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Grant County, New Mexico (NM)

County population in 2016: 28,856 (58% urban, 42% rural); it was 31,002 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,375
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,644
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 9,053
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,567 (it was 3,093 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

31%

Land area: 3966 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 7 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Grant County: 83.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Retail trade (20.4%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (18.3%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (15.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 62%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 34%
  • Unpaid family work: 3%
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Races in Grant County, New Mexico:

  • Hispanic or Latino (50.4%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (46.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.7%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (1.1%)
Median resident age:  47.0 years
New Mexico median age:  37.7 years
Males: 14,240  (49.3%)
Females: 14,616  (50.7%)
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Average household size:
Grant County:

2.0 people
New Mexico:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $39,804 ($29,134 in 1999)

This county:

$39,804
New Mexico:

$46,748

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $525 (lower quartile is $360, upper quartile is $698)
This county:

$525
State:

$682


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $139,929 (it was $82,600 in 2000)
Grant:

$139,929
New Mexico:

$167,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $83,038 - $244,136
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $977
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $287

Institutionalized population: 323

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 11
  • Burglaries: 48
  • Thefts: 53
  • Auto thefts: 0

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 8
  • Burglaries: 69
  • Thefts: 44
  • Auto thefts: 0
Grant County, NM map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $244,500
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $232,100

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $630 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $671 (0.5%)

Grant County household income distribution in 2009 Grant County home values distribution Grant County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 20.4%
Grant County:

20.4%
New Mexico:

19.8%
(13.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.3% for Black residents, 26.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 69.2% for American Indian residents, 18.5% for other race residents, 17.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 47.0 years old
(Males: 45.5 years old, Females: 48.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 58.2 years old, Black residents: 19.7 years old, American Indian residents: 32.2 years old, Asian residents: 60.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 36.1 years old, Other race residents: 39.4 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Grant County is $422 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $480 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $676 a month.

Cities in this county include: Silver City, Bayard-Santa Rita, Bayard, Tyrone, Santa Clara, Mimbres, Arenas Valley, Hurley, Pinos Altos, Rosedale.

2012 air pollution in Grant County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.038 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 11.8 µg/m3. Below U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.000 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Pike County, Georgia , Washington County, Georgia , Morris County, Texas , Parker County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.8%
New Mexico:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 2,049
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 27.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,079 (65.4% naturalized citizens)

Grant County:

3.7%
Whole state:

9.5%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 81
  • 2000 to 2009: 94
  • 1990 to 1999: 217
  • 1980 to 1989: 160
  • 1970 to 1979: 191
  • Before 1970: 493
Note: State values scaled to Grant County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 95.2%

Grant County marital status for males Grant County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 9,452
  • One, attached: 102
  • Two: 277
  • 3 or 4: 184
  • 5 to 9: 159
  • 10 to 19: 52
  • 20 to 49: 58
  • 50 or more: 4
  • Mobile homes: 4,405
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 27

Housing units in Grant County with a mortgage: 4,035 (42 second mortgage, 147 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,805

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

54.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Grant County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic9,58713
Evangelical Protestant2,53027
Other1,75713
Mainline Protestant8737
None14,767-
Grant County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Grant County:

1.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.34 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.67 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Grant County:

4.72 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 24
This county:

8.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Grant County:

7.3%
New Mexico:

6.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Grant County:

19.6%
State:

22.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.1%
State:

11.5%

Agriculture in Grant County:

Average size of farms: 4478 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $27,733
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 98.14%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $23,229
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $22,975
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 81.62%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.67
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.06%
Land in orchards: 102 acres

Earthquake activity:

Grant County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above New Mexico state average. It is 195% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 488.8 miles away from Grant County center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 433.7 miles away from the county center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 487.8 miles away from the county center
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 437.3 miles away from the county center
On 10/15/1979 at 23:16:54, a magnitude 7.0 (5.7 MB, 6.9 MS, 7.0 ML, 6.4 MW) earthquake occurred 429.9 miles away from Grant County center
On 1/4/2006 at 08:32:32, a magnitude 6.7 (6.1 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.6 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 389.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • New Mexico Whitewater-Baldy Fire Complex, Incident Period: May 23, 2012 to July 31, 2012, Fire Management Assistance Declared: May 26, 2012, FEMA Id: 2978, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • New Mexico Quail Ridge Fire, Incident Period: March 07, 2011 to March 11, 2011, Fire Management Assistance Declared: March 08, 2011, FEMA Id: 2866, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • New Mexico Severe Storms & Flooding, Incident Period: July 26, 2006 to September 18, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1659: August 30, 2006, FEMA Id: 1659, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New Mexico Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3229: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3229, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Mexico New Mexico Fire, Incident Period: May 05, 2000 to July 07, 2000, Emergency Declared EM-3154: May 10, 2000, FEMA Id: 3154, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • New Mexico Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: January 05, 1993 to February 27, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-992: June 07, 1993, FEMA Id: 992, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New Mexico SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: January 18, 1985, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-731: January 18, 1985, FEMA Id: 731, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New Mexico SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: September 18, 1983 to October 02, 1983, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-692: October 24, 1983, FEMA Id: 692, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New Mexico FLOODING, Incident Period: January 29, 1979, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-571: January 29, 1979, FEMA Id: 571, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • New Mexico Heavy Rains, Flooding, Incident Period: November 20, 1972, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-361: November 20, 1972, FEMA Id: 361, Natural disaster type: Flood, Heavy Rain

