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Aztec, New Mexico

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Welcome to Aztec ...

The city of Aztec is located in northwest New Mexico.

Aztec is located in San Juan County and is the County Seat for San Juan County.

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>.

Community   2017
Blanco   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Bloomfield   [Map]   7,956   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Farmington   [Map]   45,450   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Flora Vista   [Map]   ---   W   5 miles [8 km]
Huerfano   [Map]   ---   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
La Plata   [Map]   ---   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]

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.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Aztec. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Aztec. Our list includes 8 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Aztec:

Websites for Aztec ...

Official Website:

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 ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Aztec:

The official website for San Juan County:

The official website for State of New Mexico:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Aztec.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Aztec - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Aztec) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Aztec. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Aztec

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Aztec. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.8189, Longitude: -107.9820     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Aztec have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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