New Mexico Population by County

Data Item State
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Resident total population, 2010 - (Number)
County Value
Bernalillo 662,564
Catron 3,725
Chaves 65,645
Cibola 27,213
Colfax 13,750
Curry 48,376
De Baca 2,022
Do±a Ana 209,233
Eddy 53,829
Grant 29,514
Guadalupe 4,687
Harding 695
Hidalgo 4,894
Lea 64,727
Lincoln 20,497
Los Alamos 17,950
Luna 25,095
McKinley 71,492
Mora 4,881
Otero 63,797
Quay 9,041
Rio Arriba 40,246
Roosevelt 19,846
San Juan 130,044
San Miguel 29,393
Sandoval 131,561
Santa Fe 144,170
Sierra 11,988
Socorro 17,866
Taos 32,937
Torrance 16,383
Union 4,549
Valencia 76,569

Value for New Mexico (Number): 2,059,179

Data item: Resident total population, 2010

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census of Population, Public Law 94-171 Redistricting Data File. Updated every 10 years.


In Census 2010, people were counted at their "usual residence", a principle followed in each census since 1790. Usual residence has been defined as the place where the person lives and sleeps most of the time. This place is not necessarily the same as the person's voting residence or legal residence.

Noncitizens who are living in the United States are included, regardless of their immigration status.

Persons temporarily away from their usual residence, such as on vacation or on a business trip on Census Day, were counted at their usual residence. People who live at more than one residence during the week, month, or year were counted at the place where they live most of the year. People without a usual residence, however, were counted where they were staying on Census Day.

Scope and Methodology:

Place of residence was derived from answers to questions that were asked of all people in Census 2010 and Census 2000.

The "April 1, 2000 estimates base" reflects corrections to the Census 2000 figures, where necessary, or adjustments to account for any boundary changes subsequent to the census.

Population percent change, 2000 to 2010, is derived by dividing the difference between the population in Census 2010 and the April 1, 2000 estimates base by the April 1, 2000 estimates base.

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