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State Demographics Data - NM

New Mexico

Demographics & Social
2015
2000
1990
Demographics

Note: The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.

Foreign Born
Number 196,955
% Foreign Born 9.4%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2015 31.6%
% change: 1990-2000 85.8%
Race (%)  
One race 98.0%
White
67.6%
Black or African American
2.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.2%
Asian
9.4%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.0%
Other race
18.9%
Two or more races 2.0%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 149,777
% Latino 76.0%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.5%
5-17 5.8%
18-64 79.0%
65 and older 14.6%
Median Age

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 ACS. 2) The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

44.5
Gender (% female) 50.2%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 20.6%
Married 61.5%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 17.8%

Note: The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.

U.S. Born
Number 1,888,154
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 13.1%
% change: 1990-2000 16.4%
Race (%)  
One race 96.5%
White 74.0%
Black or African American 2.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native 10.2%
Asian 0.6%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.0%
Other race 9.2%
Two or more races 3.5%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 851,487
% Latino 45.1%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 7.1%
5-17 18.7%
18-64 58.2%
65 and older 16.0%
Median Age 36
Gender (% female) 50.4%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 35.9%
Married 42.9%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 21.3%
Foreign Born
Number 149,606
% Foreign Born 8.2%
Population Change over Time  
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U.S. Born
Number 1,669,440
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Foreign Born
Number 80,514
% Foreign Born 5.3%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Number 1,434,555
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Place of Birth Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at sea)

Note: For 1990, 2000, and current ACS year, the total for the region of birth of the foreign born is different from the total foreign born. This is because the 1990 total excludes those who did not report a country of birth and those born at sea, while the 2000 and the current ACS year totals exclude those born at sea.

196,955
Born in Africa 3,796
Born in Asia 22,972
Born in Europe 14,829
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 151,452
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 3,338
Born in Oceania 568
Top 3 Countries of Birth

Note: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year. The estimate for China excludes Taiwan.

 
Country #1 Mexico
Country #2 China (exc. Taiwan)
Country #3 Vietnam
Detailed Region/Country of Birth

Note: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year.

196,955
Europe 14,829
Northern Europe 3,221
United Kingdom
2,742
Ireland
47
Other Northern Europe
432
Western Europe 6,144
France
1,076
Germany
4,363
Other Western Europe
705
Southern Europe 1,692
Italy
716
Portugal
0
Other Southern Europe
976
Eastern Europe 3,772
Poland
168
Russia
1,034
Other Eastern Europe
2,570
Other Europe (no country specified) 0
Asia 22,972
Eastern Asia 7,096
China
4,531

China, excluding Taiwan

4,019

Taiwan

512
Japan
788
Korea
1,777
Other Eastern Asia
0
South Central Asia 5,614
India
2,609
Iran
860
Other South Central Asia
2,145
Southeastern Asia 8,597
Philippines
2,938
Vietnam
3,767
Other Southeastern Asia
1,892
Western Asia 1,471
Israel
244
Lebanon
263
Other Western Asia
964
Other Asia (no country specified) 194
Africa 3,796
Eastern Africa 750
Northern Africa
44
Western Africa
1,544
Middle and Southern Africa
729
Other Africa (no country specified)
729
Oceania 568
Australia and New Zealand subregion 494
Oceania (no country specified) 74
Americas 154,790
Latin America 151,452
Caribbean
4,225

