Situation & Outlook Demographic-Economic Narrative Profile
Geographic area: New Mexico

Created 11/21/2012. Next update 12/21/2012. [S&O Profiles & Reports] [Narrative Profile Main] [Notes section]

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1. Population. The New Mexico total population increased from 1,819,046 (2000) to 2,082,224 (2011) -- a change of 263,178 ( 14.47%). The median age increased from 34.6 (2000) to 36.6 (2011). The population ages 5-to-17 changed from 377,946 (2000) to 373,353 (2011) -- a change of -4,593 ( -1.22%).

  Population by Gender/AgeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Population 1,819,046 100.0 2,082,224 100.0 263,178 14.5
  Male 894,317 49.2 1,036,558 49.8 142,241 15.9
  Female 924,729 50.8 1,045,666 50.2 120,937 13.1
  Under 5 years 130,628 7.2 144,400 6.9 13,772 10.5
  5 to 9 years 141,171 7.8 140,345 6.7 -826 -0.6
  10 to 14 years 147,309 8.1 149,365 7.2 2,056 1.4
  15 to 19 years 145,751 8.0 145,135 7.0 -616 -0.4
  20 to 24 years 121,291 6.7 148,793 7.1 27,502 22.7
  25 to 34 years 234,091 12.9 274,404 13.2 40,313 17.2
  35 to 44 years 282,009 15.5 245,291 11.8 -36,718 -13.0
  45 to 54 years 245,819 13.5 284,851 13.7 39,032 15.9
  55 to 59 years 87,140 4.8 142,195 6.8 55,055 63.2
  60 to 64 years 71,612 3.9 124,388 6.0 52,776 73.7
  65 to 74 years 117,745 6.5 162,457 7.8 44,712 38.0
  75 to 84 years 71,174 3.9 87,238 4.2 16,064 22.6
  85 years and over 23,306 1.3 33,362 1.6 10,056 43.1
  Median age 34.6... 36.6... 2.0 5.8

Census 2010 Population by 5-Year Age Group & Gender with Population Pyramid [
ranking table ... population pyramids]
Age Male Male% Female Female%
  0- 474,0783.670,9033.4
  5- 972,7363.570,5723.4
  10-1472,0213.569,6703.4
  15-1976,7923.773,0693.5
  20-2472,9743.569,3963.4
  25-2971,4193.568,2593.3
  30-3464,5863.162,9813.1
  35-3961,3923.061,9113.0
  40-4462,2493.062,9713.1
  45-4971,4193.573,4203.6
  50-5471,3833.575,7873.7
  55-5965,5673.271,2323.5
  60-6458,2012.861,9363.0
  65-6941,9622.045,9282.2
  70-7430,8791.535,0251.7
  75-7922,8831.127,3471.3
  80-8415,5040.820,7341.0
  85+ 11,3760.620,6171.0

2. Race/Origin. Among major race groups, the Asian population increased from 19,255 (2000) to 25,637 (2011) -- a change of 6,382 ( 33.14%). Among 'race alone or in combination with other race(s),' the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population changed from 3,069 (2000) to 3,299 (2011) -- a change of 230 ( 7.49%).

  Population by Race/OriginCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Population 1,819,046 100.0 2,082,224 100.0 263,178 14.5
One Race 1,752,719 96.4 2,018,009 96.9 265,290 15.1
  White 1,214,253 66.8 1,492,790 71.7 278,537 22.9
  Black or African American 34,343 1.9 44,365 2.1 10,022 29.2
  American Indian and Alaska Native 173,483 9.5 190,825 9.2 17,342 10.0
  Asian 19,255 1.1 25,637 1.2 6,382 33.1
    Asian Indian 3,104 0.2 4,939 0.2 1,835 59.1
    Chinese 3,979 0.2 6,495 0.3 2,516 63.2
    Filipino 2,888 0.2 3,858 0.2 970 33.6
    Japanese 1,964 0.1 2,351 0.1 387 19.7
    Korean 1,791 0.1 2,481 0.1 690 38.5
    Vietnamese 3,274 0.2 1,820 0.1 -1,454 -44.4
    Other Asian 2,255 0.1 3,693 0.2 1,438 63.8
  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 1,503 0.1 1,171 0.1 -332 -22.1
    Native Hawaiian 498 0.0 325 0.0 -173 -34.7
    Guamanian or Chamorro 363 0.0 409 0.0 46 12.7
    Samoan 290 0.0 192 0.0 -98 -33.8
    Other Pacific Islander 352 0.0 245 0.0 -107 -30.4
  Some other race 309,882 17.0 263,221 12.6 -46,661 -15.1
Two or more races 66,327 3.6 64,215 3.1 -2,112 -3.2
Race alone or in comb. with one or more other races      
  White 1,272,116 69.9 1,547,066 74.3 274,950 21.6
  Black or African American 42,412 2.3 60,449 2.9 18,037 42.5
  American Indian and Alaska Native 191,475 10.5 215,752 10.4 24,277 12.7
  Asian 26,619 1.5 38,133 1.8 11,514 43.3
  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 3,069 0.2 3,299 0.2 230 7.5
  Some other race 352,963 19.4 286,642 13.8 -66,321 -18.8
Hispanic 765,386 42.1 973,051 46.7 207,665 27.1

