Taos County, New Mexico

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Taos County is a county located in the state of New Mexico. As of 2000, the population is 29,979. Its county seat is Taos6.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 5,710 km² (2,205 mi²). 5,706 km² (2,203 mi²) of it is land and 4 km² (1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.07% water. The highest point in the county is the summit of Wheeler Peak at 13,161'. This is also the highest point in the state of New Mexico.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 29,979 people, 12,675 households, and 7,757 families residing in the county. The population density is 5/km² (14/mi²). There are 17,404 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (8/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 63.77% White, 0.35% Black or African American, 6.59% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 24.84% from other races, and 3.95% from two or more races. 57.94% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 12,675 households out of which 29.90% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.70% are married couples living together, 12.70% have a female householder with no husband present, and 38.80% are non-families. 32.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.90% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.34 and the average family size is 2.98.

In the county the population is spread out with 24.50% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 27.40% from 25 to 44, 28.80% from 45 to 64, and 12.30% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 96.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $26,762, and the median income for a family is $33,995. Males have a median income of $27,310 versus $21,121 for females. The per capita income for the county is $16,103. 20.90% of the population and 16.10% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 24.60% of those under the age of 18 and 20.80% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

Regions of New Mexico Flag of New Mexico
Llano Estacado | Sangre de Christo Mountains
Largest cities
Albuquerque | Las Cruces | Santa Fe
Farmington | Roswell | Clovis | Alamogordo | Los Lunas | Hobbs | Carlsbad | Espanola | Gallup | Las Vegas | Deming | Belen | Taos | Silver City | Portales | Artesia | Los Alamos | Grants
Counties
Bernalillo | Catron | Chaves | Cibola | Colfax | Curry | De Baca | Doņa Ana | Eddy | Grant | Guadalupe | Harding | Hidalgo | Lea | Lincoln | Los Alamos | Luna | McKinley | Mora | Otero | Quay | Rio Arriba | Roosevelt | San Juan | San Miguel | Sandoval | Santa Fe | Sierra | Socorro | Taos | Torrance | Union | Valencia
Colleges and universities
College of Santa Fe | College of the Southwest | Eastern New Mexico University | New Mexico Highlands University | New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology | New Mexico Military Institute | New Mexico State University | St. John's College, Santa Fe | University of New Mexico | Western New Mexico University

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