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Catron County New Mexico
County seat Reserve -
Population (July 1, 2015) 3,602 2,099,856
% New Mexico population 0.2% 100%
Land area (sq. miles) 6,924 121,298
Persons per sq. mile (2015) 0.5 17.3
Resident live births (2015) 21 25,730
Deaths of NM residents (2015) 42 17,687
No. households (2011-2015) 3,785 909,565


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Catron
County
New Mexico United States Catron/NM
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Catron/US
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10-year trend
% under age 5 2.8% 6.6% 6.3% lower lower -3.9%
% under age 18 12.4% 24.3% 23.3% lower lower -2.7%
% Age 65 or older 38.1% 14.7% 14.1% higher higher +6.3%
% Age 75 or older 14.2% 6.2% 6.2% higher higher +7.1%
% Hispanic 18.7% 47.4% 17.1% lower higher -0.4%
% White 77.5% 39.2% 62.3% higher higher no trend
% American Indian 2.7% 8.5% 0.7% lower higher no trend
% Black 1.0% 1.8% 12.3% lower lower +2.3%
% Asian 0.2% 1.3% 5.2% lower lower -7.7%
* 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.

Catron
County
New Mexico United States Catron/NM
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Catron/US
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10-year trend
Median income $42,973 $44,963 $53,889 similar lower -
% in poverty 17.2% 21.0% 15.5% similar similar -
% Children under 5 in poverty 100.0% 34.0% 23.0% higher higher -
% Children under 18 in poverty 18.1% 29.4% 21.7% similar similar -
% Adults over 65 in poverty 12.8% 12.0% 9.4% similar similar -
% Unemployment 4.6% 5.4% 8.3% similar similar -
% High school diploma or higher 94.1% 84.2% 86.7% higher higher -
% Bachelors or higher 26.0% 26.3% 29.8% similar similar -
% Speaking English less than well 1.7% 26.1% 8.6% lower lower -
% Disabled 28.2% 14.6% 12.4% higher higher -
% with no health insurance 16.7% 16.4% 13.0% similar similar -
% Homes built before 1950 11.0% 9.2% 18.4% higher lower -
% Homes built before 1980 39.4% 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.

Catron
County
New Mexico United States Catron/NM
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Catron/US
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10-year trend
Life expectancy at birth 83.8 78.6 78.8 higher higher no trend
Life expectancy at age 65 28.2 20.4 19.3 higher higher no trend
Years of potential life lost (per 100,000 residents) 1 8,165 7,716 6,601 higher higher no trend
Overall mortality rate (per 100,000) 586 736 824 lower lower no trend
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births) 0.0 5.6 6.0 similar similar no trend
% Infants with low birthweight (<2500 g) 7.0% 9.0% 8.0% similar similar no trend
% Pre-term births (<37 weeks) 7.0% 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

Catron
County
New Mexico United States Catron/NM
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Catron/US
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10-year trend
Bladder cancer 0.0 15.1 20.1 similar similar no trend
Brain & other nervous system cancer 2.7 5.1 6.4 similar similar no trend
Breast cancer 101.0 133.8 125.0 similar similar no trend
Esophageal cancer 5.0 3.6 4.3 similar similar no trend
Kidney cancer 4.2 14.1 15.6 lower lower no trend
Laryngeal cancer 0.0 2.5 3.2 similar similar no trend
Leukemia 4.2 5.9 13.5 similar lower no trend
Liver cancer 2.5 9.6 8.4 lower lower no trend
Lung cancer 32.1 39.8 57.3 similar lower -
Melanoma 17.2 14.6 21.8 similar similar no trend
Mesothelioma 0.0 0.8 0.9 similar similar no trend
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma 7.7 16.0 19.5 similar lower no trend
Oral & pharyngeal cancer 12.5 9.0 11.1 similar similar no trend
Pancreatic cancer 7.4 10.8 12.4 similar similar no trend
Thyroid cancer 8.4 15.7 13.9 similar similar no trend
% Population ever diagnosed with cancer (excluding melanoma) 1 7.2% 5.9% 6.7% similar similar -
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.

Catron
County
New Mexico United States Catron/NM
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Catron/US
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10-year trend
% Children under age 6 tested for elevated blood lead 5.5% 8.7% - similar - no trend
% Children under age 6 tested with blood levels >10 ug/dl 0.0% 0.2% - lower - no trend
Carbon monoxide exposure calls (rate per 10,000 residents) 0.0 8.5 - similar - 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.

