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Taos County Environmental Health Profile

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Taos County New Mexico
County seat Taos -
Population (July 1, 2015) 33,287 2,099,856
% New Mexico population 1.6% 100%
Land area (sq. miles) 2,203 121,298
Persons per sq. mile (2015) 15.1 17.3
Resident live births (2015) 280 25,730
Deaths of NM residents (2015) 314 17,687
No. households (2011-2015) 20,316 909,565


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Taos
County
New Mexico United States Taos/NM
comparison *
Taos/US
comparison *
10-year trend
% under age 5 4.9% 6.6% 6.3% lower lower -1.4%
% under age 18 18.7% 24.3% 23.3% lower lower -1.6%
% Age 65 or older 23.6% 14.7% 14.1% higher higher +6.2%
% Age 75 or older 9.1% 6.2% 6.2% higher higher +5.1%
% Hispanic 56.1% 47.4% 17.1% higher higher -0.3%
% White 36.6% 39.2% 62.3% lower lower +0.4%
% American Indian 5.8% 8.5% 0.7% lower higher -0.4%
% Black 0.7% 1.8% 12.3% lower lower +3.2%
% Asian 0.8% 1.3% 5.2% lower lower +4.8%
* 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.

Taos
County
New Mexico United States Taos/NM
comparison *
Taos/US
comparison *
10-year trend
Median income $36,582 $44,963 $53,889 lower lower -
% in poverty 24.2% 21.0% 15.5% similar higher -
% Children under 5 in poverty 51.0% 34.0% 23.0% higher higher -
% Children under 18 in poverty 38.8% 29.4% 21.7% similar higher -
% Adults over 65 in poverty 15.1% 12.0% 9.4% similar higher -
% Unemployment 10.7% 5.4% 8.3% higher similar -
% High school diploma or higher 87.4% 84.2% 86.7% higher lower -
% Bachelors or higher 28.6% 26.3% 29.8% similar similar -
% Speaking English less than well 5.8% 26.1% 8.6% lower lower -
% Disabled 19.6% 14.6% 12.4% higher higher -
% with no health insurance 16.2% 16.4% 13.0% similar higher -
% Homes built before 1950 15.7% 9.2% 18.4% higher lower -
% Homes built before 1980 44.4% 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.

Taos
County
New Mexico United States Taos/NM comparison * Taos/US comparison * 10-year trend
Life expectancy at birth 81.4 78.6 78.8 higher higher +0.4%
Life expectancy at age 65 24.2 20.4 19.3 higher higher +1.8%
Years of potential life lost (per 100,000 residents) 1 7,952 7,716 6,601 higher higher no trend
Overall mortality rate (per 100,000) 601 736 824 lower lower -1.7%
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births) 5.2 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

Taos
County
New Mexico United States Taos/NM comparison * Taos/US comparison * 10-year trend
Bladder cancer 13.8 15.1 20.1 similar lower no trend
Brain & other nervous system cancer 4.0 5.1 6.4 similar similar no trend
Breast cancer 158.7 133.8 125.0 similar higher no trend
Esophageal cancer 1.9 3.6 4.3 similar lower no trend
Kidney cancer 12.4 14.1 15.6 similar similar no trend
Laryngeal cancer 1.8 2.5 3.2 similar similar no trend
Leukemia 3.8 5.9 13.5 similar lower -7.0%
Liver cancer 11.3 9.6 8.4 similar similar no trend
Lung cancer 29.1 39.8 57.3 lower lower no trend
Melanoma 10.6 14.6 21.8 similar lower no trend
Mesothelioma 0.0 0.8 0.9 similar similar -10.8%
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma 7.3 16.0 19.5 lower lower no trend
Oral & pharyngeal cancer 5.8 9.0 11.1 similar lower no trend
Pancreatic cancer 12.3 10.8 12.4 similar similar no trend
Thyroid cancer 9.0 15.7 13.9 lower similar no trend
% Population ever diagnosed with cancer (excluding melanoma) 1 5.4% 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.

