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Kirtland, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Town of Kirtland had a population of 477 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Kirtland is located at latitude 36.7342 and longitude -108.3598 in San Juan County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Kirtland encompass a land area of 14.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.33 sq. miles. San Juan County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,187 feet.

The Town of Kirtland (GNIS ID: 2783911) 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 "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 Town of Kirtland is located within Farmington Division of San Juan County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kirtland: Olio.


Kirtland, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 477 (100%)
Population in Households 477 (100.0%)
Population in Families 418 (87.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 277
Diversity Index2 61


Median Household Income $41,870
Average Household Income $54,907
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $16,054
Wealth Index5 44


Total HU (Housing Units) 189 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 108 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 45 (23.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 (19.0%)
Median Home Value $115,385
Average Home Value $120,370
Housing Affordability Index3 240


Total Households 153
Average Household Size 3.12
Family Households 118
Average Family Size 4
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.12% 0.17%
Households 0.32% 0.26%
Families 0.78% 0.17%
Median Household Income   0.46%
Per Capita Income   1.25%
Owner Occupied HU   0.37%


Kirtland, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kirtland to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 219 51st
Population Density # 185 58th
Median Household Income # 195 56th
Housing Affordability Index # 365 82nd
Per Capita Income # 353 21st
Diversity Index # 285 36th

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