San Juan County, NM

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Population

128,221

4.64% growth

Median Age

34.6


Median Household Income

$49,686

2.18% growth

Poverty Rate

20.8%


Number of Employees

51,379

2.79% growth

Median Property Value

$143,300

0.561% growth

About

In 2017, San Juan County, NM had a population of 128k people with a median age of 34.6 and a median household income of $49,686. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of San Juan County, NM grew from 122,537 to 128,221, a 4.64% increase and its median household income grew from $48,624 to $49,686, a 2.18% increase.

The population of San Juan County, NM is 39.2% White Alone, 37.7% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, and 19.9% Hispanic or Latino. 32.9% of the people in San Juan County, NM speak a non-English language, and 97.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in San Juan County, NM are San Juan College (1,936 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in San Juan County, NM is $143,300, and the homeownership rate is 73%. Most people in San Juan County, NM commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.2 minutes. The average car ownership in San Juan County, NM is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of San Juan County, NM employs 51.4k people. The largest industries in San Juan County, NM are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,292 people), Retail Trade (6,262 people), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (5,203 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($65,896), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($64,830), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($62,656).

Median household income in San Juan County, NM is $49,686. Males in San Juan County, NM have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,925. The income inequality in San Juan County, NM (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,686

2017 value

± $1,618

2.18%

1 Year Growth

± 4.2%

Households in San Juan County, NM have a median annual income of $49,686, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $48,624 in 2016, which represents a 2.18% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$54,854

Average Male Salary

± $2,038

$41,925

Average Female Salary

± $1,598

In 2017, full-time male employees in San Juan County, NM made 1.31 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in San Juan County, NM by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $52,566 ± $11,622

  2. White

    $43,679 ± $1,381

  3. Black

    $41,055 ± $8,510

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of San Juan County, NM workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.2 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in San Juan County, NM by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for San Juan County, NM is from New Mexico.

0.462

2017 Wage GINI

0.463

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New Mexico was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.278% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for New Mexico was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in New Mexico in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in New Mexico across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 2.01

  2. Census Tract 2.02

  3. Census Tract 6.11

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in San Juan County, NM was Census Tract 2.01 with a value of $92,188, followed by Census Tract 2.02 and Census Tract 6.11, with respective values of $86,985 and $69,960.

The following map shows all of the tracts in San Juan County, NM colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in San Juan County, NM (26.2k out of 126k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Native American

    14,916 ± 677

  2. White

    9,441 ± 780

  3. Hispanic

    5,746 ± 603

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in San Juan County, NM is Native American, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

51.4k

2017 Value

± 1,573

2.79%

1 Year growth

± 4.16%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in San Juan County, NM grew at a rate of 2.79%, from 50k employees to 51.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in San Juan County, NM, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,314 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,725 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (5,068 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of San Juan County, NM.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of San Juan County, NM, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,314 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,725 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (5,068 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, San Juan County, NM has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.98 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.8 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.42 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of San Juan County, NM, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($78,954), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($72,614), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($71,843).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

51.4k

2017 Value

± 1,573

2.79%

1 Year growth

± 4.16%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in San Juan County, NM grew at a rate of 2.79%, from 50k employees to 51.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in San Juan County, NM, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,292 people), Retail Trade (6,262 people), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (5,203 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of San Juan County, NM, though some of these residents may live in San Juan County, NM and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in San Juan County, NM, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,292 people), Retail Trade (6,262 people), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (5,203 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, San Juan County, NM has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (18.7 times higher than expected), Utilities (4.41 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.34 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in San Juan County, NM, by median earnings, are Utilities ($65,896), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($64,830), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($62,656).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New Mexico to other states, or from other states to New Mexico.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $12.9B

  2. $12.8B

  3. $7.72B

In 2015, the top outbound New Mexico product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $12.9B, followed by Crude petroleum with $12.8B and Electronics and $7.72B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New Mexico products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$69.2B

2015 Value

$110B

Projected 2045 Value

59.8% growth

In 2015, total outbound New Mexico trade was $69.2B. This is expected to increase 59.8% to $110B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New Mexico trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New Mexico to other states, or from other states to New Mexico.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $9.94B

  2. $8.59B

  3. $5.67B

In 2015, the top outbound New Mexico domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $9.94B, followed by Arizona with $8.59B and Oregon and $5.67B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New Mexico shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

83.1% of the population of San Juan County, NM has health coverage, with 35.9% on employee plans, 27.7% on Medicaid, 9.12% on Medicare, 8.95% on non-group plans, and 1.46% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of San Juan County, NM was $7,214 in 2014. This is a 5.16% increase from the previous year ($6,860).

Primary care physicians in San Juan County, NM see 1605 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.47% decrease from the previous year (1629 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1086 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 448 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cibola County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.7%). Additionally, McKinley County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,605 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in San Juan County, NM see an average of 1,605 patients per year. This represents a 1.47% decrease from the previous year (1,629 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in San Juan County, NM in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,214

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,155

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,445

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,663

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New Mexico (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.16%, from $6,860 to $7,214.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

16.9%

Uninsured

35.9%

Employer Coverage

27.7%

Medicaid

9.12%

Medicare

8.95%

Non-Group

1.46%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in San Juan County, NM declined by 11.1% from 19% to 16.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in San Juan County, NM changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 13.7% prevalence

  2. 13.3% prevalence

  3. 10.9% prevalence

Cibola County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Mexico, at 13.7%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New Mexico by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

San Juan County, NM is home to a population of 128k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.49% of San Juan County, NM residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of San Juan County, NM is composed of 50.3k White Alone residents (39.2%), 48.3k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (37.7%), 25.5k Hispanic or Latino residents (19.9%), 2.5k Two or More Races residents (1.95%), 748 Asian Alone residents (0.583%), 653 Black or African American Alone residents (0.509%), 151 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.118%), and 69 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0538%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in San Juan County, NM are Navajo (23,965 speakers), Spanish or Spanish Creole (12,278 speakers), and Other Native North American Languages (567 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in San Juan County, NM was 34.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in San Juan County, NM are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all San Juan County, NM residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.49%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.5%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 3.49% of San Juan County, NM residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in San Juan County, NM was 3.5%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    145,710 ± 9,038 people

  2. Germany

    5,026 ± 1,738 people

  3. Philippines

    3,772 ± 1,506 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of San Juan County, NM was Mexico, the natal country of 145,710 San Juan County, NM residents, followed by Germany with 5,026 and Philippines with 3,772.

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Citizenship

97.4%

2017 Citizenship

97.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.4% of San Juan County, NM residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in San Juan County, NM was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    50.3k ± 103

  2. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    48.3k ± 409

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    25.5k ± 1.25k

In 2017, there were 1.04 times more White Alone residents (50.3k people) in San Juan County, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 48.3k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone and 25.5k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in San Juan County, NM as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Navajo

    23,965 speakers (20.7%)

  2. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    12,278 speakers (10.6%)

  3. Other Native North American Languages

    567 speakers (0.49%)

32.9% of San Juan County, NM citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in San Juan County, NM was Navajo. 20.7% of the overall population of San Juan County, NM are native Navajo speakers. 10.6% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole and 0.49% speak Navajo, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,750 ± 298

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,118 ± 211

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    938 ± 218

San Juan County, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.46 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in San Juan County, NM awarded 1,936 degrees. The student population of San Juan County, NM is skewed towards women, with 2,635 male students and 4,596 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in San Juan County, NM are White (1,036 and 53.9%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native (389 and 20.2%), Hispanic or Latino (274 and 14.3%), and Unknown (153 and 7.96%).

The largest universities in San Juan County, NM by number of degrees awarded are San Juan College (1,936 and 100%).

The most popular majors in San Juan County, NM are Veterinary Technician & Veterinary Assistant (631 and 32.6%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (163 and 8.42%), and General Business Administration & Management (146 and 7.54%).

The median tuition costs in San Juan County, NM are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in San Juan County, NM was Veterinary Technician & Veterinary Assistant with 573 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in San Juan County, NM according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

1,936 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the San Juan County, NM institution with the largest number of graduating students was San Juan College with 1,936 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

707

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,229

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 707 men were awarded degrees from institutions in San Juan County, NM, which is 0.575 times less than the 1,229 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,036 degrees awarded

  2. American Indian or Alaska Native

    389 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    274 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in San Juan County, NM were to White students. These 1,036 degrees mean that there were 2.66 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, American Indian or Alaska Native, with 389 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in San Juan County, NM was $143,300 in 2017, which is 0.659 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $142,500 to $143,300, a 0.561% increase. The homeownership rate in San Juan County, NM is 73%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in San Juan County, NM have an average commute time of 23.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in San Juan County, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$49,686

Median Household Income

± $1,618

42k

Number of Households

± 1,274

In 2017, the median household income of the 42k households in San Juan County, NM grew to $49,686 from the previous year's value of $48,624.

The following chart displays the households in San Juan County, NM distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$143,300

2017 Median

± $4,626

$142,500

2016 Median

± $5,013

In 2017, the median property value in San Juan County, NM grew to to $143,300 from the previous year's value of $142,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in San Juan County, NM compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In San Juan County, NM the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in San Juan County, NM distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In San Juan County, NM the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

73%

2017 Homeownership

72.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73% of the housing units in San Juan County, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in San Juan County, NM compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in San Juan County, NM distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in San Juan County, NM have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

23.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in San Juan County, NM have a shorter commute time (23.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.82% of the workforce in San Juan County, NM have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.1%

  2. Carpooled

    10%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.67%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in San Juan County, NM was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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