Eddy County is located in southeast New Mexico. The County Seat is Carlsbad and the largest city is Carlsbad. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.eddy.nm.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 56,395 and the 2010 census population was 53,829. The land area is 4,175.73 square miles and there are 12.9 persons per square mile.
93.2% of the population is White, 1.9% is Black or African American, 45.7% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.8% is Asian, 2.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.6% is two or more races. 80.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 16.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $110,400, there are 19,866 households, an average of 2.69 persons per household. The per capita income is $28,438, the median household income is $49,165, and 12.5% of the persons in Eddy County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 3,498. Retail sales (in $1000) were $562,792, and sales per capita were $10,980. The percentage of black-owned firms is 1.2%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 28.4%.
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