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Farmington, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The City of Farmington is the 6th largest city in New Mexico with a population of 44,126 as of July 1, 2017. Farmington ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Farmington is located at latitude 36.7569 and longitude -108.1794 in San Juan County. The formal boundaries for the City of Farmington (see map below) encompass a land area of 32.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0.48 sq. miles. San Juan County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,298 feet.

The City of Farmington (GNIS ID: 2410487) 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 Farmington is located within Farmington Division of San Juan County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Farmington 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 Farmington: To Ta, Tohta, Tqo Tah.

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


Total Population 44,126
Daytime Population: Workers 28,757
Daytime Population: Residents 24,935
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 53,692
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.22
Population in Households 42,672
Population in Familes 35,045
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,454
Population Density2 1,369
Diversity Index3 74


Median Household Income $53,235
Average Household Income $71,617
Per Capita Income $26,045


Total Housing Units 17,595 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,118 (57.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,456 (31.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,021 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $191,387
Average Home Value $216,469


Total Households 15,574
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 10,702
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 -0.54% -0.69%
Households -0.75% -0.84%
Families -0.99% -0.99%
Median Household Income   1.44%
Per Capita Income   1.94%

Farmington, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Farmington 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 # 6 99th
Population Density # 30 93rd
Diversity Index # 102 77th
Median Household Income # 77 83rd
Per Capita Income # 109 76th

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