New Mexico: Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures

Area, 121,666 sq mi (315,115 sq km). Pop. (2010) 2,117,522, a 1.8% increase since the 2100 census. As of the 2020 census, its population was broken down as: White alone, 81.9% (Hispanic or Latino, 49.3; White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, 36.8%); Black alone, 2/6%; American Indian and Alaska Native, alone, 11%; Asian alone, 1.8%; Two or more races, 2.6%. Capital, Santa Fe. Largest city, Albuquerque. Statehood, Jan. 6, 1912 (47th state). Highest pt., Wheeler Peak, 13,161 ft (4,014 m); lowest pt., Red Bluff Reservoir, 2,817 ft (859 m). Nickname, Land of Enchantment. Motto, Crescit Eundo [It Grows as It Goes], State bird, chaparral (“roadrunner”). State flower, yucca. State tree, piñon. Abbr., N.Mex.; NM

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