Canon, NM Profile: Facts & Data


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Canon, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Cañon Census Designated Place had a population of 351 as of July 1, 2018. Canon ranks in the lower 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 Canon is located at latitude 35.6718 and longitude -106.7527 in Sandoval County. The formal boundaries for the Cañon Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sandoval County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,689 feet.

The Cañon Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584064) 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 Cañon Census Designated Place is located within Jemez-Zia Division of Sandoval County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Canon: Gaju *.

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Canon, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 351
Population in Households 346
Population in Familes 260
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 22
Diversity Index3 70


Median Household Income $55,948
Average Household Income $69,471
Per Capita Income $33,262


Total Housing Units 204 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 144 (70.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 21 (10.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 (19.1%)
Median Home Value $235,484
Average Home Value $253,299


Total Households 165
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 95
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.86% 0.84%
Households 0.76% 0.95%
Families 1.36% 0.62%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   3.5%

Canon, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Canon to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 255 43rd
Population Density # 407 8th
Diversity Index # 152 66th
Median Household Income # 65 86th
Per Capita Income # 55 88th

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