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New Mexico Overview: Flag, Seal, Capital, Population, and Facts

State Flag: New Mexico flag
State Seal: New Mexico seal
State Outline Map: New Mexico outline map
County Map: Click the image to view full-size maps
New Mexico county map
Population Totals and Density: New Mexico population totals and density
Population Change from 2000 to 2010: New Mexico population change and migration
Land Area:121,298.2 square miles (5th)
Pop. Density:17 persons per square mile (45th)
State Capital:Santa Fe
Became a State:January 6, 1912 (47th)
Bordering States:Arizona, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah
International Border:Mexico
State Abbreviation:NM
Facts and Trivia:
New Mexico became the 45th state on January 6th, 1912.

Major rivers include the Rio Grande and the Pecos River.
New Mexico has 33 counties.
The state nickname is "Land of Enchantment"
The state motto is "Crescit eundo" meaning "It grows as it goes"
The state bird is the Roadrunner.
The state mammal is the Black bear.
The state tree is the Pinon (Pinus edulis).
The state flower is the Yucca.

New Mexico Population, Age, Sex, Race, Marital status, and Education

The following data is based off of the 2011 ACS 1-year estimates.
Find more Datasets, Facts, and Figures from the Government here.
Subject Total Percent Margin of Error
The median age in New Mexico for all residents is 36.6 (+/-.0.2 years)
Population: 2,082,224 NA NA
Male Population: 1,036,558 49.8% +/-0.1%
Female Population: 1,045,666 50.2% +/-0.1%
Total Households: 767,285 NA NA
Average Household Size: 2.66 NA +/-0.02
Average Family Size: 3.31 NA +/-0.04
Race and Ethnicity
White: 834,209 40.1% +/-0.1%
African American: 36,022 1.7% +/-0.1%
Latino: 973,051 46.7% +/-*****%
Native American or Alaska Native: 177,860 8.5% +/-0.2%
Asian: 24,600 1.2% +/-0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 717 0.0% +/-0.1%
Other: 2,619 0.1% +/-0.1%
Two or more races: 33,146 1.6% +/-0.2%
Race and Ethnicity Breakdown for New Mexico
Marital Status of Men over 15 years old
Have not been married: 289,273 35.6% +/-0.8%
Married: 391,483 48.2% +/-1.0%
Separated: 10,769 1.3% +/-0.2%
Widowed: 21,207 2.6% +/-0.3%
Divorced: 99,420 12.2% +/-0.6%
Marital Status of Men in New Mexico
Marital Status of Women over 15 years old
Have not been married: 248,066 29.7% +/-0.7%
Married: 373,116 44.6% +/-1.1%
Separated: 19,988 2.4% +/-0.3%
Divorced: 73,445 8.8% +/-0.4%
Widowed: 121,347 14.5% +/-0.7%
Marital Status of women in New Mexico
School Enrollment of residents 3 and older
Total Enrollment: 571,157 NA +/-8,162
Nursery school/preschool: 29,761 5.2% +/-0.5%
Kindergarten: 28,883 5.1% +/-0.5%
Elementary (1st through 8th): 232,883 40.8% +/-0.9%
High School (9th through 12th): 113,074 19.8% +/-0.6%
College or Graduate School: 166,556 29.2% +/-0.9%
Educational Attainment of Residents over 25 years old
Population 25 and older: 1,354,186 NA +/-3246
Less than 9th grade: 98,343 7.3% +/-0.4%
Dropped out in high school: 129,382 9.6% +/-0.4%
High school graduate: 359,628 26.6% +/-0.7%
Some college, but no degree earned: 319,658 23.6% +/-0.7%
Associate's degree: 101,180 7.5% +/-0.4%
Bachelor's degree: 195,527 14.4% +/-0.6%
Graduate/Professional degree: 150,468 11.1% +/-0.5%
Educational Attainment of residents in New Mexico

