100 Biggest Cities In New Mexico For 2020

Using the latest Census data, we detail the 100 biggest cities in New Mexico. You can all see a comprehensive list of all 140 cities and places in New Mexico.

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We all love the biggest cities that the Land of Enchantment has to offer. You know the places like Albuquerque and Las Cruces which make all the headlines.

But there are a bunch of other great large cities in New Mexico that don't get as much love.

We're going to change that right now.

Using the most recent Census data, we can tell you about all the places in New Mexico with a focus on the biggest. We update the data each year and this is our fourth time doing this.

You can click here to see a full table of the full of the 100 biggest cities in New Mexico, along with every other place over 1,000 people big. It is sortable by clicking on the headers.

Read on below to see more on the biggest cities. Or for more reading on places to live in New Mexico, check out:

How We Determined The Largest Cities In New Mexico

We've been ranking and dissecting cities in the Land of Enchantment for over 4 years now -- making this actually the fourth time we've run the numbers. We always use the best data, the US Census. In this case, that means we are using the 2013-2017 American Community Survey.

It what is probably the most simple analysis we run each year, we ranked every place in New Mexico from biggest to smallest. The biggest city this year? That would be Albuquerque.

The smallest? La Puebla, although there are places smaller than 1,000 people not listed here, so keep that in mind as we take a look at the top ten.

Albuquerque, NM
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Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Population: 559,202
Population 2010: 531,403
Growth: 5.2%
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Albuquerque AL-b-kur-kee; Navajo: Beeeldl Dahsinil ) is the most populous city in the U.S. state of New Mexico. The high-elevation city serves as the county seat of Bernalillo County, and it is situated in the north central part of the state, straddling the Rio Grande. The city population is 559,277 as of the July 1, 2016 population estimate from the United States Census Bureau, and ranks as the 32nd-largest city in the U.S. The Albuquerque metropolitan statistical area has a population of 909,906 according to the United States Census Bureau's most recently available estimate for 2016. Albuquerque is the 60th-largest United States metropolitan area. The Albuquerque MSA population includes the city of Rio Rancho, Bernalillo, Placitas, Corrales, Los Lunas, Belen, Bosque Farms, and forms part of the larger Albuquerque-Santa Fe-Las Vegas combined statistical area, with a total population of 1,171,991 as of the July 1, 2016, Census Bureau estimates.

Review Of Albuquerque by HomeSnacks User

I absolutely love Albuquerque, it has been my home for the past 9 years. Although in the desert south-west. Has excellent weather, wild winter with not too hot summers.

The weather, and the fact that it has excellent opportunities for those who love the mountains and the outdoors.


Las Cruces, NM
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Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Population: 101,742
Population 2010: 92,897
Growth: 9.5%
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Las Cruces, also known as "The City of the Crosses", is the seat of Doa Ana County, New Mexico, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 97,618, and in 2015 the estimated population was 101,643, making it the second largest city in the state, after Albuquerque. Las Cruces is the largest city in both Doa Ana County and southern New Mexico. The Las Cruces metropolitan area had an estimated population of 213,676 in 2014. It is the principal city of a metropolitan statistical area which encompasses all of Doa Ana County and is part of the larger El Paso-Las Cruces combined statistical area.

Review Of Las Cruces by HomeSnacks User

Beautiful weather, great scenery, low cost of living. Crime rate has increased, though, over the last two years.

Old Mesilla is a place where Billy the Kid was and is full of boutiques and great restaurants. There is bad construction in major streets that will often last over one year.


Rio Rancho, NM
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Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Population: 94,765
Population 2010: 81,056
Growth: 16.9%
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Rio Rancho is the largest city and economic hub of Sandoval County in the U.S. state of New Mexico. A small portion of the city extends into northern Bernalillo County. It is the third-largest and also one of the fastest expanding cities in New Mexico. As of the 2010 census, Rio Rancho had a population of 93,820.

