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Torrance County New Mexico
County seat Estancia -
Population (July 1, 2015) 15,731 2,099,856
% New Mexico population 0.8% 100%
Land area (sq. miles) 3,345 121,298
Persons per sq. mile (2015) 4.7 17.3
Resident live births (2015) 173 25,730
Deaths of NM residents (2015) 136 17,687
No. households (2011-2015) 7,769 909,565


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Torrance
County
New Mexico United States Torrance/NM
comparison *
Torrance/US
comparison *
10-year trend
% under age 5 5.0% 6.6% 6.3% lower lower -2.0%
% under age 18 21.8% 24.3% 23.3% lower lower -1.9%
% Age 65 or older 18.9% 14.7% 14.1% higher higher +6.1%
% Age 75 or older 6.8% 6.2% 6.2% higher higher +4.9%
% Hispanic 41.6% 47.4% 17.1% lower higher +0.8%
% White 53.6% 39.2% 62.3% higher lower -0.7%
% American Indian 2.3% 8.5% 0.7% lower higher +2.3%
% Black 1.8% 1.8% 12.3% higher lower +2.5%
% Asian 0.6% 1.3% 5.2% lower lower +3.2%
* 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.

Torrance
County
New Mexico United States Torrance/NM
comparison *
Torrance/US
comparison *
10-year trend
Median income $32,083 $44,963 $53,889 lower lower -
% in poverty 32.3% 21.0% 15.5% higher higher -
% Children under 5 in poverty 58.0% 34.0% 23.0% higher higher -
% Children under 18 in poverty 46.1% 29.4% 21.7% higher higher -
% Adults over 65 in poverty 21.2% 12.0% 9.4% similar higher -
% Unemployment 11.2% 5.4% 8.3% higher higher -
% High school diploma or higher 83.1% 84.2% 86.7% lower lower -
% Bachelors or higher 16.6% 26.3% 29.8% lower lower -
% Speaking English less than well 5.1% 26.1% 8.6% lower lower -
% Disabled 16.8% 14.6% 12.4% similar higher -
% with no health insurance 16.4% 16.4% 13.0% similar higher -
% Homes built before 1950 10.9% 9.2% 18.4% higher lower -
% Homes built before 1980 40.2% 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.

Torrance
County
New Mexico United States Torrance/NM comparison * Torrance/US comparison * 10-year trend
Life expectancy at birth 77.2 78.6 78.8 lower lower no trend
Life expectancy at age 65 19.9 20.4 19.3 lower higher no trend
Years of potential life lost (per 100,000 residents) 1 9,427 7,716 6,601 higher higher no trend
Overall mortality rate (per 100,000) 806 736 824 similar similar no trend
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births) - 5.6 6.0 - - -
% Infants with low birthweight (<2500 g) 9.0% 9.0% 8.0% similar similar -
% Pre-term births (<37 weeks) 11.0% 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

Torrance
County
New Mexico United States Torrance/NM comparison * Torrance/US comparison * 10-year trend
Bladder cancer 13.9 15.1 20.1 similar similar no trend
Brain & other nervous system cancer 3.5 5.1 6.4 similar similar no trend
Breast cancer 214.2 133.8 125.0 higher higher no trend
Esophageal cancer 6.3 3.6 4.3 similar similar no trend
Kidney cancer 12.6 14.1 15.6 similar similar no trend
Laryngeal cancer 1.1 2.5 3.2 similar similar no trend
Leukemia 10.3 5.9 13.5 similar similar no trend
Liver cancer 2.5 9.6 8.4 lower lower -8.1%
Lung cancer 43.3 39.8 57.3 similar similar no trend
Melanoma 12.4 14.6 21.8 similar similar no trend
Mesothelioma 2.0 0.8 0.9 similar similar no trend
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma 13.4 16.0 19.5 similar similar no trend
Oral & pharyngeal cancer 7.1 9.0 11.1 similar similar -6.2%
Pancreatic cancer 20.2 10.8 12.4 similar similar no trend
Thyroid cancer 10.2 15.7 13.9 similar similar no trend
% Population ever diagnosed with cancer (excluding melanoma) 1 5.6% 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.

Torrance
County
New Mexico United States Torrance/NM comparison * Torrance/US comparison * 10-year trend
% Children under age 6 tested for elevated blood lead 6.1% 8.7% - similar - +899.8%
% Children under age 6 tested with blood levels >10 ug/dl 0.2% 0.2% - lower - no trend
Carbon monoxide poisoning hospital admissions (rate per 10,000 residents) 3.5 10.2 - lower - no trend
Carbon monoxide poisoning emergency dept visits (rate per 10,000 residents) 5.9 10.2 - lower - no trend
Carbon monoxide exposure calls (rate per 10,000 residents) 2.2 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.

