San Juan County, New Mexico

  • The San Juan Hogback, between Farmington and Shiprock
  • Shiprock itself
  • Angel Peak National Recreation Area

San Juan County is in the Four Corners Region on the western slope of the Rockies in northwestern New Mexico. A big part of the Navajo Nation is here, as is a lot of oil and natural gas activity. There are some great badlands at Angel Peak National Recreation Area, just southeast of Bloomfield. South of Farmington is the Bisti/DeNaZin Wilderness, another great area of badlands. The Aztec Ruins National Monument is inside the city limits of Aztec. San Juan County is also home to the greater part of Chaco Culture National Historical Park and more than half of Navajo Lake State Park.

San Juan County contains 5,514 square miles of land and 24 square miles of water. The county seat is Aztec.

Fast Facts about San Juan County, New Mexico
Types of Jobs:
Private Sector, wages or salary: 73%
Government Sector: 20%
Unincorporated, Self-Employed: 6%
Homemaker, Unpaid: 1%
Population Density: 23 People per Square Mile
Cost of Living Index for San Juan County: 84.9
Median Resident Age: 31.0 Years
2014 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $47,080
Median Home Value: $156,200
Major Industries:
Educational Services, Mining, Health Care, Lodging & Food Services, Construction, Government, Utilities, Repair & Maintenance, Finance & Insurance Services, Professional Services, Social Services
Population Demographics: 2010
Total Population 130,044
Males 64,544
Females 65,500
Population by Age
Under 18 37,651
18 & over 92,393
20-24 8,783
25-34 17,906
35-49 24,114
50-64 23,562
65 & over 14,083
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino 24,776
Non Hispanic or Latino 105,268
Population by Race
White 67,048
African-American 756
Asian 484
Native American 47,640
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 74
Other 9,501
Two or more 4,541