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Canjilon, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Canjilon Census Designated Place had a population of 246 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Canjilon is located at latitude 36.4846 and longitude -106.423 in Rio Arriba County. The formal boundaries for the Canjilon Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Rio Arriba County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,785 feet.

The Canjilon Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584063) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

New Mexico is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Canjilon Census Designated Place is located within Tierra Amarilla Division of Rio Arriba County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Canjilon: Cangillon, Cangilon.

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


Total Population 246
Population in Households 240
Population in Familes 194
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 77
Diversity Index2 68


Total Households 109
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 71
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 157 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 91 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 18 (11.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 48 (30.6%)
Median Home Value $134,615
Average Home Value $252,222


Median Household Income $35,000
Average Household Income $51,697
Per Capita Income $23,032
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.64% -0.49%
Households -0.57% -0.37%
Families -0.87% -0.57%
Median Household Income   0.38%
Per Capita Income   1.64%
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.

Canjilon, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Canjilon 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 # 290 35th
Population Density1 # 322 28th
Diversity Index2 # 191 57th
Median Household Income # 303 34th
Per Capita Income # 169 62nd

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