San Miguel County


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San Miguel County, New Mexico

County Courthouse 500 W National St Suite 100
Las Vegas, NM 87701
Phone: (505) 425-9333
Fax: (505) 425-7019
www.smcounty.net

In east-central NM, east of Santa Fe; original county; organized Jan 9, 1852 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For the town of San Miguel del Bado, Spanish 'Saint Michael of the ford,' a river crossing on the Pecos River on the Old Santa Fe Trail

Area (sq mi):: 4735.63 (land 4717.04; water 18.59) Population per square mile: 6.30
Population 2005: 29,530 State rank: 16 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.00%; 1990-2000 17.00% Population 2000: 30,126 (White 18.90%; Black or African American 0.80%; Hispanic or Latino 78.00%; Asian 0.50%; Other 42.40%). Foreign born: 2.50%. Median age: 35.10
Income 2000: per capita $13,268; median household $26,524; Population below poverty level: 24.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $16,489-$19,956
Unemployment (2004): 6.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.40% Median travel time to work: 23.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 25.60%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Las Vegas County seat (14,031)

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    San Miguel County, Colorado

    PO Box 548
    Telluride, CO 81435
    Phone: (970) 728-3954
    Fax: (970) 728-4808
    www.sanmiguelcounty.org

    On southwestern border of CO; organized Nov 1, 1861, from Ouray County (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For the river, which flows through the county; Spanish for Saint Michael (the Archangel)

    Area (sq mi):: 1288.49 (land 1286.50; water 1.98) Population per square mile: 5.60
    Population 2005: 7,213 State rank: 44 Population change: 2000-20005 9.40%; 1990-2000 80.50% Population 2000: 6,594 (White 90.40%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 6.70%; Asian 0.70%; Other 5.40%). Foreign born: 7.30%. Median age: 34.20
    Income 2000: per capita $35,329; median household $48,514; Population below poverty level: 10.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $34,193-$33,234
    Unemployment (2004): 5.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.40% Median travel time to work: 18.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 4.70%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    References in periodicals archive ?
    The town is located in San Miguel County and encompasses 3.3 square miles of south western Colorado, 330 miles from Denver.
    The San Miguel County Sheriff's Office said the plane reported "a warning light indicated a landing gear was not locked down" before it touched down and its left gear collapsed.
    On Friday, Governor Susana Martinez declared a state of emergency in San Miguel County.
    In Colorado's San Miguel County, south of Nucla, some 1,731 new claims were staked last year; in all of 2002, there were 3.
    That fight and most other development squabbles pit the Town of Telluride and San Miguel County against owners and developers of thousands of acres surrounding the historic hamlet and ski area.
    Write: San Miguel County Commission, Courthouse, Las Vegas, NM 87701.
    The third escapee Charles Tapia (18) was arrested yesterday in a canyon about 20 miles from the San Miguel County jail.

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