Review Of Rio Rancho by HomeSnacks User

It's not the worst place you could live but it is NO where close to the best. I moved here a year ago and I already want to leave. Of course we are in New Mexico. So we are the best of the worst-! The hype and advertising of the city worked on us. But after being here a few months we saw the true side of this town. The government is a joke. Everyone talks about "community" and that the crime is low....false advertising! The crime is still ridiculous. People here are very rude. There are more "bad" areas of the city than good. Even the neighborhood I live in, that is deemed a "nicer" community, is still riddled with trash. No standards are present. The intelligence level of the majority is lacking to say the least. The list goes on but I am sure you know what direction we are now going.

Nothing stands out. It's a poor town full of people that are either too blind to see the squaller and idiocy they live in or they are in denial. On the only positive note, the view of the mountains are beautiful.


Santa Fe, NM
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Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Population: 83,847
Population 2010: 67,588
Growth: 24.1%
More on Santa Fe: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Santa Fe is the capital of the state of New Mexico. It is the fourth-largest city in the state and the seat of Santa Fe County.

Roswell, NM
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Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Population: 48,186
Population 2010: 47,414
Growth: 1.6%
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Roswell is a city in New Mexico. It is the county seat of Chaves County in the southeastern quarter of the state of New Mexico, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 48,411, making it the fifth-largest city in New Mexico. It is a center for irrigated farming, dairying, ranching, manufacturing, distribution, and petroleum production. It is also the home of New Mexico Military Institute, founded in 1891. Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge is located a few miles northeast of the city on the Pecos River. Bottomless Lakes State Park is located 12 miles east of Roswell on US 380.

Review Of Roswell by HomeSnacks User

We love our new home state because houses are affordable and the people are wonderful. I agree what you described is Albuquerque. The mountains here are stunning. The climate is astonishing. NM is enchanting. Sorry you have not seen more of it.

Science abounds here. Space history, solar studies, and the Very Large Array.


Farmington, NM
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6
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Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Population: 45,582
Population 2010: 44,650
Growth: 2.1%
More on Farmington: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Farmington is a city in San Juan County in the US state of New Mexico. As of the 2013 population estimate from the United States Census Bureau the city had a total population of 45,426 people. Farmington makes up one of the four Metropolitan Statistical Areas in New Mexico. The U.S. Census Bureau's population estimate in 2011 for Farmington was about 45,256.

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Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Population: 41,011
Population 2010: 41,992
Growth: -2.3%
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Clovis, NM
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Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Population: 39,239
Population 2010: 36,217
Growth: 8.3%
More on Clovis: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Clovis is the county seat of Curry County, New Mexico, United States, with a population of 37,775 as of the 2010 census, and a 2014 estimated population of 39,860. Clovis is located in the New Mexico portion of the Llano Estacado, in the eastern part of the state.

Review Of Clovis by HomeSnacks User

Sounds like a great way to save the taxpayers the cost of more prisons, just sentence them to live in Clovis.


Hobbs, NM
Source: Public domain
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Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Population: 38,052
Population 2010: 32,940
Growth: 15.5%
More on Hobbs: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Hobbs is a city in Lea County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 34,122 at the 2010 Census, increasing from 28,657 at the 2000 census.

Alamogordo, NM
Source: Public domain
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Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Population: 31,230
Population 2010: 29,753
Growth: 5.0%
More on Alamogordo: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. A city in the Tularosa Basin of the Chihuahuan Desert, it is bordered on the east by the Sacramento Mountains and to the west by White Sands National Monument. It is the city nearest to Holloman Air Force Base. The population was 30,403 as of the 2010 census. Alamogordo is known for its connection with the Trinity test, the first explosion of an atomic bomb, and also for the Atari video game burial of 1983.

Now on to numbers 11-100 Biggest in New Mexico

We hope that you find the big city, or really any city, that's right for you. Below is a list of the rest of the biggest cities along with every other place in New Mexico.

