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Mora County New Mexico
County seat Mora -
Population (July 1, 2015) 4,714 2,099,856
% New Mexico population 0.2% 100%
Land area (sq. miles) 1,931 121,298
Persons per sq. mile (2015) 2.4 17.3
Resident live births (2015) 41 25,730
Deaths of NM residents (2015) 55 17,687
No. households (2011-2015) 3,247 909,565


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Mora
County
New Mexico United States Mora/NM
comparison *
Mora/US
comparison *
10-year trend
% under age 5 4.2% 6.6% 6.3% lower lower -2.9%
% under age 18 18.1% 24.3% 23.3% lower lower -2.5%
% Age 65 or older 23.8% 14.7% 14.1% higher higher +4.2%
% Age 75 or older 10.2% 6.2% 6.2% higher higher +4.1%
% Hispanic 81.0% 47.4% 17.1% higher higher no trend
% White 18.2% 39.2% 62.3% lower lower +0.3%
% American Indian 0.3% 8.5% 0.7% lower lower -5.2%
% Black 0.4% 1.8% 12.3% lower lower no trend
% Asian 0.1% 1.3% 5.2% lower lower no trend
* 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.

Mora
County
New Mexico United States Mora/NM
comparison *
Mora/US
comparison *
10-year trend
Median income $23,822 $44,963 $53,889 lower lower -
% in poverty 23.4% 21.0% 15.5% similar similar -
% Children under 5 in poverty 46.0% 34.0% 23.0% similar similar -
% Children under 18 in poverty 22.0% 29.4% 21.7% similar similar -
% Adults over 65 in poverty 19.2% 12.0% 9.4% similar similar -
% Unemployment 5.4% 5.4% 8.3% similar similar -
% High school diploma or higher 83.6% 84.2% 86.7% lower lower -
% Bachelors or higher 13.9% 26.3% 29.8% lower lower -
% Speaking English less than well 14.0% 26.1% 8.6% lower similar -
% Disabled 26.7% 14.6% 12.4% higher higher -
% with no health insurance 19.2% 16.4% 13.0% similar similar -
% Homes built before 1950 22.3% 9.2% 18.4% higher higher -
% Homes built before 1980 61.7% 47.5% 55.8% higher higher -
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.

Mora
County
New Mexico United States Mora/NM comparison * Mora/US comparison * 10-year trend
Life expectancy at birth 77.7 78.6 78.8 lower lower 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 10,292 7,716 6,601 higher higher +11.3%
Overall mortality rate (per 100,000) 704 736 824 similar similar no trend
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births) - 5.6 6.0 - - no trend
% Infants with low birthweight (<2500 g) 12.0% 9.0% 8.0% similar similar no trend
% Pre-term births (<37 weeks) 9.0% 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

Mora
County
New Mexico United States Mora/NM comparison * Mora/US comparison * 10-year trend
Bladder cancer 29.8 15.1 20.1 similar similar no trend
Brain & other nervous system cancer 0.0 5.1 6.4 similar similar no trend
Breast cancer 128.9 133.8 125.0 similar similar no trend
Esophageal cancer 4.0 3.6 4.3 similar similar no trend
Kidney cancer 8.1 14.1 15.6 similar similar no trend
Laryngeal cancer 3.2 2.5 3.2 similar similar no trend
Leukemia 7.4 5.9 13.5 similar similar no trend
Liver cancer 6.1 9.6 8.4 similar similar no trend
Lung cancer 18.2 39.8 57.3 lower lower no trend
Melanoma 7.2 14.6 21.8 similar lower no trend
Mesothelioma 0.0 0.8 0.9 similar similar no trend
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma 17.7 16.0 19.5 similar similar no trend
Oral & pharyngeal cancer 7.4 9.0 11.1 similar similar -
Pancreatic cancer 12.3 10.8 12.4 similar similar no trend
Thyroid cancer 32.2 15.7 13.9 similar similar no trend
% Population ever diagnosed with cancer (excluding melanoma) 1 5.9% 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.

