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Waterflow, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Waterflow Census Designated Place had a population of 1,497 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Waterflow is located at latitude 36.7555 and longitude -108.4694 in San Juan County. The formal boundaries for the Waterflow Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.4 sq. miles. San Juan County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,062 feet.

The Waterflow Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584234) 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 Waterflow Census Designated Place is located within Farmington Division of San Juan County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Waterflow 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 Waterflow: Ch'indii lich'ii, Jewett Valley, Kentucky Mesa, Liberty.

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


Total Population 1,497
Daytime Population: Workers 1,183
Daytime Population: Residents 868
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,051
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.37
Population in Households 1,497
Population in Familes 1,334
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 180
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $59,989
Average Household Income $75,779
Per Capita Income $23,633


Total Housing Units 571 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 374 (65.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 82 (14.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 115 (20.1%)
Median Home Value $175,342
Average Home Value $187,500


Total Households 456
Average Household Size 3.28
Family Households 364
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 -1.5% -1.29%
Households -1.66% -1.35%
Families -1.92% -1.47%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   2.97%

Waterflow, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waterflow 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 # 107 76th
Population Density # 232 48th
Diversity Index # 214 52nd
Median Household Income # 35 92nd
Per Capita Income # 160 64th

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