Cibola County, New Mexico

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Cibola County
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Cibola County Courthouse in Grants
Map of New Mexico highlighting Cibola County.svg
Location within the U.S. state of New Mexico
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New Mexico's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 34°55′N107°59′W / 34.92°N 107.99°W / 34.92; -107.99
CountryFlag of the United States.svg United States
StateFlag of New Mexico.svg  New Mexico
FoundedJune 19, 1981
Seat Grants
Largest cityGrants
Area
  Total4,542 sq mi (11,760 km2)
  Land4,539 sq mi (11,760 km2)
  Water2.3 sq mi (6 km2)  0.05%%
Population
  Estimate 
(2016)
27,487
  Density6.0/sq mi (2.3/km2)
Time zone UTC−7 (Mountain)
  Summer (DST) UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional district 2nd
Website www.co.cibola.nm.us

Cibola County is a county in the U.S. state of New Mexico. As of the 2010 census, the population was 27,213. [1] Its county seat is Grants. [2] It is New Mexico's youngest county, and the third youngest county in the United States, created on June 19, 1981, from the westernmost four-fifths of the formerly much larger Valencia County.

U.S. state constituent political entity of the United States

In the United States, a state is a constituent political entity, of which there are currently 50. Bound together in a political union, each state holds governmental jurisdiction over a separate and defined geographic territory and shares its sovereignty with the federal government. Due to this shared sovereignty, Americans are citizens both of the federal republic and of the state in which they reside. State citizenship and residency are flexible, and no government approval is required to move between states, except for persons restricted by certain types of court orders.

New Mexico U.S. state in the United States

New Mexico is a state in the Southwestern region of the United States of America; its capital and cultural center is Santa Fe, which was founded in 1610 as capital of Nuevo México, while its largest city is Albuquerque with its accompanying metropolitan area. It is one of the Mountain States and shares the Four Corners region with Utah, Colorado, and Arizona; its other neighboring states are Oklahoma to the northeast, Texas to the east-southeast, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua to the south and Sonora to the southwest. With a population around two million, New Mexico is the 36th state by population. With a total area of 121,592 sq mi (314,920 km2), it is the fifth-largest and sixth-least densely populated of the 50 states. Due to their geographic locations, northern and eastern New Mexico exhibit a colder, alpine climate, while western and southern New Mexico exhibit a warmer, arid climate.

2010 United States Census 23rd national census of the United States, taken in 2010

The 2010 United States Census is the twenty-third and most recent United States national census. National Census Day, the reference day used for the census, was April 1, 2010. The census was taken via mail-in citizen self-reporting, with enumerators serving to spot-check randomly selected neighborhoods and communities. As part of a drive to increase the count's accuracy, 635,000 temporary enumerators were hired. The population of the United States was counted as 308,745,538, a 9.7% increase from the 2000 Census. This was the first census in which all states recorded a population of over half a million people as well as the first in which all 100 largest cities recorded populations of over 200,000.

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Cibola County comprises the Grants, NM Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also part of the Albuquerque-Santa Fe-Las Vegas, NM Combined Statistical Area.

Albuquerque, New Mexico City in New Mexico, United States

Albuquerque, also known locally as Duke City and abbreviated as ABQ, is the most-populated city in New Mexico with a census-estimated population of 560,218 in 2018. It is the principal city of the Albuquerque metropolitan area, which has 915,927 residents as of July 2018. Albuquerque's Metropolitan statistical area is the 60th-largest in the United States. The Albuquerque MSA population includes the cities of Rio Rancho, Bernalillo, Placitas, Corrales, Los Lunas, Belen, and Bosque Farms, and forms part of the larger Albuquerque–Santa Fe–Las Vegas combined statistical area, with a total population of 1,171,991 in 2016.

Santa Fe, New Mexico State capital city in New Mexico, United States

Santa Fe is the capital of the U.S. state of New Mexico. It is the fourth-largest city in the state and the seat of Santa Fe County.

