New Mexico at a Glance
New Mexico has a population of 2,085,572, making it the 36th most populous U.S. state. In terms of area, New Mexico ranks 5th, and is the 6th least densely populated state. The median household income in New Mexico is $57,353, and the median age is 36.7 years old.
New Mexico is located in the American southwest, bordered by Arizona, Utah, Colorado and Texas. It also shares a border with Mexico. The largest city and metro area in the state is Albuquerque, and the capital is located in Santa Fe. Santa Fe is also the longest serving capital in the U.S., as well as the capital with the highest elevation.
New Mexico Jobs & Economy
New Mexicos economy is driven largely by oil and gas production and tourism. Leading occupations in the state include physical scientists, wellhead pumpers, and physicists. The minimum wage in New Mexico is $7.50 an hour.
New Mexico Unemployment Rate
New Mexicos unemployment rate is 6.1%, half a percentage point higher than the national average.