Nationwide Claims to Fame

New Mexico is 1st out of 51 other states in Race - Hispanic or Latino

New Mexico is 2nd out of 51 other states in Income below poverty line

New Mexico is 2nd out of 51 other states in Race - American Indian or Alaska Native

New Mexico is 5th out of 51 other states in Size in square miles

New Mexico is 8th out of 51 other states in Residents younger than 5

New Mexico is 10th out of 51 other states in Residents younger than 18

New Mexico is 13th out of 51 other states in People per household

New Mexico is 14th out of 51 other states in Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

New Mexico is 16th out of 51 other states in Race - Two or More

New Mexico is 17th out of 51 other states in Foreign born residents

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
New Mexico Rank US
Current population (2012) 2,085,538 36th 313,914,040
Size in square miles 121,298.1 5th 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 17 46th 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
New Mexico Rank US
Residents younger than 5 6.9% 8th 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 24.7% 10th 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 14.1% 26th 13.7%
Education Demographics
New Mexico Rank US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 83.1% 43rd 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 25.4% 34th 28.2%
Race Demographics
New Mexico Rank US
Race - White 83.2% 26th 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 2.4% 40th 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 10.2% 2nd 1.2%
Race - Asian 1.6% 37th 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 14th 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.4% 16th 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 47.0% 1st 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 39.8% 48th 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
New Mexico Rank US
Female residents 50.5% 30th 50.8%
Foreign born residents 9.8% 17th 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
New Mexico Rank US
Housing units 908,132 36th 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 15.0% 49th 25.9%
Households 762,002 36th 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 69.6% 17th 66.1%
Home median value $161,800 30th $186,200
People per household 2.6 13th 2.6
Building permits (last year) 4,672 38th 829,658

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
New Mexico Rank US
Income per capita $23,537 45th $27,915
Income per household $44,631 42nd $52,762
Income below poverty line 19.0% 2nd 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
New Mexico Rank US
Non-farm private establishments 43,860 37th 7,354,043
Non-farm private employees 597,568 37th 113,425,965
Total businesses (including small businesses) 157,231 37th 27,092,908
Retail sales $24,469,997 38th $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $12,429 37th $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $3,734,300 37th $613,795,732

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