Farmington, New Mexico (NM)
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General Information about Farmington
Farmington (Navajo: Ttah) is a city in San Juan County, New Mexico, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 37,844. The Census Bureau's 2006 population estimate for the city is 43,573. Farmington is located at the junction of the San Juan, Animas, and La Plata rivers, on the Colorado Plateau in the northwest part of the San Juan Basin. It is the principal city of the Farmington, New Mexico Metropolitan Statistical Area, and serves as a hub for much of northwestern New Mexico and the Four Corners region.
Primary industries are natural gas, coal, and oil. Major coal mines are operated by BHP Billiton 25 to 30 km (15 to 19 miles) southwest of Farmington, and the coal is used for nearby electric power generation at the Four Corners Power Plant. A new coal-fired electric power-generating plant has been proposed in 2006 for the same area. The site for the proposed plant, part of the Desert Rock Energy Project of Sithe Global Power, LLC, also is within land of the Navajo Nation. Environmental effects of such plants have been controversial, in part because of possible effects on air-quality; because the plant is proposed for Navajo Nation land, environmental problems are being considered by both the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. In the spring of 2007, the Bureau of Indian Affairs issued a draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Desert Rock Energy Project, and controversies about possible environmental effects of the proposed plant continued. The comment period for the draft Environmental Impact Statement by the Department of the Interior was extended to mid-September, 2007.
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|Cost of Living|
|Median Household Income:||$37,663|
|Median Home Value:||$100,600|
|State sales tax:||5.0%|
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"Love small towns with lots of places to see and explore."
Have not moved there yet but hoping to by this summer. Like the idea of Farmington being on the four corners and all the places to walk and enjoy.
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