3. Households and Families. The number of households (occupied housing units) increased from 677,971 (2000) to 767,285 (2011) -- a change of 89,314 ( 13.17%). The number of families increased from 466,515 (2000) to 502,498 (2011) -- a change of 35,983 ( 7.71%).

  Households and FamiliesCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total households 677,971 100.0 767,285 100.0 89,314 13.2
  Family households (families) 466,515 68.8 502,498 65.5 35,983 7.7
    Married-couple family 341,818 50.4 349,608 45.6 7,790 2.3
  Nonfamily households 211,456 31.2 264,787 34.5 53,331 25.2
    Householder living alone 172,181 25.4 220,008 28.7 47,827 27.8
      Householder 65 years and over 55,852 8.2 74,330 9.7 18,478 33.1

4. Educational Attainment. The number of high school graduates increased from 301,746 (2000) to 359,628 (2011) -- a change of 57,882 ( 19.18%).

  Educational AttainmentCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 25 years and over 1,134,801 100.0 1,354,186 100.0 219,385 19.3
  Less than 9th grade 104,985 9.3 98,343 7.3 -6,642 -6.3
  9th to 12th grade, no diploma 134,996 11.9 129,382 9.6 -5,614 -4.2
  High school graduate (includes equivalency) 301,746 26.6 359,628 26.6 57,882 19.2
  Some college, no degree 259,924 22.9 319,658 23.6 59,734 23.0
  Associate's degree 67,001 5.9 101,180 7.5 34,179 51.0
  Bachelor's degree 154,372 13.6 195,527 14.4 41,155 26.7
  Graduate or professional degree 111,777 9.8 150,468 11.1 38,691 34.6
  Percent high school graduate or higher... 78.9... 83.2 4.3 5.4
  Percent bachelor's degree or higher... 23.5... 25.6 2.1 8.9

5. School Enrollment. Total school enrollment for population 3 years and over increased from 533,786 (2000) to 571,157 (2011) -- a change of 37,371 ( 7.00%).

  School EnrollmentCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school 533,786 100.0 571,157 100.0 37,371 7.0
  Nursery school, preschool 28,597 5.4 29,761 5.2 1,164 4.1
  Kindergarten 27,031 5.1 28,883 5.1 1,852 6.9
  Elementary school (grades 1-8) 238,669 44.7 232,883 40.8 -5,786 -2.4
  High school (grades 9-12) 119,224 22.3 113,074 19.8 -6,150 -5.2
  College or graduate school 120,265 22.5 166,556 29.2 46,291 38.5

6. Language. The population 5 years and over who spoke a language other than English at home, but spoke English less than "very well," decreased from 201,055 (2000) to 194,898 (2011) -- a change of -6,157 ( -3.06%).

