Torrance County is located in central New Mexico. The County Seat is Estancia and the largest city is Moriarty. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.torrancecountynm.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 15,611 and the 2010 census population was 16,383. The land area is 3,344.85 square miles and there are 4.9 persons per square mile.
90.6% of the population is White, 2.1% is Black or African American, 40.5% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 3.8% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.3% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.6% is two or more races. 80.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 14.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $105,200, there are 5,638 households, an average of 2.71 persons per household. The per capita income is $18,675, the median household income is $31,161, and 28.6% of the persons in Torrance County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,170. Retail sales (in $1000) were $157,502, and sales per capita were $9,501. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 27%.
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