence intervals). State and national averages are compared to county-level values using these confidence intervals. 'Similar' indicates that the state or national averages fall within the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Higher' indicates that state or national averages fall below the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Lower' indicates that state or national averages are above the county-level 95% confidence interval.

Lincoln
County
New Mexico United States Lincoln/NM comparison * Lincoln/US comparison * 10-year trend
Asthma hospital admissions (rate per 10,000 residents) 5.1 8.7 - lower - no trend
Asthma emergency dept visits (rate per 10,000 residents) 48.9 44.1 - similar - -
Asthma prevalence (% residents with current diagnosis) 7.6% 9.5% 9.0% similar similar -
COPD hospital admissions (rate per 10,000 residents) 10.2 9.2 - similar - no trend
COPD prevalence (% residents with current diagnosis) 1 4.6% 5.7% 6.3% similar similar -
Diabetes prevalence (% residents with current diagnosis) 2 6.7% 10.1% 9.8% similar similar no trend
Heart attack hospital admissions (rate per 10,000 residents) 12.4 12.2 - similar - -8.7%
Heat stress related emergency dept visits (rate per 10,000 residents) 9.3 12.8 - similar - no trend
Data Sources: 1 NM EPHT (2012-2014); 2 BRFSS (2011-2015).
* County-level values represent the average of a range of likely values (defined here by 95% confidence intervals). State and national averages are compared to county-level values using these confidence intervals. 'Similar' indicates that the state or national averages fall within the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Higher' indicates that state or national averages fall below the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Lower' indicates that state or national averages are above the county-level 95% confidence interval.
Lincoln
County
*PM2.5 average annual concentration (mcg/m 3 ) -- LURBME model 6.0
PM2.5 average annual days over NAAQS No monitor
Ozone average annual days over NAAQS No monitor
Data Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Environmental Public Health Tracking Network. Annual PM 2.5 Level (Monitor + Modeled). Accessed From Environmental Public Health Tracking Network: www.cdc.gov/ephtracking.
* EPA NAAQS for annual average PM2.5 concentration is 12 mcg/m 3 .

Type Site Name EPA Webpage for Site
Superfund United Nuclear Corp. Site URL
Brownfield Peru Hill Mill Property Site URL
Data Sources: US EPA (2017). Some of these pages may be restricted and not available to the public. We have utilized the URLs provided by the EPA.


% of Private Wells Tested that Exceeded MCLs1 for:

Uranium Nitrate Arsenic
0.0%-2.3%
Testing Years: Uranium (1981-2016); Arsenic (1976-2015); Nitrate (2004-2012).
Only a minority of private wells in each county have been tested for these constituents. Therefore, these percentages only refer to wells that have been sampled and may not be representative of the county as a whole.
1 MCL (Maximum Contaminant Level): standard set by EPA for drinking water quality.
Water System Contaminant Average level MCL 1 Number of
people served
Alto North Water Coop Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 200
Alto North Water Coop Atrazine (ug/L) 4.50 10 200
Alto North Water Coop Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.30 6 200
Alto North Water Coop Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.05 3 200
Alto North Water Coop Radium (pCi/L) 0.25 5 200
Alto North Water Coop Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 17.00 80 200
Alto North Water Coop Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.25 5 200
Alto North Water Coop Trihalomethane (ug/L) 4.00 30 200
Alto North Water Coop Uranium (ug/L) 0.05 5 200
Capitan Water System Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 1,500
Capitan Water System Atrazine (ug/L) 0.25 10 1,500
Capitan Water System Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.30 6 1,500
Capitan Water System Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.10 3 1,500
Capitan Water System Radium (pCi/L) 0.25 5 1,500
Capitan Water System Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 7.91 80 1,500
Capitan Water System Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.25 5 1,500
Capitan Water System Trihalomethane (ug/L) 0.50 30 1,500
Capitan Water System Uranium (ug/L) 0.73 5 1,500
Carrizozo Water System Arsenic (ug/L) 2.50 10 998
Carrizozo Water System Atrazine (ug/L) 1.60 10 998
Carrizozo Water System Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.30 6 998
Carrizozo Water System Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.10 3 998
Carrizozo Water System Radium (pCi/L) 0.25 5 998
Carrizozo Water System Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 2.50 80 998
Carrizozo Water System Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.25 5 998
Carrizozo Water System Trihalomethane (ug/L) 2.00 30 998
Carrizozo Water System Uranium (ug/L) 0.20 5 998
Cds Rainmakers Util LLC Rancho Ruidoso Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 1,000
Cds Rainmakers Util LLC Rancho Ruidoso Atrazine (ug/L) 0.50 10 1,000
Cds Rainmakers Util LLC Rancho Ruidoso Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.30 6 1,000
Cds Rainmakers Util LLC Rancho Ruidoso Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.05 3 1,000
Cds Rainmakers Util LLC Rancho Ruidoso Radium (pCi/L) 0.25 5 1,000
Cds Rainmakers Util LLC Rancho Ruidoso Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 15.05 80 1,000
Cds Rainmakers Util LLC Rancho Ruidoso Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.25 5 1,000
Cds Rainmakers Util LLC Rancho Ruidoso Trihalomethane (ug/L) 3.00 30 1,000
Cds Rainmakers Util LLC Rancho Ruidoso Uranium (ug/L) 0.27 5 1,000
Corona Water System Arsenic (ug/L) 1.40 10 200
Corona Water System Atrazine (ug/L) 0.25 10 200
Corona Water System Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.03 6 200
Corona Water System Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.02 3 200
Corona Water System Radium (pCi/L) 0.25 5 200
Corona Water System Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 1.99 80 200
Corona Water System Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.25 5 200
Corona Water System Trihalomethane (ug/L) 4.00 30 200
Corona Water System Uranium (ug/L) 0.58 5 200
Fort Stanton Facility Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 135
Fort Stanton Facility Atrazine (ug/L) 0.25 10 135
Fort Stanton Facility Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.30 6 135
Fort Stanton Facility Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.10 3 135
Fort Stanton Facility Radium (pCi/L) 0.25 5 135
Fort Stanton Facility Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 5.07 80 135
Fort Stanton Facility Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.25 5 135
Fort Stanton Facility Trihalomethane (ug/L) 0.50 30 135
Fort Stanton Facility Uranium (ug/L) 0.10 5 135
Lincoln MDWCA Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 75
Lincoln MDWCA Atrazine (ug/L) 0.25 10 75
Lincoln MDWCA Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.30 6 75
Lincoln MDWCA Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.10 3 75
Lincoln MDWCA Radium (pCi/L) 0.25 5 75
Lincoln MDWCA Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 2.60 80 75
Lincoln MDWCA Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.25 5 75
Lincoln MDWCA Trihalomethane (ug/L) 2.00 30 75
Lincoln MDWCA Uranium (ug/L) 0.50 5 75
Loma Grande Estates Water Association Arsenic (ug/L) 1.30 10 80
Loma Grande Estates Water Association Atrazine (ug/L) 0.25 10 80
Loma Grande Estates Water Association Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.30 6 80
Loma Grande Estates Water Association Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.10 3 80
Loma Grande Estates Water Association Radium (pCi/L) 0.25 5 80
Loma Grande Estates Water Association Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 2.50 80 80
Loma Grande Estates Water Association Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.25 5 80
Loma Grande Estates Water Association Trihalomethane (ug/L) 2.00 30 80
Loma Grande Estates Water Association Uranium (ug/L) 0.10 5 80
Nogal MDWCA Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 60
Nogal MDWCA Atrazine (ug/L) 0.25 10 60
Nogal MDWCA Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.30 6 60
Nogal MDWCA Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.10 3 60
Nogal MDWCA Radium (pCi/L) 0.25 5 60
Nogal MDWCA Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 50.00 80 60
Nogal MDWCA Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.25 5 60
Nogal MDWCA Trihalomethane (ug/L) 4.00 30 60
Nogal MDWCA Uranium (ug/L) 0.50 5 60
Ruidoso Downs Water System Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 2,815
Ruidoso Downs Water System Atrazine (ug/L) 0.56 10 2,815
Ruidoso Downs Water System Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.30 6 2,815
Ruidoso Downs Water System Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.10 3 2,815
Ruidoso Downs Water System Radium (pCi/L) 0.25 5 2,815
Ruidoso Downs Water System Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 3.10 80 2,815
Ruidoso Downs Water System Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.25 5 2,815
Ruidoso Downs Water System Trihalomethane (ug/L) 2.00 30 2,815
Ruidoso Downs Water System Uranium (ug/L) 0.10 5 2,815
Ruidoso Water System Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 30,000
Ruidoso Water System Atrazine (ug/L) 0.89 10 30,000
Ruidoso Water System Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.30 6 30,000
Ruidoso Water System Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.10 3 30,000
Ruidoso Water System Radium (pCi/L) 0.25 5 30,000
Ruidoso Water System Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 50.54 80 30,000
Ruidoso Water System Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.25 5 30,000
Ruidoso Water System Trihalomethane (ug/L) 1.20 30 30,000
Ruidoso Water System Uranium (ug/L) 0.42 5 30,000
Safe Haven Rv Park Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 95
Safe Haven Rv Park Atrazine (ug/L) 0.52 10 95
Safe Haven Rv Park Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.30 6 95
Safe Haven Rv Park Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.10 3 95
Safe Haven Rv Park Radium (pCi/L) 0.25 5 95
Safe Haven Rv Park Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.00 80 95
Safe Haven Rv Park Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.25 5 95
Safe Haven Rv Park Trihalomethane (ug/L) 2.00 30 95
Safe Haven Rv Park Uranium (ug/L) 0.50 5 95
The Riverbend Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 75
The Riverbend Atrazine (ug/L) 1.40 10 75
The Riverbend Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.30 6 75
The Riverbend Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.10 3 75
The Riverbend Radium (pCi/L) 0.25 5 75
The Riverbend Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 5.22 80 75
The Riverbend Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.25 5 75
The Riverbend Trihalomethane (ug/L) 2.00 30 75
The Riverbend Uranium (ug/L) 0.07 5 75
Data Sources: NM EPHT (2015).
1 MCL (Maximum Contaminant Level): standard set by EPA for drinking water quality.
Lincoln
County
New Mexico United States Lincoln/NM comparison * Lincoln/US comparison * 10-year trend
% Population with BMI >30 20.0% 27.7% 28.9% lower lower no trend
% Population that currently smokes 26.1% 19.7% 17.5% similar higher no trend
Data Sources: BRFSS (2011-2015)
* County-level values represent the average of a range of likely values (defined here by 95% confidence intervals). State and national averages are compared to county-level values using these confidence intervals. 'Similar' indicates that the state or national averages fall within the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Higher' indicates that state or national averages fall below the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Lower' indicates that state or national averages are above the county-level 95% confidence interval.


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  • 10-year trends are determined using linear regression. Percentages can be interpreted as the rate of change over the most recent decade. For example, +2.5% indicates a rate of increase of 2.5% per decade, and -2.5% indicates a 2.5% rate of decrease per decade. Trends that were not statistically significant (p>0.05) appear as 'no trend'.
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Content updated: Fri, 9 Jun 2017 09:26:33 MDT