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The Village of San Jon had a population of 219 as of July 1, 2016. San Jon ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Mexico. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for San Jon is located at latitude 35.1142 and longitude -103.3354 in Quay County. The formal boundaries for the Village of San Jon (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Quay County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,032 feet.

The Village of San Jon (GNIS ID: 2413587) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

New Mexico is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Village of San Jon is located within San Jon Division of Quay County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with San Jon population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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San Jon, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 219
Population in Households 219
Population in Familes 175
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 85
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 89
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 56
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 109 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 65 (59.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 (21.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 (18.3%)
Median Home Value $65,789
Average Home Value $89,063


Median Household Income $35,844
Average Household Income $47,304
Per Capita Income $20,716
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.22% 0.09%
Households 0.18% 0.0%
Families -0.28% -0.36%
Median Household Income   -0.11%
Per Capita Income   1.15%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

San Jon, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares San Jon to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 306 31st
Population Density1 # 314 29th
Diversity Index2 # 355 20th
Median Household Income # 272 39th
Per Capita Income # 232 48th

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