Hidalgo County, New Mexico

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Hidalgo County is the southernmost county of the U.S. state of New Mexico. As of the 2000 census, the population was 5,932, down from its 1980 peak of 6,049 but up 25% since 1970. Over half of the county's population live in the county seat of Lordsburg.

Hidalgo was created on February 25, 1919, from the southern part of Grant County. According to the 2001-2002 New Mexico Blue Book, it was named for the town north of Mexico City where the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed. Other sources cite Miguel Hidalgo as the county's namesake.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,446 square miles (8,930 km2), 1 square kilometre (0.39 sq mi) (0.01%) of which is water. The southern part of the county bounded on the east and south by Mexico is known as the Bootheel.

Adjacent counties and municipios

National protected areas

Demographics

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