Taos
County
New Mexico United States Taos/NM comparison * Taos/US comparison * 10-year trend
% Children under age 6 tested for elevated blood lead 4.0% 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 poisoning hospital admissions (rate per 10,000 residents) 37.0 10.2 - higher - no trend
Carbon monoxide poisoning emergency dept visits (rate per 10,000 residents) 38.3 10.2 - higher - no trend
Carbon monoxide exposure calls (rate per 10,000 residents) 11.3 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.

Taos
County
New Mexico United States Taos/NM comparison * Taos/US comparison * 10-year trend
Asthma hospital admissions (rate per 10,000 residents) 9.6 8.7 - similar - -8.5%
Asthma emergency dept visits (rate per 10,000 residents) 51.7 44.1 - higher - -
Asthma prevalence (% residents with current diagnosis) 10.9% 9.5% 9.0% similar similar no trend
COPD hospital admissions (rate per 10,000 residents) 8.5 9.2 - similar - -8.1%
COPD prevalence (% residents with current diagnosis) 1 5.5% 5.7% 6.3% similar similar no trend
Diabetes prevalence (% residents with current diagnosis) 2 8.3% 10.1% 9.8% similar similar no trend
Heart attack hospital admissions (rate per 10,000 residents) 10.6 12.2 - similar - -7.2%
Heat stress related emergency dept visits (rate per 10,000 residents) 7.5 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.
Taos
County
*PM2.5 average annual concentration (mcg/m 3 ) -- LURBME model 5.3
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
Brownfield Albuquerque Locomotive Shops Area A Site URL
Brownfield Renya Store Site URL
Brownfield Taos Pueblo - Community Health & Services Building 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
6.5%2.9%4.1%
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
Arroyo Seco MDWCA Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 546
Arroyo Seco MDWCA Atrazine (ug/L) 0.69 10 546
Arroyo Seco MDWCA Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.06 6 546
Arroyo Seco MDWCA Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.03 3 546
Arroyo Seco MDWCA Radium (pCi/L) 0.04 5 546
Arroyo Seco MDWCA Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 1.40 80 546
Arroyo Seco MDWCA Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.06 5 546
Arroyo Seco MDWCA Trihalomethane (ug/L) 1.25 30 546
Arroyo Seco MDWCA Uranium (ug/L) 0.50 5 546
Bmg Trailer Park Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 30
Bmg Trailer Park Atrazine (ug/L) 2.11 10 30
Bmg Trailer Park Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.50 6 30
Bmg Trailer Park Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.01 3 30
Bmg Trailer Park Radium (pCi/L) 0.04 5 30
Bmg Trailer Park Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.00 80 30
Bmg Trailer Park Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.06 5 30
Bmg Trailer Park Trihalomethane (ug/L) 2.00 30 30
Bmg Trailer Park Uranium (ug/L) 0.06 5 30
Canon MDWCA Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 200
Canon MDWCA Atrazine (ug/L) 1.87 10 200
Canon MDWCA Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.50 6 200
Canon MDWCA Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.01 3 200
Canon MDWCA Radium (pCi/L) 0.04 5 200
Canon MDWCA Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 1.50 80 200
Canon MDWCA Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.06 5 200
Canon MDWCA Trihalomethane (ug/L) 2.00 30 200
Canon MDWCA Uranium (ug/L) 0.28 5 200
Chamisal MDWCA Arsenic (ug/L) 1.75 10 550
Chamisal MDWCA Atrazine (ug/L) 0.75 10 550
Chamisal MDWCA Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.02 6 550
Chamisal MDWCA Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.02 3 550
Chamisal MDWCA Radium (pCi/L) 0.04 5 550
Chamisal MDWCA Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.06 80 550
Chamisal MDWCA Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.06 5 550
Chamisal MDWCA Trihalomethane (ug/L) 16.00 30 550
Chamisal MDWCA Uranium (ug/L) 0.23 5 550
Costilla MDWCA Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 300
Costilla MDWCA Atrazine (ug/L) 0.56 10 300
Costilla MDWCA Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.50 6 300
Costilla MDWCA Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.01 3 300
Costilla MDWCA Radium (pCi/L) 0.04 5 300
Costilla MDWCA Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.00 80 300
Costilla MDWCA Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.06 5 300
Costilla MDWCA Trihalomethane (ug/L) 4.50 30 300
Costilla MDWCA Uranium (ug/L) 0.15 5 300
Duranes Y Gavilan MDWCA Arsenic (ug/L) 9.00 10 220
Duranes Y Gavilan MDWCA Atrazine (ug/L) 1.12 10 220
Duranes Y Gavilan MDWCA Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.06 6 220