  Language Spoken at HomeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 5 years and over 1,689,911 100.0 1,937,824 100.0 247,913 14.7
  English only 1,072,947 63.5 1,230,227 63.5 157,280 14.7
  Language other than English 616,964 36.5 707,597 36.5 90,633 14.7
    Speak English less than "very well" 201,055 11.9 194,898 10.1 -6,157 -3.1
  Spanish 485,681 28.7 560,964 28.9 75,283 15.5
    Speak English less than "very well" 158,629 9.4 164,737 8.5 6,108 3.9
  Other Indo-European languages 22,032 1.3 27,239 1.4 5,207 23.6
    Speak English less than "very well" 5,121 0.3 5,511 0.3 390 7.6
  Asian and Pacific Islander languages 11,517 0.7 15,317 0.8 3,800 33.0
    Speak English less than "very well" 5,034 0.3 6,547 0.3 1,513 30.1

7. Employment. Total employment (civilian labor force) for population 16 years and over increased from 763,116 (2000) to 869,773 (2011) -- a change of 106,657 ( 13.98%).

  Labor Force StatusCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 16 years and over 1,369,176 100.0 1,619,737 100.0 250,561 18.3
  In labor force 834,632 61.0 988,740 61.0 154,108 18.5
    Civilian labor force 823,440 60.1 979,399 60.5 155,959 18.9
      Employed 763,116 55.7 869,773 53.7 106,657 14.0
      Unemployed 60,324 4.4 109,626 6.8 49,302 81.7
      Percent of civilian labor force... 7.3... 11.2 3.9 53.4
    Armed Forces 11,192 0.8 9,341 0.6 -1,851 -16.5
  Not in labor force 534,544 39.0 630,997 39.0 96,453 18.0

  Employment by IndustryCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Civilian employed population 16 years and over 763,116 100.0 869,773 100.0 106,657 14.0
  Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 30,529 4.0 41,101 4.7 10,572 34.6
  Construction 60,602 7.9 59,424 6.8 -1,178 -1.9
  Manufacturing 49,728 6.5 44,397 5.1 -5,331 -10.7
  Wholesale trade 20,747 2.7 19,389 2.2 -1,358 -6.5
  Retail trade 92,766 12.2 96,334 11.1 3,568 3.8
  Transportation and warehousing,and utilities 35,710 4.7 38,912 4.5 3,202 9.0
  Information 18,614 2.4 15,522 1.8 -3,092 -16.6
  Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 41,649 5.5 41,239 4.7 -410 -1.0
  Prof, scientific, mgmt, admin & waste mgmt services 71,715 9.4 98,710 11.3 26,995 37.6
  Educational, health and social services 165,897 21.7 209,214 24.1 43,317 26.1
  Arts, entertainment, recreation, accom & food services 74,789 9.8 97,921 11.3 23,132 30.9
  Other services (except public administration) 38,988 5.1 39,309 4.5 321 0.8
  Public administration 61,382 8.0 68,301 7.9 6,919 11.3

Monthly Labor Force Characteristics. The total employment (civilian labor force) for population 16 years and over decreased from 932,370 (May 2012) to 925,696 (Oct 2012) -- a change of -6,674 ( -0.7%).

  Monthly Labor Force Characteristics
Item (seasonally adjusted)May 2012Jun 2012Jul 2012Aug 2012Sep 2012Oct 2012
Civilian Labor Force932,370927,946923,231920,048922,316925,696
  Employed869,808867,560862,285860,320863,520867,422
  Unemployed62,56260,38660,94659,72858,79658,274
  Unemployment rate 6.7 6.5 6.6 6.5 6.4 6.3

8. Commuting to Work. In 2000, the mean travel time to work was 21.9 minutes for workers 16 years and over ( 759,177). In 2011, the mean travel time to work was 21.4 minutes for workers 16 years and over ( 862,821).

9. Geographic Mobility. In 2000, 45.58% ( 770,194) of the population 5 years and over ( 1,689,911) lived in a different house than in 1995. In 2011, 14.69% ( 301,880) of the population 1 year and over ( 2,055,293) lived in a different house than in 2010. There are no 5 year earlier place of residence data for 2011.

10. Income. The median household income increased from $34,133 (2000) to $41,963 (2011) -- a change of $7,830 ( 22.94%). The per capita income increased from $17,261 (2000) to $22,829 (2011) -- a change of $5,568 ( 32.26%).

Household income recent change: 2010 to 2011. The median household income decreased from $43,326 (2010) to $41,963 (2011) -- a change of ($1,363) ( -3.15%). The Gini Index measure of income inequality changed from 0.464 (2010) to 0.482 (2011) -- a change of 0.018 ( 3.879%). See related details:
http://proximityone.com/statetrends_income.htm.

