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

The community of Tucumcari is the Seat for Quay County.

Quay County was founded in 1903 and was created by taking area from GuadalupeCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Quay had a population of 8,917 people. This is a decrease of 12.19% since the last Census (which gave a population of 10,155 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Quay represented 0.56% of the total population of New Mexico, making it the state's 26th 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
20109,041-10.97%+1.39% since 2009
20098,917-12.19%-0.54% since 2008
20088,965-11.72%-0.21% since 2007
200010,155The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Tucumcari   5,2475,98912.39% decrease  
Logan   9971,0948.87% decrease  
San Jon   24830618.95% decrease  
House   637212.5% decrease  

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<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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