Thoreau, NM Demographics


Population (year 2000): 1,863
Males: 895 (48.0%), Females: 968 (52.0%)

McKinley County

Zip code: 87323

Median resident age: 24.0 years
Median household income: $29,280 (year 2000)
Median house value: $33,300 (year 2000)

Races in Thoreau:

  • American Indian (72.2%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (19.6%)
  • Hispanic (9.3%)
  • Other race (3.3%)
  • Two or more races (2.2%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (4.0%), United States (3.9%), English (3.4%), French (1.3%), Italian (1.3%), Scottish (1.2%).

Elevation: 7157 feet

Land area: 15.9 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Thoreau

  • High school or higher: 73.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 14.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 21.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 26.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Thoreau CDP

  • Never married: 36.3%
  • Now married: 47.8%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 7.6%

0.0% Foreign born

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Thoreau:

  • PHS INDIAN HOSPITAL (about 26 miles; CROWNPOINT, NM)
  • CIBOLA GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 30 miles; GRANTS, NM)
  • ZUNI PHS INDIAN HOSPITAL (about 42 miles; ZUNI, NM)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Thoreau:

  • FOUR CORNERS REGIONAL (about 91 miles; FARMINGTON, NM; ID: FMN)
  • ALBUQUERQUE INTL SUNPORT (about 116 miles; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; ID: ABQ)
  • DURANGO-LA PLATA COUNTY (about 124 miles; DURANGO, CO; ID: DRO)
Other public-use airports nearest to Thoreau:

  • CROWNPOINT (about 21 miles; CROWNPOINT, NM; ID: 0E8)
  • GRANTS-MILAN MUNI (about 29 miles; GRANTS, NM; ID: GNT)
  • GALLUP MUNICIPAL (about 40 miles; GALLUP, NM; ID: GUP)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Thoreau:

  • SAN JUAN COLLEGE (about 95 miles; FARMINGTON, NM; Full-time enrollment: 2,837)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO-MAIN CAMPUS (about 111 miles; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; FT enrollment: 18,780)
  • ALBUQUERQUE TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL INSTITUTE (about 114 miles; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; FT enrollment: 9,188)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-ALBUQUERQUE NM CAMPUS (about 116 miles; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; FT enrollment: 3,261)
  • FORT LEWIS COLLEGE (about 132 miles; DURANGO, CO; FT enrollment: 4,051)
  • NORTHLAND PIONEER COLLEGE (about 138 miles; HOLBROOK, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,177)
  • EASTERN ARIZONA COLLEGE (about 208 miles; THATCHER, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,085)

Schools

Public high school in Thoreau:

  • THOREAU HIGH (Students: 621; Location: #4 HAWK CIRLCE; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Thoreau:

  • THOREAU MIDDLE (Students: 391; Location: #8 HAWK CIRCLE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • THOREAU ELEM (Students: 305; Location: 100 CHUSKA ROAD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • DLO扐Y AZHI COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Location: SUNRISE DRIVE P.O. BOX 789; Grades: KG – 06)
Private primary/middle school in Thoreau:

  • ST BONAVENTURE SCHOOL (Students: 189; Location: PO BOX 909; Grades: PK – 6)