Grady, New Mexico

Grady Village Hall
Grady Village Hall

Grady was established on the Llano Estacado (the Staked Plains) in northern Curry County in 1907. As Pearl Grady was the first postmaster (postmistress) and owned most of the town site, the settlement was named after her. The original impetus for the founding of the town was the impending arrival of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad... however, as the location of the track right-of-way was a guess, the site was bypassed and the tracks ran to the north (through Tucumcari) and to the south (through Clovis).

Over time, the settlement at Grady has had a couple grocery stores, a dentist, a doctor, a drugstore, a hotel, cafe, lumber & hardware store and other small businesses. A fire in 1925 burned the whole south side of town, leaving only the hotel intact. Then a tornado ripped through town in 1952 and wiped out a lot of housing. Somehow, the town still survives, although the local school is looking at a severe cutback in state funding and a dwindling population of kids. That said, the population of Grady is actually up more than 10% since 2000. And Grady is probably the best-educated (per capita) settlement in Curry County.

Fast Facts about Grady, New Mexico
Grady, Curry County, NM 88120
Latitude: 34.821944°N
Longitude: 103.316667°W
Founded: 1907
Elevation: 4,600'

High School or Higher: 82.0%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 19.7%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 13.1%
Cost of Living Index for Grady: 85.6

2014 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $33,300
Median Home Value: $46,200
Median Resident Age: 46.8 Years
Major Industries:
Educational Services, Construction, Agriculture
Unemployed (August 2014): 4.5%
Population Demographics: 2010
Total Population 107
Males 49
Females 58
Population by Age
Under 18 26
18 & over 81
20-24 1
25-34 8
35-49 20
50-64 17
65 & over 33
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino 20
Non Hispanic or Latino 87
Population by Race
White 87
African-American 0
Asian 0
Native American 0
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
Other 16
Two or more 4