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

The community of Estancia is the Seat for Torrance County.

Torrance County was founded in 1903. Torrance was created by taking area from Bernalillo and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Torrance had a population of 16,475 people. This is a decrease of 2.58% since the last Census (which gave a population of 16,911 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Torrance represented 0.93% of the total population of New Mexico, making it the state's 23rd 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
201016,383-3.12%-0.56% since 2009
200916,475-2.58%+0.91% since 2008
200816,327-3.45%-1.51% since 2007
200016,911The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Moriarty   1,9751,76511.9% increase  
Estancia   --1,584 
Mountainair   1,1261,1160.9% increase  
Willard   2492403.75% increase  
Encino   90944.26% decrease  

Websites for Torrance County

Official Website:   www.torrancecountynm.org/

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

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