Duranes Y Gavilan MDWCA Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.03 3 220
Duranes Y Gavilan MDWCA Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 220
Duranes Y Gavilan MDWCA Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.06 80 220
Duranes Y Gavilan MDWCA Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.05 5 220
Duranes Y Gavilan MDWCA Trihalomethane (ug/L) 4.00 30 220
Duranes Y Gavilan MDWCA Uranium (ug/L) 0.46 5 220
Eagle Rock Village Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 35
Eagle Rock Village Atrazine (ug/L) 1.25 10 35
Eagle Rock Village Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.03 6 35
Eagle Rock Village Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.02 3 35
Eagle Rock Village Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 35
Eagle Rock Village Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.25 80 35
Eagle Rock Village Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.05 5 35
Eagle Rock Village Trihalomethane (ug/L) 16.00 30 35
Eagle Rock Village Uranium (ug/L) 0.11 5 35
El Prado Water And Sanitation District Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 1,008
El Prado Water And Sanitation District Atrazine (ug/L) 0.67 10 1,008
El Prado Water And Sanitation District Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.02 6 1,008
El Prado Water And Sanitation District Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.01 3 1,008
El Prado Water And Sanitation District Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 1,008
El Prado Water And Sanitation District Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 1.08 80 1,008
El Prado Water And Sanitation District Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.04 5 1,008
El Prado Water And Sanitation District Trihalomethane (ug/L) 3.00 30 1,008
El Prado Water And Sanitation District Uranium (ug/L) 0.31 5 1,008
El Rancho MHP Taos Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 72
El Rancho MHP Taos Atrazine (ug/L) 0.68 10 72
El Rancho MHP Taos Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.01 6 72
El Rancho MHP Taos Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.01 3 72
El Rancho MHP Taos Radium (pCi/L) 0.04 5 72
El Rancho MHP Taos Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.00 80 72
El Rancho MHP Taos Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.06 5 72
El Rancho MHP Taos Trihalomethane (ug/L) 3.50 30 72
El Rancho MHP Taos Uranium (ug/L) 0.25 5 72
El Salto MDWCA And Sa Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 232
El Salto MDWCA And Sa Atrazine (ug/L) 0.53 10 232
El Salto MDWCA And Sa Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.03 6 232
El Salto MDWCA And Sa Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.02 3 232
El Salto MDWCA And Sa Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 232
El Salto MDWCA And Sa Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.39 80 232
El Salto MDWCA And Sa Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.04 5 232
El Salto MDWCA And Sa Trihalomethane (ug/L) 0.50 30 232
El Salto MDWCA And Sa Uranium (ug/L) 0.27 5 232
Enchanted Mobile Home Park Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 150
Enchanted Mobile Home Park Atrazine (ug/L) 1.89 10 150
Enchanted Mobile Home Park Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.03 6 150
Enchanted Mobile Home Park Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.02 3 150
Enchanted Mobile Home Park Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 150
Enchanted Mobile Home Park Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.06 80 150
Enchanted Mobile Home Park Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.05 5 150
Enchanted Mobile Home Park Trihalomethane (ug/L) 5.00 30 150
Enchanted Mobile Home Park Uranium (ug/L) 0.26 5 150
La Lama MDWCA Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 45
La Lama MDWCA Atrazine (ug/L) 1.33 10 45
La Lama MDWCA Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.02 6 45
La Lama MDWCA Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.02 3 45
La Lama MDWCA Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 45
La Lama MDWCA Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 8.60 80 45
La Lama MDWCA Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.05 5 45
La Lama MDWCA Trihalomethane (ug/L) 12.00 30 45
La Lama MDWCA Uranium (ug/L) 0.09 5 45
La Lomita Trailer Park Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 100
La Lomita Trailer Park Atrazine (ug/L) 0.22 10 100
La Lomita Trailer Park Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.26 6 100
La Lomita Trailer Park Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.01 3 100
