Demographics

Lincoln County (2006 Census)

  • Population: 19,411 (2000) 21,798 (2006)
  • Census Median Age: 43.8
  • Regional Labor Force (ages 19-54): 4,667 (Otero County 9,903)
  • Civilian Labor Force (ages 19-54): 11,121 (2004)
  • Median Wage: $23,884 (2005)
  • Total Employed: 10,640 (2005)
  • Total Unemployed: 481
  • Population per sq mi: 4.5
  • Land Area (square miles): 4,859
  • Median Household Income: $40,035
  • Gross Receipts Tax: 5.38%

Carrizozo

  • Annual city operating budget: $1,811,877
  • Incorporated municipality
  • Commercial Property Tax Rate:  $28.946 / $1,000 Taxable Value *
  • Residential Property Tax Rate:  $24.214 / $1,000 Taxable Value *
  • Gross Receipts Tax Rate: 6.75%
  • Median Household Income: $29,625
  • Lease Rate for Commercial Property: $3.00-$7.00/ft sq. per year
  • Lease Rate for Residential Property: $400-$600/month
  • Cost of Developed Land: $5,000-$10,000/acre
  • Cost of Undeveloped Land: $2,000-$5,000/acre
  • Median Home Price: $75,000-$125,000
  • Cost for New Home: $125-$150/ft sq

Major local employers

  • Lincoln County Government: 115
  • Carrizozo Schools: 38
  • New Horizons Development Center: 32

2006 Census Data–adults age 19-54

  • High School Graduates: 321
  • Some College, No Degree: 141
  • Associates Degree: 41
  • Bachelors Degree: 45
  • Graduate/Professional Degree: 38

For more detailed demographic information, see our Community Profile [Carrizozo Community Profile, PDF, 2.7 MB]