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The 2000 Census showed that Grant County had a population of 31,002 people. This represented 1.7% of the total population of New Mexico, making it the state's 14th most populous county (out of 33 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Grant had a population of 29,903 people. This is a decrease of 3.54% 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
201029,514-4.8%-1.3% since 2009
200929,903-3.54%-0.3% since 2008
200829,993-3.25%+0.34% since 2007
200729,890-3.59%+1.21% since 2006
200629,534-4.74%+0.81% since 2005
200529,296-5.5%+0.83% since 2004
200429,054-6.28%-1.51% since 2003
200329,500-4.84%-2.3% since 2002
200230,195-2.6%-1.68% since 2001
200130,711-0.94%-0.94% since 2000
200031,002The Last Census

Grant County had 14,066 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Grant County has a total area<3> of 3,967 square miles [10,275 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (1.62 square miles [4.2 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Grant County had a population density of 7.82 people per square mile [3.02 people/km²], making it the state's 18th 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 Grant County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Grant and the state of New Mexico.

Click here for the Grant County QuickFact (QF-35017).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Grant County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Silver CityQF-357326010,33010,545-2.04%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Grant County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Greenlee (AZ)QF-04011   W8,0418,547-5.92%
CatronQF-35003   N3,4433,543-2.82%
HidalgoQF-35023   SW5,0575,932-14.75%
LunaQF-35029   SE27,04425,0168.11%
SierraQF-35051   NE12,88613,270-2.89%

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U.S. Census Bureau
Census QuickFact for Grant County

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 Grant. 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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