Quay County, New Mexico

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Quay County (pronounced "kway") is a county located in the U.S. state of New Mexico. As of the 2000 census, the population was 10,155. Its county seat is Tucumcari.[1] It was named for Pennsylvania senator Matthew Quay, who supported New Mexican statehood.[2]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,882 square miles (7,464 km²), of which 2,875 square miles (7,446 km²) is land and 7 square miles (18 km²) (0.24%) is water.

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Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 10,155 people, 4,201 households, and 2,844 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 5,664 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 82.09% White, 0.84% Black or African American, 1.27% Native American, 0.80% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 12.11% from other races, and 2.75% from two or more races. 37.98% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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