New Mexico

Last Updated: April 17, 2021


New Mexico State is located in the South-western United States. It was admitted to the union as the 47th state on January 6, 1912. Santa Fe is the capital of the state while its largest city is Albuquerque. The fourth-largest cities in the states are Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Rio Rancho and Santa Fe. Additionally, New Mexico is the 36th largest state by population, fifth-largest by area and sixth least densely populated of the 50 states. 

Due to New Mexico geographic locations, northern and eastern New Mexico demonstrate a colder climate, while western and southern New Mexico exhibit a warmer arid climate. The state is mostly covered by mountains, high plains and deserts. 

Although the state is not developed as compared to many other states, still, there is so much to explore in the state. Some of the beautiful and highly attractive places in the state include Carlsbad Caverns National Park, White Sands National Monument, The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, Bandelier National Monument, Taos Pueblo, Taos Ski Valley, Pecos National Historical Park, Wheeler Peak Wilderness, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and science.

Key Facts:

  • In 2020, the Per Capita Personal Income in New Mexico was $45,803.
  • New Mexico GDP as of 2019 was $104 billion.
  • In 2019, the average annual pay of employees in New Mexico totalled to 47,059 U.S dollars. 
  • The unemployment rate in New Mexico was at 8.4 percent in 2020.