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New Mexico State Census Facts

New Mexico Population Facts

New Mexico Total population: 1,962,226

New Mexico Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009: 10.50%

Males in New Mexico: 967,077

Females in New Mexico: 995,149

Median age in New Mexico (years): 35.8

Under 5 years in New Mexico: 144,171

18 years and over in New Mexico: 1,461,676

65 years and over in New Mexico: 251,043

One race in New Mexico: 1,902,811

White in New Mexico: 1,375,334

Black or African American in New Mexico: 43,931

American Indian and Alaska Native: 182,136

Asian in New Mexico: 26,767

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 865

Some other race in New Mexico: 273,778

Mixed Race Ethnicity in New Mexico: 59,415

Hispanic or Latino in New Mexico (of any race): 873,171

Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over: 54.40%

Foreign born people in New Mexico, percent, 2000: 8.20%

Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000: 36.50%

High school graduates in New Mexico, percent of people age 25+, 2000: 78.90%

Bachelor's degree or higher in New Mexico, pct of people age 25+, 2000: 23.50%

People in New Mexico with a disability, age 5+, 2000: 338,430

Mean travel time to work in New Mexico (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000: 21.9

Housing units in New Mexico, 2008: 871,700

New Mexico Homeownership rate, 2000: 70.00%

New Mexico Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000: 15.30%

Median value of owner-occupied housing units in New Mexico, 2000: $108,100

Households in New Mexico, 2000: 677,971

New Mexico People per household, 2000: 2.63

Median household income in New Mexico, 2008: $43,719

New Mexico Per capita money income, 1999: $17,261

People in New Mexico below poverty level, percent, 2008: 17.00%

New Mexico Business Facts

Private nonfarm establishments in New Mexico, 2007: 46,869

Private nonfarm employment in New Mexico, 2007: 642,183

Private nonfarm employment in New Mexico, percent change 2000-2007: 16.90%

Nonemployer establishments in New Mexico, 2007: 123,567

Total number of businesses in New Mexico, 2002: 136,711

Black-owned businesses in New Mexico, percent, 2002: 1.10%

American Indian and Alaska Native owned businesses, percent, 2002: 5.00%

Asian-owned businesses, percent in New Mexico, 2002: 1.70%

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned businesses in New Mexico, percent, 2002: 0.10%

Hispanic-owned businesses in New Mexico, percent, 2002: 21.70%

Women-owned businesses in New Mexico, percent, 2002: 30.90%

New Mexico Manufacturers shipments, 2002 ($1000): 10,168,130

Wholesale trade sales, 2002 ($1000): 8,993,729

Retail sales in New Mexico, 2002 ($1000): 18,328,637

Retail sales per capita in New Mexico, 2002: $9,880

Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000): 2,771,474

Building permits in New Mexico, 2008: 6,070

Federal spending in New Mexico, 2008: 23,846,109

New Mexico Geography Facts

New Mexico Land area, 2000 (square miles): 121,355.53

New Mexico People per square mile, 2000: 15

New Mexico Social, Economic, and Housing Characteristics

New Mexico Social Characteristics: Estimate

Average household size in New Mexico: 2.61

Average family size in New Mexico: 3.23

New Mexico Population 25 years and over: 1,258,320

Civilian veterans in New Mexico (civilian population 18 years and over): 175,567

Foreign born in New Mexico: 191,216

Male, Now married, except separated (population 15 years and over): 374,661

Female, Now married, except separated (population 15 years and over): 366,375

Speak a language other than English at home (population 5 years and over): 651,654

New Mexico Household population: 1,920,122

New Mexico Economic Characteristics: Estimate

In labor force (population 16 years and over): 951,391

Mean travel time to work in minutes in New Mexico (workers 16 years and over): 21.5

Median household income in New Mexico (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 43,202

Median family income in New Mexico (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 51,724

New Mexico Per capita income (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 22,781

New Mexico Housing Characteristics: Estimate

Total housing units in New Mexico: 862,843

Occupied housing units in New Mexico: 736,392

Owner-occupied housing units in New Mexico: 511,152

Renter-occupied housing units in New Mexico: 225,240

Vacant housing units in New Mexico: 126,451

Owner-occupied homes in New Mexico: 511,152

Median value (dollars): 154,900

With a mortgage in New Mexico (dollars): 1,166

Not mortgaged in New Mexico (dollars): 302

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Drug Rehabs New Mexico

The border area between New Mexico and Mexico is sparsely populated and has limited natural or manmade barriers to illegal crossing. This, coupled with an extensive road network that traverses the state in all directions, makes New Mexico a haven for the transshipment of illegal drugs from Mexico to destination points throughout the United States. New Mexico’s proximity to the El Paso/Juarez area is an additional vulnerability to illegal drugs smuggled through the major POEs. Additional threats to the region are the shipments of controlled substances via commercial vehicles, including aircraft, buses, and by Amtrak rail. New Mexico is also considered a hub for significant amounts of drug proceeds being laundered through small businesses.

