Curry County, New Mexico

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Curry County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Mexico. The population was approximately 45,044 at the 2000 census. Its county seat is Clovis.[1] It is named in honor of George Curry, territorial governor of New Mexico from 1907 to 1910. It is located on the far eastern state line, adjacent to the state of Texas, forming part of the region of Eastern New Mexico.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,408 square miles (3,646.7 km2), of which 1,406 square miles (3,641.5 km2) is land and 2 square miles (5.2 km2) (0.12%) is water.

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Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 45,044 people, 16,766 households, and 11,870 families residing in the county. The population density was 32 people per square mile (12/km²). There were 19,212 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 72.40% White, 6.86% Black or African American, 1.00% Native American, 1.78% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 14.08% from other races, and 3.75% from two or more races. 30.38% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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