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New Mexico Census Data: Population & Housing Density

Population, Areas, and Housing Density for New Mexico counties are shown in this easy-to-read table and chart combination.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau 2000 Census.


New Mexico Census Data: Population & Housing Density
LocationPopulationHousing unitsArea in square milesDensity per square mile of land areaLocation
Total areaWater areaLand areaPopulationHousing units
United States

281,421,906

115,904,641

3,794,083.06

256,644.62

3,537,438.44

79.6

32.8

United States
New Mexico

1,819,046

780,579

121,589.48

233.96

121,355.53

15.0

6.4

New Mexico
Bernalillo Co.556,678239,0741,168.652.621,166.03477.4205.0Bernalillo Co.
Catron Co.3,5432,5486,929.031.226,927.810.50.4Catron Co.
Chaves Co.61,38225,6476,075.074.216,070.8610.14.2Chaves Co.
Cibola Co.25,59510,3284,541.712.504,539.215.62.3Cibola Co.
Colfax Co.14,1898,9593,768.0511.263,756.793.82.4Colfax Co.
Curry Co.45,04419,2121,407.671.721,405.9532.013.7Curry Co.
De Baca Co.2,2401,3072,333.838.962,324.871.00.6De Baca Co.
Dona Ana Co.174,68265,2103,814.627.443,807.1845.917.1Dona Ana Co.
Eddy Co.51,65822,2494,197.5715.554,182.0212.45.3Eddy Co.
Grant Co.31,00214,0663,967.501.623,965.887.83.5Grant Co.
Guadalupe Co.4,6802,1603,031.581.203,030.371.50.7Guadalupe Co.
Harding Co.8105452,125.950.612,125.340.40.3Harding Co.
Hidalgo Co.5,9322,8483,445.910.283,445.631.70.8Hidalgo Co.
Lea Co.55,51123,4054,394.021.064,392.9612.65.3Lea Co.
Lincoln Co.19,41115,2984,831.250.284,830.974.03.2Lincoln Co.
Los Alamos Co.18,3437,937109.350.00109.35167.872.6Los Alamos Co.
Luna Co.25,01611,2912,965.280.192,965.098.43.8Luna Co.
McKinley Co.74,79826,7185,455.226.495,448.7213.74.9McKinley Co.
Mora Co.5,1802,9731,933.482.381,931.102.71.5Mora Co.
Otero Co.62,29829,2726,627.430.936,626.509.44.4Otero Co.
Quay Co.10,1555,6642,881.806.872,874.933.52.0Quay Co.
Rio Arriba Co.41,19018,0165,896.1038.475,857.637.03.1Rio Arriba Co.
Roosevelt Co.18,0187,7462,454.876.372,448.507.43.2Roosevelt Co.
Sandoval Co.89,90834,8663,714.324.983,709.3424.29.4Sandoval Co.
San Juan Co.113,80143,2215,538.3624.355,514.0220.67.8San Juan Co.
San Miguel Co.30,12614,2544,735.6318.594,717.046.43.0San Miguel Co.
Santa Fe Co.129,29257,7011,910.791.601,909.1967.730.2Santa Fe Co.
Sierra Co.13,2708,7274,236.3056.074,180.233.22.1Sierra Co.
Socorro Co.18,0787,8086,648.712.316,646.402.71.2Socorro Co.
Taos Co.29,97917,4042,204.621.452,203.1713.67.9Taos Co.
LocationPopulationHousing unitsArea in square milesDensity per square mile of land areaLocation
Total areaWater areaLand areaPopulationHousing units
United States

281,421,906

115,904,641

3,794,083.06

256,644.62

3,537,438.44

79.6

32.8

United States
New Mexico

1,819,046

780,579

121,589.48

233.96

121,355.53

15.0

6.4

New Mexico
Torrance Co.16,9117,2573,345.811.003,344.815.12.2Torrance Co.
Union Co.4,1742,2253,830.790.793,830.001.10.6Union Co.
Valencia Co.66,15224,6431,068.210.581,067.6362.023.1Valencia Co.

Reading the Chart:

The entries under the Area in square miles headings are areas.

The entries under the Population and Housing Units headings are totals.

The Density per square mile of land area values are derived by dividing the population (or housing unit) count by the land ares. For example, dividing the total US population of 281,421,906 by the total land area of 3,537,438.44 gives a density value of 79.6 people per square mile.

In this chart the length of all of the colored bars represent percentages of the highest value of any county in the state. For example, the county with the highest population will have a colored bar that fills the cell. A county with half that many people will have a colored bar that fills half the cell. The same method is used for the colored bars shown in the Area and Density table cells. For small percentages the bar does not appear.

Abbreviations used in location names: Co.=County, C.A.=Census Area, Pa.=Parish, Mu.=Municipio.

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