New Mexico Overview

Population Demographics

  • 82.7% of the population graduated high school or have a GED. 23.8% have college degrees.
  • The state's residents are 50.0% married and 50.0% single.
  • New Mexico has the 37th largest state population. It has a population of 2,059,179 people.
  • 90.3% of people in New Mexico were born U.S. citizens, while 9.7% were born outside of the country.
  • The state's residents are 49.4% males and 50.6% women.
  • The races making up the largest parts of the population are: White [68.4%], Hispanic [46.3%] and American Indian and Alaska Native [9.4%].

» More about the New Mexico Population including race, age and gender data.


  • The median worker income in New Mexico is $25,115.
  • Typical commute times differ throughout the state. However, overall 67.9% of works commute under 25 mins daily, 21.2% commute 25-45 mins, and 10.9% have a commute greater than 45 minutes.
  • New Mexico workers work 39/hrs per week on average.
  • The New Mexico unemployment rate was 7.2%, as of the last census. This is lower than the national average of 7.9%.
  • The poverty rate for New Mexico is 16.0%.

» More about the New Mexico economy including unemployment and income trends.


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