NM Employment, Commuting, Occupations, Industries, Income, and Health Insurance

Subject Total Percent Margin of Error
The mean travel time to work for New Mexico is 21.4 minutes (margin of error: 0.4 minutes)
Private vs Public: 70.3% of residents work for a private business, 22.6% for the government (public), and 6.9% are self-employed (and not incorporated).
The median household income is $41,963 and the mean is $59,314
The median earnings for all those in the labor force is $25,277. The median for full-time employed men is $41,037 and $32,316 for women who are employed full-time.
Approximately 1,641,058 (80%) residents have health insurance while 406,184 (20%) have no health insurance coverage.
Of those with health insurance 1,089,265 (53%) have a private insurer while 772,268 (38%) have public coverage.
Employment of residents 16 years and older
Population (16+): 1,619,737 NA NA
In the labor force: 988,740 61.0% +/-0.5%
Civilian Labor Force: 979,399 60.5% +/-0.6%
Armed Forces: 9,341 0.6% +/-0.1%
Not in the Labor Force: 630,997 39.0% +/-0.5%
Percent Unemployed: 11.2% +/-0.6%
How People Travel to Work in New Mexico
Car/Truck/Van driving alone: 684,327 79.3% +/-0.8%
Car/Truck/Van carpooling: 86,387 10.0% +/-0.7%
Public Transportation: 9,232 1.1% +/-0.2%
Walked: 21,081 2.4% +/-0.3%
Other: 18,381 2.1% +/-0.3%
Work at Home: 43,413 5.0% +/-0.4%
Most Common Occupations
Management, business, science, and arts: 308,973 35.5% +/-0.9%
Service: 181,860 20.9% +/-0.9%
Sales and office: 199,585 22.9% +/-0.7%
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance: 100,543 11.6% +/-0.6%
Production, transportation, and material moving: 78,812 9.1% +/-0.5%
Most Common Industries
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining: 41,101 4.7% +/-0.4%
Construction: 59,424 6.8% +/-0.5%
Manufacturing: 44,397 5.1% +/-0.4%
Wholesale: 19,389 2.2% +/-0.3%
Retail: 96,334 11.1% +/-0.6%
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities: 38,912 4.5% +/-0.4%
Information: 15,522 1.8% +/-0.2%
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing: 41,239 4.7% +/-0.3%
Professional, scientific, management, administrative,
and waste management services:
98,710 11.3% +/-0.6%
Educational services, health care, and social assistance: 209,214 24.1% +/-0.8%
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation,
and food services:
97,921 11.3% +/-0.7%
Other services: 39,309 4.5% +/-0.4%
Public administration: 68,301 7.9% +/-0.5%

New Mexico Housing Units Breakdown

Subject Total Percent Margin of Error
There are appxroximately 908,168 housing units in New Mexico.

The median home value is $159,000.
The median rent in New Mexico is $729.

Of the 908,168 structures 767,285 are occupied and 140,883 are unoccupied.
The median number of rooms per housing unit is 5.3 (+/-0.1).
68.2% (+/-0.8%) are occupied by the owner while 31.8% (+/-0.8%) are occupied by a renter.
Approximately 59.4% (+/-1.0%) housing units carry a mortgage while 40.6% (+/-1.0%) do not have a mortgage.
Years the units were built
2005 and later: 68,441 7.5% +/-0.5%
2000 to 2004: 82,664 9.1% +/-0.6%
1990 to 1999: 154,866 17.1% +/-0.7%
1980 to 1989: 157,989 17.4% +/-0.8%
1970 to 1979: 169,971 18.7% +/-0.8%
1960 to 1969: 91,987 10.1% +/-0.4%
1950 to 1959: 94,080 10.4% +/-0.5%
1940 to 1949: 40,138 4.4% +/-0.4%
1939 and earlier: 48,032 5.3% +/-0.4%
Number of Bedrooms in the Housing Unit
No Bedroom: 26,851 3.0% +/-0.3%
1 Bedroom: 88,907 9.8% +/-0.5%
2 Bedrooms: 238,585 26.3% +/-0.9%
3 Bedrooms: 412,993 45.5% +/-0.8%
4 Bedrooms: 122,171 13.5% +/-0.6%
5 or more Bedrooms: 18,661 2.1% +/-0.3%
Approximate Home Value
Under $50,000: 69,731 13.3% +/-0.7%
$50,000 to $99,999: 81,042 15.5% +/-0.7%
$100,000 to $149,999: 90,709 17.3% +/-0.8%
$150,000 to $199,999: 91,268 17.5% +/-0.7%
$200,000 to $299,999: 99,712 19.1% +/-0.9%
$300,000 to $499,999: 60,655 11.6% +/-0.7%
$500,000 to $999,999: 23,899 4.6% +/-0.4%
$1,000,000 and above: 5,988 1.1% +/-0.2%

Average Wages and Pay per hour in New Mexico

The following information is gathered from the Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.
You can view our more detailed breakdown here: New Mexico Hourly Wages
Job/Field Median Pay Mean Pay Total Employment
Architecture and Engineering $35.52 $38.10 20,160
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media $16.64 $19.55 8,380
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance $9.77 $10.80 26,530
Business and Financial Operations $25.72 $28.41 30,300
Community and Social Service $17.77 $19.15 14,210
Computer and Mathematical $33.10 $34.68 14,200
Construction and Extraction $16.87 $18.43 50,910
Education, Training, and Library $20.58 $21.58 53,460
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry $9.22 $11.16 3,070
Food Preparation and Serving Related $9.00 $9.85 71,890
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical $28.54 $34.29 43,860
Healthcare Support $11.66 $12.48 24,170
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair $17.88 $19.66 30,540
Legal $29.46 $34.40 6,450
Life, Physical, and Social Science $30.83 $35.02 12,720
Management $36.72 $42.20 37,860
Office and Administrative Support $13.61 $14.82 123,320
Personal Care and Service $9.17 $10.30 34,780
Production $14.69 $17.67 29,790
Protective Service $16.56 $18.52 23,340
Sales and Related $10.93 $14.44 74,550
Transportation and Material Moving $13.46 $15.65 43,150
 

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