Shiprock, NM 87420 ZIP Code Profile

Related Place Profiles:
Little Water, NM | Shiprock, NM | Tocito, NM

ZIP Code 87420: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Shiprock, NM 87420

Not Acceptable, USPS
Biklabito, NM 87420
Little Water, NM 87420
Tocito, NM 87420

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: San Juan County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.574, Longitude -108.59
  • Time Zone: Mountain Time Zone (UTC -7 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 141
  • PO Box Addresses: 3,490
  • Residential Addresses: 3
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 3

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Database updated: August 1, 2018, Maps updated: August 1, 2018.

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  1. 87420 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 87420 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
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Shiprock, NM 87420 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 11,995
Population in Households 11,917
Population in Familes 10,634
Population in Group Qrtrs 78
Population Density2 15
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $36,835
Average Household Income $51,728
Per Capita Income $14,970


Total Housing Units 3,951 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,292 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,146 (29.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 513 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $94,821
Average Home Value $123,222


Total Households 3,438
Average Household Size 3.47
Family Households 2,686
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.25% -0.73%
Households 0.21% -0.76%
Families 0.03% -0.88%
Median Household Income   3.15%
Per Capita Income   2.62%

Shiprock, NM 87420 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 87420 to the other 340 ZIP Codes 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 # 54 84th
Population Density # 145 58th
Diversity Index # 320 6th
Median Household Income # 194 43rd
Per Capita Income # 291 15th

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