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Shiprock is in San Juan County, in the Farmington metro area.
The community was named for a local rock formation, known among the Navajos as "rock with wings"
The latitude of Shiprock is 36.785N. The longitude is -108.686W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 4,892 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 8,156.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Shiprock demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the San Juan 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 87421 ZIP code.
0% of Shiprock residents report German ancestry, and 1% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Shiprock ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Shiprock was $7,967, compared with $21,587 nationally.
7% of Shiprock residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Shiprock, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $133. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $642.
Libraries in Shiprock include Atsa Library ... View libraries
San Juan County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Shiprock political report.
The average commute time for Shiprock workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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