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Welcome to Aztec ...

The city of Aztec is located in northwest New Mexico.

Aztec is located in San Juan County<1> 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).<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.

  • Farmington [San Juan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmington
    • Farmington [San Juan County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Aztec
    • Estimated population in 2019: 44,372 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Farmington<6>
  • Bloomfield [San Juan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomfield
    • Bloomfield [San Juan County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of Aztec
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,685 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bloomfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bloomfield<6>
  • Flora Vista [San Juan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flora Vista
    • Flora Vista [San Juan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the west of Aztec
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flora Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flora Vista
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flora Vista<6>
  • Blanco [San Juan County]
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Turley [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turley
      • Turley [San Juan County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Aztec
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turley
    • La Plata [San Juan County]
    • Bondad [La Plata County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bondad
      • Bondad [La Plata County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Aztec
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bondad have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bondad
    • Napi HQ [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Napi HQ
      • Napi HQ [San Juan County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Aztec
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Napi HQ
    • Upper Fruitland [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upper Fruitland
      • Upper Fruitland [San Juan County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Aztec
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upper Fruitland
    • Huerfano [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huerfano
      • Huerfano [San Juan County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the south of Aztec
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huerfano have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huerfano

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 ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of New Mexico

About San Juan County

About New Mexico

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/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Mexico's counties, including San Juan, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Aztec.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Aztec - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link: 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       In this case, the coordinates for Aztec have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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