With the overwhelming increase in substance abuse in New Mexico, drug rehabs have become a refuge for people struggling with addiction. Significant time and effort have been invested in addiction treatment research; concluding what kind of treatment works best for specific people, addictions, and circumstance. Resulting in an overwhelmingly high number of drug rehabs throughout New Mexico, America and abroad. This makes the task of searching for appropriate forms of addiction treatment more daunting than ever before. Finding drug addiction treatment in New Mexico is no longer a matter of locating the closest center and checking in. Now, there is treatment available in New Mexico and across the United states with several different degrees of intensity, lengths of time, tailored for specific age, gender, lifestyle, and religious groups, as well as holistic approaches for healing of the mind, body and spirit.

2006-2007 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health:

Below is a table with data pertaining to the Selected Drug Use, Perceptions of Great Risk, Average Annual Marijuana Initiates, Past Year Substance Dependence or Abuse, Needing But Not Receiving Treatment, Serious Psychological Distress, and Having at Least One Major Depressive, by Age Group: Estimated Numbers (in Thousands), Annual Averages Based on 2006-2007 NSDUHs

Past Month Illicit Drug Use 153 21 53 79 132
Past Year Marijuana Use 179 28 71 80 151
Past Month Marijuana Use 112 15 43 53 97
Past Month Use of Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana 63 9 20 33 53
Past Year Cocaine Use 44 4 17 23 41
Past Year Nonmedical Pain Reliever Use 97 15 27 54 82
Perception of Great Risk of Smoking Marijuana Once a Month 632 54 54 523 577
Average Annual Number of Marijuana Initiates 16 9 6 1 7
Past Month Alcohol Use 710 29 133 548 681
Past Month Binge Alcohol Use 333 17 90 227 316
Perception of Great Risk of Drinking Five or More
    Drinks Once or Twice a Week
762 69 83 609 693
Past Month Alcohol Use (Persons Aged 12 to 20) 74 -- -- -- --
Past Month Binge Alcohol Use (Persons Aged 12 to 20) 49 -- -- -- --
Past Month Tobacco Product Use 452 26 107 320 427
Past Month Cigarette Use 376 20 94 261 356
Perception of Great Risk of Smoking One or More
    Packs of Cigarettes Per Day
1,189 115 161 913 1,074
Illicit Drug Dependence 33 5 14 15 28
Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse 51 9 19 22 42
Alcohol Dependence 62 4 18 39 57
Alcohol Dependence or Abuse 128 11 41 77 117
Alcohol or Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse 158 16 50 93 142
Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Illicit Drug Use 46 8 18 20 38
Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Alcohol Use 124 11 40 73 113

