New Mexico PopulationNew Mexico is the southwestern region of U.S., border by Texas to the east-southwest, Oklahoma to the northeast, Arizona to the west, Chihuahua(Mexico) to the south. New Mexico population in 2023 is expected to be 2.11 million, Thirty-six populous state, Its area is 121,590 sq miles(314,917 sq km) which is fifth largest state in the US. New Mexico is the wine producing state and Santa Fe is the nation's highest state capital located at 7,199 feet above sea level. New Mexico has one of the most diverse landscapes in the world. Before US dropping the bomb in Japan's Nagasaki, it was tested in New Mexico desert sands in July 1945. New Mexico is home to largest hot air balloon festival in the world, happens every October. New Mexico state is a poor in per capita, ranking among the lowest in the country in per capita income, and the poorest town is Deming. Albuquerque is one of the cultural centers of the Southwest. Santa Fe, Alamogordo, Rio Rancho, Carlsbad and Hobbs is the most affordable city in New Mexico.
- Population by Race
- Top Cities of New Mexico
- Population Pyramid
- Counties of New Mexico
July 1, 2020
New Mexico Population by Race
According to 2017 demographics estimates population of New Mexico by race are: 74.24% of the New Mexico population are White Americans, 2% are Black Africans, 9.45% are AIAN.
White population in New Mexico are 1,547,843, percentage wise 74.24 percent are whites. Whites, also called White Americans or European American, having origins in the original peoples of Europe (numbers include hispanic whites).
Black population in New Mexico are 42,187, percentage wise 2.02 percent are blacks. African American refers to black population in New Mexico, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Caribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican.
Asian population in New Mexico are 29,991, percentage wise 1.44 percent are asians, out of these 4,091 are Asian Indians, 6,169 are Chinese, 6,092 are Filipinos, 2,210 are Japanese, 2,257 are Korean, 4,646 are Vietnamese and 4,526 are other Asian nationals.
Hispanic population in New Mexico are 1,004,103. Percentage wise 48.16 percent are hispanics, out of these 659,293 are Mexican people, 8,941 are Puerto Ricans, 4,282 are Cubans, and 331,587 are other Hispanic or Latinos. Hispanics may be of any race, included in applicable race categories.
657 are Native Hawaiians, 139 are Guamanian/Chamorros, 239 are Samoans, 1226 are Cherokee tribals, 372 are Chippewa tribals, 1,149 are Sioux tribals and 120,116 are Navajo tribal grouping.
|Black or African American||42,187||2.02%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||197,191||9.458%|
|Cherokee tribal grouping||1,226||0.059%|
|Chippewa tribal grouping||372||0.018%|
|Navajo tribal grouping||120,116||5.761%|
|Sioux tribal grouping||1,149||0.055%|
|Other Asian Population||4,526|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||1,390||0.07%|
|Guamanian or Chamorro||139||0.007%|
|Other Pacific Islander||355|
|Some other race||197,944|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,004,103||48.16%|
|Other Hispanic or Latino||331,587|
Top Cities of New Mexico
Top populated cities of New Mexico are Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Rio Rancho and Santa Fe.
The population pyramid of New Mexico according to 2021 estimates.
New Mexico Population by Age
According to 2019 US population estimates, population of New Mexico by age is 2,084,828, out of these 1,032,086 are male, 1,052,742 are female, The sex ratio of New Mexico is 980. The New Mexico population by age are, under 15 years is 414,039, 15 years and over is 1,670,789, 30 years and over is 1,241,483, 65 years and over is 328,682 and 85 years and over is 36,317. 49.50 percent are male, 50.50 percent are female, 19.86 percent are under 15 years old, 80.14 percent are 15 years and over, 59.55 percent are 30 years and over, 15.77 percent are 65 years and over, 1.74 percent are 85 years and over.
Languages spoken in NM
|Speak only English||1,269,225||64.96|
New Mexico Education
|Population 18 to 24 years||205,471||106,856||98,615|
|Less than high school graduate||36,294||21,395||14,899|
|High school graduate (includes equivalency)||60,873||34,604||26,269|
|Some college or associates degree||97,102||46,520||50,582|
|Bachelors degree or higher||11,202||4,337||6,865|
|Population 25 years and over||1,381,630||671,614||710,016|
|Less than 9th grade||89,609||44,578||45,031|
|9th to 12th grade, no diploma||117,878||61,077||56,801|
|High school graduate (includes equivalency)||365,014||188,727||176,287|
|Some college, no degree||324,980||154,557||170,423|
|Graduate or professional degree||162,504||76,891||85,613|
|High school graduate or higher||583,033||282,956||300,077|
|Bachelors degree or higher||245,122||117,582||127,540|
|Black or African||25,474||14,589||10,885|
|High school graduate or higher||23,192||13,299||9,893|
|Bachelors degree or higher||7,370||3,979||3,391|
|American Indian or Alaska Native alone||118,285||54,945||63,340|
|High school graduate or higher||94,109||42,954||51,155|
|Bachelors degree or higher||12,452||4,777||7,675|
|High school graduate or higher||18,542||7,676||10,866|
|Bachelors degree or higher||10,706||4,754||5,952|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||851||357||494|
|High school graduate or higher||697||317||380|
|Bachelors degree or higher||108||63||45|
|Hispanic or Latino Origin||592,234||289,094||303,140|
|High school graduate or higher||446,566||214,540||232,026|
|Bachelors degree or higher||90,317||39,847||50,470|
|Total civilian non-institutionalized population||308,280|
|Black or African American||5,775|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone||27,943|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||268|
|Some other race||29,696|
|With a hearing difficulty||103,438|
|With a vision difficulty||68,250|
|With a cognitive difficulty||119,040|
|With an ambulatory difficulty||164,864|
|With a self-care difficulty||64,154|
|With an independent living difficulty||110,844|
Counties of New Mexico
Bernalillo County is the most populous county with 678,701 in New Mexico, followed by Do'a Ana County with 217,522, Santa Fe County with 150,056, Sandoval County with 125,043 and San Juan County with 125,043 inhabitants.
|County||Population 2017||Population 2018||% Change||Rank 2017||Rank 2018|
|De Baca County||1,813||1,781||-1.8||32||32|
|Do?a Ana County||216,186||217,522||0.6||2||2|
|Los Alamos County||18,804||19,101||1.6||21||20|
|Rio Arriba County||39,191||39,006||-0.5||13||13|
|San Juan County||126,902||125,043||-1.5||5||5|
|San Miguel County||27,782||27,591||-0.7||15||15|
|Santa Fe County||149,617||150,056||0.3||3||3|
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