San Miguel County, New Mexico

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San Miguel County, New Mexico
San Miguel County New Mexico Court House.jpg
San Miguel County Courthouse in Las Vegas
Map of New Mexico highlighting San Miguel 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 9, 1852
Seat Las Vegas
Largest city Las Vegas
Area
 • Total 4,736 sq mi (12,266 km2)
 • Land 4,716 sq mi (12,214 km2)
 • Water 20 sq mi (52 km2), 0.4%
Population
 • (2010) 29,393
 • Density 6.2/sq mi (2/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website www.smcounty.net

San Miguel County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Mexico. As of the 2010 census, the population was 29,393.[1] Its county seat is Las Vegas.[2]

San Miguel County comprises the Las Vegas, NM Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Albuquerque-Santa Fe-Las Vegas, NM Combined Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,736 square miles (12,270 km2), of which 4,716 square miles (12,210 km2) is land and 20 square miles (52 km2) (0.4%) is water.[3]

Adjacent counties[edit]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 22,930
1920 22,867 −0.3%
1930 23,636 3.4%
1940 27,910 18.1%
1950 26,512 −5.0%
1960 23,468 −11.5%
1970 21,951 −6.5%
1980 22,751 3.6%
1990 25,743 13.2%
2000 30,126 17.0%
2010 29,393 −2.4%
Est. 2013 28,541 −2.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1790-1960[5] 1900-1990[6]
1990-2000[7] 2010-2013[1]

2010[edit]

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

2000[edit]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 30,126 people, 11,134 households, and 7,537 families residing in the county. The population density was 6 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 14,254 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 56.22% White, 0.78% Black or African American, 1.82% Native American, 0.54% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 36.21% from other races, and 4.33% from two or more races. 77.96% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 11,134 households out of which 34.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.50% were married couples living together, 16.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.30% were non-families. 26.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.40% under the age of 18, 10.90% from 18 to 24, 27.00% from 25 to 44, 22.90% from 45 to 64, and 11.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 96.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,524, and the median income for a family was $31,250. Males had a median income of $27,307 versus $22,588 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,268. About 19.90% of families and 24.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.80% of those under age 18 and 25.90% of those age 65 or over.

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Other communities[edit]

Ghost town[edit]

Notable people[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. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved January 2, 2015. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 2, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved January 2, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 2, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 2, 2015. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008. 

Coordinates: 35°28′N 104°50′W / 35.47°N 104.83°W / 35.47; -104.83