Taos, NM Facts, Population, Income, Demographics, Economy

Population (total): Population in 2019: 5,929 (99% urban, 1% rural).

Population (female): 3,376

Median Rent: Median gross rent in 2019: $710.

Cost of Living: March 2019 cost of living index in Taos: 95.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Poverty (overall): Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 27.3%

Poverty (breakdown): (20.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 36.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.9% for American Indian residents, 36.9% for other race residents, 49.1% for two or more races residents)

Ancestries: Ancestries: Irish (8.5%), European (7.6%), German (5.0%), English (2.1%), Italian (2.0%), Canadian (1.8%).

Elevation: 6952 feet

Land Area: 5.37 square miles.

Population Density:

Zip Codes: 87571

Median Incomes:
      Estimated median household income in 2019: $30,590 (it was $25,016 in 2000)
      Estimated per capita income in 2019: $25,905 (it was $15,983 in 2000)
      Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $275,255 (it was $149,700 in 2000) Taos:$275,255NM:$180,900

Located in a tributary valley off the Rio Grande, it is the most northern of the New Mexico pueblos. The pueblo, at some places five stories high, is a combination of many individual homes with common walls. There are over 1,900 Taos Puebloans living within the greater pueblo-area community. Many of them have modern homes near their fields and live there in summer months, only staying at their homes within the main North or South pueblo buildings during cooler weather. About 150 people live within the main pueblo buildings year-round. The Taos Pueblo was added as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992.

Recognitions and Certifications

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Important Links

National Drug and Alcohol Screening Association (https://ndasa.com/)

National Drug Free Workplace Alliance (https://www.ndwa.org/)

Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association (https://www.sapaa.com/)

Substance Abuse Mental Health Safety Administration (https://www.samhsa.gov/)

US Drug Enforcement Administration (https://www.dea.gov/)

Office of Drug alcohol Policy Control (https://www.transportation.gov/odapc)

Hair Follicle Drug Testing Taos, NM

Accredited Drug Testing Inc provides Hair Follicle drug testing Taos, NM for individuals and employers needing a drug test utilizing the hair follicle analysis process. To schedule a hair follicle drug test in Taos, NM, Call (800) 221-4291. Most testing centers are within minutes of your home or office.


Hair follicle drug testing Taos, NM is available for 5, 10, and 12 panel drug screenings.

To schedule a Hair Follicle Drug Test at one of our testing centers in the Grady county area, Call (800) 221-4291, Same Day Service Available. Testing centers do not require an appointment, but you must call and register for the test.

Hair follicle drug testing is becoming a more popular method by employers and individuals in need of a drug test due to the detection time frame being longer than a standard urine test.

Local Hair follicle drug testing Taos, NM centers are available to assist our clients throughout the entire process and all of our hair follicle drug testing Taos, NM facilities have certified drug testing technicians available to conduct a hair follicle drug test collection.

Hair Follicle Drug Test

In recent years the method to conduct drug testing has more frequently included a hair follicle drug test. Many employers, courts and Substance Abuse Professional are requiring a hair follicle drug test instead of a standard urine test. Hair follicle drug tests are used by employers who have zero tolerance drug use policies, courts and individuals on probation. The primary benefit of a hair follicle drug test include a much longer detection period for drug use which typically is up to 90 days. However, when screening drug use within the last 5 days the urine test continues to be the most accurate test.

Hair Follicle Drug Test Process

The procedure used to perform a hair follicle test is simple, the drug testing specialist will cut approximately 120 strands of hair (not really a lot) utilize a chain of custody procedure and send the hair to a certified laboratory for analysis. Drug testing centers require at least 1.5 inches of hair to perform this test and the hair generally needs to come from the head, however if the donor does not have head hair certain testing centers can use hair from chest, leg or arm pit.

If a donor has no hair on their body, than a hair test cannot be performed!

