Kirtland, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Kirtland, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Town of Kirtland had a population of 7,689 as of July 1, 2016. Kirtland ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Mexico. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Kirtland is located at latitude 36.7487 and longitude -108.3457 in San Juan County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Kirtland (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.33 sq. miles. San Juan County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,187 feet.

The Town of Kirtland (GNIS ID: 2783911) 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 "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 Town of Kirtland is located within Farmington Division of San Juan County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kirtland 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 Kirtland: Olio.

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


Total Population 7,689
Population in Households 7,689
Population in Familes 6,818
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 541
Diversity Index2 66


Total Households 2,350
Average Household Size 3.27
Family Households 1,851
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 2,691 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,765 (65.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 585 (21.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 341 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $113,581
Average Home Value $137,748


Median Household Income $55,912
Average Household Income $67,193
Per Capita Income $20,445
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.38% -0.09%
Households -0.51% -0.17%
Families -0.66% -0.27%
Median Household Income   0.64%
Per Capita Income   1.04%
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.

Kirtland, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kirtland 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 # 33 93rd
Population Density1 # 94 79th
Diversity Index2 # 219 51st
Median Household Income # 55 88th
Per Capita Income # 240 46th

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