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Mountainair, New Mexico
Welcome to Mountainair ...
The town of Mountainair is located in central New Mexico.
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.
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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Off-the-Road Links ...
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/
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This page was last modified: 02 Aug 2022