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Taos County, New Mexico

\nTaos County is a county located in the U.S. State of New Mexico. As of 2000, the population is 29,979. Its county seat is Taos6.

Table of contents
1 Geography
2 Demographics
3 Cities and towns


\nAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 5,710 km² (2,205 mi²). 5,706 km² (2,203 mi²) of it is land and 4 km² (1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.07% water.


\nAs of the
census2 of 2000, there are 29,979 people, 12,675 households, and 7,757 families residing in the county. The population density is 5/km² (14/mi²). There are 17,404 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (8/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 63.77% White, 0.35% Black or African American, 6.59% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 24.84% from other races, and 3.95% from two or more races. 57.94% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 12,675 households out of which 29.90% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.70% are married couples living together, 12.70% have a female householder with no husband present, and 38.80% are non-families. 32.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.90% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.34 and the average family size is 2.98. In the county the population is spread out with 24.50% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 27.40% from 25 to 44, 28.80% from 45 to 64, and 12.30% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 96.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.70 males. The median income for a household in the county is $26,762, and the median income for a family is $33,995. Males have a median income of $27,310 versus $21,121 for females. The per capita income for the county is $16,103. 20.90% of the population and 16.10% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 24.60% are under the age of 18 and 20.80% are 65 or older.

Cities and towns

Chamisal\n*Penasco\n*Picuris Pueblo\n*Questa\n*Ranchos de Taos\n*Red River\n*Rio Lucio\n*Taos\n*Taos Pueblo\n*Taos Ski Valley\n*Vadito