Cibola County

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Cibola County, New Mexico

515 W High Ave
Grants, NM 87020
Phone: (505) 287-9431
Fax: (505) 285-2562

On the central western border of NM, west of Albuquerque; organized Jun 19, 1981 from Valencia County. Name Origin: For the Cibola National Forest, part of which is within the county. Origin and meaning of name unknown; possibly a transliteration of Zuni Indian shiwina, the name for their tribal range; or possibly from Isleta Indian sibulada 'buffalo.'

Area (sq mi):: 4541.71 (land 4539.21; water 2.50) Population per square mile: 6.10
Population 2005: 27,620 State rank: 17 Population change: 2000-20005 7.90%; 1990-2000 7.60% Population 2000: 25,595 (White 24.70%; Black or African American 1.00%; Hispanic or Latino 33.40%; Asian 0.40%; Other 59.00%). Foreign born: 2.30%. Median age: 33.10
Income 2000: per capita $11,731; median household $27,774; Population below poverty level: 24.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $14,935-$16,926
Unemployment (2004): 5.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.30% Median travel time to work: 23.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 22.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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