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Tucumcari is a city in Quay County.

It is the county seat.

The community name derives from Indian term for "lookout."

The latitude of Tucumcari is 35.171N. The longitude is -103.724W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 4,091 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,564.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$22,560
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Tucumcari demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Douglas
· Ragtown
Established as a tent city for railroad workers
The Texaco station at Route 66 (Tucumcari Boulevard) and First Street claims to be the only gas station operating continuously from the Route 66 era to the present
Local festivals include:
  • Art Festival - March 28-30, 2007
  • Quay County Fair - Aug. 14-18, 2007
  • Quay County Heritage Dayze - Sept. 14-15, 2007
  • Quay County 4H Rodeo and Horse Show - July 27-28, 2007
Dates often change. Check Tucumcari web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Conchas Lake State Park, Ute Lake
Historic routes: Route 66
Historic sites and museums: Tucumcari Historical Museum, Mesalands Dinosaur Museum
Colleges and universities: Mesa Technical College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Tucumcari demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Quay 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 88401 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

9% of Tucumcari residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Tucumcari ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Tucumcari was $14,786, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

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

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Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Tucumcari festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Tucumcari, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $243.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $587.


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Libraries

Libraries in Tucumcari include Schlientz Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Tucumcari include Quay County Sun

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Politics

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

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Traffic

The average commute time for Tucumcari workers is 10 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

Travel

Hotels in Tucumcari include Best Western, Comfort Inn, Days Inn, Econo Lodge, Holiday Inn Tucumcari, Howard Johnson Express Inn, Microtel Inn, Motel 6, Rodeway Inn East, Super 8 ... More hotels.

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