Cibola County, New Mexico

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Cibola County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Mexico. As of 2000, the population was 25,595. Its county seat is Grants.[1] It is New Mexico's newest county, created on June 19, 1981, from the westernmost four-fifths of the formerly much larger Valencia County.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,542 square miles (11,763.7 km2), of which 4,539 square miles (11,756.0 km2) is land and 2 square miles (5.2 km2) (0.06%) is water.

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As of the census[2] of 2000, 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.

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