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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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Quick Facts about NM

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 in NM

  Employed 93.3%
  Unemployed 6.7%

Race in NM

  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 in NM

  Employed 93.3%
  Unemployed 6.7%

Educational Levels in NM

  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 in NM

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 in NM

  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
Albuquerque 556,092 $185,300 $47,030
Las Cruces 101,164 $148,600 $41,330
Rio Rancho 91,807 $173,100 $60,893
Santa Fe 83,008 $259,600 $50,737
Roswell 48,553 $98,600 $39,975
Farmington 44,865 $172,600 $53,766
South Valley 41,660 $135,800 $34,357
Clovis 39,466 $127,600 $40,721
Hobbs 36,191 $113,200 $56,905
Alamogordo 31,198 $109,200 $42,517
Carlsbad 27,592 $118,400 $51,097
Gallup 22,467 $126,500 $46,467
Los Lunas 15,281 $155,500 $52,166
Sunland Park 15,142 $92,500 $28,047
Deming 14,667 $83,200 $25,844
Las Vegas 13,713 $113,000 $23,904
Chaparral 13,629 $68,800 $25,185
Portales 12,416 $113,000 $32,758
Los Alamos 11,815 $281,500 $98,458
Artesia 11,641 $133,200 $50,701