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Farmington, New Mexico

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Welcome to Farmington ...

The city of Farmington is located in northwest New Mexico.

Farmington is located in San Juan County.

The location of Farmington has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Farmington has a population of 45,450 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Farmington is 5,490 feet [1,673 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Farmington is about 1 mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Farmington lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you leave Farmington 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.

The area code for Farmington: (505)

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Farmington had a population of 45,877 people (which is 35.28% of the total population of San Juan County). This makes Farmington the county's most populous community.

The population of Farmington represents 2.23% of the total population of New Mexico (which has 2,059,179 people), making it the state's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 45,877 people, the population of Farmington increased 21.23% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 37,844 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Farmington had an population of 45,450 people. This is a decrease of 0.93% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 20.1% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Farmington.

Communities near Farmington ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Farmington and not the distance if you are driving.<4>.

Community   2017
Aztec   [Map]   6,566   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Bloomfield   [Map]   7,956   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Flora Vista   [Map]   ---   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Fruitland   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Kirtland   [Map]   ---   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
La Plata   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Farmington.

Communities Also Named Farmington ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 59 communities that are also named Farmington - they are located in Arkansas, British Columbia, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia (4), Illinois (5), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (4), Kentucky, Maine, Maryland (3), Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina (2), North Dakota, Nova Scotia (2), Ohio (2), Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (3), Prince Edward Island, South Carolina, Tennessee (3), Texas, Utah, Virginia (3), Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Farmington.

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 Farmington. 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 Farmington. 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 Farmington. Our list includes 15 papers.

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

Websites for Farmington ...

Official Website:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Farmington ...

Looking for more information about Farmington? 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 Farmington, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Farmington.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of New Mexico

About San Juan County

About New Mexico

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Farmington:

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 Farmington.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Farmington - 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Farmington) 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 Farmington. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Farmington

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Farmington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.7566, Longitude: -108.1774     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Farmington have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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