Mora
County
New Mexico United States Mora/NM comparison * Mora/US comparison * 10-year trend
% Children under age 6 tested for elevated blood lead 6.9% 8.7% - similar - -
% Children under age 6 tested with blood levels >10 ug/dl 0.0% 0.2% - lower - no trend
Carbon monoxide poisoning emergency dept visits (rate per 10,000 residents) 8.3 10.2 - lower - -
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.

Mora
County
New Mexico United States Mora/NM comparison * Mora/US comparison * 10-year trend
Asthma hospital admissions (rate per 10,000 residents) 7.8 8.7 - similar - no trend
Asthma emergency dept visits (rate per 10,000 residents) 38.7 44.1 - similar - -
Asthma prevalence (% residents with current diagnosis) 18.9% 9.5% 9.0% higher higher -
COPD hospital admissions (rate per 10,000 residents) 12.6 9.2 - similar - no trend
COPD prevalence (% residents with current diagnosis) 1 5.5% 5.7% 6.3% similar similar -
Diabetes prevalence (% residents with current diagnosis) 2 17.5% 10.1% 9.8% higher higher -
Heart attack hospital admissions (rate per 10,000 residents) 17.5 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.
Mora
County
*PM2.5 average annual concentration (mcg/m 3 ) -- LURBME model 4.7
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
0.0%3.3%0.0%
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
Agua Negra MDWCA Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 200
Agua Negra MDWCA Atrazine (ug/L) 0.28 10 200
Agua Negra MDWCA Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.50 6 200
Agua Negra MDWCA Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.01 3 200
Agua Negra MDWCA Radium (pCi/L) 0.04 5 200
Agua Negra MDWCA Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.00 80 200
Agua Negra MDWCA Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.06 5 200
Agua Negra MDWCA Trihalomethane (ug/L) 2.00 30 200
Agua Negra MDWCA Uranium (ug/L) 0.22 5 200
Buena Vista MDWCA Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 216
Buena Vista MDWCA Atrazine (ug/L) 2.68 10 216
Buena Vista MDWCA Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.50 6 216
Buena Vista MDWCA Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.01 3 216
Buena Vista MDWCA Radium (pCi/L) 0.04 5 216
Buena Vista MDWCA Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.25 80 216
Buena Vista MDWCA Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.06 5 216
Buena Vista MDWCA Trihalomethane (ug/L) 1.00 30 216
Buena Vista MDWCA Uranium (ug/L) 0.11 5 216
Cleveland MDWCA Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 270
Cleveland MDWCA Atrazine (ug/L) 0.28 10 270
Cleveland MDWCA Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.30 6 270
Cleveland MDWCA Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.10 3 270
Cleveland MDWCA Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 270
Cleveland MDWCA Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.50 80 270
Cleveland MDWCA Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.05 5 270
Cleveland MDWCA Trihalomethane (ug/L) 2.00 30 270
Cleveland MDWCA Uranium (ug/L) 0.51 5 270
Guadalupita MDWCA Arsenic (ug/L) 3.00 10 82
Guadalupita MDWCA Atrazine (ug/L) 0.05 10 82
Guadalupita MDWCA Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.50 6 82
Guadalupita MDWCA Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.01 3 82
Guadalupita MDWCA Radium (pCi/L) 0.04 5 82
Guadalupita MDWCA Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.25 80 82
Guadalupita MDWCA Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.06 5 82
Guadalupita MDWCA Trihalomethane (ug/L) 7.00 30 82
Guadalupita MDWCA Uranium (ug/L) 0.24 5 82
Ledoux MDWCA Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 150
Ledoux MDWCA Atrazine (ug/L) 1.26 10 150
Ledoux MDWCA Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.02 6 150
Ledoux MDWCA Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.01 3 150
Ledoux MDWCA Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 150
Ledoux MDWCA Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.51 80 150
Ledoux MDWCA Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.04 5 150
Ledoux MDWCA Trihalomethane (ug/L) 3.00 30 150
Ledoux MDWCA Uranium (ug/L) 0.51 5 150
Mora MDWCA Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 1,100
Mora MDWCA Atrazine (ug/L) 0.35 10 1,100
Mora MDWCA Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.02 6 1,100
Mora MDWCA Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.01 3 1,100
Mora MDWCA Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 1,100
