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Taos County, New Mexico
Taos Mtn from El Prado
Taos Mountain from El Prado
Seal of Taos County, New Mexico
Seal
Map of New Mexico highlighting Taos County
Location in the state of New Mexico
Map of USA NM
New Mexico's location in the U.S.
Founded January 9, 1852
Seat Taos
Largest town Taos
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,204 sq mi (5,708 km²)
2,203 sq mi (5,706 km²)
1.3 sq mi (3 km²), 0.06%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

32,907
15/sq mi (6/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website www.taoscounty.org

Taos County is a county in the U.S. state of New Mexico. As of the 2010 census, the population was 32,937.[1] Its county seat is Taos.[2] The county was formed in 1852 as one of the original nine counties in New Mexico Territory.[3]

Taos County comprises the Taos, NM Micropolitan Statistical Area.

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,204 square miles (5,710 km2), of which 2,203 square miles (5,710 km2) is land and 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2) (0.06%) is water.[4]

The county's highest point is the summit of Wheeler Peak at 13,161 feet (4,011 m). This is also the highest natural point in New Mexico. The county has the highest mean elevation of any U.S. county outside of Colorado, even though it ranks only 22nd overall.[5] Taos County contains 17 of New Mexico's highest 25 peaks.

Adjacent countiesEdit

National protected areaEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1910 12,008
1920 12,773 6.4%
1930 14,394 12.7%
1940 18,528 28.7%
1950 17,146 −7.5%
1960 15,934 −7.1%
1970 17,516 9.9%
1980 19,456 11.1%
1990 23,118 18.8%
2000 29,979 29.7%
2010 32,937 9.9%
Est. 2016 33,065 [6] 10.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2013[1]

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 29,979 people, 12,675 households, and 7,757 families residing in the county. The population density was 14 people per square mile (5.2537/km²).[12] There were 17,404 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3.0500/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 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. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 57.94% of the population.[11]

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

In the county, the population was 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 were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,762, and the median income for a family was $33,995. Males had a median income of $27,310 versus $21,121 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,103. About 16.10% of families and 20.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.60% of those under age 18 and 20.80% of those age 65 or over.

2010 censusEdit

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 32,937 people, 14,806 households, and 8,437 families residing in the county.[13] The population density was 15.0 inhabitants per square mile (5.8 /km2). There were 20,265 housing units at an average density of 9.2 per square mile (3.6 /km2).[14] The racial makeup of the county was 68.7% white, 6.2% American Indian, 0.7% Asian, 0.4% black or African American, 19.1% from other races, and 4.9% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 55.8% of the population.[13] In terms of ancestry, 10.8% were English, 10.3% were German, 9.0% were Irish, and 1.2% were American.[15]

Of the 14,806 households, 26.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.3% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 43.0% were non-families, and 36.0% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.85. The median age was 45.2 years.[13]

The median income for a household in the county was $35,441 and the median income for a family was $43,236. Males had a median income of $34,245 versus $28,325 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,145. About 14.5% of families and 17.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.3% of those under age 18 and 11.9% of those age 65 or over.[16]

CommunitiesEdit

Taos County, New Mexico. Fence construction at Los Cordovas. This is vega land, as is much land ad . . - NARA - 521936

Taos Mountain from Los Cordovas, 1941.

Costilla NM Plaza 1943

The plaza of Costilla, 1943

Las Trampas - Eglise

Las Trampas

TownsEdit

VillagesEdit

Census-designated placesEdit

Other communitiesEdit

PoliticsEdit

Presidential Elections Results[17]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 17.9% 2,727 69.9% 10,668 12.2% 1,865
2012 17.8% 2,730 78.1% 11,978 4.1% 631
2008 17.0% 2,866 81.8% 13,816 1.2% 204
2004 24.7% 3,666 74.1% 10,987 1.2% 182
2000 25.2% 2,744 64.6% 7,039 10.2% 1,112
1996 21.2% 2,126 66.0% 6,635 12.9% 1,292
1992 21.2% 2,260 66.0% 7,051 12.8% 1,370
1988 31.3% 2,897 67.7% 6,271 1.0% 91
1984 44.0% 4,154 54.5% 5,144 1.4% 134
1980 41.7% 3,584 50.5% 4,346 7.8% 671
1976 40.1% 3,012 58.7% 4,414 1.2% 91
1972 50.5% 3,617 48.5% 3,472 1.1% 75
1968 49.9% 3,119 47.9% 2,993 2.2% 140
1964 32.2% 2,006 67.4% 4,204 0.5% 28
1960 41.9% 2,620 58.0% 3,631 0.1% 6
1956 53.0% 3,100 46.9% 2,743 0.1% 4
1952 48.9% 2,763 51.0% 2,877 0.1% 6
1948 48.6% 2,852 50.7% 2,977 0.7% 41
1944 50.3% 2,557 49.7% 2,525 0.0% 2
1940 49.1% 3,342 50.9% 3,463 0.1% 5
1936 48.8% 2,918 51.0% 3,051 0.2% 10
1932 42.2% 2,416 57.3% 3,277 0.5% 30
1928 57.0% 2,441 43.0% 1,842 0.0% 1
1924 58.7% 2,470 39.3% 1,655 2.0% 84
1920 64.9% 2,519 35.0% 1,359 0.2% 6
1916 58.0% 1,320 40.0% 910 2.1% 48
1912 44.6% 855 39.9% 765 15.5% 298

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/35/35055.html. Retrieved September 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved June 7, 2011. 
  3. ^ "New Mexico: Consolidated Chronology of State and County Boundaries". New Mexico Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2007. http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/NM_Consolidated_Chronology.htm. Retrieved January 2, 2015. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. http://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/docs/gazetteer/counties_list_35.txt. Retrieved January 2, 2015. 
  5. ^ Carl Mills. "Mean County Elevation Lists". http://cohp.org/records/mean_elevation/mean_elevations.html. Retrieved October 19, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/popest/data/tables.2016.html. Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html. Retrieved January 2, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu. Retrieved January 2, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/nm190090.txt. Retrieved January 2, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/briefs/phc-t4/tables/tab02.pdf. Retrieved January 2, 2015. 
  11. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov. Retrieved January 31, 2008. 
  12. ^ Detailed Tables, U.S. Census Bureau
  13. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/DEC/10_DP/DPDP1/0500000US35055. Retrieved 2016-01-24. 
  14. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/DEC/10_SF1/GCTPH1.CY07/0500000US35055. 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. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/10_5YR/DP02/0500000US35055. Retrieved 2016-01-24. 
  16. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/10_5YR/DP03/0500000US35055. Retrieved 2016-01-24. 
  17. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 36°34′N 105°38′W / 36.57, -105.63


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