Curry County, New Mexico

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Curry County, New Mexico
Curry County NM Courthouse.jpg
Curry County Courthouse in Clovis
Map of New Mexico highlighting Curry County
Location in the state of New Mexico
Map of the United States highlighting New Mexico
New Mexico's location in the U.S.
Founded 25 February 1909
Named for George Curry
Seat Clovis
Largest city Clovis
Area
 • Total 1,408 sq mi (3,647 km2)
 • Land 1,405 sq mi (3,639 km2)
 • Water 3 sq mi (8 km2), 0.2%
Population
 • (2010) 48,376
 • Density 34/sq mi (13.28/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website www.currycounty.org

Curry County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Mexico. As of the 2010 census, the population was 48,376.[1] Its county seat is Clovis.[2] The county is named in honor of George Curry, territorial governor of New Mexico from 1907 to 1910. It is located on the far eastern state line, adjacent to the state of Texas, forming part of the region of Eastern New Mexico.

Curry County comprises the Clovis, NM Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Clovis-Portales, NM Combined Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,408 square miles (3,647 km2), of which 1,405 square miles (3,639 km2) is land and 3 square miles (8 km2) (0.2%) is water.

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 11,443
1920 11,236 −1.8%
1930 15,809 40.7%
1940 18,159 14.9%
1950 23,351 28.6%
1960 32,691 40.0%
1970 39,517 20.9%
1980 42,019 6.3%
1990 42,207 0.4%
2000 45,044 6.7%
2010 48,376 7.4%
Est. 2012 49,938 3.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]
2012 Estimate[1]

2010[edit]

Population makeup according to the 2010 U.S. Census:

2000[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 45,044 people, 16,766 households, and 11,870 families residing in the county. The population density was 32 people per square mile (12/km²). There were 19,212 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 72.40% White, 6.86% Black or African American, 1.00% Native American, 1.78% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 14.08% from other races, and 3.75% from two or more races. 30.38% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 16,766 households out of which 38.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.00% were married couples living together, 12.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.20% were non-families. 25.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the county the population was spread out with 30.10% under the age of 18, 11.50% from 18 to 24, 28.80% from 25 to 44, 18.10% from 45 to 64, and 11.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 97.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,917, and the median income for a family was $33,900. Males had a median income of $25,086 versus $19,523 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,049. About 15.50% of families and 19.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.10% of those under age 18 and 14.30% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

St. Vrain Post Office
Bellview Post office

Cities[edit]

Villages[edit]

Census-designated place[edit]

Other communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 27, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved September 27, 2013. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°34′N 103°21′W / 34.57°N 103.35°W / 34.57; -103.35