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

The community of Taos is the Seat for Taos County.

Taos County is one of the original counties of New Mexico and was founded in 1852.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Taos had a population of 31,507 people. This is an increase of 5.1% since the last Census (which gave a population of 29,979 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Taos represented 1.65% of the total population of New Mexico, making it the state's 16th 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.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201032,937+9.87%+4.54% since 2009
200931,507+5.1% 
200831,508+5.1%-0.34% since 2007
200731,614+5.45% 
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200029,979The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Taos   5,5254,70017.55% increase  
Questa   1,9001,8641.93% increase  
Red River   5134845.99% increase  
Taos Ski Valley   58563.57% increase  

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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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