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Encyclopedia > Sierra County, New Mexico
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Sierra County is a county located in the state of New Mexico. As of 2000, the population is 13,270. Its county seat is Truth or Consequences6.


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 10,972 km˛ (4,236 mi˛). 10,827 km˛ (4,180 mi˛) of it is land and 145 km˛ (56 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 1.32% water.


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 13,270 people, 6,113 households, and 3,618 families residing in the county. The population density is 1/km˛ (3/mi˛). There are 8,727 housing units at an average density of 1/km˛ (2/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 86.97% White, 0.48% Black or African American, 1.48% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 8.27% from other races, and 2.54% from two or more races. 26.28% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.


There are 6,113 households out of which 20.40% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.50% are married couples living together, 8.60% have a female householder with no husband present, and 40.80% are non-families. 35.90% of all households are made up of individuals and 19.30% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.13 and the average family size is 2.75.


In the county the population is spread out with 20.10% under the age of 18, 5.40% from 18 to 24, 19.50% from 25 to 44, 27.40% from 45 to 64, and 27.70% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 49 years. For every 100 females there are 100.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 97.70 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $24,152, and the median income for a family is $29,787. Males have a median income of $24,570 versus $19,839 for females. The per capita income for the county is $15,023. 20.90% of the population and 13.80% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 31.50% of those under the age of 18 and 14.70% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


Cities and towns

  • Elephant Butte
  • Truth or Consequences
  • Williamsburg
Regions of New Mexico
Llano Estacado | Sangre de Christo Mountains
Largest Cities
Albuquerque | Las Cruces | Santa Fe
Farmington | Roswell | Clovis | Alamogordo | Los Lunas | Hobbs | Carlsbad | Espanola | Gallup | Las Vegas | Deming | Belen | Taos | Silver City | Portales | Artesia | Los Alamos | Grants
Counties
Bernalillo | Catron | Chaves | Cibola | Colfax | Curry | De Baca | Doņa Ana | Eddy | Grant | Guadalupe | Harding | Hidalgo | Lea | Lincoln | Los Alamos | Luna | McKinley | Mora | Otero | Quay | Rio Arriba | Roosevelt | San Juan | San Miguel | Sandoval | Santa Fe | Sierra | Socorro | Taos | Torrance | Union | Valencia
Colleges and universities
College of Santa Fe | College of the Southwest | Eastern New Mexico University | New Mexico Highlands University | New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology | New Mexico Military Institute | New Mexico State University | St. John's College, Santa Fe | University of New Mexico | Western New Mexico University

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home - Sierra County Tourism (178 words)
Sierra County, home to Elephant Butte Lake (New Mexico's largest), Caballo Lake, the Rio Grande River and our natural hot mineral springs, is truly an Oasis of the Southwest.
Whether you prefer to luxuriate in our natural hot spring baths, visit our museums, relax in nature, explore local shops, or enjoy our art galleries, restaurants and local entertainment, you will not be lost for things to do.
Sierra County is the getaway for rejuvenating your spirit.
Otero County, New Mexico at AllExperts (407 words)
Otero County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Mexico.
In the county the population was spread out with 29.50% under the age of 18, 9.30% from 18 to 24, 28.60% from 25 to 44, 21.00% from 45 to 64, and 11.70% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county was $30,861, and the median income for a family was $34,781.
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