Las Vegas, New Mexico City in New Mexico, United States

Las Vegas is a city in and the county seat of San Miguel County, New Mexico, United States. Once two separate municipalities, both were named Las Vegas—West Las Vegas and East Las Vegas ; they are separated by the Gallinas River and retain distinct characters and separate, rival school districts.

Geography

Ventana Arch in El Malpais National Monument Malpais Natural Arch.jpg
Ventana Arch in El Malpais National Monument

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 4,542 square miles (11,760 km2), of which 4,539 square miles (11,760 km2) is land and 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2) (0.05%) is water. [3]

Adjacent counties

McKinley County, New Mexico U.S. county in New Mexico

McKinley County is a county in the northwestern section of the U.S. state of New Mexico. As of the 2010 census, the population was 71,492. Its county seat is Gallup. The county was created in 1901 and named for President William McKinley.

Sandoval County, New Mexico U.S. county in New Mexico

Sandoval County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Mexico. As of the 2010 census, the population was 131,561, making it the fourth-most populous county in New Mexico. The county seat is Bernalillo.

Bernalillo County, New Mexico U.S. county in New Mexico

Bernalillo County is the most populous county in the U.S. state of New Mexico. As of the 2010 census, the population was 662,564. The county seat, Albuquerque, is the most populous city in New Mexico.

National protected areas

Cibola National Forest protected forest in New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas

The Cibola National Forest is a 1,633,783 acre United States National Forest in New Mexico, USA. The name Cibola is thought to be the original Zuni Indian name for their pueblos or tribal lands. The name was later interpreted by the Spanish to mean, "buffalo." The forest is disjointed with lands spread across central and northern New Mexico, west Texas and Oklahoma. The Cibola National Forest is divided into four Ranger Districts: the Sandia, Mountainair, Mt. Taylor, and Magdalena. The Forest includes the San Mateo, Magdalena, Datil, Bear, Gallina, Manzano, Sandia, Mt. Taylor, and Zuni Mountains of west-central New Mexico. The Forest also manages four National Grasslands that stretch from northeastern New Mexico eastward into the Texas Panhandle and western Oklahoma. The Cibola National Forest and Grassland is administered by Region 3 of the United States Forest Service from offices in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Elevation ranges from 5,000 ft to 11,301 ft. The descending order of Cibola National Forest acres by county are: Socorro, Cibola, McKinley, Catron, Torrance, Bernalillo, Sandoval County, New Mexico, Lincoln, Sierra, and Valencia counties in New Mexico. The Cibola National Forest currently has 137,701 acres designated as Wilderness. In addition to these acres, it has 246,000 acres classified as Inventoried Roadless Areas pursuant to the Roadless Area Conservation Rule.

El Malpais National Conservation Area

The El Malpais National Conservation Area is a federally protected conservation area in the U.S. state of New Mexico. The El Malpais National Conservation area was established in 1987 and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management as part of the National Landscape Conservation System. The adjoining El Malpais National Monument was established at the same time and is managed by the National Park Service.

El Malpais National Monument national monument in the United States

El Malpais National Monument is a National Monument located in western New Mexico, in the Southwestern United States. The name El Malpais is from the Spanish term Malpaís, meaning badlands, due to the extremely barren and dramatic volcanic field that covers much of the park's area.

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1990 23,794
2000 25,5957.6%
2010 27,2136.3%
Est. 201627,487 [4] 1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census [5]
1790-1960 [6] 1900-1990 [7]
1990-2000 [8] 2010-2016 [1]

2000 census

As of the 2000 census, [9] there were 25,595 people, 8,327 households, and 6,278 families residing in the county. The population density was 6 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 10,328 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 39.61% White, 0.96% Black or African American, 40.32% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 15.44% from other races, and 3.24% from two or more races. 33.42% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

2000 United States Census 22nd determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000

The Twenty-second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13.2% over the 248,709,873 people enumerated during the 1990 Census. This was the twenty-second federal census and was at the time the largest civilly administered peacetime effort in the United States.

