The Full List Of Cities In New Mexico

A comprehensive list of all 48 cities and places in New Mexico by letter and population size. You can also browse special categories of cities only found on HomeSnacks.

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Biggest Cities In New Mexico

Using the latest Census data, we created a list of all the 48 places in New Mexico sorted from biggest to smallest. Feel free to sort by city name, population size, or rank.

CityRankPop. 2014Pop. 2013Pop. 2012Pop. 2011Pop. 20105yr Growth
Albuquerque1553,576549,812545,083539,000531,4034.17%
Las Cruces2100,36099,18697,39395,23392,8978.03%
Rio Rancho390,62789,09887,06884,35581,05611.81%
Santa Fe469,24568,80068,29867,90967,5882.45%
Roswell548,56848,42348,16747,88147,4142.43%
Farmington645,38345,69445,45845,02344,6501.64%
South Valley741,76042,05642,33041,85441,992-0.55%
Clovis839,20438,47937,53836,83036,2178.25%
Hobbs935,34334,68434,11133,57832,9407.3%
Alamogordo1031,22430,90330,54430,16529,7534.94%
Carlsbad1126,99626,59126,15825,91725,6985.05%
Gallup1222,18921,97521,70121,43121,0775.28%
Los Lunas1315,20315,06214,73114,31113,8749.58%
Sunland Park1414,79414,51714,26714,00013,8326.95%
Deming1514,76014,79014,86414,90114,877-0.79%
Chaparral1613,90513,36613,45614,22113,5402.7%
Las Vegas1713,83313,86813,70113,75013,845-0.09%
Portales1812,48112,44112,32712,16112,0173.86%
Los Alamos1911,84312,06812,01412,08012,030-1.55%
Artesia2011,49411,37611,26811,18611,0613.91%
Lovington2111,36411,17010,99310,83910,6446.76%
North Valley2211,18911,87211,57511,53311,705-4.41%
Silver City2310,24510,29810,33110,33710,343-0.95%
Espa2410,21610,21610,210000%
Zuni Pueblo259,5049,56510,16010,5279,527-0.24%
Anthony269,4628,8388,591000%
Grants279,2459,2179,2179,2509,2150.33%
Shiprock289,0048,5838,7118,9989,575-5.96%
Socorro298,8988,9909,0209,0539,059-1.78%
Corrales308,4268,3948,3408,2818,1563.31%
Bernalillo318,4008,3378,3028,2328,0734.05%
Ruidoso327,9548,0278,0558,0928,154-2.45%
Bloomfield337,8777,9697,9967,9427,887-0.13%
Belen347,2497,2697,2677,2747,255-0.08%
Raton356,6276,7416,8256,9256,965-4.85%
Aztec366,6196,7116,7366,7526,778-2.35%
Truth or Consequences376,3376,4306,4776,4676,490-2.36%
Kirtland386,1896,3316,2566,4506,418-3.57%
Lee Acres396,1645,9516,6126,5035,48412.4%
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque406,0746,0476,0216,0045,9482.12%
Eldorado at Santa Fe415,9906,0796,1405,7445,8103.1%
White Rock425,9775,7085,6905,6925,9081.17%
North Hobbs435,8695,4525,2934,8244,98117.83%
Taos445,7135,7115,6615,6555,5972.07%
Meadow Lake455,6265,7425,8366,0185,867-4.11%
Rio Communities465,4765,5585,6255,1714,74315.45%
Tucumcari475,2375,2795,3135,3385,338-1.89%
Placitas CDP (Sandoval County)485,1455,4905,4915,4664,9114.76%

Worst Places To Live In New Mexico

Using FBI crime data, the government census, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Sperling's Best Places, we identified the worst places to live in New Mexico based on the following criteria:

  • Population Density (Lower is worse)
  • Unemployment Rates (Higher is worse)
  • Adjusted Median Income (Lower is worse)
  • Average Home Price (Lower is worse)
  • Education spending (Lower is worse)
  • Crime (Higher is worse)
CityRank
Deming1
Chaparral2
Belen3
Meadow Lake4
Truth Or Consequences5
Crownpoint6
Vado8
Anthony9
Tucumcari10
Dulce11

Most Redneck Places In New Mexico

In order to rank the most redneck places in New Mexico, we had to determine what criteria makes a place redneck.

To do that, we used criteria from Yelp, the Census, and Google Places data that included:

The dictionary definition categories

  • Small towns
  • Least amount of high school graduates

And the stereotypical categories

  • Number of bars per city
  • Number of mobile home parks per capita
  • Number of tobacco stores per city
  • Number of places to get fishing gear
  • Number of guns and ammo stores per city
  • Walmarts, Bass Pro Shops, and dollar stores nearby

Note: For the sake of getting reliable numbers, we counted places within a city's border, as well as within a short driving distance.

CityRank
Taos1
Ruidoso Downs2
Tucumcari3
Vado4
Deming5
Lovington6
Lordsburg7
Raton8
Anthony9
Silver City10

Most Dangerous Cities In New Mexico

While there are surveys and public polls on what cities in a state are the most dangerous, we didn't want to rely on speculation and opinion. Instead, we looked at the hard numbers from the FBI's last three years of reporting.

Specifically, we analyzed the FBI's Uniform Crime Report which summarizes the number of property crimes and violent crimes in each city per year.

CityRank
Gallup1
Taos2
Socorro3
Artesia4
Albuquerque4
Clovis7
Hobbs8
Las Vegas9
Farmington9
Deming11
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