New Mexico
Demographic Data






New Mexico POPULATION STATISTICS

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated November 2020.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

New Mexico Population & Age Distribution

Total Population
2,096,829

Age

Under 5 Years:
6.1%
5 - 17:
17.5%
18 - 24:
9.7%
25 - 34:
13.4%
35 - 54:
23.9%
55 - 64:
13.0%
Over 65 Years:
16.3%

Educational Attainment of Adults

High School Graduates
85.3%
85.3%
College Graduated
27.1%
27.1%
Attending College
5.8%
5.8%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

Per capita Income

New Mexico
$26,085
$26,085
USA
$31,177
$31,177

Median household income

New Mexico
$48,059
$48,059
USA
$57,652
$57,652

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
20.0%

Employment Industries in NM

Healthcare
14.7%
14.7%
Retail
11.5%
11.5%
Education
10.6%
10.6%
Accommodation
8.9%
8.9%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
7.5%
7.5%
Public Service
7.4%
7.4%
Construction
7.0%
7.0%
Other
5.1%
5.1%
Administration
4.1%
4.1%
Manufacturing
4.0%
4.0%
Transportation
3.1%
3.1%
Finance
3.1%
3.1%
Arts
2.6%
2.6%
Mining
2.3%
2.3%
Wholesale
1.9%
1.9%
Agriculture
1.8%
1.8%
Real Estate
1.7%
1.7%
Information Technology
1.5%
1.5%
Utilities
1.1%
1.1%
Management
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

White
37.7%
37.7%
Black Or African American
1.8%
1.8%
American Indian And Alaska Native
8.8%
8.8%
Asian
1.4%
1.4%
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
0.0%
0.0%
Other Race / Two or More Races
1.7%
1.7%
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
48.5%
48.5%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

Ancestry (Top 20)

Unclassified
13.3%
13.3%
German
8.0%
8.0%
Irish
5.9%
5.9%
English
5.8%
5.8%
Italian
2.1%
2.1%
European
1.9%
1.9%
Scottish
1.5%
1.5%
French
1.5%
1.5%
Polish
1.0%
1.0%
Scots-Irish
0.8%
0.8%
Norwegian
0.8%
0.8%
Dutch
0.8%
0.8%
Swedish
0.7%
0.7%
British
0.5%
0.5%
Welsh
0.5%
0.5%
Russian
0.4%
0.4%
French Canadian
0.3%
0.3%
Danish
0.3%
0.3%
Czech
0.3%
0.3%
Scandinavian
0.3%
0.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
65.2%
65.2%
Spanish
27.3%
27.3%
Native American languages
5.0%
5.0%
Navajo
3.2%
3.2%
German
0.3%
0.3%
Chinese
0.3%
0.3%
French
0.3%
0.3%
Vietnamese
0.2%
0.2%
Arabic
0.2%
0.2%
Tagalog
0.2%
0.2%
Indic languages
0.2%
0.2%
African languages
0.1%
0.1%
Korean
0.1%
0.1%
Other Asian languages
0.1%
0.1%
Russian
0.1%
0.1%
Persian
0.1%
0.1%
Other Indo-European
0.1%
0.1%
Japanese
0.0%
0.0%
Slavic languages
0.0%
0.0%
Hindi
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born NM Residents
9.6%