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San Miguel County is a county located in the state of New Mexico. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 29,393. Its county seat is
San Miguel County comprises the Las Vegas, NM Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Albuquerque-Santa Fe-Las Vegas, NM Combined Statistical Area.
The county got its name from the town of San Miguel de Bado which was a crossing at the Pecos River on the Old Spanish Trail.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
San Miguel County was established 9 January 1852. The county seat is Las Vegas. The county got its name from the town of San Miguel de Bado which was a crossing at the Pecos River on the Old Spanish Trail. San Miguel is one of the most beautiful counties in New Mexico ranging from mountains to meadows. It has two colleges. Tourism and retirement are of major economic value.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,736 square miles (12,270 km2), of which 4,716 square miles (12,210 km2) is land and 20 square miles (52 km2) (0.4%) is water.
Bordering counties are as follows: