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Grants, New Mexico

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Welcome to Grants ...

The city of Grants is located in northwest New Mexico.

Grants is located in Cibola County and is the County Seat for Cibola County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Grants has a population of 9,011 people<1> (see below for details).

The city of Grants was named Grants Station before it was changed to Grants and going back to its beginning, it was originally named Grants Camp.

The community of Grants is 6,440 feet [1,963 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Grants is about 1¼ mile [or ~2 km] above sea level.

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

Grants is within the boundaries of the (505) area code.

The ZIP code for Grants: 87020<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Grants had a population of 9,182 people (or 33.74% of the total population of Cibola County). This makes Grants the county's most populous community.

The population of Grants represents 0.45% of the population of New Mexico (which has 2,059,179 people), making it the state's 21st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 9,182 people, the population of Grants increased 4.27% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 8,806 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Grants had an population of 9,011 people. This is a decrease of 1.86% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.33% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Grants ...

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 as if you drove.<4>.

Community   DirDistance
Acomita Lake   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Casa Blanca   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Cubero   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Encinal   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Harrisburg   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
North Acomita Village   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]

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

Communities Also Named Grants ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Grants - they are located in Arkansas, Connecticut, Maine, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina (2) and Rhode Island.

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

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 Grants. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Grants.

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

Websites for Grants ...

Official Website:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Grants ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for New Mexico

About Cibola County

About New Mexico

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Grants:

The official website for State of New Mexico:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Grants.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Grants - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Grants). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Grants or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Grants) 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 Grants. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Grants

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grants. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1535, Longitude: -107.8508     [Map].

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