Census Releasing NM Figures Today

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The information will include summaries of population totals by county and cities, as well as data on race and ethnicity.

The Census Bureau released figures in December showing New Mexico's population grew to more than 2 million over the last decade.

The 2010 census found New Mexico's population increased by 13.2 percent over the 2000 count.

However, the growth rate over the past decade was slower than it has been historically, and was one of the lowest in state history.

New Mexico saw a 20.1 percent population increase from 1990 to 2000.

Its population grew 16.3 percent from 1980 to 1990 and 28.2 percent from 1970 to 1980.