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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B
Raton is a town in New Mexico with a population of 6,145. Raton is in Colfax County. Living in Raton offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Raton and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Raton are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$85,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$570
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Raton Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    269.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    168.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    656.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    16.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    44%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Raton

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$28,608
National
$55,322

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Raton Reviews

1 review
Overall, Raton is not a bad town. It is a very pretty place to live, and has a large amount of history. It is a small town at the bottom of several mountains. The only problem with this town is the large amount of crime, and drugs. There is also not much to do in the town. It is slowly dying off. The schools are not very good either. I had problems with bullying and stealing when I attended school here. A majority of members in the community are elderly. There are only gas stations, dollar stores, and a grocery store. There are a few car part stores, as well as hardware stores and such, but little else in this town. For a small town it is an okay place to live.
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