Shiprock, NM 87420 ZIP Code Profile

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Little Water, NM | Shiprock, NM | Tocito, NM

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ZIP Code 87420: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Shiprock, NM 87420

Not Acceptable, USPS
Biklabito, NM 87420
Little Water, NM 87420
Tocito, NM 87420

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 149
  • Single Family Addresses: 3
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: San Juan County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.574, Longitude -108.59
  • Time Zone: Mountain Time Zone (UTC -7 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Shiprock, NM 87420 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 11,712
Population in Households 11,635
Population in Familes 10,421
Population in Group Qrtrs 77
Population Density1 15
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 3,338
Average Household Size 3.49
Family Households 2,623
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 3,971 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,167 (54.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,171 (29.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 633 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $77,982
Average Home Value $109,356


Median Household Income $35,095
Average Household Income $47,354
Per Capita Income $13,642
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.12% 0.04%
Households -0.23% -0.03%
Families -0.38% -0.14%
Median Household Income   0.02%
Per Capita Income   0.57%
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.

Shiprock, NM 87420 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 87420 to the other 329 ZIP Codes 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 # 54 84th
Population Density1 # 145 56th
Diversity Index2 # 313 5th
Median Household Income # 226 32nd
Per Capita Income # 287 13th

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