Cibola County, New Mexico

According to the 2000 Census, Cibola County, New Mexico has a population of 25,595 people. Of those, 10,138 (40%) are White, 246 (984%) are Black, and 8,555 (32%) are Latino[1]. However, 822 (or 3% of the 25,595 people) are not residents by choice but are people in prison.

Even though prisoners cannot participate in the local community, the Census Bureau nevertheless counts them as residents of the county where they are incarcerated.

A more accurate description would not include the prisoners. This would give Cibola County a population of 24,773 with a demographic that is 39% White, 1% Black, and 33% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 25,595 822 24,773
White 10,138 491 9,647
Black 246 86 160
Latino 8,555 425 8,130


[1]The numbers for Whites, Blacks and Latinos may not add up to the total number because we have not included racial groups other than Whites and Blacks and because the Census Bureau considers "Latino" to be an ethnicity, not a race. Most of the people reported as being Latino are also counted as being White or Black.

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