Sandoval County, New Mexico


Sandoval County, New Mexico

Infobox U.S. County
county = Sandoval County
state = New Mexico




map size = 200
founded =1903
seat = Bernalillo | largest city = Rio Rancho
area_total_sq_mi =3714
area_water_sq_mi =5
area percentage = 0.13%
census yr = 2000
pop = 89908
density_km2 =9
web = www.sandovalcounty.com
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Sandoval County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Mexico. The population was estimated at 113,772, a 25.6% increase from the population of 89,908 recorded at the 2000 census. [ [http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/35/35043.html Sandoval County QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau ] ] The county seat is BernalilloGR|6. It is part of the Albuquerque, New Mexico Metropolitan Statistical Area.

On February 20, 2004, Sandoval County became the second jurisdiction in the United States (after San Francisco) to issue a marriage license to two women. The county clerk, noting that the New Mexico law defining marriage does not mention gender, said she feared a lawsuit if she refused to issue such marriage licenses.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,714 square miles (9,620 km²), of which, 3,709 square miles (9,607 km²) of it is land and 5 square miles (13 km²) of it (0.13%) is water.The highest point in the county is the summit of Redondo Peak at 11 254' (3 431m).

Adjacent counties

* Rio Arriba County, New Mexico - north
* Los Alamos County, New Mexico - northeast
* Santa Fe County, New Mexico - east
* Bernalillo County, New Mexico - south
* Cibola County, New Mexico - southwest
* McKinley County, New Mexico - west
* San Juan County, New Mexico - northwest

National protected areas

* Bandelier National Monument (part)
* Cibola National Forest (part)
* Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
* Santa Fe National Forest (part)
* Valles Caldera National Preserve (part)

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 89,908 people, 31,411 households, and 23,621 families residing in the county. The population density was 24 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 34,866 housing units at an average density of 9 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 65.08% White, 1.71% Black or African American, 16.28% Native American, 0.99% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 12.37% from other races, and 3.47% from two or more races. 29.40% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 31,411 households out of which 38.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.70% were married couples living together, 12.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.80% were non-families. 19.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.29.

In the county the population was spread out with 29.60% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 30.10% from 25 to 44, 22.20% from 45 to 64, and 10.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 95.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $44,949, and the median income for a family was $48,984. Males had a median income of $36,791 versus $26,565 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,174. About 9.00% of families and 12.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.60% of those under age 18 and 9.20% of those age 65 or over.

Localities

City

*Rio Rancho

Town

*Bernalillo

Villages

*Corrales
*Cuba
*Jemez Springs
*San Ysidro

Census-designated places

*Algodones
*Cochiti
*Jemez Pueblo
*La Jara
*Pena Blanca
*Placitas
*Ponderosa
*Pueblo of Sandia Village
*Regina
*San Felipe Pueblo
*Santa Ana Pueblo
*Santo Domingo Pueblo
*Torreon
*Zia Pueblo

References


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