Roosevelt County, New Mexico

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Roosevelt County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Mexico. It was created in 1903 from Chaves and Guadalupe Counties. As of 2000, the population was 18,018. Its county seat is Portales.[1]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,455 square miles (6,358 km²), of which 2,448 square miles (6,342 km²) is land and 6 square miles (16 km²) (0.26%) is water.

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National protected area

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 18,018 people, 6,639 households, and 4,541 families residing in the county. The population density was 7 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 7,746 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 74.14% White, 1.65% Black or African American, 1.10% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 19.76% from other races, and 2.65% from two or more races. 33.29% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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