Facts About Doña Ana County, New Mexico
Doña Ana County is a county located in the southern part of the state of New Mexico, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 209,233, which makes it the second-most populated county in New Mexico. Its county seat is Las Cruces, the second-most populous municipality in New Mexico. The county is named for Doña Ana Robledo, who died there in 1680 while fleeing the Pueblo Revolt. Doña Ana County consists of the Las Cruces, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the El Paso-Las Cruces, TX-NM Combined Statistical Area. Doña Ana is pronounced Doh-nya Ahna, fast speech. It borders Luna, Sierra, and Otero counties in New Mexico, El Paso County, Texas, to the east and southeast, and the state of Chihuahua, Mexico to the south.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,814 square miles (9,880 km²), of which 3,808 square miles (9,860 km²) is land and 6.9 square miles (18 km²) (0.2%) is covered by water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 174,682 people, 59,556 households, and 42,939 families residing in the county. The population density was 46 people per square mile (18/km²). There were 65,210 housing units at an average density of 17 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 67.82% White, 1.56% Black or African American, 1.48% Native American, 0.76% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 24.74% from other races, and 3.58% from two or more races. 63.35% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 59,556 households out of which 38.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.40% were married couples living together, 14.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.90% were non-families. 21.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.36.
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