  Household IncomeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Households 678,032 100.0 767,285 100.0 89,253 13.2
  Less than $10,000 84,527 12.5 79,714 10.4 -4,813 -5.7
  $10,000 to $14,999 56,773 8.4 53,506 7.0 -3,267 -5.8
  $15,000 to $24,999 107,287 15.8 104,766 13.7 -2,521 -2.3
  $25,000 to $34,999 97,447 14.4 88,922 11.6 -8,525 -8.7
  $35,000 to $49,999 115,315 17.0 112,050 14.6 -3,265 -2.8
  $50,000 to $74,999 111,913 16.5 128,384 16.7 16,471 14.7
  $75,000 to $99,999 53,079 7.8 79,354 10.3 26,275 49.5
  $100,000 to $149,999 34,045 5.0 74,863 9.8 40,818 119.9
  $150,000 to $199,999 8,750 1.3 24,990 3.3 16,240 185.6
  $200,000 or more 8,896 1.3 20,736 2.7 11,840 133.1
  Median household income (dollars) 34,133... 41,963... 7,830 22.9
  Median family income (dollars) 39,425... 51,744... 12,319 31.2
  Per capita income (dollars) 17,261... 22,829... 5,568 32.3

Personal Income. Total personal income increased from $71,107M (2011Q2) to $72,553M (2012Q2) -- a change of $1,446M ( 2.0%). Per capita personal income increased from $34,419 (2011Q2) to $34,844 (2012Q2) -- a change of $969 ( 2.8%).

  Personal Income by Component
Item ($ millions; seasonally adjusted)2011Q12011Q22011Q32011Q42012Q12012Q2
Personal income 70,49571,10771,22371,46872,25772,553
  Nonfarm personal income 10.1/ 69,33269,90569,96770,19770,80671,371
  Farm income 10.2/ 1,1621,2031,2561,2711,4511,182
Derivation of personal income       
Earnings by place of work 48,59049,06749,15249,26349,73249,680
  Less: cont. for govt social insurance 10.3/ 4,9224,9734,9794,9905,0355,044
  Employee & self-empl. cont. for govt social insurance 2,2882,3192,3232,3352,3372,341
  Employer cont. for government social insurance 2,6342,6552,6562,6542,6982,703
  Plus: Adjustment for residence 10.4/ 429435444450463471
  Equals: Net earnings by place of residence 44,09844,52844,61644,72445,16045,106
  Plus: Dividends, interest, and rent 10.5/ 10,39210,57310,64510,75510,91511,144
  Plus: Personal current transfer receipts 16,00416,00615,96215,98816,18216,304
Components of earnings by place of work       
Wage and salary disbursements 34,17834,46134,44134,47534,72034,839
Supplements to wages and salaries 9,1959,3059,3489,3979,3859,400
  Employer cont. for employee pensions & insurance 6,5616,6516,6926,7426,6866,696
  Employer cont. for government social insurance 2,6342,6552,6562,6542,6982,703
Proprietors' income 10.6/ 5,2185,3005,3625,3925,6275,441
  Farm proprietors' income 9119511,0041,0191,171937
  Nonfarm proprietors' income 4,3074,3494,3584,3724,4564,504
Per Capita Personal Income (dollars) 34,12334,41934,47534,59434,70234,844

11. Poverty. The percent families in poverty changed from 14.54 (2000) to 16.60 (2011). The percent individuals in poverty changed from 18.44 (2000) to 21.50 (2011).

12. Health Insurance. In 2011, the civilian noninstitutionalized population ( 2,047,242) with health insurance was 1,641,058. Of those with health insurance, 1,089,265 had private health insurance and 772,268 had public health insurance. Corresponding data for 2000 are not available.

13. Disability. In 2000, 20.39% ( 338,430) of the civilian noninstitutionalized population 5 years and over ( 1,659,502) had a disability. In 2011, 13.52% ( 276,797) of the civilian noninstitutionalized population ( 2,047,242) had a disability. Note that the tabulation universes vary between 2000 and 2011.

14. Housing Units & Tenure. The total number of housing units increased changed from 780,579 (2000) to 908,168 (2011) -- a change of 127,589 ( 16.35%).

