The Aztec Ruins National Monument, on 318 acres, consists of dwellings and sacred structures built by Ancient Pueblo Indians in the 12th and 13th Centuries.
The San Juan River is a 383 mile long major tributary of the Colorado River and a primary drainage for the Four Corners.
The eggs and hoodoos in the Bisti Wilderness were formed in sand and silt revealed 73 million years ago when the Western Interior Seaway receded.
Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness (Bisti Badlands) is a 45,000-acre wilderness area full of rock formations made of sandstone, shale, mudstone, and silt.
The La Plata Mountains, seen from San Juan County, are a small subrange of the San Juan Mountains in sw Colorado, and includes Hesperus Mountain at 13,332 feet.
Angel Peak Scenic Area is located 15 miles south of Bloomfield in San Juan County, with over 10,000 acres of rugged terrain, badlands and deep canyons.
Shiprock (Tsé Bitʼaʼí, "rock with wings") is a 27 million year old volcanic rock formation, designated as a National Natural Landmark, rising 1,583 feet above the desert.
Navajo Lake is a 3800 feet long and 400 feet deep reservoir located in northeastern San Juan County, created from a dam completed in 1962.

Life Expectancy


In 2019, San Juan County residents have an expected life span of 76 years from birth. This is below the U.S. life expectancy of 78.5 years. Across the U.S., the life expectancy for males is 76 and for females is 81 years.
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Premature Death

In San Juan County, over half of the 1182 deaths in 2019 occurred before age 75. Premature death is measured by the years of potential life lost (YPLL), which estimates the average time a person "would have lived" had he or she not died prematurely, before age 75. (If everyone in a community lived to be 75 years of age, the YPLL would be zero.) This measure is used 'quantify' the loss owing to premature death.

San Juan County's rate of premature death is significantly higher than New Mexico and the U.S.

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Causes of Early Mortality

The graph below shows 16 leading causes of premature death, that is, causes of deaths before age 75.

Whereas the leading causes of death are Cancer and Heart Disease. The leading cause of premature death is unintentional injury, accounting for 10% of all deaths in the county.

In 2019, in San Juan County there were 175 total deaths due to injury, 123 unintentional injuries and 33 by suicide. The rate of unintentional injury is 101.6 deaths per 100,000, compared to 78.2 for New Mexico and 49.4 in the U.S. (in 2017).

County and New Mexico data: New Mexico's Indicator-Based Information System (NM-IBIS): https://ibis.health.state.nm.us/

National statistics on premature death (YPLL) and Injury:  
https://www.americashealthrankings.org/explore/annual/measure/YPLL/state/ALL

Unintentional Injuries in the U.S.
https://www.statista.com/topics/3991/unintentional-injury-in-the-us
Life Expectancy data abpve are porivded for "overall" life expectancy from birth. Life expectancy from age 65 in San Juan County is 20.2 (18.4 years for men and 21.8 years for women), and is similar to New Mexico and the U.S. 

NM-IBIS or New Mexico's Indicator-Based Information System is a resource for health data, including self-report surveys and birth/death data, as well as demographic and environmental data.

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