Community Overview

Learn about San Juan County, New Mexico and what makes it such an amazing place.

San Juan County Facts

Population of San Juan County


Unemployment Rate - April 2019 Bureau of Labor Statistics

Median Household Income - 2017 American Community Survey

Mean Household Income - 2017 American Community Survey

Land Area (Square Miles)

Elevation (Feet)

#8 in the US for Quality of Life

New Mexico is nationally ranked #8 for quality of life.

New Mexico Top Performing State Economy

Bloomberg Ranks New Mexico #1 for Economic Gains

7th Largest State in Energy Supply

The wealth of natural resources makes New Mexico the 7th largest state in energy supply in the nation.

Transportation & Connectivity

From Farmington to: Miles
ABQ 182.3
Santa Fe 209.6
Durango 51.3
Denver 380.1
Airport Name Service Type Miles from Farmington Runway Lengths
Four Corners Regional Commercial 0 6500/6704
Aztec Municipal Airport General Aviation 14.9 4314/1315
Durango-La Plata Commercial 51.1 9201
Cortez Municipal Airport Commercial 67.7 7205
ABQ Commercial 185.8 10000/13793/6000
Telluride Regional Airport General Aviation/Commercial 143.6 7111


With respect to housing, there is currently a wide variety of quality homes listed for sale in San Juan County. According to,  the median list price for homes in the area is $199,000 or $114 per square foot. Of those, 66% are under $200,000, 26% are between $200,000 and $400,000 and the remaining 9% of homes are greater than $400,000.


In San Juan County there are four (4) public school districts. They are: Farmington Municipal School District, Aztec School District, Bloomfield School District and Central Consolidated School District which primarily serves the Navajo Reservation. In addition, there are 8 private schools and the San Juan College Early College High School. The Early College High School accepts students from the Farmington, Aztec, and Bloomfield school districts. Upon graduation, students receive both a high school diploma and an associate degree. It is the first of its kind in the state of New Mexico. San Juan County also has a strong home-schooling network.

Restaurants & Amenities

While the approximate population of the MSA is 118,000, due to shoppers coming in from around the Four Corners, the population more than doubles on the weekends. Anecdotally, we are told consistently by the big-box retailers, that they undersized their stores. Farmington is the only community of our size that has two (2) Supercenter Wal-Mart stores; each does very well and typically ranks in the top five in the district. Other national retailers present include Sam’s Club, Target, Best Buy, Dillard’s, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Dillard’s, TJ Maxx, Ross, and Ashley’s Home Furnishings. National restaurants include Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Chili’s, Outback Steakhouse, Applebee’s, Texas Roadhouse and Fuddruckers. In addition, we have numerous homegrown and regional brands that call San Juan County home, including 3 Rivers Brewing, the Chili Pod, Los Hermanitos and Bernadoni’s, among others.


Entertainment and cultural events are abundant in Farmington. With a symphony, outdoor theatre and concerts throughout the summer, a vineyard, bike rallies, river sports, festivals of all kinds, Native American artifacts and sites, art walks, bike and ATV trails, and multiple golf courses, Farmington provides a vacation experience almost every weekend.


There is something for every interest, walk of life and stage of life in San Juan County. Close to 5 World Heritage Sites, 7 internationally recognized ski resorts and easy access to 57 National Parks, Monuments, and Recreational Areas, San Juan County offers it all.

Other Recreation Stand-Outs



Pinon Hills Golf Course

Pinon Hills Golf Course is set in a high desert landscape with native pinon and juniper trees. There is plenty of natural elevation change and the greens are large and multi-teared. The course is consistently rated in the Top 10 municipal courses by Golf Digest and Golfweek.

The San Juan River Quality Waters

Fishermen come from around the world to experience the world-class fly fishing in the San Juan River Quality Waters.

Municipal Parks

Farmington is pleased to offer more parks per capita than any other city in the U.S. Farmington takes leisure seriously. The most recent quarterly publication of programs offered through the Farmington Parks & Recreation Department lists 45 pages of no cost and/or low-cost activities.