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Catron County Area Information

Catron County is centrally located on the state's western border, right on the Continental Divide. It lies in the heart of some of the most spectacular country in the Southwest, just to the north of the Gila Wilderness area, the oldest declared wilderness in the U.S. The terrain consists predominately of mountain and high mesas with extensive plain regions in the north and east.

Photo of an old, rusted car with mountains in the background. photo credit: Arthur Drooker
Photo courtesy of Arthur Drooker, who took it as part of his This link opens in a new windowPie Town Revisited project.

Catron County is New Mexico's largest county and has a land area that encompasses 6,928 square miles. More than half the land is designated as one of three national forests (Gila, Cibola, and Apache), making the population density only 0.5 persons per square mile. The 2012 population estimate is 3,662, with 31.7% of them 65 years of age or older. For more census information, such as race, education, and income, see the This link opens in a new windowU.S. Census Bureau Web site.


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