Cuba

2,514

Jamaica

463

Other Caribbean

1,248
Central America
144,371

Mexico

139,358

El Salvador

2,102

Other Central America

2,911
South America
2,856

Brazil

435

Colombia

700

Other South America

1,721
Northern America 3,338
Canada
3,338
Other Northern America
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Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 68,859
1990-1999 47,638
2000-2009 53,495
Since 2010 26,963
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 1.9%
Born in Asia 11.7%
Born in Europe 7.5%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 76.9%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 1.7%
Born in Oceania 0.3%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 70.3%
Country #2 2.1%
Country #3 2.0%
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 7.5%
Northern Europe 1.6%
United Kingdom 1.4%
Ireland 0.0%
Other Northern Europe 0.2%
Western Europe 3.1%
France 0.5%
Germany 2.2%
Other Western Europe 0.4%
Southern Europe 0.9%
Italy 0.4%
Portugal 0.0%
Other Southern Europe 0.5%
Eastern Europe 1.9%
Poland 0.1%
Russia 0.5%
Other Eastern Europe 1.3%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 11.7%
Eastern Asia 3.6%
China 2.3%
China, excluding Taiwan 2.0%
Taiwan 0.3%
Japan 0.4%
Korea 0.9%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 2.9%
India 1.3%
Iran 0.4%
Other South Central Asia 1.1%
Southeastern Asia 4.4%
Philippines 1.5%
Vietnam 1.9%
Other Southeastern Asia 1.0%
Western Asia 0.7%
Israel 0.1%
Lebanon 0.1%
Other Western Asia 0.5%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.1%
Africa 1.9%
Eastern Africa 0.4%
Northern Africa 0.0%
Western Africa 0.8%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.4%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.4%
Oceania 0.3%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.3%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.0%
Americas 78.6%
Latin America 76.9%
Caribbean 2.1%
Cuba 1.3%
Jamaica 0.2%
Other Caribbean 0.6%
Central America 73.3%
Mexico 70.8%
El Salvador 1.1%
Other Central America 1.5%
South America 1.5%
Brazil 0.2%
Colombia 0.4%
Other South America 0.9%
Northern America 1.7%
Canada 1.7%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 35.0%
1980-1989 24.2%
1990-1999 27.2%
Since 2000 13.7%
Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 149,606
Born in Africa 1,118
Born in Asia 14,330
Born in Europe 15,286
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 114,858
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 3,364
Cat28 650
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 Mexico
Country #2 Germany
Country #3 Canada
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Region of birth 100%
Born in Africa 0.7%
Born in Asia 9.6%
Born in Europe 10.2%
Born in Latin America 76.8%
Born in Northern America 2.2%
Born in Oceania 0.4%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 71.7%
Country #2 3.7%
Country #3 2.2%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 78,212
Born in Africa 781
Born in Asia 9,569
Born in Europe 11,331
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 53,967
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 2,235
Cat21 329
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 Mexico
Country #2 Germany
Country #3 United Kingdom
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Region of birth 100%
Born in Africa 1.0%
Born in Asia 12.2%
Born in Europe 14.5%
Born in Latin America 69.0%
Born in Northern America 2.9%
Born in Oceania 0.4%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 61.8%
Country #2 4.4%
Country #3 4.0%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 196,955
Naturalized citizens 71,581
Noncitizens 125,374
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 71,581
Before 1980 11,455
1980-1989 8,647
1990-1999 17,197
2000-2009 17,961
Since 2010 16,321
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 36.3%
Noncitizens 63.7%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 16.0%
1980-1989 12.1%
1990-1999 24.0%
2000-2009 25.1%
Since 2010 22.8%
Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 149,606
Naturalized citizens 52,103
Noncitizens 97,503
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 34.8%
Noncitizens 65.2%
   
   
   
   
   
   
Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 80,514
Naturalized citizens 31,915
Noncitizens 48,599
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 39.6%
Noncitizens 60.4%
   
   
   
   
   
   
Fertility Foreign Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 55,797
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 2,545
% married among women who gave birth
72.9%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
27.1%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 411,332
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 21,867
% married among women who gave birth 53.9%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 46.1%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Household and Family Size

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 ACS. 2) The letter N indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

Foreign Born
Average household size 3.41
Average family size 4.00
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.59
Average family size 3.32
Foreign Born
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
 
Population
Population
Population
Children under 18 Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. Beginning with the 2014 ACS, the Census Bureau is excluding children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years.

