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Colfax County, New Mexico

US county information
NameColfax County
StateNew Mexico
Largest cityRaton
US Area
Total Area3768 sq mi (9759.1 km2)
Land Area3757 sq mi (9730.6 km2)
Water Area11 sq mi (28.5 km2)
Population14189 (2000)
Density1/km2 (2.6/sq mi)
FoundedJanuary 25, 1869

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Colfax County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Mexico. As of 2000, the population was 14,189. Its county seat is Raton. It is the home of Philmont Scout Ranch. The county was named for Schuyler Colfax (1823-1885), seventeenth Vice President of the United States under U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant.

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