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

1,408 sq mi (3,647 km²)

2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.12%
 - (2000)
 - Density

31/sq mi (12/km²)

Curry County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Mexico. It population is approximately 45,044 (US Census, 2002). Its county seat is Clovis6. It is named in honor of George Curry, territorial governor of New Mexico from 1907 to 1910. It is located on the far eastern state line, adjacent to the state of Texas, forming part of the region of Eastern New Mexico.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,646 km² (1,408 sq mi). 3,641 km² (1,406 sq mi) of it is land and 4 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.12%) is water.

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As of the census² of 2000, there were 45,044 people, 16,766 households, and 11,870 families residing in the county. The population density was 12/km² (32/sq mi). There were 19,212 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (14/sq mi). 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.




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

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