Quay County, New Mexico

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Quay County, New Mexico
Quay County Courthouse.jpg
Quay County Courthouse in Tucumcari
Map of New Mexico highlighting Quay 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 January 28, 1903
Named for Matthew Quay
Seat Tucumcari
Largest city Tucumcari
Area
 • Total 2,882 sq mi (7,464 km2)
 • Land 2,875 sq mi (7,446 km2)
 • Water 7 sq mi (18 km2), 0.24%
Population
 • (2010) 9,041
 • Density 3/sq mi (1.2/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website quaycounty-nm.gov

Quay County (pronounced "kway") is a county located in the U.S. state of New Mexico. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,041.[1] Its county seat is Tucumcari.[2] The county was named for Pennsylvania senator Matthew Quay, who supported statehood for New Mexico.[3] It is west from the Texas state line.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,882 square miles (7,464 km²), of which 2,875 square miles (7,446 km²) is land and 7 square miles (18 km²) (0.24%) is water.[4]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 14,912
1920 10,444 −30.0%
1930 10,828 3.7%
1940 12,111 11.8%
1950 13,971 15.4%
1960 12,279 −12.1%
1970 10,903 −11.2%
1980 10,577 −3.0%
1990 10,823 2.3%
2000 10,155 −6.2%
2010 9,041 −11.0%
Est. 2012 8,769 −3.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2012 Estimate[1]

2010[edit]

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

2000[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 10,155 people, 4,201 households, and 2,844 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 5,664 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 82.09% White, 0.84% Black or African American, 1.27% Native American, 0.80% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 12.11% from other races, and 2.75% from two or more races. 37.98% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,201 households out of which 28.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.10% were married couples living together, 12.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.30% were non-families. 28.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.00% under the age of 18, 6.70% from 18 to 24, 23.30% from 25 to 44, 26.00% from 45 to 64, and 19.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 94.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $24,894, and the median income for a family was $30,362. Males had a median income of $24,801 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,938. About 15.70% of families and 20.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.50% of those under age 18 and 15.80% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

City[edit]

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Other communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011. 
  3. ^ Historical Sidebar: New Mexico Counties, Viva New Mexico!, c. 1996. Accessed May 1, 2008.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved September 30, 2013. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008. 

Coordinates: 35°07′N 103°33′W / 35.11°N 103.55°W / 35.11; -103.55