Flora Vista is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Juan County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 1,383 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Farmington Metropolitan Statistical Area. Flora Vista was founded in 1877 by settlers from Colorado who built cabins along the Animas River. A post office was established the following year. The name derived from the view of wildflowers in the valley.
Flora Vista is located at 36°48′08″N 108°04′57″W.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2), of which 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (1.93%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,383 people, 504 households, and 406 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 679.8 people per square mile (263.0/km2). There were 537 housing units at an average density of 264.0 per square mile (102.1/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 87.13% White, 0.29% African American, 3.33% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 5.21% from other races, and 3.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17.79% of the population.