San Miguel County, New Mexico


  • Hermit Peak
  • Montezuma Castle
  • Pecos National Historical Park

San Miguel County rises westward from the Great Plains into the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in north central New Mexico. Founded in 1852, San Miguel County contains 4,717 square miles of land and 19 square miles of water. The county seat and largest city is Las Vegas.

Among the attractions in San Miguel County are Villanueva, Storrie Lake and Conchas Lake State Parks, Pecos National Historical Park, Sabinoso Wilderness and Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge.

Fast Facts about San Miguel County, New Mexico
Types of Jobs:
Private Sector, wages or salary: 53%
Government Sector: 36%
Unincorporated, Self-Employed: 10%
Homemaker, Unpaid: 1%
Cost of Living Index for San Miguel County: 86.0
Median Resident Age: 35.1 Years
2014 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $33,440
Median Home Value: $147,700
Major Industries:
Educational Services, Government, Health Care, Construction, Lodging & Food Services, Professional Services, Agriculture & Forestry, Finance & Insurance Services, Waste Management Services, Social Services
 
Population Demographics: 2010
Total Population 29,393
Males 14,661
Females 14,732
Population by Age
Under 18 6,462
18 & over 22,931
20-24 2,035
25-34 3,192
35-49 5,539
50-64 6,545
65 & over 4,469
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino 22,583
Non Hispanic or Latino 6,810
Population by Race
White 19,583
African-American 412
Asian 228
Native American 508
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 37
Other 7,478
Two or more 1,147