New Mexico Drug Use and Drug-Related Crime

  • During 2007, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) made 485 drug arrests in New Mexico.
  • There were 5,775 arrests for drug abuse violations in New Mexico during 2006.
  • According to 2005-2006 data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately 132,000 (8%) New Mexico citizens (ages 12 or older) reported past month use of an illicit drug.
  • Approximately 627,000 (39.60%) New Mexico citizens reported that using marijuana occasionally (once a month) was a “great risk”.
  • Additional 2005-2006 NSDUH results indicate that 42,000 (2.64%) New Mexico citizens reported illicit drug dependence or abuse within the past year. Approximately 29,000 (1.80%) reported past year illicit drug dependence.
  • During 2007, Federal agencies seized more than 200 kilograms of cocaine in New Mexico.
  • According to the El Paso Intelligence Center, there were 6 children in New Mexico affected by methamphetamine laboratories during 2007.
  • During 2006, approximately 8% of HIV/AIDS cases reported by the New Mexico Department of Health HIV & Hepatitis Epidemiology Program were related to injection drug use.
  • During 2005, there were 379 drug-induced deaths in New Mexico (255 males and 124 females).
  • During 2006, there were 10,397 admissions to drug/alcohol treatment in New Mexico. There were 7,830 such treatment admissions reported in the state during 2005.
  • According to 2005-2006 NSDUH data, approximately 39,000 (2.44%) New Mexico citizens reported needing but not receiving treatment for illicit drug use within the past year.
  • In the state of New Mexico it is estimated that there will be around 9,028 DUI's, and 107 deaths due to intoxicated driving this year. Statistics also show that there will be 547 deaths related to alcohol abuse, 2,804 tobacco related deaths, and 109 deaths due to illicit drug use.
  • It is believed that there are around 94,325 marijuana users, 15,456 cocaine addicts, and 875 heroin addicts living in New Mexico. It is also estimated that there are 41,306 people abusing prescription drugs, 3,940 people that use inhalants, and 7,015 people who use hallucinogens.
  • In New Mexico, there will be around 11,907 people arrested this year for drug related charges.
  • Cocaine:
    • The El Paso/Juarez corridor serves as a transshipment point for cocaine to various locations in the United States. Seized loads range from 50-800 pounds. Cocaine is transported through New Mexico by MDTOs at an increasing rate. Multiple kilogram quantities are routinely seized from commercial trucks, public transportation and private vehicles.
    • There is ample availability of crack cocaine throughout New Mexico. In smaller municipalities, such as Hobbs and Silver City, crack cocaine use and distribution is at a level that is considered dangerous to the quality of life. The majority of the crack available comes from cocaine HCl supplied by MDTOs to local crack distributors who then convert the powder cocaine into crack.
  • Heroin:
    • Mexican black tar and brown heroin are routinely seized at the POEs in New Mexico. Black tar heroin has long been available in this region from sources in the Mexican states of Sinaloa, Michoacan, and Nayarit. Heroin is most commonly smuggled in secret compartments in private vehicles and concealed on persons. In Albuquerque, Mexican black tar heroin is the most readily available and widely abused. The heroin is usually carried across the border by couriers.
    • Northern New Mexico has a high availability of Mexican black tar heroin and is a major problem for local law enforcement agencies. Heroin availability has shown a steady increase over the past five years as evidenced by the increase in kilogram seizures and a steady decrease in price.
  • Methamphetamine:
    • Methamphetamine poses a multi-pronged threat in this region. It is available in multi-kilogram quantities. While clandestine lab seizures in New Mexico have dropped precipitously over the last year (- 200% according to statistics obtained from the Clandestine Laboratory Seizure System), referral seizures involving Mexican produced methamphetamine have risen dramatically at Border Patrol Checkpoints and highway interdiction stops.
    • The majority of methamphetamine seized originates in Mexico, but arrives in New Mexico from distributors in Los Angeles, CA and Phoenix, AZ operating as part of larger Mexican poly-drug trafficking organizations.
  • Club Drugs:
    • MDMA (ecstasy), Ketamine, LSD, and GHB are available in New Mexico, primarily in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Rave parties are held routinely in the area, often in remote locations on U.S. Forest Service lands. Attempts to infiltrate these parties have been moderately successful, resulting in several arrests of low level dealers. Interdiction seizures account for the bulk of club drugs and hallucinogens seized. The majority of these seizures originate in the Los Angeles and Phoenix areas.
  • Marijuana:
    • Marijuana is the most frequently controlled substance that is seized in the New Mexico area and are generally destined for distribution in eastern markets. Marijuana loads seized from private vehicles and semi-tractor-trailers range from 500 to 8,000 pounds.
  • Pharmaceuticals and Other Drugs:
    • The diversion of prescription drugs continues to be a significant enforcement issue. Illegal or improper prescription practices are the primary source for illegally obtained prescription drugs, primarily in the oxycodone/hydrocodone families. Interdiction efforts also indicate that prescription drug smuggling from Mexico, where these drugs can be sold over the counter, contributes to the illegal distribution of prescription medications.
    • Several drugs in this category are available because of El Paso's close proximity to Juarez, Mexico, where purchases can be made over-the-counter from unscrupulous pharmacists. Ecstasy, Rohypnol, and other pharmaceuticals are being used at rave parties. The use of these types of drugs has not skyrocketed, as in other metropolitan areas in the United States.
    • Current investigations indicate that diversion of hydrocodone products continues to be a problem in New Mexico. Primary methods of diversion being reported are illegal sale and distribution by health care professionals and workers, “doctor shopping” (going to a number of doctors to obtain prescriptions for a controlled pharmaceutical), forged prescriptions, and in-transit theft. Oxycodone products (such as OxyContin®), Lortab®/Lorcet®, and Vicodin® were also identified as being among the most commonly abused and diverted pharmaceuticals in New Mexico.

New Mexico is bordered by Mexico and the U.S. states of Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, and Arizona. In the west it is crossed north-south by the Continental Divide. The Rio Grande bisects the state and for a short distance forms the boundary with Texas. Human settlement in the area has probably spanned 10,000 years. Before the Navajo and Apache arrived in the 15th century, an agricultural Pueblo Indian civilization had developed irrigation systems, pueblos, and cliff dwellings, whose ruins remain throughout the state. Spaniards from Mexico claimed the area for Spain in the 16th century, and in 1540 Francisco Vázquez de Coronado explored it. The first settlement was at Santa Fe in 1610. Missionaries were active in the 1600s. It became part of Mexico in 1821 and was ceded to the U.S. in 1848 at the end of the Mexican-American War. The Territory of New Mexico was established by Congress in 1850. It became the 47th U.S. state in 1912 and retained its frontier image. World War II spurred economic and social change, bringing research facilities, including that at Los Alamos. The economy today is largely dependent on the export of raw materials and on federal government expenditures; oil and natural gas are also important. Tourism is New Mexico’s leading industry. The University of New Mexico (1889) is in Albuquerque, and fine-arts communities are in Albuquerque and Santa Fe.

New Mexico’s Demographics

  • Population (2006 American Community Survey): 1,954,5991
  • Race/Ethnicity (2006 American Community Survey): 67.8% white; 2.0% black/African American; 9.7% American Indian/Alaska Native; 1.3% Asian; 0.1% Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander; 15.8% other; 3.2% two or more races; 44.0% Hispanic/Latino origin (of any race)