Curry County, New Mexico

Curry County Courthouse in Clovis
Curry County Courthouse in Clovis

Curry County is in east central New Mexico with Texas to the east. This is the high plains in eastern New Mexico: flat, grassy and mostly empty countryside... although it is good for the construction and operation of big wind farms, the growing of grains and the raising of cattle.

Named in honor of George Curry, territorial governor of New Mexico from 1907 to 1910, Curry County was formed in 1909 and contains 1,406 square miles of land and 2 square miles of water. The county seat and largest town is Clovis.

Fast Facts about Curry County, New Mexico
Types of Jobs:
Private Sector, wages or salary: 67%
Government Sector: 22%
Unincorporated, Self-Employed: 10%
Homemaker, Unpaid: 1%
Population Density: 32 People per Square Mile
Cost of Living Index for Curry County: 82.9
Median Resident Age: 30.8 Years
2014 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $36,450
Median Home Value: $104,250
Major Industries:
Educational Services, Health Care, Lodging & Food Services, Construction, Agriculture, Government, Retail Services, Automotive Parts & Dealers, Food Processing, Social Services, Finance & Insurance Services
Population Demographics: 2010
Total Population 48,376
Males 24,288
Females 24,088
Population by Age
Under 18 13,717
18 & over 34,659
20-24 3,974
25-34 7,235
35-49 8,817
50-64 7,652
65 & over 5,526
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino 19,117
Non Hispanic or Latino 29,259
Population by Race
White 33,728
African-American 3,055
Asian 625
Native American 566
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 52
Other 8,344
Two or more 2,006