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The Village of San Jon had a population of 216 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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San Jon, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 216
Daytime Population: Workers 172
Daytime Population: Residents 126
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 298
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.38
Population in Households 216
Population in Familes 172
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 84
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $34,356
Average Household Income $49,886
Per Capita Income $22,150


Total Housing Units 109 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 66 (60.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 (20.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 (19.3%)
Median Home Value $64,474
Average Home Value $88,077


Total Households 88
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 55
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.0% -0.28%
Households 0.0% -0.23%
Families -0.49% -0.37%
Median Household Income   2.36%
Per Capita Income   3.54%

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, 2017 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 Density # 311 30th
Diversity Index # 373 16th
Median Household Income # 298 33rd
Per Capita Income # 198 56th

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