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Welcome to Mountainair ...

The town of Mountainair is located in central New Mexico.

Mountainair is located in Torrance County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Mountainair has a population of 871 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Mountainair.

The community of Mountainair is 6,520 feet [1,987 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Mountainair is about 1¼ mile [or ~2 km] above sea level.

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

The area code for Mountainair: (505)

The ZIP code for Mountainair: 87036<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Mountainair had an population of 871 people. This is a decrease of 6.14% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 21.95% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Mountainair had a population of 928 people (which is 5.66% of the total population of Torrance County). This makes Mountainair the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Mountainair represents 0.05% of the total population of New Mexico (which has 2,059,179 people), making it the state's 69th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 928 people, the population of Mountainair decreased 16.85% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,116 people).

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

Communities near Mountainair ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Mountainair.

  • Estancia [Torrance County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Estancia
    • Estancia [Torrance County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Mountainair
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,561 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Estancia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Estancia<6>
  • Willard [Torrance County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willard
    • Willard [Torrance County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Mountainair
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 239 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willard
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Willard<6>
  • Abo [Torrance County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abo
    • Abo [Torrance County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Mountainair
  • Manzano [Torrance County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manzano
    • Manzano [Torrance County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Mountainair
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manzano have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manzano
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Torreon [Torrance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Torreon
      • Torreon [Torrance County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Mountainair
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Torreon have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Torreon
    • Tajique [Torrance County]
    • Chilili [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chilili
      • Chilili [Bernalillo County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<5> to the north of Mountainair
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chilili have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chilili
    • Meadow Lake [Valencia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Lake
      • Meadow Lake [Valencia County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<5> to the northwest of Mountainair
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Lake
    • McIntosh [Torrance County]
    • Casa Colorada [Valencia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casa Colorada
      • Casa Colorada [Valencia County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<5> to the west of Mountainair
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Casa Colorada

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 Mountainair. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Mountainair.

We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Mountainair. Our list includes 12 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Mountainair.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mountainair ...

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

Adding Mountainair to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Mountainair in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Mountainair was on a map titled Map of New Mexico (from Rand McNally, 1920).

We also found Mountainair on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New Mexico (1925).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Mountainair on our Genealogy Page.

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mountainair. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Torrance County: www.torrancecountynm.org/

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 Torrance, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Mountainair.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mountainair - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 town (such as Mountainair). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Mountainair or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Mountainair) 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 Mountainair. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MountainairOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mountainair. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5193, Longitude: -106.2431    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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