Colfax County is located in northeast New Mexico. The County Seat is Raton and the largest city is Raton. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.colfax.nm.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 12,680 and the 2010 census population was 13,750. The land area is 3,758.06 square miles and there are 3.7 persons per square mile.
94% of the population is White, 0.9% is Black or African American, 48.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 2.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2% is two or more races. 86.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 19.8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $117,100, there are 5,574 households, an average of 2.33 persons per household. The per capita income is $21,387, the median household income is $37,734, and 17.7% of the persons in Colfax County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,363. Retail sales (in $1000) were $158,777, and sales per capita were $12,049. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 21%.
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