Mora County

Mora County, New Mexico

518 Mile Marker 29 PO Box 360
Mora, NM 87732
Phone: (505) 387-2448
Fax: (505) 387-9023

In east-central NM, northeast of Santa Fe; organized Feb 1, 1860 from San Miguel County (prior to statehood). Name Origin: Either from personal and family names of early settlers, such as Mora Pineda and Garcia de la Mora, or possibly from the Spanish word meaning 'blackberry' or 'mulberry,' referring to the abundance of fruit locally

Area (sq mi):: 1933.48 (land 1931.10; water 2.38) Population per square mile: 2.60
Population 2005: 5,107 State rank: 28 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.40%; 1990-2000 21.50% Population 2000: 5,180 (White 16.90%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 81.60%; Asian 0.10%; Other 40.90%). Foreign born: 1.70%. Median age: 39.60
Income 2000: per capita $12,340; median household $24,518; Population below poverty level: 25.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $13,378-$15,867
Unemployment (2004): 11.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.00% Median travel time to work: 35.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 45.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Fort Union National Monument, located in Mora County near Watrous, New Mexico, was the largest frontier military post and supply center of the southwest.
In August, a Mora County man was arrested and jailed for his 22nd drunk-driving offense.
La Jicarita Rural Telephone Cooperative and its subsidiary are the telephone and Internet service providers in Mora County N.