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Population
  2010 2019
Population 2,059,179 2,096,829
Rank 37 37
Median Age 36.7 38.4
   
Total 8 year-olds 28,643 27,125
Boys 14,606 13,697
Girls 14,037 13,428
Total 9 year-olds 28,824 27,259
Boys 14,637 14,014
Girls 14,187 13,245
Total 10 year-olds 28,969 27,502
Boys 14,752 13,893
Girls 14,217 13,609
Total 11 year-olds 28,761 28,131
Boys 14,610 14,369
Girls 14,151 13,762
Total 12 year-olds 28,073 28,170
Boys 14,306 14,441
Girls 13,767 13,729
Total 13 year-olds 27,857 27,843
Boys 14,140 14,070
Girls 13,717 13,773
Total 14 year-olds 28,031 27,843
Boys 14,213 14,038
Girls 13,818 13,805
 
How People Get to Work: 2010 2019
Drive Alone 79.8% 80.7%
Car Pool 10.4% 9.4%
Public Transportation 1.2% 1.1%
Work at Home 4.9% 5.1%
 
Computer and Internet Use: 2019
Homes with a Computer 89.1%

Geography
  2010
Capital Santa Fe
Largest City Albuquerque
Second Largest City Las Cruces
Persons Per Square Mile 17.0

Business
  2010 2018
Dentist Offices 642 740
Amusement Parks 4 NA
Fast-Food Restaurants 1,347 1,539
Toy Stores 53 58
Video/Disc Rental Stores 97 11
Zoos & Botanical Gardens 2 NA
Candy & Nut Stores 18 15
Pet & Pet Supply Stores 53 62
Ice Cream & Frozen Dessert Makers 2 NA

Note: As is the case with all surveys, statistics from sample surveys are subject to sampling and nonsampling error.

A value of NA indicates that there is no data for that time period, due to there being less than three establishments. A value of X indicates that data are not applicable for the current region.

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History

  • Date of Statehood: January 6, 1912
  • Population 1920: 360,350
  • Population 1950: 681,187
  • Population 2000: 1,819,046
  • Population 2010: 2,059,179

I never knew that! *

  • Nickname : The Land of Enchantment
  • Flower : Yucca
  • Tree : Pinon
  • Bird : Roadrunner
  • Insert : Tarantula Hawk Wasp
  • Gem : Turquoise
  • Question : Red or Green?

Who told you this stuff?

The U.S. Census Bureau takes a census of the population every 10 years, and censuses of economic activity and governments every five years. And every year, the Census Bureau conducts more than 100 other surveys. Data on this page come from the 2010 Census, the American Community Survey, Population Estimates, County Business Patterns, and Puerto Rico Community Survey.

How are these data collected?

The U.S. Census Bureau sends questionnaires in the mail or contacts businesses and households to participate in its surveys.

* State and Island Area symbol information was obtained from various non-Census Bureau resources including state web sites, educational web sites, and commercial entities.

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