Guadalupe County, New Mexico

  • Along Mesalands Scenic Byway in Guadalupe County
  • Typical countryside in Guadalupe County
  • Guadalupe County Courthouse in Santa Rosa

Guadalupe County is in east-central New Mexico on the eastern plains. Near Santa Rosa is the famous Blue Hole: one of America's premier freshwater scuba diving sites. Named in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Guadalupe County was formed in 1891 and contains 3,030 square miles of land and 1 square mile of water. The county seat and largest town is Santa Rosa.

Among the attractions available in Guadalupe County are: Santa Rosa Lake State Park, Historic Route 66 and Mesalands Scenic Byway.

Fast Facts about Guadalupe County, New Mexico
Types of Jobs:
Private Sector, wages or salary: 60%
Government Sector: 33%
Unincorporated, Self-Employed: 7%
Population Density: 1 Person per Square Mile
Cost of Living Index for Guadalupe County: 80.9
Median Resident Age: 37.5 Years
2014 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $31,240
Median Home Value: $85,000
Major Industries:
Lodging & Food Services, Educational Services, Construction, Government, Health Care, Agriculture, Transportation Services, Social Services, Repair & Maintenance, Retail Services
Population Demographics: 2010
Total Population 4,687
Males 2,648
Females 2,039
Population by Age
Under 18 1,021
18 & over 3,666
20-24 278
25-34 670
35-49 933
50-64 955
65 & over 728
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino 3,730
Non Hispanic or Latino 957
Population by Race
White 3,298
African-American 79
Asian 62
Native American 90
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
Other 1,004
Two or more 154