Sierra County, New Mexico

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Sierra County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Mexico. As of 2000, the population was 13,270. Its county seat is Truth or Consequences.[1]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,236 square miles (10,972 km²), of which 4,180 square miles (10,827 km²) is land and 56 square miles (145 km²) (1.32%) is water.

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Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 13,270 people, 6,113 households, and 3,618 families residing in the county. The population density was 3 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 8,727 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 86.97% White, 0.48% Black or African American, 1.48% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 8.27% from other races, and 2.54% from two or more races. 26.28% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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