New Mexico : What you need to know

Known as the “Land of Enchantment,” New Mexico offers residents breathtaking views, colorful scenery and vibrant culture. The best places to live in New Mexico include Santa Fe, Los Alamos, which is home to the National Laboratory, and Las Cruces. Millions of acres of land in New Mexico fall under the protection of the National Forest and National Park Services. People living in New Mexico enjoy more than 300 days of sunshine each year.


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New Mexico Profile

Quick Facts

Population 2,084,117
Latest Population Increase 0.00%
Median Household Income $44,963
Median Home Price $160,300
Median Property Tax $1,227
Median Rent $68

Employment Rate

  Employed 93.3%
  Unemployed 6.7%

Race

  Ethnicity White 73.2%
  Ethnicity Black 2.1%
  Ethnicity Asian 1.4%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 0.1%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 47.4%
  Ethnicity Indian 9.1%
  Ethnicity Other 10.9%

Employment Rate

  Employed 93.3%
  Unemployed 6.7%

Educational Levels

  Bachelor's Degree 14.8%
  Associate's Degree 7.8%
  Graduate or Professional Degree 11.5%
  High School Graduate 26.4%
  Some College, No Degree 23.6%
  Percent Bachelor's Degree or Higher 26.3%
  Percent High School Graduate or Higher 84.2%

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting and Mining 4.5%
Construction 6.8%
Manufacturing 4.7%
Wholesale Trade 2.2%
Retail Trade 11.3%
Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities 4.5%
Information 1.6%
Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 4.5%
Professional, Scientific and Management and Administrative and Waste 11.2%
Educational Services and Health Care and Social Assistance 25.1%
Arts, Entertainment and recreation and Accommodation and food Services 11.1%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 4.8%
Public Administration 7.7%

Housing

  Homes Rent 68.1%
  Homes Owned 31.9%

New Mexico Rankings


Best places to Live in New Mexico
Title Population Median Home Price Median Household Income
Abeytas 28 $0 $0
Abiquiu 61 $0 $0
Acomita Lake 375 $60,000 $24,250
Adelino 841 $118,800 $45,828
Agua Fria 2,857 $230,400 $30,342
Alamillo 106 $92,100 $60,795
Alamo 607 $34,300 $13,162
Alamogordo 31,198 $109,200 $42,517
Albuquerque 556,092 $185,300 $47,030
Alcalde 210 $127,100 $45,938
Algodones 932 $241,900 $46,250
Angel Fire 960 $332,200 $56,645
Animas 167 $81,700 $61,029
Anthony 9,429 $81,200 $22,074
Anton Chico 39 $0 $0
Anzac Village 129 $84,200 $86,705
Apache Creek 21 $0 $0
Aragon 9 $0 $0
Arenas Valley 1,524 $159,000 $43,555
Arrey 312 $46,600 $30,096