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Curry County, New Mexico

Curry County, New Mexico
Curry County Courthouse in Clovis
Map of New Mexico highlighting Curry County
Location in the state of New Mexico
Map of the United States highlighting New Mexico
New Mexico's location in the U.S.
Founded February 25, 1909
Named for George Curry
Seat Clovis
Largest city Clovis
 • Total 1,408 sq mi (3,647 km2)
 • Land 1,405 sq mi (3,639 km2)
 • Water 3.2 sq mi (8 km2), 0.2%
 • (2010) 48,376
 • Density 34/sq mi (13/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website .org.currycountywww

Curry County is a territorial governor of New Mexico from 1907 to 1910.

Curry County comprises the Clovis, NM Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Clovis-Portales, NM Combined Statistical Area. It is located on the far eastern state line, adjacent to the state of Texas, forming part of the region of Eastern New Mexico.


  • Geography 1
    • Adjacent counties 1.1
  • Demographics 2
    • 2010 2.1
    • 2000 2.2
  • Communities 3
    • Cities 3.1
    • Villages 3.2
    • Census-designated place 3.3
    • Unincorporated communities 3.4
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,408 square miles (3,650 km2), of which 1,405 square miles (3,640 km2) is land and 3.2 square miles (8.3 km2) (0.2%) is water.[3] It is the fourth-smallest county in New Mexico by area.

Adjacent counties



Population makeup according to the 2010 U.S. Census:


As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 45,044 people, 16,766 households, and 11,870 families residing in the county. The population density was 32 people per square mile (12/km²). There were 19,212 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile (5/km²). 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.


St. Vrain Post Office
Bellview Post office
Grier grain elevator



Census-designated place

Unincorporated communities

See also


  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 27, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011. 
  3. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved January 1, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 1, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved January 1, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 1, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 1, 2015. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder".  

External links

  • Curry County Fair information, 2006
  • Curry County information on High Plains Historical Foundation
  • A resource for the Clovis/ Portales/ Curry/ Roosevelt and Cannon Air Force Base Community

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