New Mexico: Profile

Government 
Governor:Susana Martinez (R)
Treasurer:Tim Eichenberg (D)
Senators:Martin Heinrich (D)
Tom Udall (D)
Entered Union:January 6, 1912
U.S. Representatives:3
Area 
Total Area314,917 km2 / 121,590 mi2
Land Area314,161 km2 / 121,298 mi2
Water Area757 km2 / 292 mi2
Water Area Percentage0.24 %
Time Zone  
Standard TimeGMT -7
Daylight-Saving TimeGMT -6
Weather 
Record High Temperature122°F / 50°C , Lakewood (June 27, 1994)
Record Low Temperature-50°F / -45°C , Gavilan (February 1, 1951)
GDP 
Total Gross Domestic Product (USD Billions)$93 (2014)
Per Capita Real GDP (USD)$40,081 (2014)
Population 
Population2,082,224 (2011)
Under 19 Population579,841 / 28.2% (2010)
65 and older Population272,255 / 13.2% (2010)
Male Population1,017,421 / 49.4% (2010)
Female Population1,041,758 / 50.6% (2010)
Non-English Speaker (at home) 652,880 (2007)
Net International Immigration 4,828 (2009)
Birth Rate (per 1,000)14.4 per 1,000 (2009)
Percent of People Under Poverty Level (%)21.4% (2013)
Major Cities 
CityPopulation (2012)
Albuquerque 555,417
Las Cruces 101,047
Rio Rancho 90,818
Employment 
Employment 832,100 (2015)
Average Weekly Wage (USD)$700 (2015)
Unemployment Rate (%)6.6% (2014)
Expenditures 
Per Capita State Spending (USD)$7,047 (2013)
Energy Expenditures per Person (USD)$4,387 (2013)
Expenditures of State and Local Government Employee-Retirement Systems (USD Thousands)$1,663 (2012)
Revenue 
Per Capita Personal Income (USD)$37,091 (2014)
State Internal Revenue Collection (USD Thousands)$9 (2014)
Cash and Security Holdings by State Government (USD Thousands)$46,721 (2013)
Per Capita State Tax Collection (USD)$2,401 (2011)
Education 
High School Graduation Rate (%)84.2% (2014)
Percent of Population with a Bachelor's Degree (%)26.4% (2014)
Percent of Population with an Advanced Degree (%)11.4% (2014)
Largest Universities  
University of New Mexico
New Mexico State University
Eastern New Mexico University
Logistics 
Public Road Length (Miles)68,384 Miles (2012)
Gas Tax Rate (%)18.9% (2015)
Number of Public Airports 58 (2015)
Main Airports 
CodeNameCity
ABQAlbuquerque International SunportAlbuquerque
FMNFour Corners RegionalFarmington
HOBLea County RegionalHobbs
ROWRoswell International Air CenterRoswell
SAFSanta Fe MunicipalSanta Fe
Ports 
Albuquerque
Columbus
Santa Teresa

Sources:
Air Nav (2009)
American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) (2009)
Bureau of Business and Economic Research (2009)
Bureau of Labor Statistics (2009)
Bureau of Transportation (2008)
Education Portal (2010)
Federal Aviation Administration (2009)
Internal Revenue Service (2009)
National Association of State Budget Officers (2008)
National Climatic Data Center (2009)
National Governors Association (2011)
Tax Foundation (2008)
U.S. Census Bureau (2000, 2007, 2008, 2009)
U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis (2009)
U.S. Energy Information Administration (2008)
U.S. House of Representatives (2011)
United States Senate (2011)

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