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Taos County is a county located in the state of New Mexico. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 32,937. Its county seat is Taos.
The county was formed in 1852 as one of the original nine counties in New Mexico Territory.
Taos County comprises the Taos, NM Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Taos is an ancient Indian Village built several hundred years ago.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Taos County was created 9 January 1852. Taos is the county seat of Taos County. Taos is an ancient Indian Village built several hundred years ago. This beautiful county is the center for artists and professional people. Tourism is a major commercial activity. Kit Carson loved the area. He lived there several years.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,204 square miles (5,710 km2), of which 2,203 square miles (5,710 km2)
is land and 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2) (0.06%) is water.
The highest point in the county is the summit of Wheeler Peak at 13,161 feet (4,011 m). This is also the highest natural point in the state of New Mexico. The county has the highest mean elevation of any US county outside of Colorado, even though it ranks only 22nd overall. Taos County contains 17 of New Mexico's highest 25 peaks.
Bordering counties are as follows: