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Roosevelt County, New Mexico
Seal of Roosevelt County, New Mexico
Map of New Mexico highlighting Roosevelt 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 28 February 1903
Seat Portales
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,455 sq mi (6,358 km²)

6 sq mi (16 km²), 0.26%
 - (2000)
 - Density

8/sq mi (3/km²)

Roosevelt County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Mexico. As of 2000, the population is 18,018. Its county seat is Portales6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 6,358 km² (2,455 sq mi). 6,342 km² (2,448 sq mi) of it is land and 16 km² (6 sq mi) of it (0.26%) is water.

Adjacent Counties[]


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 18,018 people, 6,639 households, and 4,541 families residing in the county. The population density was 3/km² (7/sq mi). There were 7,746 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (3/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 74.14% White, 1.65% Black or African American, 1.10% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 19.76% from other races, and 2.65% from two or more races. 33.29% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,639 households out of which 35.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.00% were married couples living together, 11.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.60% were non-families. 24.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.10% under the age of 18, 16.00% from 18 to 24, 25.50% from 25 to 44, 18.30% from 45 to 64, and 12.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 96.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,586, and the median income for a family was $31,813. Males had a median income of $26,170 versus $20,684 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,185. About 17.30% of families and 22.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.10% of those under age 18 and 16.80% of those age 65 or over.





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Coordinates: 34°01′N 103°29′W / 34.02, -103.48

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