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Roosevelt County is a county located in the state of New Mexico. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 19,846. Its county seat is
Portales. The county was created in 1903 from Chaves and Guadalupe counties and named for President Theodore Roosevelt. The county's eastern
border is the Texas state line.
Roosevelt County comprises the Portales, NM Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Clovis-Portales, NM Combined Statistical Area.
It was named for Theodore Roosevelt who was our 26th President. Roosevelt was part of the New Mexico Rough Riders when he attacked San Juan Hill during the Spanish-American War.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Roosevelt County was created 28 February 1903. It was named for Theodore Roosevelt who was our 26th President. Roosevelt was part of the New Mexico Rough Riders when he attacked San Juan Hill during the Spanish-American War. Portales is the county seat. This county has major dairy operations, agriculture, and ranching. It has an ancient history with findings of evidence of civilizations 15,000 years old.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,455 square miles (6,360 km2), of which 2,447 square miles (6,340 km2) is land and 7.2 square miles (19 km2) (0.3%) is water.
Bordering counties are as follows: