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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Thoreau demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the McKinley County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 87323 ZIP code.
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.
14% of Thoreau residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Thoreau, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $141. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $657.
McKinley County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Thoreau political report.
The average commute time for Thoreau workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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