La Lomita Trailer Park Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 100
La Lomita Trailer Park Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.40 80 100
La Lomita Trailer Park Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.04 5 100
La Lomita Trailer Park Trihalomethane (ug/L) 3.00 30 100
La Lomita Trailer Park Uranium (ug/L) 0.50 5 100
Las Colonias MHP Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 85
Las Colonias MHP Atrazine (ug/L) 1.92 10 85
Las Colonias MHP Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.02 6 85
Las Colonias MHP Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.01 3 85
Las Colonias MHP Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 85
Las Colonias MHP Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.65 80 85
Las Colonias MHP Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.04 5 85
Las Colonias MHP Trihalomethane (ug/L) 26.00 30 85
Las Colonias MHP Uranium (ug/L) 0.05 5 85
Las Haciendas Homeowners WUA Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 72
Las Haciendas Homeowners WUA Atrazine (ug/L) 2.39 10 72
Las Haciendas Homeowners WUA Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.02 6 72
Las Haciendas Homeowners WUA Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.02 3 72
Las Haciendas Homeowners WUA Radium (pCi/L) 0.04 5 72
Las Haciendas Homeowners WUA Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 2.50 80 72
Las Haciendas Homeowners WUA Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.06 5 72
Las Haciendas Homeowners WUA Trihalomethane (ug/L) 4.50 30 72
Las Haciendas Homeowners WUA Uranium (ug/L) 0.27 5 72
Llano Quemado MDWCA Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 800
Llano Quemado MDWCA Atrazine (ug/L) 0.91 10 800
Llano Quemado MDWCA Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.02 6 800
Llano Quemado MDWCA Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.02 3 800
Llano Quemado MDWCA Radium (pCi/L) 0.04 5 800
Llano Quemado MDWCA Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.98 80 800
Llano Quemado MDWCA Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.06 5 800
Llano Quemado MDWCA Trihalomethane (ug/L) 3.00 30 800
Llano Quemado MDWCA Uranium (ug/L) 0.12 5 800
Llano San Juan MDWCA Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 84
Llano San Juan MDWCA Atrazine (ug/L) 2.74 10 84
Llano San Juan MDWCA Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.50 6 84
Llano San Juan MDWCA Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.01 3 84
Llano San Juan MDWCA Radium (pCi/L) 0.04 5 84
Llano San Juan MDWCA Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.25 80 84
Llano San Juan MDWCA Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.06 5 84
Llano San Juan MDWCA Trihalomethane (ug/L) 2.00 30 84
Llano San Juan MDWCA Uranium (ug/L) 0.15 5 84
Lower Arroyo Hondo MDWCA Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 180
Lower Arroyo Hondo MDWCA Atrazine (ug/L) 0.88 10 180
Lower Arroyo Hondo MDWCA Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.03 6 180
Lower Arroyo Hondo MDWCA Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.02 3 180
Lower Arroyo Hondo MDWCA Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 180
Lower Arroyo Hondo MDWCA Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.40 80 180
Lower Arroyo Hondo MDWCA Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.05 5 180
Lower Arroyo Hondo MDWCA Trihalomethane (ug/L) 12.00 30 180
Lower Arroyo Hondo MDWCA Uranium (ug/L) 0.06 5 180
Ojo Caliente MDWCA Arsenic (ug/L) 6.50 10 415
Ojo Caliente MDWCA Atrazine (ug/L) 0.24 10 415
Ojo Caliente MDWCA Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.02 6 415
Ojo Caliente MDWCA Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.01 3 415
Ojo Caliente MDWCA Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 415
Ojo Caliente MDWCA Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.06 80 415
Ojo Caliente MDWCA Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.04 5 415
Ojo Caliente MDWCA Trihalomethane (ug/L) 41.67 30 415
Ojo Caliente MDWCA Uranium (ug/L) 0.12 5 415
Penasco MDWCA Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 700
Penasco MDWCA Atrazine (ug/L) 0.64 10 700
Penasco MDWCA Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 2.20 6 700
Penasco MDWCA Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.02 3 700
Penasco MDWCA Radium (pCi/L) 0.04 5 700
Penasco MDWCA Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.06 80 700
Penasco MDWCA Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.06 5 700
Penasco MDWCA Trihalomethane (ug/L) 3.00 30 700
Penasco MDWCA Uranium (ug/L) 0.26 5 700
