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Aztec, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The City of Aztec had a population of 6,328 as of July 1, 2017. Aztec 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 Aztec is located at latitude 36.8182 and longitude -107.9848 in San Juan County. The formal boundaries for the City of Aztec (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. San Juan County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,646 feet.

The City of Aztec (GNIS ID: 2409767) 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 City of Aztec is located within Aztec Division of San Juan County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Aztec 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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Aztec, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,328
Daytime Population: Workers 3,610
Daytime Population: Residents 3,815
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,425
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.17
Population in Households 6,266
Population in Familes 5,015
Population in Group Qrtrs 62
Population Density2 505
Diversity Index3 65


Median Household Income $45,320
Average Household Income $57,678
Per Capita Income $22,272


Total Housing Units 2,882 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,610 (55.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 861 (29.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 411 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $175,184
Average Home Value $188,307


Total Households 2,471
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 1,593
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 -0.91% -0.95%
Households -1.1% -1.06%
Families -0.99% -1.24%
Median Household Income   1.89%
Per Capita Income   2.35%

Aztec, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Aztec 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 # 38 92nd
Population Density # 110 75th
Diversity Index # 236 47th
Median Household Income # 136 70th
Per Capita Income # 194 56th

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