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COMPARE CITIES FOR New Mexico


Compare city quality of life facts and figures for two of the best places to retire in New Mexico.

Compare home prices, cost of living, air quality, medical care, water quality, demographics and more. Use the drop down box to make another state comparison.

  




New Mexico Cities
blank Santa Fe Las Cruces 99-City Avg
City Type
City Type Mountains, State Capital Lakes & Rivers, Mountains, College Town na
Population (2013 est.)
Population (Current) 69,976 101,324 74,624
Population (1990) 55,859 62,126 48,635
Land Area (sq mi) 46 76 36
Persons Per Square Mile 1,521 1,333 2,065
Home Prices
2017 $348,946 $204,848 $425,000
Total Appreciation ('01 to '17) 41.7% 87.4% 68.0%
Annual Appreciation ('16 to '17) 0.9% 3.7% 6.0%
Avg Annual Appreciation ('01 to '17) 2.2% 4.0% 3.5%
Big City Prices ('17) $197,000 $151,000 $319,000
Bargain Index 143% 110% 103%
Big City Albuquerque El Paso na
Monthly Rent $1,334 $1,095 $1,495
Price/Rent Index 17.6 12.6 18.2
Cost of Living (2017)
Cost of Living 96% 75% 109%
Air Quality - Annual Avg (2001-2016)
Good Days 94% 45% 72%
Moderate Days 6% 50% 25%
Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days 0% 5% 3%
Unhealthy Days 0% 1% 0%
Very Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 0%
Water Quality (2002-2014)
Good 31% 20% 36%
Threatened 0% 0% 2%
Impaired 69% 80% 62%
Walkability
Walk Score® 39 32 45
Nearest Large City
Distance to Nearest City 64 miles 47 miles 72 miles
City Albuquerque El Paso na
Recreation
National Parks 10 5 7
National Campgrounds 16 5 26
State Parks 2 4 11
Medical Care (2016)
Accredited Hospitals 4 6 4
Building Permits (single family homes)
2016 117 418 346
2015 110 372 324
Gain ('15 to '16) 6% 12% 6%
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Population Distribution (2010)
Median Age (yrs) 44 32 37
White 78.9% 75.3% 80.7%
Black or African American 1.0% 2.4% 7.2%
Native American Indian and Alaska Native 2.1% 1.7% 0.8%
Asian 1.4% 1.6% 3.6%
Native Hawaiian 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Other Race 12.8% 15.3% 4.4%
Multiple Races 3.7% 3.5% 3.0%
Hispanic or Latino 48.7% 56.8% 11.6%
Income and Housing (2010)
Family Income $62,347 $48,095 $69,596
Occupied Housing 86% 93% 83%
Vacant Housing 14% 7% 17%
Home Ownership 61% 56% 55%
Persons Per Family 2.90 3.00 2.90
Taxes (2016)
Local and State 7.6% 7.6% 6.8%
Local, State and Federal 100 days 100 days 113 days
Climate - Average Temperatures (1971-2000)
Climate Type Cool & Dry Warm & Dry Temperate & Humid
January Low Temp 16 F 21 F 27 F
July High Temp 86 F 95 F 86 F
Annual Precipitation 14 in 12 in 35 in
Elevation 6,718 ft 4,266 ft 1,652 ft
Natural Hazard Risk
Total Hazard Risk Higher Lower Moderate
Earthquake 9% 4.5% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 0 0 10
Flood Moderate Moderate Very High
Tornado Very Low Very Low Low
Volcano Low Volcanic No Risk No Risk
Wildfire High High Low
Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear)
Nearby Reactors 0 0 2
Crimes per 10,000 Population - Annual Avg (2001-2016)
Violent Crimes 49 44 40
Property Crimes 558 492 403
Home Energy Use - Annual Avg (1971-2000)
Heating Degree Days 6,073 3,818 4,662
Cooling Degree Days 414 1,364 1,253
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