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Overview

Introduction to Aztec, New Mexico

Aztec, New Mexico, in San Juan county, is 129 miles NW of Rio Rancho, New Mexico and 141 miles NW of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Aztec History

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains near the Colorado border, the town was formerly known as Atarque de Garcia. The city received its present name from the 12th century Aztec ruins unearthed nearby. It was the county seat of San Juan County in 1887. In 1890, the county seat was moved to Junction City. In August 1892, Aztec once again became the county seat of San Juan County. The area was originally inhabited by Native Americans.

Aztec and nearby Attractions

  • Aztec Ruins National Monument
  • Aztec Museum
  • Hidden Valley Golf Course
  • Navajo Lake State Park
  • Salmon Ruins and Heritage Park

Things To Do In Aztec

Aztec offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities. One can visit the Grand Canyon National Park, the Anasazi Heritage Center and the Chimney Rock Archaeological Area. The Navajo Lake State Park is also worth visiting. Those interested in the area’s history should visit the Aztec Museum and the National Ruins Monument. The Hidden Valley Golf Course provides excellent facilities for golfers. Local festivals include Fiesta Days, Founder’s Day and Oktoberfest.

Aztec Transportation

Four Corners Regional Airport is nearby.

Aztec Higher Education

Facilities for higher education are available from San Juan College, Fort Lewis College, Western State College Colorado and the University of Phoenix-Albuquerque NM Campus.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,635
Male Share of the Population47.2%
Female Share of the Population52.8%
Senior Citizens14.6%
Employed Population 16+2,900
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married42.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.1%
Median Earnings25+$30,294
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,263

Wealth

Median Family Income$55,230
% Above Poverty Level87.5%
% Below Poverty Level12.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work3%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone35.6%
Median Gross Rent$732
Median House Value$155,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)40.5%
German15.5%
Irish10.5%
English7.1%
Scottish2.8%
Italian1.9%
Polish1.5%
French Except Basque1.3%
Dutch1.1%
Greek0.9%
Swedish0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Ukrainian0.6%
African0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Russian0.4%
Arab0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Serbian0.2%
Finnish0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Aztec Almanac

CategoryValue
County San Juan County
Standard Zip Codes87410
Phone Area Codes505
Time Zone
Approximate Latitude36.82
Approximate Longitude-108

Aztec Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationAZTEC RUINS NATL MNMNT
Distance0.9 miles
Jan Temp18 to 43 F
Apr Temp34 to 68 F
Jul Temp60 to 92 F
Oct Temp39 to 70 F
Annual Precip10.7 inches
StationFARMINGTON AG SCI CTR
Distance16.6 miles
Jan Temp18 to 42 F
Apr Temp34 to 66 F
Jul Temp59 to 91 F
Oct Temp38 to 68 F
Annual Precip8.3 inches
StationMESA VERDE NP
Distance37.7 miles
Jan Temp17 to 38 F
Apr Temp32 to 57 F
Jul Temp56 to 84 F
Oct Temp37 to 62 F
Annual Precip18.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bloomfield8,039$73,125
Farmington45,857$65,826

Aztec Public Libraries

Aztec Public Library
319 S. ASH
Aztec, New Mexico
(505) 334-7657

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Aztec Public Schools

Aztec High
500 East Chaco
ZIP: 87410
(505) 334-9474
High
Total Enrollment 968
C.v. Koogler Middle
455 North Light Plant Rd
ZIP: 87410
(505) 334-9474
Middle
Total Enrollment 714
Lydia Rippey Elementary
401 Rio Pecos Rd
ZIP: 87410
(505) 334-9474
Primary
Total Enrollment 470
Mccoy Avenue Elementary
901 North Mccoy Ave
ZIP: 87410
(505) 334-9474
Primary
Total Enrollment 504
Mosaic Academy Charter
100 South Oliver
ZIP: 87410
(505) 334-9474
Primary
Total Enrollment 180
Park Avenue Elementary
507 South Park Ave
ZIP: 87410
(505) 334-9474
Middle
Total Enrollment 437
Vista Nueva High
315 South Ash
ZIP: 87410
(505) 334-9474
High
Total Enrollment 44
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