Eddy County, New Mexico

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Eddy County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Mexico. As of 2000, the population was 51,658. Its county seat and largest city is Carlsbad.[1]

Carlsbad Caverns National Park is located in Eddy County.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,198 square miles (10,872.8 km2), of which 4,182 square miles (10,831.3 km2) is land and 16 square miles (41.4 km2) (0.37%) is water. The lowest point in the state of New Mexico is located on the Red Bluff Reservoir in Eddy County, where the impounded Pecos River flows out of New Mexico and into Texas.

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Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 51,658 people, 19,379 households, and 14,069 families residing in the county. The population density was 12 people per square mile (5/km²). There were 22,249 housing units at an average density of 5 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 76.34% White, 1.56% Black or African American, 1.25% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 17.67% from other races, and 2.64% from two or more races. 38.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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