The number of natural disasters in Grant County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (73%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • Iran (4%)
  • Colombia (3%)
  • El Salvador (1%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (1%)
  • Ireland (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Grant County (%):

  • American (6%)
  • German (5%)
  • English (4%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • European (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

Grant County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 8,985 (82.9%)
  • Carpooled: 784 (7.2%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 32 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 32 (0.3%)
  • Bicycle: 57 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 333 (3.1%)
  • Worked at home: 637 (5.9%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Grant County, New Mexico in 2000:

  • 296 people in nursing homes
  • 192 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 56 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 55 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally ill

People in group quarters in Grant County, New Mexico in 2010:

  • 236 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 217 people in college/university student housing
  • 74 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 38 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 13 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 12 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $39,316.

5.68% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,676 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.68%
New Mexico average:

6.50%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
1.58% relocated from other counties in New Mexico ($9,237 average AGI)
4.10% relocated from other states ($31,439 average AGI)
Grant County:

4.10%
New Mexico average:

3.76%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Dona Ana County, NM  0.37% ($25,175 average AGI)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.29% ($27,129)
from Pima County, AZ  0.27% ($27,310)
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.24% ($32,038)
from Luna County, NM  0.18% ($19,421)
from El Paso County, TX  0.18% ($28,105)
from Catron County, NM  0.12% ($48,923)


5.90% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,097 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.90%
New Mexico average:

6.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.24% relocated to other counties in New Mexico ($10,191 average AGI)
3.66% relocated to other states ($21,905 average AGI)
Grant County:

3.66%
New Mexico average:

3.71%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Dona Ana County, NM  0.99% ($21,566 average AGI)
to Pima County, AZ  0.43% ($39,500)
to Bernalillo County, NM  0.40% ($25,186)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.30% ($36,531)
to Luna County, NM  0.19% ($35,250)
to El Paso County, TX  0.19% ($23,950)
to Hidalgo County, NM  0.14% ($39,467)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.6

Births per 1000 population in Grant County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Grant County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Grant County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Grant County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Grant County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 6,695 (5,507 aged, 1,188 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,086 (16%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Grant County, New Mexico in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (281)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (264)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (236)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (222)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (206)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (191)
  • Congestive heart failure (175)
  • Unspecified dementia (167)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (114)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (110)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 23%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.4
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 12,550
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 231
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 54,006

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,294
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,079
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 17

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 22
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 64

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 3

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 238.9. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 176.8
  • Other - 62.1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 28,856
  • In family households: 22,223 (3,268 male householders, 3,862 female householders)
    4,912 spouses, 7,588 children (6,549 natural, 463 adopted, 600 stepchildren), 777 grandchildren, 366 brothers or sisters, 474 parents, 189 other relatives, 746 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,981 (2,182 male householders (1,781 living alone)), 2,588 female householders (2,237 living alone)), 1,195 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 693

Size of family households: 3,820 2-persons, 1,389 3-persons, 1,014 4-persons, 496 5-persons, 323 6-persons, 65 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,023 1-person, 623 2-persons, 90 3-persons, 47 4-persons.

3,104 married couples with children.
2,213 single-parent households (515 men, 1,698 women).

72.7% of residents of Grant speak English at home.
27.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (86% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (84% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (47% speak English very well, 32% speak English well, 21% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (72% speak English very well, 28% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $210,748,000 ($7,158 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $5,597,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $100,803,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $37,087,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $603,000
Federal grants: $56,822,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,809,000 ($170,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $12,623,000 ($805,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $257,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $8,192,000
Federal Government insurance: $8,341,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,888
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

74 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,467
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

36 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +66
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+15 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,708
Here -57 per 1000 residents
State +5 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Grant County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.81 millions of gallons per day (96% from ground, 4% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.4

