Zip Code 87553 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NamePenasco
Zip Code StateNew Mexico
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Taos
Area Code575
Current Population:1209
Racial Majority: 6.3%
Public School Racial Majority:Hispanic 85.4%
Unemployment Rate:6.7%
Median Household Income$27558
Average Adjusted Gross Income$37300
School Test Performance:Average
Average Commute Time36.6 Minutes
Time Zone:Mountain Standard Time
Elevation Range6641 - 9961 ft.
Area86 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)36.22423000, -105.73570200

Zip Code 87553 Description

Zip Code 87553 is located in the state of New Mexico in the Albuquerque - Santa Fe metro area. Zip code 87553 is primarily located in Taos County. The official US Postal Service name for 87553 is PENASCO, New Mexico. Portions of zip code 87553 are contained within or border the city limits of Chamisal, NM, Rio Lucio, NM, Vadito, NM, Picuris Pueblo, NM, and Penasco, NM. Zip code 87553 is within area code 505 and area code 575. 87553 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in New Mexico.

The current unemployment level in 87553 is 6.7% which is lower than the current county unemployment level of 8.2% and is higher than the current state unemployment at 5.3% and higher than the current national unemployment rate at 4.3%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 87553 decreased to 1209 from 1499 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 87553 is while the majority ethnicity attending 87553 public schools is Hispanic. 60.7% of students in 87553 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

 White 68 6.3% 67 +1%
 Black Or African American 0 0% 0 +0%
 Hispanic 873 80.83% 995 -12%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 139 12.87% 134 +4%
 Asian 0 0% 0 +0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 0 +0%
 Other Race 3 0% 3 -100%
 Two Or More Races 10 0% 10 -100%

Zip Code 87553 Race/Ethnicity

 White 8.1%
 Black Or African American 0%
 Hispanic 85.4%
 Asian 0%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 6.2%
 Two or More Races 0%

Zip Code 87553 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

Total Population12091499
Male Population48.80%
Female Population51.20%
Total Households499
Test Score PerformanceAverage
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
Median Household Income$27558
Income Under $50K Per Year76.00%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year21.20%
Income Above $100K Per Year2.80%
87553 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
New Mexico District 3Ben Ray Luj?nDemocrat
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$138000
Average Real Estate Sale Price$377763
Current Unemployment Level 6.7%
Previous Month Unemployment Level7.3%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago10.5%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 6a: -10F to -5F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 5b: -15F to -10F
Köppen Climate ClassificationDfb - Humid Continental Mild Summer, Wet All Year
Ecoregion 21d - Foothills and Shrublands
Average First Frost DatesSeptember 21 - 31
Average Last Frost DatesMay 21 - 31

Zip Code 87553 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)11172328364449484231211330
Avg Max Temp (°F)38435159687781787361473960
Avg Precip (In.).
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Taos, NM
CBSA Type87553
CBSA Population32370
Time ZoneMountain Standard Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-7 Hours