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 U.S. state of New Mexico
Map of the United States highlighting New Mexico
New Mexico's location in the U.S.
Founded February 25, 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 3.2 sq mi (8 km2), 0.2%
Population
 • (2010) 48,376
 • Density 34/sq mi (13/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.

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[edit]

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.[3] It is the fourth-smallest county in New Mexico by area.

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. 2016 50,280 [4] 3.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2013[1]

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[9] 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[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 48,376 people, 18,015 households, and 12,341 families residing in the county.[10] 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).[11] 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.[10] In terms of ancestry, 11.2% were German, 11.0% were American, 8.0% were Irish, and 6.7% were English.[12]

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.[10]

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.[13]

Communities[edit]

St. Vrain Post Office
Bellview Post office
Grier grain elevator

Cities[edit]

Villages[edit]

Census-designated place[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[14]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 67.6% 9,035 23.3% 3,121 9.1% 1,214
2012 67.9% 9,251 29.5% 4,022 2.6% 352
2008 66.5% 9,599 32.4% 4,670 1.2% 169
2004 74.5% 10,649 24.8% 3,541 0.7% 96
2000 69.4% 8,301 29.0% 3,471 1.7% 197
1996 59.3% 7,378 33.1% 4,116 7.7% 953
1992 54.1% 6,831 29.3% 3,699 16.6% 2,103
1988 66.2% 8,032 32.9% 3,995 0.9% 111
1984 74.0% 9,188 25.0% 3,108 1.0% 119
1980 67.4% 8,132 30.0% 3,622 2.6% 316
1976 54.9% 6,232 44.1% 5,004 1.1% 122
1972 75.9% 8,392 21.8% 2,416 2.3% 256
1968 54.0% 5,562 28.3% 2,915 17.7% 1,825
1964 49.3% 5,120 50.4% 5,228 0.3% 30
1960 63.8% 6,153 35.5% 3,421 0.7% 65
1956 57.3% 4,826 42.1% 3,545 0.7% 56
1952 59.4% 5,023 40.5% 3,422 0.2% 14
1948 26.9% 2,132 72.5% 5,759 0.6% 50
1944 41.5% 2,326 58.3% 3,271 0.2% 12
1940 25.8% 1,629 73.9% 4,670 0.3% 20
1936 17.7% 1,023 80.9% 4,689 1.5% 85
1932 18.4% 932 73.6% 3,738 8.1% 409
1928 56.2% 1,968 43.7% 1,530 0.2% 6
1924 20.6% 669 53.4% 1,738 26.1% 848
1920 27.8% 884 67.4% 2,143 4.8% 152
1916 19.1% 355 63.3% 1,175 17.5% 325
1912 10.2% 123 52.7% 634 37.1% 447

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. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011. 
  3. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on January 1, 2015. Retrieved January 1, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved January 1, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved January 1, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 1, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 1, 2015. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved January 31, 2008. 
  10. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-24. 
  11. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-24. 
  12. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-24. 
  13. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-24. 
  14. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

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