  Housing Occupancy/Vacancy & TenureCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total housing units 780,579 100.0 908,168 100.0 127,589 16.3
  Occupied housing units 677,971 86.9 767,285 84.5 89,314 13.2
    Owner-occupied housing units 474,445 60.8 523,004 57.6 48,559 10.2
    Renter-occupied housing units 203,526 26.1 244,281 26.9 40,755 20.0
  Vacant housing units 102,608 13.1 140,883 15.5 38,275 37.3

15. Housing Value. The median housing value changed from $108,100 (2000) to $159,000 (2011) -- a change of $50,900 ( 47.09%).

  Housing ValueCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Owner-Occupied Housing Units by Value 474,445 100.0 523,004 100.0 48,559 10.2
  Less than $50,000 44,476 9.4 69,731 13.3 25,255 56.8
  $50,000 to $99,999 109,097 23.0 81,042 15.5 -28,055 -25.7
  $100,000 to $149,999 91,528 19.3 90,709 17.3 -819 -0.9
  $150,000 to $199,999 45,314 9.6 91,268 17.5 45,954 101.4
  $200,000 to $299,999 31,123 6.6 99,712 19.1 68,589 220.4
  $300,000 to $499,999 13,460 2.8 60,655 11.6 47,195 350.6
  $500,000 to $999,999 3,870 0.8 23,899 4.6 20,029 517.5
  $1,000,000 or more 1,020 0.2 5,988 1.1 4,968 487.1
Median value (dollars) 108,100... 159,000... 50,900 47.1

16. Housing Gross Rent. The median gross rent changed from $503 (2000) to $729 (2011) -- a change of $226 ( 44.93%).

17. Housing Costs. The median monthly housing costs for mortgaged owners changed from $929 (2000) to $1,216 (2011) -- a change of $287 ( 30.89%).

  Mortgage Status; Monthly Owner CostsCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Housing units with a mortgage 216,082 100.0 310,502 100.0 94,420 43.7
  Less than $300 2,975 1.4 448 0.1 -2,527 -84.9
  $300 to $499 18,719 8.7 10,176 3.3 -8,543 -45.6
  $500 to $699 35,745 16.5 29,295 9.4 -6,450 -18.0
  $700 to $999 65,414 30.3 66,036 21.3 622 1.0
  $1,000 to $1,499 61,157 28.3 103,472 33.3 42,315 69.2
  $1,500 to $1,999 20,868 9.7 55,502 17.9 34,634 166.0
  $2,000 or more 11,204 5.2 45,573 14.7 34,369 306.8
  Median monthly owner costs (dollars) 929... 1,216... 287 30.9
Housing units without a mortgage 123,806 57.3 212,502 100.0 88,696 71.6
  Median monthly owner costs (dollars) 228... 307... 79 34.6


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  • When "2000" is referenced, the data are from Census 2000.
  • When "2011" is referenced, the data are from ACS 2011.
  • Monthly employment data are from BLS Local Area Unemployment Statistics; Current Employment Statistics programs
  • Quarterly personal income data are from BEA personal income estimates

Table Notes
10.1/ Nonfarm personal income is total personal income less farm income.
10.2/ Farm income is farm earnings less farm employer contributions for social insurance.
10.3/ Contributions for government social insurance are included in earnings by type and industry, but excluded from personal income.
10.4/ Adjustment for residence is the net inflow of the earnings of interarea commuters. For the U.S., it consists of adjustments for border workers and for certain temporary and migratory workers: Wage and salary disbursements to U.S. residents commuting or working temporarily outside U.S. borders less wage and salary disbursements to foreign residents commuting or working temporarily inside U.S. borders.
10.5/ Rental income of persons includes the capital consumption adjustment.
10.6/ Proprietors' income includes inventory valuation adjustment and capital consumption adjustment.
Government Social Insurance: Employee and self-employed contributions for social insurance consists of the payments by employees, by the self-employed, and by other individuals who participate in the following programs: Old-age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI, or social security); Hospital Insurance (HI) and Supplementary Medical Insurance (Medicare); railroad retirement; state unemployment insurance; temporary disability insurance; and veterans’ life insurance.

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