Population density A measurement of population numbers per unit area or volume

Population density is a measurement of population per unit area, or exceptionally unit volume; it is a quantity of type number density. It is frequently applied to living organisms, and most of the time to humans. It is a key geographical term. In simple terms population density refers to the number of people living in an area per kilometer square.

There were 8,327 households out of which 38.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.60% were married couples living together, 18.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.60% were non-families. 21.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.95 and the average family size was 3.41.

In the county, the population was spread out with 30.70% under the age of 18, 9.60% from 18 to 24, 27.50% from 25 to 44, 21.50% from 45 to 64, and 10.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 95.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,774, and the median income for a family was $30,714. Males had a median income of $27,652 versus $20,078 for females. The per capita income for the county was $11,731. About 21.50% of families and 24.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.00% of those under age 18 and 17.70% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the 2010 census, there were 27,213 people, 8,860 households, and 6,274 families residing in the county. [10] The population density was 6.0 inhabitants per square mile (2.3/km2). There were 11,101 housing units at an average density of 2.4 per square mile (0.93/km2). [11] The racial makeup of the county was 41.8% white, 41.0% American Indian, 1.0% black or African American, 0.5% Asian, 0.1% Pacific islander, 12.4% from other races, and 3.1% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 36.5% of the population. [10] In terms of ancestry, 5.4% were Irish, and 1.5% were American. [12]

Of the 8,860 households, 38.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.1% were married couples living together, 20.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.2% were non-families, and 24.9% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.30. The median age was 36.6 years. [10]

The median income for a household in the county was $37,361 and the median income for a family was $41,187. Males had a median income of $36,027 versus $25,318 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,712. About 20.1% of families and 24.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.7% of those under age 18 and 14.3% of those age 65 or over. [13]

Education

The Mining Museum in Grants MiningMuseumGrants.jpg
The Mining Museum in Grants

All public schools in the county are operated by Grants/Cibola County Schools.

Corrections

Cibola County is home to three prisons:

In November 2018, following a private autopsy, a unit of the Cibola County Correctional Center (CCCC) was named in the abuse and wrongful death on May 25, 2018 of Roxsana Hernández Rodriguez. Rodriguez was a 33yo transgender immigrant from Honduras. The CCCC is operated under contract by CoreCivic. [17] [18]

Politics

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results [19]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 39.6% 3,19546.4%3,74114.0% 1,127
2012 36.4% 2,99860.2%4,9613.5% 284
2008 34.4% 3,13164.1%5,8271.5% 139
2004 46.4% 3,47752.3%3,9131.3% 97
2000 38.8% 2,75258.2%4,1272.9% 209
1996 32.6% 2,24558.6%4,0308.8% 605
1992 32.6% 2,05153.1%3,33414.3% 899
1988 43.0% 2,64056.4%3,4580.6% 39
1984 53.1%3,57846.6% 3,1400.3% 22

Communities

Acoma Pueblo, "Sky City", 2008 Acoma Pueblo New Mexico.jpg
Acoma Pueblo, "Sky City", 2008
South side of Inscription Rock, El Morro National Monument. Photo by Timothy H. O'Sullivan, 1873. Timothy O'Sullivan, South side of Inscription Rock, New Mexico, 1873.jpg
South side of Inscription Rock, El Morro National Monument. Photo by Timothy H. O'Sullivan, 1873.

City

Town

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

Ghost towns

See also

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Paguate is a census-designated place (CDP) in Cibola County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 421 at the 2010 census.

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Paraje is a census-designated place (CDP) in Cibola County, New Mexico, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the CDP population was 777.

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Coordinates: 34°55′N107°59′W / 34.92°N 107.99°W / 34.92; -107.99