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Thoreau is in McKinley County, in the Gallup metro area.

The community was named for Henry David Thoreau, writer and philosopher

The latitude of Thoreau is 35.402N. The longitude is -108.222W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 7,142 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,863.


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Median household income
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$29,280
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Thoreau demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Chaves
· Mitchell
Nearby parks & recreation: Bluewater Lake State Park, Haystack Mountain, Rice Park
Historic routes: Route 66

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4% of Thoreau residents report German ancestry, and 1% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Thoreau ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Thoreau was $10,516, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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14% of Thoreau residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Thoreau, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $141.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $657.


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McKinley County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Thoreau political report.

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The average commute time for Thoreau workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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