New Mexico



New Mexico is a state located in the southwestern region of the United States of America. It was admitted to the Union as the 47th state on January 6, 1912. It is usually considered one of the Mountain States. New Mexico is fifth by area, the 36th-most populous, and the sixth-least densely populated of the 50 United States.

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Census Data

Population estimates, July 1, 2016, (V2016)2,081,015
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2016)2,059,198
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2016, (V2016)1.10
Population, Census, April 1, 20102,059,179
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent, April 1, 20107.00
Persons under 18 years, percent, April 1, 201025.20
Persons 65 years and over, percent, April 1, 201013.20
Female persons, percent, April 1, 201050.60
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent, April 1, 201068.40
Black or African American alone, percent, April 1, 20102.10
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, April 1, 20109.40
Asian alone, percent, April 1, 20101.40
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, April 1, 20100.10
Two or More Races, percent, April 1, 20103.70
Hispanic or Latino, percent, April 1, 2010 (b)46.30
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, April 1, 201040.50
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2011-2015164,157
Foreign born persons, percent, 2011-20159.80
Housing units, April 1, 2010901,388
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2011-201568.10
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2011-2015160,300
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2011-20151,227
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2011-2015327
Median gross rent, 2011-2015777
Families and Living Arrangements
Households, 2011-2015763,603
Persons per household, 2011-2015267.00
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2011-201585.70
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2011-201535.70
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2011-201584.20
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2011-201526.30
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2011-201510.10
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent12.80
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2011-201559.10
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2011-201554.90
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c)4,349,672
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000) (c)11,236,630
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000) (c)29,102,352
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c)10,720,363
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c)25,179,274
Total retail sales per capita, 2012 (c)12,073
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2011-201522
Income and Poverty
Median household income (in 2015 dollars), 2011-201544,963
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2015 dollars), 2011-201524,012
Persons in poverty, percent20.40
All firms, 2012151,363
Men-owned firms, 201271,132
Women-owned firms, 201259,044
Minority-owned firms, 201260,622
Nonminority-owned firms, 201260,622
Veteran-owned firms, 201214,096
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012128,693
Population per square mile, 201017
Land area in square miles, 2010121,298