Grant County, New Mexico


Grant County, New Mexico
Grant County, New Mexico
Grant County New Mexico Court House.jpg
Grant County Courthouse in Silver City, New Mexico
Map of New Mexico highlighting Grant County
Location in the state of New Mexico
Map of the U.S. highlighting New Mexico
New Mexico's location in the U.S.
Founded 1868
Seat Silver City
Largest city Silver City
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

3,968 sq mi (10,277 km²)
3,966 sq mi (10,272 km²)
2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.04%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

29,514
8/sq mi (3/km²)
Website www.grantcountynm.com

Grant County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Mexico. As of 2010, the population was 29,514.[1] Its county seat is Silver City.[2]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,968 square miles (10,277.1 km2), of which 3,966 square miles (10,271.9 km2) is land and 2 square miles (5.2 km2) (0.04%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Narrow-gauge railroad to the mines at Pinos Altos

National protected area

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.
2000 31,002
2010 29,514 −4.8%

2010

Whereas according to the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau:

2000

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 31,002 people, 12,146 households, and 8,514 families residing in the county. The population density was 8 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 14,066 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 75.67% White, 0.52% Black or African American, 1.35% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 19.02% from other races, and 3.11% from two or more races. 48.79% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 12,146 households out of which 31.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.70% were married couples living together, 12.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.90% were non-families. 25.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 23.70% from 25 to 44, 25.10% from 45 to 64, and 16.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 95.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,134, and the median income for a family was $34,231. Males had a median income of $31,126 versus $19,627 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,597. About 15.10% of families and 18.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.90% of those under age 18 and 9.50% of those age 65 or over.

Localities

Showy specimen of chalcopyrite in quartz needles, from the old Groundhog Mine, between Bayard and the Chino mine.
The old Pinos Altos Opera House

City

Towns

Village

Other localities

See also

References

  1. ^ http://2010.census.gov/2010census/data/
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 


Coordinates: 32°44′N 108°23′W / 32.73°N 108.38°W / 32.73; -108.38



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