Canjilon, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Canjilon, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Canjilon Census Designated Place had a population of 243 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Canjilon: Cangillon, Cangilon.

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


Total Population 243
Daytime Population: Workers 33
Daytime Population: Residents 183
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 216
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 238
Population in Familes 192
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 76
Diversity Index3 68


Median Household Income $32,759
Average Household Income $52,470
Per Capita Income $23,236


Total Housing Units 156 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 91 (58.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 17 (10.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 48 (30.8%)
Median Home Value $133,654
Average Home Value $244,231


Total Households 108
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 70
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 -0.72% -0.58%
Households -0.62% -0.75%
Families -0.95% -0.87%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   3.69%

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, 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 # 288 35th
Population Density # 321 28th
Diversity Index # 193 56th
Median Household Income # 320 28th
Per Capita Income # 176 61st

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