Questa Water System Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 1,820
Questa Water System Atrazine (ug/L) 0.46 10 1,820
Questa Water System Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.03 6 1,820
Questa Water System Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.02 3 1,820
Questa Water System Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 1,820
Questa Water System Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 2.11 80 1,820
Questa Water System Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.05 5 1,820
Questa Water System Trihalomethane (ug/L) 2.75 30 1,820
Questa Water System Uranium (ug/L) 0.14 5 1,820
Ranchos De Taos MDWCA Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 600
Ranchos De Taos MDWCA Atrazine (ug/L) 1.75 10 600
Ranchos De Taos MDWCA Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.02 6 600
Ranchos De Taos MDWCA Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.02 3 600
Ranchos De Taos MDWCA Radium (pCi/L) 0.04 5 600
Ranchos De Taos MDWCA Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.00 80 600
Ranchos De Taos MDWCA Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.06 5 600
Ranchos De Taos MDWCA Trihalomethane (ug/L) 2.67 30 600
Ranchos De Taos MDWCA Uranium (ug/L) 0.10 5 600
Red River Water System Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 500
Red River Water System Atrazine (ug/L) 0.19 10 500
Red River Water System Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.01 6 500
Red River Water System Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.01 3 500
Red River Water System Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 500
Red River Water System Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.91 80 500
Red River Water System Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.05 5 500
Red River Water System Trihalomethane (ug/L) 0.50 30 500
Red River Water System Uranium (ug/L) 0.05 5 500
Rio Lucio MDWCA Arsenic (ug/L) 2.75 10 500
Rio Lucio MDWCA Atrazine (ug/L) 0.20 10 500
Rio Lucio MDWCA Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.06 6 500
Rio Lucio MDWCA Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.03 3 500
Rio Lucio MDWCA Radium (pCi/L) 0.04 5 500
Rio Lucio MDWCA Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.25 80 500
Rio Lucio MDWCA Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.06 5 500
Rio Lucio MDWCA Trihalomethane (ug/L) 9.00 30 500
Rio Lucio MDWCA Uranium (ug/L) 1.39 5 500
Rodarte MDWCA Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 75
Rodarte MDWCA Atrazine (ug/L) 0.28 10 75
Rodarte MDWCA Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.02 6 75
Rodarte MDWCA Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.02 3 75
Rodarte MDWCA Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 75
Rodarte MDWCA Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.25 80 75
Rodarte MDWCA Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.05 5 75
Rodarte MDWCA Trihalomethane (ug/L) 0.50 30 75
Rodarte MDWCA Uranium (ug/L) 0.07 5 75
Sanchez Mobile Home Park Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 80
Sanchez Mobile Home Park Atrazine (ug/L) 1.06 10 80
Sanchez Mobile Home Park Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.30 6 80
Sanchez Mobile Home Park Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.05 3 80
Sanchez Mobile Home Park Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 80
Sanchez Mobile Home Park Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.00 80 80
Sanchez Mobile Home Park Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.05 5 80
Sanchez Mobile Home Park Trihalomethane (ug/L) 3.00 30 80
Sanchez Mobile Home Park Uranium (ug/L) 0.05 5 80
Talpa MDWCA Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 1,100
Talpa MDWCA Atrazine (ug/L) 0.25 10 1,100
Talpa MDWCA Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.05 6 1,100
Talpa MDWCA Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.02 3 1,100
Talpa MDWCA Radium (pCi/L) 0.04 5 1,100
Talpa MDWCA Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.25 80 1,100
Talpa MDWCA Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.06 5 1,100
Talpa MDWCA Trihalomethane (ug/L) 0.50 30 1,100
Talpa MDWCA Uranium (ug/L) 0.07 5 1,100
Taos Municipal Water System Arsenic (ug/L) 0.58 10 5,301
Taos Municipal Water System Atrazine (ug/L) 0.68 10 5,301
Taos Municipal Water System Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.03 6 5,301
Taos Municipal Water System Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.02 3 5,301
Taos Municipal Water System Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 5,301
Taos Municipal Water System Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.73 80 5,301
