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Time Zone: Grant County lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Silver City is the Seat for Grant County.

Grant County was founded in 1868 and was created by taking area from Dona AnaCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Grant had a population of 29,903 people. This is a decrease of 3.54% since the last Census (which gave a population of 31,002 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Grant represented 1.7% of the total population of New Mexico, making it the state's 14th most populous county (out of 33 counties).

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
200031,002The Last Census

More information can be found on the Grant County Census Page for Grant County.


Below are some of the communities located in Grant County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Grant County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Silver City   10,33010,5452.04% decrease  
Bayard   2,4012,5345.25% decrease  
Santa Clara   1,8571,9444.48% decrease  
Hurley   1,4111,4643.62% decrease  

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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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