Taos County

Taos County, New Mexico

105 Albright St Suite A
Taos, NM 87571
Phone: (505) 737-6300
Fax: (505) 751-8637
www.taoscounty.org

On the central northern border of NM; north of Santa Fe; original county; organized Jan 9, 1852 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: A Spanish transliteration for a town of the Tewa Pueblos, located in what is now Taos County. From either tuota 'red willow place,' or tuatah 'at the village.'

Area (sq mi):: 2204.62 (land 2203.17; water 1.45) Population per square mile: 14.40
Population 2005: 31,722 State rank: 14 Population change: 2000-20005 5.80%; 1990-2000 29.70% Population 2000: 29,979 (White 33.80%; Black or African American 0.40%; Hispanic or Latino 57.90%; Asian 0.40%; Other 35.50%). Foreign born: 4.10%. Median age: 39.50
Income 2000: per capita $16,103; median household $26,762; Population below poverty level: 20.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,006-$21,694
Unemployment (2004): 7.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.30% Median travel time to work: 21.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 9.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Admission is free for Taos Art Museum members; $10 Adult; $9 Senior; $6 Student; and free for Taos County residents every Sunday.
The boy was among 11 children and five adults living at the compound in Taos County when it was raided on Aug.
Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe described the compound as "the ugliest looking, filthiest" living conditions he'd witnessed.
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Taos, NM, March 22, 2018 --(PR.com)-- This 40th edition of the bi-yearly class offered by the Taos County Economic Development Corporation (New Mexico) to those interested in entering the food business sector is particularly important because of the new regulations and requirements.
Taos County is owed about $1 million in past due solid waste fees, and records show more than 30 percent of county residents have a delinquent balance.
Loring, who collected at Tres Piedras (Taos County) in July 1892, and traveled by rail to Chama (Rio Arriba County) during 1920 December 1893.
Two serve Taos County -- KKIT-FM and KVOT-AM; another serves both Taos and Colfax Counties utilizing two frequencies-- KKTC-FM (on 99.9 and 100.7); and another serves the upper northeast area near Colorado -- KXMT-FM.
For more information, contact the Taos County Chamber of Commerce (taoschamber.com or 800/732-8267).