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McKinley County, New Mexico
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McKinley County, New Mexico

McKinley County is a county located in the U.S. State of New Mexico. As of 2000, the population is 74,798. Its county seat is Gallup6.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 14,129 km² (5,455 mi²). 14,112 km² (5,449 mi²) of it is land and 17 km² (6 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.12% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 74,798 people, 21,476 households, and 16,686 families residing in the county. The population density is 5/km² (14/mi²). There are 26,718 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (5/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 16.39% White, 0.40% Black or African American, 74.72% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 5.47% from other races, and 2.52% from two or more races. 12.40% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 21,476 households out of which 46.00% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.70% are married couples living together, 22.70% have a female householder with no husband present, and 22.30% are non-families. 19.50% of all households are made up of individuals and 5.30% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.44 and the average family size is 3.99.

In the county the population is spread out with 38.00% under the age of 18, 9.70% from 18 to 24, 27.80% from 25 to 44, 17.60% from 45 to 64, and 6.90% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 27 years. For every 100 females there are 93.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $25,005, and the median income for a family is $26,806. Males have a median income of $26,963 versus $21,014 for females. The per capita income for the county is $9,872. 36.10% of the population and 31.90% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 42.30% are under the age of 18 and 31.50% are 65 or older.

Cities and towns

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