Introduction to Bloomfield, New Mexico

Bloomfield, New Mexico, in San Juan county, is 123 miles NW of Rio Rancho, New Mexico and 135 miles NW of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The city has a population of 6,417.

Bloomfield History

Bloomfield is located in San Juan County. The area was originally inhabited by Native Americans. In 1997, Bloomfield witnessed some major controversy related to the erection of the Ten Commandments monument by city hall.

Bloomfield and nearby Attractions

  • Angel Peak Recreation Area
  • Salmon Ruins Museum
  • San Juan River Park
  • Carson National Forest
  • Chaco Canyon National Park
  • Farmington Museum

Things To Do In Bloomfield

Navajo Lake State Park offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation, such as fishing, scuba diving, picnicking, camping and scenic trailing. Chaco Canyon National Park and Salmon Ruins and the Heritage Park are some of the nearby tourist attractions. The Pinon Hills Golf Course is popular among local golfers.

Bloomfield Transportation

Four Corners Regional Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Bloomfield Higher Education

Facilities for higher education are available from San Juan College, the University of Phoenix-Albuquerque and Adams State College.


Total Population 7,877
Male Share of the Population 51.1%
Female Share of the Population 48.9%
Senior Citizens 10.9%
Employed Population 16+ 3,281
Age of the Population 30


% of people married 46.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.4%
Median Earnings25+ $29,581
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $33,352
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,554


Median Family Income $58,657
% Above Poverty Level 75.5%
% Below Poverty Level 24.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 0.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%


People Living Alone 24.3%
Median Gross Rent $710
Median House Value $130,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 58.6%
US/American 0%
English 7.4%
Irish 4.5%

Bloomfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 123 miles NW of Rio Rancho, New Mexico (center to center)
Nearest Large City 135 miles NW of Albuquerque, New Mexico
County San Juan
Standard Zip Codes 87413
Phone Area Codes 505
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.711
Longitude -107.983

Bloomfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 8.5 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 43 F
Apr Temp 34 to 68 F
Jul Temp 60 to 92 F
Oct Temp 39 to 70 F
Annual Precip 10.7 inches
Distance 14.8 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 42 F
Apr Temp 34 to 66 F
Jul Temp 59 to 91 F
Oct Temp 38 to 68 F
Annual Precip 8.3 inches
Distance 39.2 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 44 F
Apr Temp 34 to 71 F
Jul Temp 58 to 95 F
Oct Temp 36 to 73 F
Annual Precip 7.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Bloomfield, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Chaco Canyon National Monume (87413)

El Huerfano (87413)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Aztec 6,619 $51,974
Farmington 45,383 $66,496

Bloomfield Public Libraries

Bloomfield Public Library
Bloomfield, New Mexico
(505) 632-8315

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