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Overview

Introduction to Farmington, New Mexico

Farmington, New Mexico, in San Juan county, is 132 miles NW of Rio Rancho, New Mexico and 143 miles NW of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Farmington History

The community was originally home to the Anasazi "basketmakers" about 2,000 years ago. The Navajo, Apache and Ute Native Americans soon followed them into this region. Spaniards began to settle in the area during the early 1800s. Farmington was originally called Farmingtown. It was officially incorporated in 1901.

Farmington and nearby Attractions

  • Farmington Museum
  • Navajo Lake State Park
  • E3 Children’s Museum
  • Mesa Verde National Park
  • Aztec Museum
  • Chaco Culture National Historical Park

Things To Do In Farmington

The Yucca House National Monument and the Aztec Ruins National Monument are popular historic sites. Others include Jaquez Site Ruin, the Bloomfield Irrigation Ditch Historic Site, the La Plata Highway Historic Site and the Thomas Jefferson Arrington House Historic Site. Mesa Shopping Center, Taylor Mall, Crestmoor Shopping Center and Main Street Mall are popular local shopping centers.

Farmington Transportation

Four Corners Regional Airport is nearby.

Farmington Higher Education

San Juan College, the University of New Mexico, Mesa State College, Fort Lewis College and Western State College Colorado provide opportunities for higher education.

People

Total Population 44,865
Male Share of the Population 49.5%
Female Share of the Population 50.5%
Senior Citizens 12.1%
Employed Population 16+ 19,428
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 47.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.3%
Median Earnings25+ $34,795
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,010
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,209

Wealth

Median Family Income $66,314
% Above Poverty Level 83.5%
% Below Poverty Level 16.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.3%
Median Gross Rent $771
Median House Value $172,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 55%
US/American 0%
English 8.7%
Irish 5.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Farmington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 132 miles NW of Rio Rancho, New Mexico (center to center)
Nearest Large City 143 miles NW of Albuquerque, New Mexico
County San Juan
Standard Zip Codes 87401, 87402
P.O. Box Zip Codes 87499
Phone Area Codes 505
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.728
Longitude -108.218

Farmington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station FARMINGTON AG SCI CTR
Distance 2.6 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
Station AZTEC RUINS NATL MNMNT
Distance 14.1 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
Station SHIPROCK
Distance 26.3 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, Farmington, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bisti (87401)

Burnham (87401)

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 6,501 $51,783
Bloomfield 7,735 $70,118

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Farmington Public Libraries

Library
Farmington Public Library
100 W. BROADWAY
Farmington, New Mexico
(505) 599-1270

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Farmington Hospitals

SAN JUAN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER INC
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
801 WEST MAPLE STREET
(505) 325-5011
Emergency Service: Yes

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Farmington High Schools

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FARMINGTON HIGH
2200 SUNSET AVENUE
505-327-7431
Serves 1,658 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.2

PIEDRA VISTA HS
5700 COLLEGE BLVD.
505-599-8880
A Non-traditional School
Serves 1,124 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.9

ROCINANTE HIGH SCHL
3250 E. 30TH ST
505-599-8627
A Non-traditional School
Serves 257 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 26.2

SAN JUAN CITY JDC
614 S. ORCHARD
505-324-9840
A Non-traditional School
Serves 16 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16

HOMEBOUND/HOSPITAL
1825 E. 19TH ST.
505-324-9840
A Non-traditional School
Serves 10 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6.3

FARM.DAY REPORTING
1825 E. 19TH ST.
505-324-9840
A Non-traditional School
Serves 5 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5

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