New Mexico Census Data


New Mexico Census Data

The tables below provide updated data and demographic estimates for New Mexico as of July 1, 2016. Our New Mexico Census Data Comparison Tool allows you to compare and rank NM cities, towns, ZIP Codes and Counties.

New Mexico Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,127,466
Population in Households 2,084,482
Population in Familes 1,667,550
Population in Group Qrtrs 42,984
Population Density1 18
Diversity Index2 77


Total Households 814,839
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 525,930
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 936,932 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 539,355 (57.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 275,484 (29.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 122,093 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $171,636
Average Home Value $217,256


Median Household Income $44,721
Average Household Income $62,797
Per Capita Income $24,434
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.52% 0.44%
Households 0.47% 0.41%
Families 0.22% 0.25%
Median Household Income   1.43%
Per Capita Income   1.3%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.