Quay County, New Mexico


Quay County, New Mexico

Infobox U.S. County
county = Quay County
state = New Mexico




map size = 200
founded = January 28, 1903
seat = Tucumcari | largest city = Tucumcari
area_total_sq_mi =2882
area_water_sq_mi =7
area percentage = 0.24%
census yr = 2000
pop = 10155
density_km2 =1
web = www.quayco.com/
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Courthouse in Tucumcari|

Quay County (pronounced "kway") is a county located in the U.S. state of New Mexico. As of the 2000 census, the population was 10,155. Its county seat is TucumcariGR|6. It was named for Pennsylvania senator Matthew Quay, who supported New Mexican statehood. [ [http://www.vivanewmexico.com/ghosts/hscounty.html Historical Sidebar: New Mexico Counties] , Viva New Mexico!, c. 1996. Accessed 2008-05-01.]

Geography

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

Adjacent counties

* Union County, New Mexico - north
* Harding County, New Mexico - northwest
* San Miguel County, New Mexico - west
* Guadalupe County, New Mexico - west
* De Baca County, New Mexico - southwest
* Roosevelt County, New Mexico - south
* Curry County, New Mexico - south
* Deaf Smith County, Texas - southeast
* Oldham County, Texas - east
* Hartley County, Texas - northeast

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 10,155 people, 4,201 households, and 2,844 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 5,664 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). 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.

Localities

City

*Tucumcari

Villages

*House
*Logan
*San Jon

Communities

*Forrest
*Glenrio
*McAlister
*Nara Visa
*Quay
*Wheatland

References


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