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Crystal, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Crystal Census Designated Place had a population of 300 as of July 1, 2017. Crystal 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 Crystal is located at latitude 36.03 and longitude -108.9892 in San Juan County. The formal boundaries for the Crystal Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. San Juan County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,523 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Crystal Census Designated Place are located in San Juan County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and McKinley County.

The Crystal Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407690) 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 Crystal Census Designated Place is located within Naschitti Division of San Juan County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Crystal 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 Crystal: Toniltsili, Tquntls'ili.

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


Total Population 300
Daytime Population: Workers 23
Daytime Population: Residents 225
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 248
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 300
Population in Familes 266
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 69
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $27,337
Average Household Income $39,004
Per Capita Income $11,464


Total Housing Units 120 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 85 (70.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 ( 10.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 (19.2%)
Median Home Value $78,125
Average Home Value $111,765


Total Households 97
Average Household Size 3.09
Family Households 69
Average Family Size 4
  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 -0.5% -0.47%
Households -0.69% -0.63%
Families -0.59% -0.89%
Median Household Income   -0.4%
Per Capita Income   1.15%

Crystal, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Crystal 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 # 268 40th
Population Density # 330 26th
Diversity Index # 432 3rd
Median Household Income # 400 10th
Per Capita Income # 423 5th

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