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Curry County, New Mexico
Map
Map of New Mexico highlighting Curry County
Location in the state of New Mexico
Map of the USA highlighting New Mexico
New Mexico's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded February 25, 1909
Seat Clovis
Largest City Clovis
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,408 sq mi (3,647 km²)
1,405 sq mi (3,639 km²)
3.2 sq mi (8 km²), 0.2%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

48,376
34/sq mi (13/km²)
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website: www.currycounty.org
Named for: George Curry

Curry County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Mexico. As of the 2010 census, the population was 48,376. Its county seat is Clovis. The county is named in honor of George Curry, territorial governor of New Mexico from 1907 to 1910.

Curry County comprises the Clovis, NM Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Clovis-Portales, NM Combined Statistical Area. It is located on the far eastern state line, adjacent to the state of Texas, forming part of the region of Eastern New Mexico.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,408 square miles (3,650 km2), of which 1,405 square miles (3,640 km2) is land and 3.2 square miles (8.3 km2) (0.2%) is water. It is the fourth-smallest county in New Mexico by area.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
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. 2015 50,398 11.9%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

2000 census

As of the census 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.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 48,376 people, 18,015 households, and 12,341 families residing in the county. The population density was 34.4 inhabitants per square mile (13.3/km2). There were 20,062 housing units at an average density of 14.3 per square mile (5.5/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 69.7% white, 6.3% black or African American, 1.3% Asian, 1.2% American Indian, 0.1% Pacific islander, 17.2% from other races, and 4.1% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 39.5% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 11.2% were German, 11.0% were American, 8.0% were Irish, and 6.7% were English.

Of the 18,015 households, 37.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together, 14.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.5% were non-families, and 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.18. The median age was 31.5 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $38,090 and the median income for a family was $48,933. Males had a median income of $35,743 versus $26,585 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,925. About 15.5% of families and 20.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.9% of those under age 18 and 13.5% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

St. Vrain, New Mexico Post Office
St. Vrain Post Office
Bellview New Mexico Post Office 2010
Bellview Post office
Grier New Mexico Grain Elevator 2011
Grier grain elevator

Cities

Villages

Census-designated place

  • Cannon AFB

Unincorporated communities


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