Diverse Nation
For the first time in U.S. history 50 percent of children under the age of 5 are Minorities.

The US Census population estimate program had their annual release for 2014 data today. The release noted that “Millennials, now outnumber Baby Boomers” and that “New Mexico had the highest percentage of Hispanics at 47.7 percent."

New Mexico’s official population count for July 1, 2014 is 2,085,572 which is slightly down from the 2013 estimate of 2,086,895. The top five counties population for 2014 are Bernalillo (675,551), Dona Ana (213,676) Santa Fe (148,164) Sandoval (137,608) and San Juan (123,785). Of the top five counties only Sandoval and Santa Fe showed slight increase the other three counties had declines with San Juan’s dropping just over 2 percent.

Links to New Mexico by County data
Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014

Population by Sex, Race Alone or in Combination, and Hispanic Origin for the United States, States, and Counties: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014

For more information, contact UNM Geospatial and Population Studies group provides population and growth statistics for New Mexico (505) 277-3305. The Data Bank which is part of UNM Bureau of Business and Economic Research will assist interested parties navigate the Census or other data websites and assist in understanding the different data sources.

For more information, contact (505) 277-3038 or dbinfo@unm.edu or visit the BBER website.