Torrance
County
New Mexico United States Torrance/NM comparison * Torrance/US comparison * 10-year trend
Asthma hospital admissions (rate per 10,000 residents) 9.9 8.7 - similar - no trend
Asthma emergency dept visits (rate per 10,000 residents) 37.9 44.1 - lower - -
Asthma prevalence (% residents with current diagnosis) 10.4% 9.5% 9.0% similar similar no trend
COPD hospital admissions (rate per 10,000 residents) 5.3 9.2 - lower - -8.3%
COPD prevalence (% residents with current diagnosis) 1 6.1% 5.7% 6.3% similar similar no trend
Diabetes prevalence (% residents with current diagnosis) 2 12.1% 10.1% 9.8% similar similar no trend
Heart attack hospital admissions (rate per 10,000 residents) 15.4 12.2 - similar - -7.0%
Heat stress related emergency dept visits (rate per 10,000 residents) 2.8 12.8 - lower - 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.
Torrance
County
*PM2.5 average annual concentration (mcg/m 3 ) -- LURBME model 6.6
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%
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
Carlos Lucero Subdivision Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 65
Carlos Lucero Subdivision Atrazine (ug/L) 2.08 10 65
Carlos Lucero Subdivision Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.02 6 65
Carlos Lucero Subdivision Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.02 3 65
Carlos Lucero Subdivision Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 65
Carlos Lucero Subdivision Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.25 80 65
Carlos Lucero Subdivision Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.05 5 65
Carlos Lucero Subdivision Trihalomethane (ug/L) 4.00 30 65
Carlos Lucero Subdivision Uranium (ug/L) 0.41 5 65
Cassandra Water System Arsenic (ug/L) 2.00 10 45
Cassandra Water System Atrazine (ug/L) 0.05 10 45
Cassandra Water System Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.55 6 45
Cassandra Water System Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.01 3 45
Cassandra Water System Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 45
Cassandra Water System Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.40 80 45
Cassandra Water System Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.05 5 45
Cassandra Water System Trihalomethane (ug/L) 2.00 30 45
Cassandra Water System Uranium (ug/L) 7.42 5 45
Edgewood Meadows Water Corp. Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 100
Edgewood Meadows Water Corp. Atrazine (ug/L) 1.96 10 100
Edgewood Meadows Water Corp. Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.55 6 100
Edgewood Meadows Water Corp. Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.01 3 100
Edgewood Meadows Water Corp. Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 100
Edgewood Meadows Water Corp. Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 5.00 80 100
Edgewood Meadows Water Corp. Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.05 5 100
Edgewood Meadows Water Corp. Trihalomethane (ug/L) 4.00 30 100
Edgewood Meadows Water Corp. Uranium (ug/L) 0.50 5 100
Encino Water System Arsenic (ug/L) 6.20 10 100
Encino Water System Atrazine (ug/L) 0.50 10 100
Encino Water System Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.05 6 100
Encino Water System Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.02 3 100
Encino Water System Radium (pCi/L) 0.25 5 100
Encino Water System Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 2.63 80 100
Encino Water System Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.25 5 100
Encino Water System Trihalomethane (ug/L) 5.77 30 100
Encino Water System Uranium (ug/L) 0.13 5 100
Estancia Water System Arsenic (ug/L) 0.75 10 2,600
Estancia Water System Atrazine (ug/L) 1.12 10 2,600
Estancia Water System Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.02 6 2,600
Estancia Water System Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.02 3 2,600
Estancia Water System Radium (pCi/L) 0.04 5 2,600
Estancia Water System Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 8.45 80 2,600
Estancia Water System Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.06 5 2,600
Estancia Water System Trihalomethane (ug/L) 3.00 30 2,600
Estancia Water System Uranium (ug/L) 0.06 5 2,600
Manzano MDWCA Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 60
Manzano MDWCA Atrazine (ug/L) 0.05 10 60
Manzano MDWCA Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.02 6 60
Manzano MDWCA Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.02 3 60
Manzano MDWCA Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 60
Manzano MDWCA Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.25 80 60
Manzano MDWCA Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.05 5 60
Manzano MDWCA Trihalomethane (ug/L) 2.00 30 60
Manzano MDWCA Uranium (ug/L) 0.34 5 60
Melody Ranch Water Co Arsenic (ug/L) 1.00 10 208
Melody Ranch Water Co Atrazine (ug/L) 5.24 10 208
Melody Ranch Water Co Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.50 6 208
Melody Ranch Water Co Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.01 3 208
