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Chama is a village in Rio Arriba County, in the Espanola metro area.

The community name derives from a Tewa Indian term for "red."

The latitude of Chama is 36.903N. The longitude is -106.578W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 7,871 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,175.


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Median household income
Local
$30,513
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Chama demographic reports
Chama is near the Colorado border
Former and merged names include:
· Chama Crossing
· San Pedro de Chama
Filming location for:
· 1994 movie, "Wyatt Earp"
· 1989 movie, "Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade"
Wildlife: Edward Sargent State Wildlife Area

Chama attractions: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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8% of Chama residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Chama ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Chama was $16,670, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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12% of Chama residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Chama, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $292.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $717.


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Libraries in Chama include Eleanor Daggett Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Rio Arriba County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Chama political report.

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The average commute time for Chama workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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