Texico, New Mexico

Texico grain elevator
Texico grain elevator

As much as the name "Texico" is a portmanteau of "Texas" and "New Mexico," Texico is the name of the town on the New Mexico side of the border, Farwell is the name on the Texas side. This is primarily a grain-growing, cattle-raising area of the countryside: the skyline is dominated by grain elevators, the air permeated by a hint of feedlot and fertilizers (depending on which way the wind blows).

Kevin Costner made a movie by the name of Swing Vote in 2008. The movie used the name of Texico but the filming was done in Belen.

The population of Texico is up more than 7% since 2000.

Fast Facts about Texico, New Mexico
Texico, Curry County, NM 88135
Latitude: 34.391244°N
Longitude: 103.048239°W
Incorporated: 1909
Elevation: 4,147'

High School or Higher: 58.2%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 5.4%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 2.6%
Cost of Living Index for Texico: 84.9

2014 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $26,500
Median Home Value: $69,000
Median Resident Age: 32.2 Years
Major Industries:
Educational Services, Retail Trade, Agriculture, Government, Construction, Transportation & Warehousing, Manufacturing, Wholesale Trade
Unemployed (August 2014): 4.5%
Population Demographics: 2010
Total Population 1,130
Males 580
Females 550
Population by Age
Under 18 341
18 & over 789
20-24 86
25-34 145
35-49 231
50-64 168
65 & over 130
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino 632
Non Hispanic or Latino 498
Population by Race
White 594
African-American 53
Asian 1
Native American 17
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1
Other 434
Two or more 30