New Mexico Trivia:

Capital : Santa Fe
State Tree : Pinyon Pine
State Flower : Yucca
State Insect : Tarantula Hawk Wasp, Sandia Hairstreak B
State Bird : Roadrunner

New Mexico People:

New Mexico has a total population of 2,083,540 (2012 est) and ranks 36th in population of U.S. states. By age, 514,634 (24.7%) New Mexicans are under 18 years of age, 1,275,126 (61.2%) are age 19 to 64, and 293,779 (14.1%) are 65 years of age or older. By gender, females make up 50.5%, and males 49.5% of the total population.

New Mexico Population By Age and Gender

AgePopulation Percentage
18 and under24.7  
65 and older14.1  
19 to 6461.2  

212,521 (10.2%) New Mexicans are American Indian or Alaska Native, 33,337 (1.6%) are Asian, 50,005 (2.4%) are Black, 4,167 (0.2%) are Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 1,733,505 (83.2%) are White, 50,005 (2.4%) are of mixed race.

New Mexico Population By Race

WhiteNew Mexico White population 1,733,5051,733,505  
American IndianNew Mexico American Indian population 212,521212,521
MixedNew Mexico Mixed population 50,00550,005
AsianNew Mexico Asian population 33,33733,337
Hawaiian & Pacific IslanderNew Mexico Hawaiian & Pacific Islander population 4,1674,167

50,005 (2.4%) have declared Hispanic or Latino origin.

9.8% of New Mexicans were born in a foreign country.

36.0% of New Mexicans over the age of 5 speak a language other than English at home.

83.4% of New Mexicans over the age of 25 are high school graduates or higher, and 25.6% have bachelor's degrees or higher.

New Mexico Land:

New Mexico has a land area of 121,298 square miles and is ranked 5th among U.S. states in total area. New Mexico has a population density of 17 people per square mile.