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New MexicoNew Mexico is a land of dry desert areas, forests, and snow capped mountains with a colorful and varied cultural mix of Spanish, Mexican, American and Native American influences.

With some of the lowest costs of living in the nation, New Mexico supports its economy with a range of industries from silver and mineral mining to livestock and agriculture.

With major petroleum and natural gas deposits in the Permian Basin and San Juan Basin, oil and gas production is also an important driver in New Mexico's economy. Other major industries include New Mexico tourism, and federal spending at various military installations located throughout the state.

The state government also provides tax credits and technical assistance to promote job growth and business investment, especially in new technologies. This include development of solar energy, laser technology and, most recently, space tourism as Virgin Galactic's Spaceport America (headquartered in Upham) becomes the world's first airline to provide commercial flights into space.

New Mexico quality-of-life statistics

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Moving to New Mexico
Fast Facts

Find a job: New Mexico Jobs Portal

Start a business: Starting a Small Business in New Mexico

Get a driver's license: How to get a New Mexico driver's license

Retire to New Mexico: Best Places to Retire in New Mexico

Demographics : (New Mexico Census Data)
Major cities: Santa Fe (capital), Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Roswell, Rio Rancho
Population : 1,954,599
White : 84.5%
Black, African American : 2.4%
Hispanic : 43.4%
High school graduates : 78.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher : 23.5%
Average household income: $37,838

Cost of Living: - Compared to the rest of the country, New Mexico's cost of living is 7.37% lower than the U.S. average.

Personal Income Taxes: New Mexico collects a state income tax ranging across four brackets from 1.7 percent to 5.3 percent, depending on income and filing status. New Mexico residents must file personal income taxes using form PIT-1, due by April 15 of each year.

Housing & Real Estate Overview : also see Zillow - New Mexico Real Estate
Home ownership rate : 70%
Average home price : $201,800
Average travel time to work : 21.9 minutes

Schools : see New Mexico Public Education Department

Weather : New Mexico's climate is typical of the normally in the dry and warm Southwest. with average temperatures ranging around 90°F in the summer, and in the 50's during the winter. However, temperatures may vary wildly depending on elevation in mountain regions in the north and west.

Crime : see Reported Crime in New Mexico

also see -> NM Taxes | NM Eviction Laws | Christmas in New Mexico

New Mexico Kids Party Locations


More about moving to New Mexico around the Web:

Santa Fe Relocation Information - Link portal from the local Chamber of Commerce with information on cost of living, demographic data, careers & job listings, housing & real estate agents.

Albuquerque Relocation Information - Links & information to the city's history, cost of living data, tourist attractions with online relocation packet ordering form.

Request a Las Cruces Relocation Packet - Online ordering form, plus surf around for more information on local demographics, cost of living, weather facts, visitor attractions, area map, and related community links.

New Mexico real estate, apartments & job classifieds:

Albuquerque : Journal
Santa Fe : Times
Las Cruces : Sun-News

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