Have fun snacking around in the Land of Enchantment!

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Detailed List Of The Biggest Cities In New Mexico

Rank City Current Population 2010 Growth
1 Albuquerque 559,202 531,403 5.2%
2 Las Cruces 101,742 92,897 9.5%
3 Rio Rancho 94,765 81,056 16.9%
4 Santa Fe 83,847 67,588 24.1%
5 Roswell 48,186 47,414 1.6%
6 Farmington 45,582 44,650 2.1%
7 South Valley 41,011 41,992 -2.3%
8 Clovis 39,239 36,217 8.3%
9 Hobbs 38,052 32,940 15.5%
10 Alamogordo 31,230 29,753 5.0%
11 Carlsbad 28,838 25,698 12.2%
12 Gallup 22,105 21,077 4.9%
13 Sunland Park 16,602 13,832 20.0%
14 Los Lunas 15,428 13,874 11.2%
15 Chaparral 14,793 13,540 9.3%
16 Deming 14,292 14,877 -3.9%
17 Las Vegas 13,341 13,845 -3.6%
18 Los Alamos 12,373 12,030 2.9%
19 North Valley 12,242 11,705 4.6%
20 Artesia 12,202 11,061 10.3%
21 Portales 11,974 12,017 -0.4%
22 Lovington 11,575 10,644 8.7%
23 Espaņola 10,069 0 nan%
24 Silver City 9,783 10,343 -5.4%
25 Anthony 9,368 0 nan%
26 Bernalillo 9,315 8,073 15.4%
27 Grants 9,063 9,215 -1.6%
28 Shiprock 8,966 9,575 -6.4%
29 Socorro 8,554 9,059 -5.6%
30 Corrales 8,544 8,156 4.8%
31 Bloomfield 7,996 7,887 1.4%
32 Ruidoso 7,757 8,154 -4.9%
33 Zuni Pueblo 7,590 9,527 -20.3%
34 Belen 7,106 7,255 -2.1%
35 Aztec 6,567 6,778 -3.1%
36 Raton 6,145 6,965 -11.8%
37 Los Ranchos De Albuquerque 6,131 5,948 3.1%
38 Lee Acres 6,084 5,484 10.9%
39 North Hobbs 6,068 4,981 21.8%
40 Edgewood 6,067 3,664 65.6%
41 Taos 6,021 5,597 7.6%
42 Eldorado At Santa Fe 5,999 5,810 3.3%
43 Truth Or Consequences 5,968 6,490 -8.0%
44 Los Chaves 5,890 4,451 32.3%
45 White Rock 5,809 5,908 -1.7%
46 Santa Teresa 5,696 3,960 43.8%
47 Paradise Hills 5,079 5,159 -1.6%
48 Tucumcari 4,958 5,338 -7.1%
49 El Cerro Mission 4,734 3,757 26.0%
50 Meadow Lake 4,253 5,867 -27.5%
51 Holloman Afb 3,955 3,689 7.2%
52 Bosque Farms 3,827 3,901 -1.9%
53 Milan 3,636 3,068 18.5%
54 Peralta 3,577 3,615 -1.1%
55 La Cienega 3,526 3,330 5.9%
56 Santa Rosa 3,426 3,001 14.2%
57 Sandia Heights 3,366 3,625 -7.1%
58 University Park 3,121 3,105 0.5%
59 Clayton 3,104 2,693 15.3%
60 Eunice 3,059 2,839 7.7%
61 Agua Fria 2,959 3,234 -8.5%
62 Tularosa 2,931 2,830 3.6%
63 West Hammond 2,787 2,731 2.1%
64 Dulce 2,663 2,795 -4.7%
65 Ruidoso Downs 2,597 2,813 -7.7%
66 Vado 2,579 2,544 1.4%
67 Lordsburg 2,539 3,112 -18.4%
68 Cannon Afb 2,523 2,987 -15.5%
