Mora County, New Mexico
Looking west from the edge of Mora
Mora County rises westward from the Great Plains into the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in north central New Mexico. Wagon Mound was one of the major natural landmarks along the Santa Fe Trail.
Formed in 1860, Mora County contains 1,931 square miles of land and 2 square miles of water. The county seat is Mora.
A large part of Mora County is the old Mora Land Grant, first settled around 1835. It was a very prosperous area in those days, then came the Mexican-American War in 1846-8. The settlement at Mora participated in the Taos Rebellion early in 1847 and in retaliation, the American invaders sacked and burned the town, killing almost everyone they came across (women and children included).
Private Sector, wages or salary: 50%
Government Sector: 36%
Unincorporated, Self-Employed: 10%
Homemaker, Unpaid: 4%
2011 Cost of Living Index for Mora County: 84.6
Median Resident Age: 39.6 Years
Estimated Median Household Income: $30,900
Estimated Median Home Value: $119,600
Educational Services, Agriculture & Forestry, Lodging & Food Services, Construction, Government, Social Services, Retail Services, Entertainment & Recreation, Postal Service
Population Demographics: 2010
|Population by Age|
|18 & over||3,839|
|65 & over||915|
|Population by Ethnicity|
|Hispanic or Latino||3,953|
|Non Hispanic or Latino||928|
|Population by Race|
|Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||1|
|Two or more||160|