Moving to New Mexico

Written by Alyssa Howard,

New Mexico has a unique culture with strong Hispanic and Native American influences. The state also has a large number of national parks and many picturesque national monuments to explore as well as beautiful scenic deserts, forested mountain wilderness, vast mesas and snow-capped mountains.

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New Mexico Compared to USA Averages
USA New Mexico
Population: 311,591,917 1,928,384
Home Ownership Rate: 66.6% 69.6%
High School Graduates: 85.0% 82.7%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 27.9% 25.5%
Persons Per Household: 2.59 2.61
Persons Per Square Mile: 87.4 17.0
Average Commute (min.): 25.2 21.7
Average Home Price: $188,400 $158,400
Median Household Income: $51,914 $43,820
Persons Below Poverty Level: 13.8% 18.4%
Features of Car Insurance Requirements*: 25/50/10

* Car Insurance Requirements: The first number is bodily injury liability limit per person, the second is bodily injury liability per accident, and the third is total coverage for property damage.


Key Facts About New Mexico
State Capital: Santa Fe
Top 5 Cities: Albuquerque
Las Cruces
Santa Fe
Rio Rancho
Major Newspapers: Albuquerque Journal
Daily Times
Las Cruces Sun-News
Los Alamos Monitor
Roswell Daily Record
Major Sports Teams: None

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