Migration Profile for New Mexico, 2007-08

October 14, 2009

This page is a compilation of Census data from the 2008 American Community Survey profiling the demographics of those who left New Mexico in 2007 to move to another state in 2008 and vice versa.

New Mexico People Moving into New Mexico People Moving out of New Mexico Net # People Moving into New Mexico from 2007 to 2008 Ratio of People Coming to Going
Total 68,743 68,128 615 1.01
By Age Group
(Aged 1+)
Under 18 13,242 14,166 -924 0.93
Aged 18-19 3,929 4,486 -557 0.88
Aged 20-24 8,186 8,816 -630 0.93
Aged 25-34 16,251 17,111 -860 0.95
Aged 35-44 8,811 8,230 581 1.07
Aged 45-54 8,389 5,665 2,724 1.48
Aged 55-64 4,899 4,468 431 1.10
Aged 65+ 5,036 5,186 -150 0.97
By Marital Status (Aged 15+ only)
Never Married 24,019 22,299 1,720 1.08
Married 21,056 23,030 -1,974 0.91
Divorced 8,594 7,030 1,564 1.22
Separated 1,299 949 350 1.37
Widowed 1,782 2,485 -703 0.72
By Educational Attainment
(Aged 15+ Only)
Less than H.S. Diploma 6,300 4,702 1,598 1.34
High School Graduate 9,370 8,107 1,263 1.16
Some college or Associates degree 14,614 13,356 1,258 1.09
Bachelor’s Degree 7,354 8,467 -1,113 0.87
Graduate or Professional Degree 5,748 6,028 -280 0.95
By Individual Income
(Aged 15+ Only)
No Income 5,503 6,737 -1,234 0.82
$1-$9,999 14,801 13,495 1,306 1.10
$10,000-$24,999 15,096 13,445 1,651 1.12
$25,000-$49,999 13,149 13,618 -469 0.97
$50,000-$74,999 4,118 4,023 95 1.02
$75,000+ 4,083 4,475 -392 0.91
By Poverty Status (Aged 1+)
Below Poverty* 12,694 10,083 2,611 1.26
Income is Between 100%-149% of Poverty Level* 5,513 6,825 -1,312 0.81
Income is Greater than 150% of Poverty Level* 46,380 43,482 2,898 1.07

Notes:

* for those whom poverty threshold was calculated by Census

“People moving into New Mexico” refers to those people living in New Mexico in 2008 but another state in 2007

“People moving out of New Mexico” refers to those people living in New Mexico in 2007 but another state in 2008

A “Ratio of people coming to going” value of 1.01 means that very every 100 people leaving New Mexico for another state, 101 people are moving to New Mexico from another state

For those aged 18-19, migration for college purposes (i.e. somebody moving away to go to school) can have a significant impact on the numbers in that category, and this factor should be kept in mind when interpreting the figures.

A significant fraction of people “without a high school diploma” or those earning “no income” or “$1-$9,999” in income are children aged 15-17.

Source for Data: 2008 American Community Survey, Census Bureau


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