Do±a Ana County

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Do±a Ana County, New Mexico

180 W Amador Ave
Las Cruces, NM 88001
Phone: (505) 647-7200
Fax: (505) 647-7302
www.co.dona-ana.nm.us

On the central southern border of NM, south of Albuquerque; original county; organized Jan 9, 1852 (prior to statehood); annexed Arizona County 1861. Name Origin: For either Dona Ana Robledo, a woman famous for charity in the 1600s, or for Dona Ana Maria Nina de Cordova, a girl captured during an Apache raid and never seen again

Area (sq mi):: 3814.62 (land 3807.18; water 7.44) Population per square mile: 49.80
Population 2005: 189,444 State rank: 2 Population change: 2000-20005 8.50%; 1990-2000 28.90% Population 2000: 174,682 (White 32.50%; Black or African American 1.60%; Hispanic or Latino 63.40%; Asian 0.80%; Other 29.90%). Foreign born: 18.70%. Median age: 30.20
Income 2000: per capita $13,999; median household $29,808; Population below poverty level: 25.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,829-$20,756
Unemployment (2004): 6.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.30% Median travel time to work: 21.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 18.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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