Lincoln County is located in central New Mexico. The County Seat is Carrizozo and the largest city is Ruidoso. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.lincolncountynm.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 19,706 and the 2010 census population was 20,497. The land area is 4,831.09 square miles and there are 4.2 persons per square mile.
93.4% of the population is White, 0.9% is Black or African American, 31.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 3.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.5% is two or more races. 86% have a high school degree or higher, and 23.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $156,300, there are 8,685 households, an average of 2.32 persons per household. The per capita income is $25,449, the median household income is $43,014, and 14.7% of the persons in Lincoln County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 3,100. Retail sales (in $1000) were $245,639, and sales per capita were $11,791. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 27.3%.
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