Best Places to Live in New Mexico

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What you need to know about New Mexico

Known as the “Land of Enchantment,” New Mexico offers residents breathtaking views, colorful scenery and vibrant culture. The best places to live in New Mexico include Santa Fe, Los Alamos, which is home to the National Laboratory, and Las Cruces. Millions of acres of land in New Mexico fall under the protection of the National Forest and National Park Services. People living in New Mexico enjoy more than 300 days of sunshine each year.

Population

2,080,085
Up by 6%
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Half Dome from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park
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The Los Alamos Derby Dames perform a colorful set.
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Loretto Chapel spiral staircase
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Housing

Homes Owned 68%
68% Complete
Homes Rented 32%
32% Complete

Median Home Price

$159,300
Higher than the national average
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Median Household Income

$44,968
Lower than the national average

Education

Bachelor’s Degree 26%
26% Complete
Graduated High School 84%
84% Complete

Residents

Most residents are
5-17 Years old

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Drive the byway, hike Valles Caldera, get a spa treatment

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Best Places to Live in New Mexico