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Resort and retirement community

Truth or Consequences is a city in Sierra County.

It is the county seat.

The community was formerly called Hot Springs; residents renamed the city after the radio and TV game show moderated by Ralph Edwards.

The latitude of Truth or Consequences is 33.128N. The longitude is -107.252W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 4,245 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,116.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$20,986
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Truth or Consequences demographic reports
Truth or Consequences is on the Rio Grande.
Former and merged names include:
· Hot Springs
· Las Palomas
· Los Palomas
· Palomas Springs
Filming location for:
· 1997 movie, "Lewis & Clark & George"
Local festivals include:
  • Sierra County Fair - Oct. 11-14, 2007
  • Native Art Extravaganza - Oct. 13, 2007
Dates often change. Check Truth or Consequences web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Caballo Lake State Park, Percha Dam State Park
Scenic roads: Geronimo Trail Scenic Byway
Historic routes: El Camino Real
Historic sites and museums: Geronimo Springs Museum, Fiddlers Hall of Fame
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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Ancestry & family history

13% of Truth or Consequences residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Truth or Consequences ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Truth or Consequences was $14,415, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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13% of Truth or Consequences residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Truth or Consequences, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $270.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $645.


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Libraries in Truth or Consequences include Truth or Consequences Public Library, Truth Or Consequences Public Library Downtown ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Truth or Consequences include Sierra County Sentinel, Truth or Consequences Herald

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Sierra County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Truth or Consequences political report.

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The average commute time for Truth or Consequences workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Truth or Consequences include Best Western, Holiday Inn Hotels, Super 8.

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