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Mountainair is a town in Torrance County, in the Albuquerque metro area.
The community was named for the breezes from the Manzano Mountains
The latitude of Mountainair is 34.520N. The longitude is -106.24W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 6,519 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,078.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Mountainair demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Torrance County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Albuquerque area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 87036 ZIP code.
9% of Mountainair residents report German ancestry, and 3% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mountainair ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mountainair was $12,566, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Mountainair residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Mountainair, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $318. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $633.
Libraries in Mountainair include Mountainair Library ... View libraries
Torrance County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mountainair political report.
The average commute time for Mountainair workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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