69 El Cerro 2,507 3,401 -26.3%
70 Crownpoint 2,500 2,688 -7.0%
71 Ranchos De Taos 2,460 2,904 -15.3%
72 Chimayo 2,459 2,766 -11.1%
73 Bayard 2,419 2,825 -14.4%
74 La Mesilla 2,384 1,941 22.8%
75 Santo Domingo Pueblo 2,379 2,309 3.0%
76 Moriarty 2,223 1,891 17.6%
77 San Felipe Pueblo 2,194 2,165 1.3%
78 Tome 2,172 1,446 50.2%
79 Mesilla 2,138 2,771 -22.8%
80 San Ysidro 2,091 2,212 -5.5%
81 Jarales 2,060 2,073 -0.6%
82 Jal 2,032 1,838 10.6%
83 Jemez Pueblo 2,031 1,918 5.9%
84 Questa 2,019 2,229 -9.4%
85 Pojoaque 2,018 1,925 4.8%
86 Sausal 1,944 1,251 55.4%
87 Boles Acres 1,899 1,840 3.2%
88 Valencia 1,826 2,422 -24.6%
89 Nambe 1,814 2,118 -14.4%
90 Keeler Farm 1,804 1,488 21.2%
91 Flora Vista 1,799 2,736 -34.2%
92 Santa Clara 1,783 1,416 25.9%
93 Waterflow 1,769 1,234 43.4%
94 Spencerville 1,746 1,533 13.9%
95 Radium Springs 1,731 1,590 8.9%
96 Carnuel 1,724 1,138 51.5%
97 El Valle De Arroyo Seco 1,721 1,367 25.9%
98 Black Rock 1,684 955 76.3%
99 Upper Fruitland 1,672 1,604 4.2%
100 Las Maravillas 1,668 1,793 -7.0%
101 Thoreau 1,666 957 74.1%
102 Arenas Valley 1,647 1,606 2.6%
103 Estancia 1,643 2,226 -26.2%
104 Berino 1,610 1,348 19.4%
105 Pecos 1,594 1,629 -2.1%
106 Sandia Knolls 1,566 1,712 -8.5%
107 Taos Pueblo 1,518 1,479 2.6%
108 Navajo 1,498 2,355 -36.4%
109 La Huerta 1,497 1,518 -1.4%
110 Monterey Park 1,493 1,824 -18.1%
111 Hatch 1,489 1,000 48.9%
112 La Luz 1,472 1,719 -14.4%
113 Capitan 1,441 1,744 -17.4%
114 Hurley 1,439 1,626 -11.5%
115 Elephant Butte 1,366 1,125 21.4%
116 Mescalero 1,361 1,899 -28.3%
117 Ohkay Owingeh 1,356 978 38.7%
118 Fairacres 1,309 585 123.8%
119 San Rafael 1,251 395 216.7%
120 Texico 1,229 897 37.0%
121 Fort Sumner 1,228 950 29.3%
122 Loving 1,212 1,114 8.8%
123 Skyline-Ganipa 1,208 1,124 7.5%
124 Doņa Ana 1,178 2,016 -41.6%
125 La Villita 1,166 1,718 -32.1%
126 Columbus 1,165 1,285 -9.3%
127 Laguna 1,151 1,780 -35.3%
128 White Sands 1,137 1,232 -7.7%
129 El Rito 1,110 741 49.8%
130 Indian Hills 1,105 1,081 2.2%
131 Dexter 1,091 1,297 -15.9%
132 Mcintosh 1,089 1,522 -28.4%
133 El Rancho 1,088 1,296 -16.0%
134 Ponderosa Pine 1,057 998 5.9%
135 San Miguel 1,054 1,129 -6.6%
136 San Pablo 1,046 1,252 -16.5%
137 Chamita 1,042 1,011 3.1%
138 Atoka 1,019 870 17.1%
139 Twin Lakes 1,008 1,015 -0.7%
140 La Puebla 1,005 1,218 -17.5%

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