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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).<1>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Aztec has a population of 6,566 people<2> (see below for details).
The community of Aztec is 5,830 feet [1,777 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude 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 travel west from Aztec, 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.
The area code for Aztec: (505)
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Aztec had a population of 6,763 people (or 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).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Aztec had an population of 6,566 people. This is a decrease of 2.91% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.95% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Aztec.
Communities near Aztec ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<4>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Aztec.
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.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Aztec:
Websites for Aztec ...
Official Website: www.aztecnm.com/
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 Mar 2019