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Farming and ranching community

Capitan is a village in Lincoln County.

The community was named for the nearby Capitan Peak.

The latitude of Capitan is 33.545N. The longitude is -105.571W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 6,348 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,500.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$27,188
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Capitan demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Gray
Known as the home of Smokey Bear. In 1950, a burned black bear cub survived a fire in the nearby Lincoln National Forest. He went on to become the national symbol of forest fire prevention.
Local festivals include:
  • Smokey Bear Days - May 4-5, 2007
  • Lincoln County Fair - Aug. 6-11, 2007
Dates often change. Check Capitan web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Lincoln National Forest
Scenic roads: Billy the Kid Trail
Historic sites and museums: Smokey Bear Museum, Capitan Museum, Wildland Firefighters Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Capitan demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lincoln County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 88316 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

12% of Capitan residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Capitan ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Capitan was $15,062, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

18% of Capitan residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Capitan, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $354.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $641.


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Libraries in Capitan include Capitan Public Library ... View libraries

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Lincoln County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Capitan political report.

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The average commute time for Capitan workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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