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New Mexico Almanac

The New Mexico Almanac presents a general overview of the State of New Mexico.

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The United States Census Bureau, http://www.census.gov/, July 10, 2001.
New Mexico. N-O,Vol. 14. Chicago: World Book, Inc., 1988. 258. Print.
Carpenter, Alan, and Carl Provorse. The World Almanac of the U.S.A.. Mahwah: World Almanac Books, 1996. Print.

Admitted to Union January 6, 1912, [ Find out more... ]
Capital Santa Fe, [ Find out more... ]
Nickname Land of Enchantment, Cactus State, Land of Sunshine, [ Find out more... ]
Motto Crescit Eundo, [ Find out more... ]
Total area including land and water 121,598 square miles Rank among states 5th
Land area 121,365 square miles Rank among states 5th
Water area 234 square miles Rank among states 49th
Greatest distance East to West 352 miles
Greatest distance North to South 389 miles
Highest point 13,161 feet (Wheeler Peak) Rank among states 8th
Lowest point 2,842 feet (Red Bluff Reservation) Rank among states 48th
Mean elevation 5,700 feet Rank among states 4th
Highest recorded temperature 122 degrees on June 27, 1994 at Lakewood
Lowest recorded temperature -50 degrees on February 1, 1951 at Gavilan
Highest monthly average temperature 92.8 degrees Rank among states 10th
Lowest monthly average temperature 22.3 degrees Rank among states 30th
Average yearly precipitation (rain & snow) 13 inches Rank among states  
Population
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)
1,819,046 Rank among states 36th
Population per square mile
(Population/Land area)
14.99 Rank among states 45th
Ten largest cities by population
State Capital in red
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)

1. Albuquerque 448,607 6. Farmington 37,844
2. Las Cruces 74,267 7. Alamogordo 35,582
3. Santa Fe 62,203 8. Clovis 32,667
4. Rio Rancho 51,765 9. Hobbs 28,657
5. Roswell 45,293 10. Carlsbad 25,625
Median age 31.2
Average lifetime (1979-1981) 74.01 Rank among states 21st
Total crimes reported per 100,000 people (1992-1993) 6,266 Rank among states 8th
Violent crimes reported per 100,000 people 929.7 Rank among states 9th
Property crimes reported per 100,000 people 5,336.4 Rank among states 10th
Per capita income (2000)
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
$21,931 Rank among states 48th
Disposable per capita personal income (income minus taxes) (2000)
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
$19,190 Rank among states 48th
Median household income (1993) $26,758 Rank among states 41st

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Encyclopedia of New Mexico

Encyclopedia of New Mexico, by Nancy Capace. 400 pages. Publisher: Somerset Publishers, Inc. (March 15, 2007)

The Encyclopedia of New Mexico contains detailed information on New Mexico: Symbols and Designations, Geography, Archaeology, State History, Local History on individual cities, towns and counties, Chronology of Historic Events in the State, Profiles of Governors, Political Directory, State Constitution, Bibliography of books about the state and an Index.

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