Taos Municipal Water System Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.04 5 5,301
Taos Municipal Water System Trihalomethane (ug/L) 2.67 30 5,301
Taos Municipal Water System Uranium (ug/L) 0.15 5 5,301
Trampas MDWCA Arsenic (ug/L) 1.25 10 200
Trampas MDWCA Atrazine (ug/L) 0.73 10 200
Trampas MDWCA Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.30 6 200
Trampas MDWCA Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.05 3 200
Trampas MDWCA Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 200
Trampas MDWCA Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.70 80 200
Trampas MDWCA Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.05 5 200
Trampas MDWCA Trihalomethane (ug/L) 37.00 30 200
Trampas MDWCA Uranium (ug/L) 0.45 5 200
Tres Piedras MDWCA Arsenic (ug/L) 1.25 10 315
Tres Piedras MDWCA Atrazine (ug/L) 2.30 10 315
Tres Piedras MDWCA Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.01 6 315
Tres Piedras MDWCA Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.01 3 315
Tres Piedras MDWCA Radium (pCi/L) 0.04 5 315
Tres Piedras MDWCA Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.40 80 315
Tres Piedras MDWCA Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.06 5 315
Tres Piedras MDWCA Trihalomethane (ug/L) 9.00 30 315
Tres Piedras MDWCA Uranium (ug/L) 0.96 5 315
Upper Arroyo Hondo MDWCA Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 195
Upper Arroyo Hondo MDWCA Atrazine (ug/L) 0.82 10 195
Upper Arroyo Hondo MDWCA Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.02 6 195
Upper Arroyo Hondo MDWCA Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.02 3 195
Upper Arroyo Hondo MDWCA Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 195
Upper Arroyo Hondo MDWCA Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 2.19 80 195
Upper Arroyo Hondo MDWCA Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.05 5 195
Upper Arroyo Hondo MDWCA Trihalomethane (ug/L) 7.13 30 195
Upper Arroyo Hondo MDWCA Uranium (ug/L) 0.08 5 195
Vadito MDWCA Arsenic (ug/L) 2.00 10 76
Vadito MDWCA Atrazine (ug/L) 0.86 10 76
Vadito MDWCA Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.30 6 76
Vadito MDWCA Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.05 3 76
Vadito MDWCA Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 76
Vadito MDWCA Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.06 80 76
Vadito MDWCA Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.05 5 76
Vadito MDWCA Trihalomethane (ug/L) 4.00 30 76
Vadito MDWCA Uranium (ug/L) 0.07 5 76
Valdez MDWCA Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 100
Valdez MDWCA Atrazine (ug/L) 0.89 10 100
Valdez MDWCA Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.03 6 100
Valdez MDWCA Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.02 3 100
Valdez MDWCA Radium (pCi/L) 0.04 5 100
Valdez MDWCA Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 1.70 80 100
Valdez MDWCA Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.06 5 100
Valdez MDWCA Trihalomethane (ug/L) 3.00 30 100
Valdez MDWCA Uranium (ug/L) 0.01 5 100
Vigils Trailer Park Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 150
Vigils Trailer Park Atrazine (ug/L) 1.84 10 150
Vigils Trailer Park Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.06 6 150
Vigils Trailer Park Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.03 3 150
Vigils Trailer Park Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 150
Vigils Trailer Park Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.25 80 150
Vigils Trailer Park Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.44 5 150
Vigils Trailer Park Trihalomethane (ug/L) 10.00 30 150
Vigils Trailer Park Uranium (ug/L) 0.50 5 150
West Rim MDWUA Arsenic (ug/L) 5.00 10 113
West Rim MDWUA Atrazine (ug/L) 0.91 10 113
West Rim MDWUA Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.03 6 113
West Rim MDWUA Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.02 3 113
West Rim MDWUA Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 113
West Rim MDWUA Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.00 80 113
West Rim MDWUA Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.05 5 113
West Rim MDWUA Trihalomethane (ug/L) 3.00 30 113
West Rim MDWUA Uranium (ug/L) 0.25 5 113
Data Sources: NM EPHT (2015).
1 MCL (Maximum Contaminant Level): standard set by EPA for drinking water quality.
Taos
County
New Mexico United States Taos/NM comparison * Taos/US comparison * 10-year trend
% Population with BMI >30 19.8% 27.7% 28.9% lower lower no trend
% Population that currently smokes 16.3% 19.7% 17.5% similar similar 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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