Torrance County, New Mexico

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Torrance County, New Mexico
Torrance County New Mexico Court House.jpg
Torrance County Courthouse in Estancia
Seal of Torrance County, New Mexico
Seal
Map of New Mexico highlighting Torrance 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 March 16, 1903
Seat Estancia
Largest city Moriarty
Area
 • Total 3,346 sq mi (8,666 km2)
 • Land 3,345 sq mi (8,664 km2)
 • Water 0.9 sq mi (2 km2), 0.03%
Population
 • (2010) 16,383
 • Density 4.9/sq mi (2/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website www.torrancecountynm.org

Torrance County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Mexico. As of the 2010 census, the population was 16,383,[1] the county seat is Estancia.[2]

Torrance County is included in the Albuquerque, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area.

In 2010, the center of population of New Mexico was located in Torrance County, near Manzano.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,346 square miles (8,670 km2), of which 3,345 square miles (8,660 km2) is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2) (0.03%) is water.[4] Most of the county is primarily gently-rolling grassland ranging from 6000 to 6200 feet in elevation, the Manzano Mountains rising to 10,098 feet on the western edge of the county provide it with its only significant topographic relief. The Manzano Wilderness area includes the highest part of the mountains, the other notable geographic feature of the county is the series of playas and seasonal lakes centering on Laguna del Perro southeast of Estancia.

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected areas[edit]

Government[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[5]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 58.7% 3,714 28.2% 1,785 13.1% 825
2012 55.1% 3,529 37.9% 2,428 7.0% 445
2008 53.8% 3,735 44.5% 3,087 1.7% 119
2004 61.9% 4,026 36.7% 2,386 1.5% 95
2000 58.3% 2,891 37.7% 1,868 4.1% 201
1996 46.3% 2,154 44.5% 2,072 9.2% 429
1992 40.0% 1,667 39.9% 1,662 20.1% 838
1988 57.2% 2,252 41.1% 1,618 1.7% 68
1984 64.0% 2,326 35.1% 1,274 0.9% 33
1980 57.4% 1,907 38.0% 1,261 4.6% 153
1976 48.5% 1,462 50.7% 1,526 0.8% 24
1972 64.5% 1,758 33.3% 908 2.1% 58
1968 53.0% 1,316 39.2% 974 7.8% 194
1964 44.9% 1,183 54.9% 1,446 0.2% 6
1960 53.9% 1,554 45.4% 1,308 0.8% 22
1956 56.2% 1,567 43.1% 1,201 0.7% 19
1952 55.0% 1,747 44.8% 1,422 0.3% 8
1948 50.1% 1,709 49.7% 1,696 0.2% 7
1944 58.3% 2,014 41.6% 1,438 0.1% 4
1940 56.5% 2,509 43.3% 1,921 0.2% 9
1936 43.6% 1,843 55.5% 2,346 0.9% 38
1932 44.3% 1,803 54.1% 2,202 1.6% 66
1928 64.5% 1,958 35.3% 1,070 0.2% 6
1924 51.2% 1,666 39.0% 1,269 9.8% 320
1920 60.3% 1,751 38.7% 1,125 1.0% 29
1916 55.8% 948 40.0% 679 4.2% 71
1912 39.5% 520 29.7% 390 30.8% 405

County Commissioners[6]

  • District 1: Jim Frost
  • District 2: Julia Decharme
  • District 3: Javier Sanchez ( commission chair )
  • County Manager - Joy Ansley  
  • County Clerk - Linda Jaramillo
  • County Treasurer - Janice Barela
  • County Assessor - Betty Cabber 
  • County Sheriff - Heath White 

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 10,119
1920 9,731 −3.8%
1930 9,269 −4.7%
1940 11,026 19.0%
1950 8,012 −27.3%
1960 6,497 −18.9%
1970 5,290 −18.6%
1980 7,491 41.6%
1990 10,285 37.3%
2000 16,911 64.4%
2010 16,383 −3.1%
Est. 2016 15,302 [7] −6.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
1790-1960[9] 1900-1990[10]
1990-2000[11] 2010-2013[1]

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[12] of 2000, there were 16,911 people, 6,024 households, and 4,391 families residing in the county, the population density was 5 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 7,257 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 73.89% White, 1.66% Black or African American, 2.09% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 17.95% from other races, and 3.97% from two or more races. 37.15% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,024 households out of which 37.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.40% were married couples living together, 12.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.10% were non-families. 23.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the county, the population was spread out with 30.40% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 29.20% from 25 to 44, 23.20% from 45 to 64, and 9.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years, for every 100 females there were 105.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,446, and the median income for a family was $34,461. Males had a median income of $29,403 versus $21,833 for females, the per capita income for the county was $14,134. About 15.20% of families and 19.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.50% of those under age 18 and 12.00% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 16,383 people, 6,264 households, and 4,192 families residing in the county.[13] The population density was 4.9 inhabitants per square mile (1.9/km2). There were 7,798 housing units at an average density of 2.3 per square mile (0.89/km2).[14] The racial makeup of the county was 76.1% white, 2.3% American Indian, 1.3% black or African American, 0.4% Asian, 15.5% from other races, and 4.3% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 39.1% of the population.[13] In terms of ancestry, 17.5% were German, 12.2% were Irish, 10.0% were English, and 2.3% were American.[15]

Of the 6,264 households, 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.5% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.1% were non-families, and 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.06. The median age was 41.6 years.[13]

The median income for a household in the county was $37,117 and the median income for a family was $43,914. Males had a median income of $37,545 versus $28,826 for females, the per capita income for the county was $17,278. About 13.5% of families and 19.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.7% of those under age 18 and 11.5% of those age 65 or over.[16]

Communities[edit]

City[edit]

Towns[edit]

Village[edit]

Willard

Census-designated places[edit]

Unincorporated 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. ^ "Centers of Population by State: 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 3, 2014. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved January 2, 2015. 
  5. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS
  6. ^ http://www.torrancecountynm.org/index.php?page=county-commission
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 2, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved January 2, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 2, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 2, 2015. 
  12. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008. 
  13. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-24. 
  14. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-24. 
  15. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-24. 
  16. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-24. 

Coordinates: 34°38′N 105°51′W / 34.64°N 105.85°W / 34.64; -105.85