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Capital City:
Santa Fe
State FLower:
Yucca flower
State Bird:
Roadrunner
State #41 Admitted to Union:
November 8, 1889

People Facts New Mexico USA
Population, 2010 2,059,179 308,745,538
Population, 2000 1,819,046 281,421,906
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2011 24.9% 23.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2011 13.6% 13.3%
Female persons, percent, 2011 50.5% 50.8%
White persons, percent, 2011 83.4% 78.1%
Black persons, percent, 2011 2.5% 13.1%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2011 40.2% 63.4%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2006-2010 82.7% 85.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2006-2010 25.5% 27.9%
Housing units, 2011 908,132 132,312,404
Homeownership rate, 2006-2010 69.6% 66.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2006-2010 $158,400 $188,400
Households, 2006-2010 756,112 114,235,996
Per capita money income in past 12 months (2010 dollars) 2006-2010 $22,966 $27,334
Median household income 2006-2010 $43,820 $51,914
Persons below poverty level, percent, 2006-2010 18.4% 13.8%
Business Facts
Private nonfarm establishments, 2010 44,221 7,396,628
Private nonfarm employment, 2010 600,165 111,970,095
Nonemployer establishments, 2010 120,470 22,110,628
Total number of firms, 2007 157,231 27,092,908
Women-owned firms, percent, 2007 31.7% 28.8%
Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) 17,122,725 5,338,306,501
Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000) 10,589,286 4,174,286,516
Retail sales, 2007 ($1000) 24,469,997 3,917,663,456
Retail sales per capita, 2007 $12,429 $12,990
Geography Facts
Land area in square miles, 2010 121,298.15 3,531,905.43
Persons per square mile, 2010 17.0 87.4



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