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Once known as "Uranium Capital of the World"

Grants is a city in Cibola County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Angus A., John R. and Lewis A. Grant, brothers who established a railroad construction camp here

The latitude of Grants is 35.147N. The longitude is -107.85W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 6,460 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,972.


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Median household income
Local
$30,652
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Grants demographic reports
Grants is on the San Jose River
Former and merged names include:
· Grants Station
· Los Alamitos
After uranium was discovered here in 1950, the community boomed. The last uranium mines and mills closed in the early 1980s
Filming location for:
· 1995 movie, "Clockers"
Nearby parks & recreation: El Malpais National Monument
Historic routes: Route 66
Historic sites and museums: New Mexico Mining Museum, Acoma Pueblo Museum
Colleges and universities: New Mexico State University-Grants
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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6% of Grants residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Grants ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Grants was $14,053, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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13% of Grants residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Grants, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $260.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $697.


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Libraries in Grants include Mother Whiteside Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Grants include Cibola County Beacon

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Cibola County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Grants political report.

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The average commute time for Grants workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Grants include Best Western Inn & Suites, Comfort Inn, Econo Lodge, Grants Super 8 Motel, Holiday Inn Express, Motel 6, Travelodge.

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