Catron
County
New Mexico United States Catron/NM
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Catron/US
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10-year trend
Asthma hospital admissions (rate per 10,000 residents) 3.2 8.7 - lower - no trend
Asthma emergency dept visits (rate per 10,000 residents) 22.9 44.1 - lower - -
Asthma prevalence (% residents with current diagnosis) 14.8% 9.5% 9.0% similar similar -
COPD hospital admissions (rate per 10,000 residents) 5.1 9.2 - similar - -
COPD prevalence (% residents with current diagnosis) 1 6.4% 5.7% 6.3% similar similar -
Diabetes prevalence (% residents with current diagnosis) 2 4.0% 10.1% 9.8% lower lower -
Heart attack hospital admissions (rate per 10,000 residents) 8.1 12.2 - 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.
Catron
County
*PM2.5 average annual concentration (mcg/m 3 ) -- LURBME model 5.0
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
None
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
2.9%2.3%6.3%
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
Aragon MDWCA Arsenic (ug/L) 1.45 10 45
Aragon MDWCA Atrazine (ug/L) 0.25 10 45
Aragon MDWCA Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.30 6 45
Aragon MDWCA Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.10 3 45
Aragon MDWCA Radium (pCi/L) 0.25 5 45
Aragon MDWCA Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 12.70 80 45
Aragon MDWCA Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.25 5 45
Aragon MDWCA Trihalomethane (ug/L) 2.50 30 45
Aragon MDWCA Uranium (ug/L) 0.50 5 45
Pie Town MDWCA Arsenic (ug/L) 2.00 10 150
Pie Town MDWCA Atrazine (ug/L) 1.09 10 150
Pie Town MDWCA Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.66 6 150
Pie Town MDWCA Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.11 3 150
Pie Town MDWCA Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 150
Pie Town MDWCA Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.25 80 150
Pie Town MDWCA Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.05 5 150
Pie Town MDWCA Trihalomethane (ug/L) 4.00 30 150
Pie Town MDWCA Uranium (ug/L) 0.10 5 150
Quemado Municipal Water And SWA Arsenic (ug/L) 2.50 10 250
Quemado Municipal Water And SWA Atrazine (ug/L) 0.05 10 250
Quemado Municipal Water And SWA Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.66 6 250
Quemado Municipal Water And SWA Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.11 3 250
Quemado Municipal Water And SWA Radium (pCi/L) 0.25 5 250
Quemado Municipal Water And SWA Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 5.00 80 250
Quemado Municipal Water And SWA Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.25 5 250
Quemado Municipal Water And SWA Trihalomethane (ug/L) 0.50 30 250
Quemado Municipal Water And SWA Uranium (ug/L) 0.04 5 250
Rancho Grande Water Association Inc Arsenic (ug/L) 1.80 10 142
Rancho Grande Water Association Inc Atrazine (ug/L) 0.25 10 142
Rancho Grande Water Association Inc Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.06 6 142
Rancho Grande Water Association Inc Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.03 3 142
Rancho Grande Water Association Inc Radium (pCi/L) 0.25 5 142
Rancho Grande Water Association Inc Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.72 80 142
Rancho Grande Water Association Inc Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.25 5 142
Rancho Grande Water Association Inc Trihalomethane (ug/L) 1.00 30 142
Rancho Grande Water Association Inc Uranium (ug/L) 0.08 5 142
Reserve Water Works Arsenic (ug/L) 1.40 10 340
Reserve Water Works Atrazine (ug/L) 0.25 10 340
Reserve Water Works Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.06 6 340
Reserve Water Works Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.03 3 340
Reserve Water Works Radium (pCi/L) 0.25 5 340
Reserve Water Works Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 3.85 80 340
Reserve Water Works Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.25 5 340
Reserve Water Works Trihalomethane (ug/L) 3.00 30 340
Reserve Water Works Uranium (ug/L) 0.08 5 340
Data Sources: NM EPHT (2015).
1 MCL (Maximum Contaminant Level): standard set by EPA for drinking water quality.
Catron
County
New Mexico United States Catron/NM
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Catron/US
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10-year trend
% Population with BMI >30 23.2% 27.7% 28.9% similar similar -
% Population that currently smokes 14.9% 19.7% 17.5% similar similar -
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.


This information was curated and analyzed for your public health planning by NM EPHT, a program of the New Mexico Department of Health. Want to learn more about integrating environmental and health information into your community? We are here to help. Contact us:

New Mexico Environmental Public Health Tracking
URL: https://nmtracking.org/
Email: doh-eheb@state.nm.us
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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