Grant County is located in southwest New Mexico. The County Seat is Silver City and the largest city is Silver City. The Official Web Site is located at http://grantcountynm.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 29,096 and the 2010 census population was 29,514. The land area is 3,961.63 square miles and there are 7.4 persons per square mile.
93.6% of the population is White, 1.2% is Black or African American, 49.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.6% is Asian, 2.1% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.3% is two or more races. 83.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 24.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $125,300, there are 12,216 households, an average of 2.36 persons per household. The per capita income is $22,755, the median household income is $37,899, and 20.2% of the persons in Grant County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,244. Retail sales (in $1000) were $261,444, and sales per capita were $8,747. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 25.4%.
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