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Kirtland, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Kirtland Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in San Juan County at latitude 36.7487 and longitude -108.3457. San Juan County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,187 feet.

The formal official name is the Kirtland Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Kirtland, New Mexico.

The U5 Census Class Code for Kirtland indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Kirtland Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.33 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kirtland: Olio.

Kirtland Census Designated Place, NM Boundary Map


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Kirtland, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 7,605
Population in Households 7,605
Population in Familes 6,759
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 535
Diversity Index2 65


Total Households 2,370
Average Household Size 3.21
Family Households 1,875
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 2,668 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,825 (68.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 546 (20.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 298 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $137,031
Average Home Value $152,357


Median Household Income $55,069
Average Household Income $61,689
Per Capita Income $19,152
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.82% -0.79%
Households -0.55% -0.69%
Families -0.67% -0.78%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   1.9%
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, 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 33 93rd
Population Density1 # 100 78th
Diversity Index2 # 217 51st
Median Household Income # 57 87th
Per Capita Income # 226 49th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Mexico Census Data Comparison Tool.