- San Juan County, New Mexico
Infobox U.S. County
county = San Juan County
state = New Mexico
map size = 200
seat = Aztec | largest city = Farmington
area percentage = 0.44%
census yr = 2000
pop = 113801
web = www.sjcounty.net/
San Juan County is a county located in the
U.S. stateof New Mexico. It is part of the Farmington, New Mexico Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2000, the population was 113,801. Its county seatis Aztec.GR|6
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 5,538
square miles (14,344 km²), of which, 5,514 square miles (14,281 km²) of it is land and 24 square miles (63 km²) of it (0.44%) is water. Indian reservations (and off-reservation trust lands) comprise 63.4 percent of the county's land area: The Navajo Indian Reservationtakes up 60.45% and the Ute Mountain Ute Indian Reservationanother 2.93%.
The physical features include three rivers, the San Juan, Animas and the La Plata, volcanic structures, buttes, mesas, badlands, and fertile river valleys.
Rio Arriba County, New Mexico- east
Sandoval County, New Mexico- southeast
McKinley County, New Mexico- south
Apache County, Arizona- west
San Juan County, Utah- northwest (at a single point)
Montezuma County, Colorado- north
La Plata County, Colorado- north
Archuleta County, Colorado- northeast
Aztec Ruins National Monument
Chaco Culture National Historical Park(part)
* New Mexico State Road 516
*New Mexico State Road 371
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 113,801 people, 37,711 households, and 28,924 families residing in the county. The population densitywas 21 people per square mile (8/km²). There were 43,221 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 52.83% White, 0.44% Black or African American, 36.88% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 6.77% from other races, and 2.78% from two or more races. 14.99% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 37,711 households out of which 42.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.70% were married couples living together, 14.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.30% were non-families. 19.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.99 and the average family size was 3.43.
In the county the population was spread out with 32.60% under the age of 18, 10.00% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 20.20% from 45 to 64, and 9.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 98.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.70 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $33,762, and the median income for a family was $37,382. Males had a median income of $35,066 versus $21,299 for females. The
per capita incomefor the county was $14,282. About 18.00% of families and 21.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.60% of those under age 18 and 18.20% of those age 65 or over.
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