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Aztec, New Mexico
Welcome to Aztec ...
The city of Aztec is located in northwest New Mexico.
The location of Aztec has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Aztec has a population of 6,369 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Aztec.
The community of Aztec is 5,830 feet [1,777 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Aztec is about 1¼ mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.
Time Zone: Aztec lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time
Note: If you leave Aztec and travel west, you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST). In addition, you will be moving from an area that observes daylight saving time to one that does not.
Aztec is located in the (505) area code.
Websites for Aztec ...
Official Website: www.aztecnm.com/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Aztec had an population of 6,369 people. This is a decrease of 5.83% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.14% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Aztec had a population of 6,763 people (which is 5.2% of the total population of San Juan County). This makes Aztec the county's 3rd most populous community.
The population of Aztec represents 0.33% of the total population of New Mexico (which has 2,059,179 people), making it the state's 29th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 6,763 people, the population of Aztec increased 6.04% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 6,378 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Aztec.
Adding Aztec to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of Aztec in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Aztec elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Aztec on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Aztec ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Aztec - they are located in and Arizona (2).
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Aztec.
Communities near Aztec ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Aztec.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Aztec. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Aztec.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Aztec. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Aztec.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Aztec. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Aztec.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Aztec ...
Looking for more information about Aztec? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Aztec, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Aztec.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Aztec: www.aztecnm.com/
The official website for San Juan County: www.co.san-juan.nm.us/
The official website for State of New Mexico: www.newmexico.gov/
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This page was last modified: 11 May 2021