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Quay County, New Mexico
Map of New Mexico highlighting Quay 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 January 28, 1903
Seat Tucumcari
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,882 sq mi (7,464 km²)

7 sq mi (18 km²), 0.24%
 - (2000)
 - Density

3/sq mi (1/km²)

Quay County (pronounced "kway") is a county located in the U.S. state of New Mexico. As of the 2000 census, the population is 10,155. Its county seat is Tucumcari6. It was named for Pennsylvania senator Matthew Quay, who supported New Mexican statehood.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 7,464 km² (2,882 sq mi). 7,446 km² (2,875 sq mi) of it is land and 18 km² (7 sq mi) of it (0.24%) is water.

Adjacent Counties[]


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 10,155 people, 4,201 households, and 2,844 families residing in the county. The population density was 1/km² (4/sq mi). There were 5,664 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (2/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 82.09% White, 0.84% Black or African American, 1.27% Native American, 0.80% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 12.11% from other races, and 2.75% from two or more races. 37.98% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,201 households out of which 28.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.10% were married couples living together, 12.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.30% were non-families. 28.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.00% under the age of 18, 6.70% from 18 to 24, 23.30% from 25 to 44, 26.00% from 45 to 64, and 19.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 94.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $24,894, and the median income for a family was $30,362. Males had a median income of $24,801 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,938. About 15.70% of families and 20.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.50% of those under age 18 and 15.80% of those age 65 or over.




Other localities[]

Coordinates: 35°07′N 103°33′W / 35.11, -103.55

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