Roosevelt County is located in east-central New Mexico. The County Seat is Portales and the largest city is Portales. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.rooseveltcounty.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 19,536 and the 2010 census population was 19,846. The land area is 2,447.43 square miles and there are 8.1 persons per square mile.
92% of the population is White, 2.4% is Black or African American, 40.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.3% is Asian, 2.1% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.1% is two or more races. 80.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 21.1% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $111,300, there are 7,043 households, an average of 2.69 persons per household. The per capita income is $17,477, the median household income is $38,764, and 25.4% of the persons in Roosevelt County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,254. Retail sales (in $1000) were $166,682, and sales per capita were $8,752. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 37.3%.
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