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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Farmington is a town in New Mexico with a population of 45,582. Farmington is in San Juan County. Living in Farmington offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Farmington and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Farmington are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$187,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$862
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Farmington Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    956.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    17.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    178.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    154.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    956.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,621
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    321.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    41%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Farmington

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$56,368
National
$55,322
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Farmington is one of the most diverse towns in the United States. The ethnic diversity can be attributed to its location in New Mexico, a minority-majority state. We are in the far northwest right by the Four Corners that connects Utah, New Mexico, Nevada, and Colorado. Plus, we are within the boundaries of the Navajo Nation. The rich culture in this area is as great as our love for green chili.
Despite the diversity, however, there is still a long way for us to go with our mindsets. Here, we are divided by politics as our county is one of the few Republican counties in the state. Your friend group, clubs, and even teachers are determined by red or blue. There is intolerance for change such as LGBTQA+ issues, ignorance regarding the importance of women's productive rights, and hatred toward anything regarding clean energy.
Our town is a small one, but that doesn't mean we are incapable of change! Multiple generations have lived on this land and many will continue to stay here.
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Just down the street from me is the Aquatic center. My kids love swimming there nearly every weekend. Their facility is always clean, and prices reasonable. The Aquatic Center also hosts birthday parties, which is amazing! My son already had his birthday party there and it was a blast!
Another great thing about the neighborhood is the local Boys and Girls club. They have an after school program in which my oldest child attends. It is very interactive with many activities for the kids. They also have sports that the kids can enroll in, and my son joined in the local basketball team. I love it because it helps keep him active and involved with other kids, rather than being at home playing video games.
The last thing about the neighborhood is the local parks. They have many of them around town, so I’m able to take my kids to play at the park easily. With so many options, I don’t feel limited to where I have to take them. Once summer returns, that we’ll be sure to explore more.
It's nice. There is outdoor stuff to do with the family such as going to the lake, fishing, camping, kayaking, and hunting. There are mountain bike and hiking trails that are fun with the family. There are lots of good places to eat, including large chains, fast food and small family owned restaurants. The grocery stores are nice and have good options and healthy options. The schools are good and my son enjoys his teachers. There is a college which my other son enjoys that offers several degree options. It's a close drive to Colorado for outdoor activities and adventures. It's close to Mesa Verde and Four Corners monument. You can also easily drive to Arizona or Utah. It's within 3 or 4 hours of larger towns such as Santa Fe and Albuquerque. The hospital is good and there are lots of options for medical care. There are vet options and places to take your dogs to run and play. The weather is hot during the summer but it gets cold during the winter and snow is possible.