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 47
  • 2010 to 2013: 364
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,592
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,772
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,927
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,528
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,776
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,234
  • 1940 to 1949: 875
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,418
Note: State values scaled to Grant population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Grant County, New Mexico
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Grant County population
  • 1 room: 9
  • 2 rooms: 119
  • 3 rooms: 321
  • 4 rooms: 1,010
  • 5 rooms: 2,108
  • 6 rooms: 2,344
  • 7 rooms: 1,149
  • 8 rooms: 854
  • 9+ rooms: 872
  • 1 room: 39
  • 2 rooms: 102
  • 3 rooms: 455
  • 4 rooms: 676
  • 5 rooms: 1,010
  • 6 rooms: 391
  • 7 rooms: 212
  • 8 rooms: 67
  • 9+ rooms: 88
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Grant County, New Mexico
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Grant County population
  • no bedroom: 9
  • 1 bedroom: 351
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,651
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,311
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,188
  • 5+ bedrooms: 221
  • no bedroom: 49
  • 1 bedroom: 340
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,123
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,367
  • 4 bedrooms: 153
  • 5+ bedrooms: 61
Cars and other vehicles available in Grant County, New Mexico in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Grant County population
  • no vehicle: 201
  • 1 vehicle: 2,398
  • 2 vehicles: 3,350
  • 3 vehicles: 1,699
  • 4 vehicles: 632
  • 5+ vehicles: 537
  • no vehicle: 315
  • 1 vehicle: 1,460
  • 2 vehicles: 884
  • 3 vehicles: 266
  • 4 vehicles: 138
  • 5+ vehicles: 19

87% of Grant County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 26% lived in New Mexico.

Grant County:

87.4%
State average:

85.9%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 15,734
  • Other state: 11,758
  • Northeast: 1,197
  • Midwest: 2,577
  • South: 2,693
  • West: 5,367

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Grant County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (44.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17.6%)
  • Electricity (17.0%)
  • Wood (15.5%)
  • Solar energy (2.2%)
  • Other fuel (1.9%)
  • Coal or coke (0.3%)
  • No fuel used (0.2%)
  • Utility gas (50.7%)
  • Electricity (30.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9.2%)
  • Wood (7.9%)
  • Coal or coke (1.8%)
  • Other fuel (1.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 55
Here:

2.0%
New Mexico:

6.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 35
Here:

2.6%
New Mexico:

5.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 108
Here:

8.2%
New Mexico:

11.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Grant County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Hospitals: $4,650,000
    Regular Highways: $446,000
    Correctional Institutions: $338,000
    General Public Buildings: $271,000
    Air Transportation: $69,000
    Parks and Recreation: $29,000
    Sewerage: $14,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $56,561,000
    Police Protection: $2,758,000
    Regular Highways: $1,253,000
    Financial Administration: $1,245,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,070,000
    General - Other: $986,000
    General Public Buildings: $749,000
    Correctional Institutions: $619,000
    Local Fire Protection: $570,000
    Transit Utilities: $545,000
    Solid Waste Management: $302,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $140,000
    Parks and Recreation: $101,000
    Air Transportation: $98,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $59,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $32,000
    Housing and Community Development: $15,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $361,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $24,658,000
    Hospitals: $1,315,000
    Local Fire Protection: $342,000
    Central Staff Services: $231,000
    Police Protection: $114,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $110,000
    Financial Administration: $79,000
    Transit Utilities: $32,000
    Solid Waste Management: $18,000
    Sewerage: $10,000
    Air Transportation: $6,000
    General Public Building: $6,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $24,987,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,511,000

Grant County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $50,985,000
    Solid Waste Management: $397,000
    All Other: $260,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $52,000
    Air Transportation: $37,000
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000
    Sewerage: $6,000
    Regular Highways: $5,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $980,000
    General Local Government Support: $822,000
    Highways: $68,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $605,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $428,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $42,000
    Rents: $32,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $20,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $7,610,000
    All Other: $2,307,000
    Public Welfare: $1,252,000
    General Local Government Support: $600,000
    Transit Utilities: $347,000
    Highways: $274,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,411,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,893,000
    NEC: $1,372,000
    Other License: $154,000
    Other Selective Sales: $79,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $2,000

Grant County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,515,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,838,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,677,000

Grant County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,013,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 912
  • Number of aged recipients: 104
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 808
  • Number of recipients under 18: 96
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 631
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 185
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 333
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 444
Grant County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Grant County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Grant County, NM among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John10874.6 years
Robert10470.3 years
Mary10079.1 years
William8675.9 years
James7571.9 years
George5574.4 years
Manuel5471.0 years
Jose5474.8 years
Frank5373.9 years
Charles5274.6 years
Most common last names in Grant County, NM among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Garcia7477.3 years
Martinez6072.5 years
Gonzales5576.5 years
Lopez4771.4 years
Smith4077.8 years
Madrid3875.8 years
Rodriguez3674.8 years
Johnson3178.7 years
Hernandez3073.1 years
Lucero3079.9 years
Businesses in Grant County, NM
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Arby's1Motel 61
AutoZone1Nike3
Big O Tires1Papa John's Pizza1
Burger King1Pizza Hut2
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Rue211
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx3Sears1
Ford1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1Toyota1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul2
KFC1UPS4
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets1Wendy's1
Maurices1

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