Luna County

Luna County, New Mexico

110 N Gold St
Deming, NM 88031
Phone: (505) 546-0491
Fax: (505) 544-4187

On the southern border of NM, west of Las Cruces; organized Mar 16, 1901 from Dona Ana and Grant counties (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For Don Salomon Luna, a sheep rancher and a leader of the Republican party in the state

Area (sq mi):: 2965.28 (land 2965.09; water 0.19) Population per square mile: 8.90
Population 2005: 26,498 State rank: 18 Population change: 2000-20005 5.90%; 1990-2000 38.10% Population 2000: 25,016 (White 39.70%; Black or African American 0.90%; Hispanic or Latino 57.70%; Asian 0.30%; Other 24.40%). Foreign born: 19.50%. Median age: 36.70
Income 2000: per capita $11,218; median household $20,784; Population below poverty level: 32.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $14,594-$17,145
Unemployment (2004): 15.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): -8.00% Median travel time to work: 17.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 10.50%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Deming County seat (14,647)

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