 
Children under age 18 with 471,392
Only native parent(s)
368,199
One or more foreign-born parents
103,193

Child is native

92,270

Child is foreign born

10,923
Children under age 6 with 155,557
Only native parent(s)
125,335
One or more foreign-born parents
30,222

Child is native

29,143

Child is foreign born

1,079
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 315,835
Only native parent(s)
242,864
One or more foreign-born parents
72,971

Child is native

63,127

Child is foreign born

9,844
Children in Low-Income Families

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. Beginning with the 2014 American Community Survey, the Census Bureau is excluding children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years. The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

253,576
Only native parents 185,533
One or more foreign-born parents 68,043
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 78.1%
One or more foreign-born parents 21.9%
Child is native 19.6%
Child is foreign born 2.3%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 80.6%
One or more foreign-born parents 19.4%
Child is native 18.7%
Child is foreign born 0.7%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 76.9%
One or more foreign-born parents 23.1%
Child is native 20.0%
Child is foreign born 3.1%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 73.2%
One or more foreign-born parents 26.8%
Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 480,691
Only native parent(s) 396,926
One or more foreign-born parents 83,765
Child is native 67,417
Child is foreign born 16,348
Children under age 6 with 147,040
Only native parent(s) 119,898
One or more foreign-born parents 27,142
Child is native 24,742
Child is foreign born 2,400
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 333,651
Only native parent(s) 277,028
One or more foreign-born parents 56,623
Child is native 42,675
Child is foreign born 13,948
Children in Low-Income Families* 247,086
Only native parents 188,317
One or more foreign-born parents 58,769
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 82.6%
One or more foreign-born parents 17.4%
Child is native 14.0%
Child is foreign born 3.4%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 81.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 18.5%
Child is native 16.8%
Child is foreign born 1.6%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 83.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 17.0%
Child is native 12.8%
Child is foreign born 4.2%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 76.2%
One or more foreign-born parents 23.8%
Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 425,685
Only native parent(s) 374,157
One or more foreign-born parents 51,528
Child is native 42,489
Child is foreign born 9,039
Children under age 6 with 145,509
Only native parent(s) 128,751
One or more foreign-born parents 16,758
Child is native 15,405
Child is foreign born 1,353
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 280,176
Only native parent(s) 245,406
One or more foreign-born parents 34,770
Child is native 27,084
Child is foreign born 7,686
Children in Low-Income Families* 231,099
Only native parents 194,142
One or more foreign-born parents 36,957
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 87.9%
One or more foreign-born parents 12.1%
Child is native 10.0%
Child is foreign born 2.1%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 88.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 11.5%
Child is native 10.6%
Child is foreign born 0.9%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 87.6%
One or more foreign-born parents 12.4%
Child is native 9.7%
Child is foreign born 2.7%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 84.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 16.0%

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2015 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from 1990 and 2000 Decennial Census data as well as ACS microdata are from Steven Ruggles, Matthew Sobek, Trent Alexander, Catherine A. Fitch, Ronald Goeken, Patricia Kelly Hall, Miriam King, and Chad Ronnander, "Integrated Public Use Microdata Series: Version 4.0" (Machine-readable database, Minnesota Population Center [producer and distributor], 2011).

Definitions

  • The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.
  • The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.
  • The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

Data-related notes

  • The letter N indicates that an estimate could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.
  • For “Median Age” and “Household Size”: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 ACS.
  • Region of birth: For 1990, 2000, and current ACS year, the total for the region of birth of the foreign born is different from the total foreign born. This is because the 1990 total excludes those who did not report a country of birth and those born at sea, while the 2000 census and the current ACS year totals exclude those born at sea.
  • Countries of birth: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year.
  • Beginning with the 2014 ACS, the Census Bureau is excluding children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years.
  • Children of immigrants: Refers only to children under age 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under age 18 who reside in a home with no parents.