Melody Ranch Water Co Radium (pCi/L) 0.04 5 208
Melody Ranch Water Co Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 8.70 80 208
Melody Ranch Water Co Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.06 5 208
Melody Ranch Water Co Trihalomethane (ug/L) 3.00 30 208
Melody Ranch Water Co Uranium (ug/L) 0.21 5 208
Moriarty Water System Arsenic (ug/L) 1.50 10 2,653
Moriarty Water System Atrazine (ug/L) 1.37 10 2,653
Moriarty Water System Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.02 6 2,653
Moriarty Water System Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.01 3 2,653
Moriarty Water System Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 2,653
Moriarty Water System Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 1.44 80 2,653
Moriarty Water System Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.04 5 2,653
Moriarty Water System Trihalomethane (ug/L) 6.50 30 2,653
Moriarty Water System Uranium (ug/L) 0.16 5 2,653
Mountainair Water System Arsenic (ug/L) 5.00 10 1,608
Mountainair Water System Atrazine (ug/L) 0.23 10 1,608
Mountainair Water System Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.30 6 1,608
Mountainair Water System Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.05 3 1,608
Mountainair Water System Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 1,608
Mountainair Water System Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 2.25 80 1,608
Mountainair Water System Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.05 5 1,608
Mountainair Water System Trihalomethane (ug/L) 4.00 30 1,608
Mountainair Water System Uranium (ug/L) 0.35 5 1,608
Punta De Agua MDWCA Arsenic (ug/L) 2.00 10 25
Punta De Agua MDWCA Atrazine (ug/L) 0.67 10 25
Punta De Agua MDWCA Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.02 6 25
Punta De Agua MDWCA Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.02 3 25
Punta De Agua MDWCA Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 25
Punta De Agua MDWCA Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 7.50 80 25
Punta De Agua MDWCA Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.05 5 25
Punta De Agua MDWCA Trihalomethane (ug/L) 1.00 30 25
Punta De Agua MDWCA Uranium (ug/L) 0.19 5 25
Sunset Acres Water Company Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 247
Sunset Acres Water Company Atrazine (ug/L) 1.45 10 247
Sunset Acres Water Company Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.03 6 247
Sunset Acres Water Company Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.02 3 247
Sunset Acres Water Company Radium (pCi/L) 0.03 5 247
Sunset Acres Water Company Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 3.70 80 247
Sunset Acres Water Company Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.04 5 247
Sunset Acres Water Company Trihalomethane (ug/L) 6.00 30 247
Sunset Acres Water Company Uranium (ug/L) 0.35 5 247
Tajique MDWCA Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 181
Tajique MDWCA Atrazine (ug/L) 0.17 10 181
Tajique MDWCA Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.03 6 181
Tajique MDWCA Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.02 3 181
Tajique MDWCA Radium (pCi/L) 0.04 5 181
Tajique MDWCA Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.25 80 181
Tajique MDWCA Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.06 5 181
Tajique MDWCA Trihalomethane (ug/L) 3.00 30 181
Tajique MDWCA Uranium (ug/L) 0.68 5 181
Torreon MDWCA Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 60
Torreon MDWCA Atrazine (ug/L) 0.52 10 60
Torreon MDWCA Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.02 6 60
Torreon MDWCA Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.02 3 60
Torreon MDWCA Radium (pCi/L) 0.04 5 60
Torreon MDWCA Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.08 80 60
Torreon MDWCA Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.06 5 60
Torreon MDWCA Trihalomethane (ug/L) 3.00 30 60
Torreon MDWCA Uranium (ug/L) 0.20 5 60
Willard Village Of Arsenic (ug/L) 4.00 10 266
Willard Village Of Atrazine (ug/L) 0.22 10 266
Willard Village Of Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.30 6 266
Willard Village Of Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.05 3 266
Willard Village Of Radium (pCi/L) 0.04 5 266
Willard Village Of Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 4.00 80 266
Willard Village Of Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.06 5 266
Willard Village Of Trihalomethane (ug/L) 3.00 30 266
Willard Village Of Uranium (ug/L) 0.08 5 266
Data Sources: NM EPHT (2015).
1 MCL (Maximum Contaminant Level): standard set by EPA for drinking water quality.
Torrance
County
New Mexico United States Torrance/NM comparison * Torrance/US comparison * 10-year trend
% Population with BMI >30 34.0% 27.7% 28.9% similar similar no trend
% Population that currently smokes 34.8% 19.7% 17.5% higher 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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Content updated: Fri, 9 Jun 2017 09:26:33 MDT