Thoreau is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Thoreau Census Designated Place.
It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in McKinley County at latitude 35.4025 and longitude -108.2234. McKinley County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,142 feet.
The formal boundaries for the Thoreau Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 15.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Thoreau: Dloi Yazhi, Dlo'oyazhi, Mitchell.Photos of the local Thoreau, NM area
Also See: Thoreau, NM ZIP Codes and ZIP Code Maps
|Population in Households||1,849|
|Population in Familes||1,634|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||0|
|Average Household Size||3.41|
|Average Family Size||4|
|Total Housing Units||660 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||360 (54.5%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||182 (27.6%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||118 (17.9%)|
|Median Home Value||$122,872|
|Average Home Value||$151,319|
|Median Household Income||$26,577|
|Average Household Income||$35,590|
|Per Capita Income||$10,285|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||1.28%|
|Per Capita Income||1.99%|
The table below compares Thoreau to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 89||80th|
|Population Density1||# 277||38th|
|Diversity Index2||# 364||18th|
|Median Household Income||# 409||8th|
|Per Capita Income||# 425||4th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Mexico Census Data Comparison Tool.