Grant County, New Mexico

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Grant County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Mexico. As of 2000, the population was 31,002. Its county seat is Silver City.[1]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,968 square miles (10,277.1 km2), of which 3,966 square miles (10,271.9 km2) is land and 2 square miles (5.2 km2) (0.04%) is water.

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Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 31,002 people, 12,146 households, and 8,514 families residing in the county. The population density was 8 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 14,066 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 75.67% White, 0.52% Black or African American, 1.35% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 19.02% from other races, and 3.11% from two or more races. 48.79% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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