Harding County, New Mexico

  • Between Mosquero and Garcia on La Frontera del Llano Scenic Byway
  • Downtown Mills, New Mexico
  • Harding County Courthouse in Mosquero
  • An abandoned church in Solano

Harding County is in northeastern New Mexico. This is big horse and cattle ranching country: lots of huge, wide open spaces, not so much grass and hardly any people. The population before Dust Bowl days was significantly larger.

Named in honor of President Warren G. Harding, Harding County was formed in 1921 and contains 2,125 square miles of land and 1 square mile of water. The county seat is Mosquero but the big city is Roy.

Fast Facts about Harding County, New Mexico
Types of Jobs:
Private Sector, wages or salary: 39%
Government Sector: 37%
Unincorporated, Self-Employed: 19%
Homemaker, Unpaid: 5%
Cost of Living Index for Harding County: 79.0
Median Resident Age: 48.7 Years
2014 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $32,900
Median Home Value: $69,800
Major Industries:
Agriculture, Educational Services, Government, Lodging & Food Services, Construction, Postal Service, Chemicals, Repair & Maintenance, Health Care, Social Services
Population Demographics: 2010
Total Population 695
Males 367
Females 328
Population by Age
Under 18 92
18 & over 603
20-24 16
25-34 50
35-49 105
50-64 218
65 & over 203
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino 299
Non Hispanic or Latino 396
Population by Race
White 604
African-American 2
Asian 0
Native American 8
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
Other 71
Two or more 10