Mora MDWCA Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.42 80 1,100
Mora MDWCA Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.05 5 1,100
Mora MDWCA Trihalomethane (ug/L) 1.83 30 1,100
Mora MDWCA Uranium (ug/L) 0.31 5 1,100
North Cleveland MDWCA Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 87
North Cleveland MDWCA Atrazine (ug/L) 1.68 10 87
North Cleveland MDWCA Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.50 6 87
North Cleveland MDWCA Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.01 3 87
North Cleveland MDWCA Radium (pCi/L) 0.04 5 87
North Cleveland MDWCA Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 2.50 80 87
North Cleveland MDWCA Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.06 5 87
North Cleveland MDWCA Trihalomethane (ug/L) 2.00 30 87
North Cleveland MDWCA Uranium (ug/L) 0.08 5 87
Ojo Feliz MDWCA Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 60
Ojo Feliz MDWCA Atrazine (ug/L) 0.05 10 60
Ojo Feliz MDWCA Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.50 6 60
Ojo Feliz MDWCA Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.01 3 60
Ojo Feliz MDWCA Radium (pCi/L) 0.04 5 60
Ojo Feliz MDWCA Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.00 80 60
Ojo Feliz MDWCA Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.06 5 60
Ojo Feliz MDWCA Trihalomethane (ug/L) 2.00 30 60
Ojo Feliz MDWCA Uranium (ug/L) 0.31 5 60
Rainsville Water And Sanitation District Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 250
Rainsville Water And Sanitation District Atrazine (ug/L) 1.28 10 250
Rainsville Water And Sanitation District Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.50 6 250
Rainsville Water And Sanitation District Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.01 3 250
Rainsville Water And Sanitation District Radium (pCi/L) 0.04 5 250
Rainsville Water And Sanitation District Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 29.90 80 250
Rainsville Water And Sanitation District Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.06 5 250
Rainsville Water And Sanitation District Trihalomethane (ug/L) 3.00 30 250
Rainsville Water And Sanitation District Uranium (ug/L) 0.11 5 250
South Holman MDWCA Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 35
South Holman MDWCA Atrazine (ug/L) 1.17 10 35
South Holman MDWCA Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.02 6 35
South Holman MDWCA Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.01 3 35
South Holman MDWCA Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 35
South Holman MDWCA Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 14.00 80 35
South Holman MDWCA Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.04 5 35
South Holman MDWCA Trihalomethane (ug/L) 2.00 30 35
South Holman MDWCA Uranium (ug/L) 0.08 5 35
Wagon Mound Water System Arsenic (ug/L) 1.00 10 330
Wagon Mound Water System Atrazine (ug/L) 0.05 10 330
Wagon Mound Water System Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.02 6 330
Wagon Mound Water System Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.01 3 330
Wagon Mound Water System Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 330
Wagon Mound Water System Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 9.38 80 330
Wagon Mound Water System Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.04 5 330
Wagon Mound Water System Trihalomethane (ug/L) 2.00 30 330
Wagon Mound Water System Uranium (ug/L) 0.15 5 330
Watrous MDWCA Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 66
Watrous MDWCA Atrazine (ug/L) 1.11 10 66
Watrous MDWCA Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.02 6 66
Watrous MDWCA Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.01 3 66
Watrous MDWCA Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 66
Watrous MDWCA Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 4.34 80 66
Watrous MDWCA Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.04 5 66
Watrous MDWCA Trihalomethane (ug/L) 12.00 30 66
Watrous MDWCA Uranium (ug/L) 0.44 5 66
Data Sources: NM EPHT (2015).
1 MCL (Maximum Contaminant Level): standard set by EPA for drinking water quality.
Mora
County
New Mexico United States Mora/NM comparison * Mora/US comparison * 10-year trend
% Population with BMI >30 28.0% 27.7% 28.9% similar similar -
% Population that currently smokes 16.5% 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:

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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