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Cities & States

Albuquerque
Population: 556,092
 
Las Cruces
Population: 101,164
 
Rio Rancho
Population: 91,807
 
Santa Fe
Population: 83,008
 
Roswell
Population: 48,553
 
Farmington
Population: 44,865
 
South Valley
Population: 41,660
 
Clovis
Population: 39,466
 
Hobbs
Population: 36,191
 
Alamogordo
Population: 31,198
 

Bernalillo County
Population: 667,092
 
Doña Ana County
Population: 211,175
 
Santa Fe County
Population: 145,400
 
Sandoval County
Population: 133,503
 
San Juan County
Population: 128,476
 
Valencia County
Population: 76,461
 
McKinley County
Population: 72,373
 
Lea County
Population: 65,681
 
Chaves County
Population: 65,627
 
Otero County
Population: 64,767
 

New Mexico

State of New Mexico Demographics

Located in the Southwest region, the Land of Enchantment is known for abundant natural resources, federal military bases and research centers, and an excellent transportation infrastructure. Historically a ranching and mining state, today new Mexico’s economy is driven by crude oil and natural gas production, federal government spending, and high-tech and commercial space industries. Economic challenges include an over dependence on public sector employment, low per capita income, and some of the poorest rural areas in the U.S. (Source: New Mexico Economic Development Dept.)



The latest employment scorecard for the State of New Mexico for August 2016 to August 2017 is listed below, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. New Mexico is a state with a mixed employment scorecard. The civilian labor force grew only 0.21 percent, the labor force participation rate was basically flat, with a low 57.6 percent, and the unemployment rate remained fairly high at 6.3 percent, despite declining 0.5 percent over the twelve-month window. You can view what jobs are available in New Mexico, as well as which sectors of the economy are growing most quickly, on our Job Listings page.

New Mexico Demographics

View more New Mexico demographics, largest cities and counties, news sources, investor relations sites, and a directory to the individual page for each city and county in the State of New Mexico below. More employment information for the State of New Mexico and each of the state’s metropolitan areas in our Employment Database. This database includes 10-years rolling data on the unemployment rate and total labor force for all 50 states, the United States, and every metropolitan area in the country, including comparative analysis relating metropolitan areas to their main state and the nation.

Based on 2013 statistics, the government sector employs the greatest percentage of workers in the state, followed by health care and social assistance; retail trade; accommodation and food services; and professional and technical services, respectively.

The largest employers in the state (as of December 2013) include the State of New Mexico (total offices and departments), University of New Mexico (Campuses, Hospital, Medical Group), Albuquerque Public Schools, New Mexico State University, Central New Mexico Community College, Kirtland Air Force Base (DOD, Active Duty, Civil Svc., excludes SNL), Sandia National Laboratories, Los Alamos National Laboratories, Presbyterian Healthcare, and City of Albuquerque. (Source: Merritt Research Services, LLC)

Total Population (2000, 2010, 2015*)


Based on 2000, 2010 and 2015* U.S. Census data
12.72% increase since 2000 census.
(* 2009-2015’ ACS 5-Year Estimates)

Directory of, Cities, Towns and Villages in New Mexico





Directory of Counties in New Mexico




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