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Chaves County, New Mexico Facts

Facts
State New Mexico
Land area 6,065.3 square miles
Population Density 10.8 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 65,823
Population change 0.3%
Under 5 years of age 7.4%
Under 18 27.4%
65 and over 14.5%
Females 50.2%
White 92.4
Hispanic or Latino of any race 54.2
Asian 0.9%
Two or more races 1.8%
Black or African American 2.6%
Native American 2.1%
Pacific Islander 0.2%
Had graduated from high school 78%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 18.4%
Veterans 4,801
Households and Housing
Households 23,499
Persons per household 2.7
Living in the same house for one year or more 82.2%
Median household income $39,131
The per capita income $19,492
Live below the poverty line. 21.3%
housing units 26,573
Multi-unit structures 11%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $96,800
Residents owning their homes. 66.5%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 4,032
Women-owned firms 26.3%
Asian-owned firms 1.4%
Hispanic-owned firms 23%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $836,078
Retail sales per capita $13,392
Manufacturers shipments $661,458
Merchant wholesaler sales $0