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The 2000 Census showed that Dona Ana County * Do?a Ana County had a population of 174,682 people. This represented 9.6% of the total population of New Mexico, making it the state's 2nd most populous county (out of 33 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Dona Ana had a population of 206,419 people. This is an increase of 18.17% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010209,233+19.78%+1.36% since 2009
2009206,419+18.17%+2.48% since 2008
2008201,428+15.31%+1.63% since 2007
2007198,205+13.47%+2.28% since 2006
2006193,779+10.93%+2.39% since 2005
2005189,265+8.35%+2.34% since 2004
2004184,935+5.87%+1.53% since 2003
2003182,147+4.27%+2.06% since 2002
2002178,473+2.17%+1.14% since 2001
2001176,460+1.02%+1.02% since 2000
2000174,682The Last Census

Dona Ana County * Do?a Ana County had 65,210 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Dona Ana County * Do?a Ana County has a total area<3> of 3,814 square miles [9,879 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (7.44 square miles [19.26 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Dona Ana County * Do?a Ana County had a population density of 45.88 people per square mile [17.72 people/km²], making it the state's 5th most densely populated county (out of 33 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Dona Ana County * Do?a Ana County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Dona Ana and the state of New Mexico.

Click here for the Dona Ana County * Do?a Ana County QuickFact (QF-35013).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Dona Ana County * Do?a Ana County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Las CrucesQF-353938093,45274,26725.83%
Sunland ParkQF-357564014,85713,30911.63%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Dona Ana County * Do?a Ana County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
LunaQF-35029   W27,04425,0168.11%
OteroQF-35035   NE63,20162,2981.45%
SierraQF-35051   NW12,88613,270-2.89%
El Paso (TX)QF-48141   SE751,296679,62210.55%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Dona Ana. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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