Hair Follicle Drug Test Results

Once the hair follicles have been analyzed by a certified laboratory they will then be reviewed and then verified by a Medical Review Officer (licensed Physician) who will than release the results. Generally a negative hair follicle drug test result is available in 2-3 days. A non-negative hair follicle drug test is available in approximately 5 days.

Urine cut-off levels are expressed in nanograms per milliliter (ng/mL) or as a weight of drug per unit volume of urine. Hair cut-off levels are expressed in picograms per milligram (pg/mg) or as a weight of drug per unit weight of hair

5 Panel Hair Follicle Drug Test

The 5 panel hair follicle drug test screens for the following

  • Amphetamine
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
  • Opiates
  • Phencyclidine

5 Panel w/ Expanded Opiates Hair Follicle Drug Test

The 5 panel w/ expanded Opiates hair drug test screens for the standard 5 drugs but will also screen for Opiate class drugs such as pain killers, which may indicate abuse of prescription drugs

  • Amphetamine
  • Cocaine
  • Codeine
  • Marijuana
  • Morphine
  • Phencyclidine
  • Hydrocodone
  • Hydromorphone
  • Oxycodone
  • Oxymorphone
  • 6 AM- Heroine

10 Panel Hair Follicle Drug Test

The 10 panel hair follicle drug test screens for the following

  • Amphetamines
  • Barbiturates
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
  • Methadone
  • Methamphetamine
  • Opiates
  • Phencyclidine
  • Propoxyphene

12 Panel Hair Follicle Drug Test

The 12 panel hair follicle drug test screens for the following

  • Amphetamines
  • Barbiturates
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
  • Meperidine
  • Methadone
  • Opiates
  • Oxycodone
  • Phencyclidine
  • Propoxyphene
  • Tramadol

To schedule a Hair follicle Drug Testing Taos, NM Call (800)221-4291.

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Taos /ta?s/ is a town in Taos County in the north-central region of New Mexico in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, incorporated in 1934. As of the 2010 census, its population was 5,716. Other nearby communities include Ranchos de Taos, Caon, Taos Canyon, Ranchitos, El Prado, and Arroyo Seco. The town is close to Taos Pueblo, the Native American village and tribe from which it takes its name.

Taos is the county seat of Taos County. The English name Taos derives from the native Taos language meaning "place of red willows".

Taos is the principal city of the Taos, NM Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Taos County.

The Taos Pueblo, which borders the north boundary of the town of Taos, has been occupied for nearly a millennium. It is estimated that the pueblo was built between 1000 and 1450A.D., with some later expansion, and the pueblo is considered to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited communities in the United States.

Show Regional Data

Population (total): Population in 2019: 5,929 (99% urban, 1% rural).

Population (female): 3,376

Median Rent: Median gross rent in 2019: $710.

Cost of Living: March 2019 cost of living index in Taos: 95.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Poverty (overall): Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 27.3%

Poverty (breakdown): (20.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 36.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.9% for American Indian residents, 36.9% for other race residents, 49.1% for two or more races residents)

Ancestries: Ancestries: Irish (8.5%), European (7.6%), German (5.0%), English (2.1%), Italian (2.0%), Canadian (1.8%).

Elevation: 6952 feet

Land Area: 5.37 square miles.

Population Density:

Zip Codes: 87571

Median Incomes:
      Estimated median household income in 2019: $30,590 (it was $25,016 in 2000)
      Estimated per capita income in 2019: $25,905 (it was $15,983 in 2000)
      Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $275,255 (it was $149,700 in 2000) Taos:$275,255NM:$180,900

Located in a tributary valley off the Rio Grande, it is the most northern of the New Mexico pueblos. The pueblo, at some places five stories high, is a combination of many individual homes with common walls. There are over 1,900 Taos Puebloans living within the greater pueblo-area community. Many of them have modern homes near their fields and live there in summer months, only staying at their homes within the main North or South pueblo buildings during cooler weather. About 150 people live within the main pueblo buildings year-round. The Taos Pueblo was added as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992.