New Mexico Fast Facts 2000

New Mexico Fast Facts 2000

Transportation System Extent

All public roads: 59,927 miles
Interstate: 1,000 miles
Road bridges: 3,694
Class I railroad trackage: 2,236 miles
Public use airports: 61 (9 certificated for air carrier operations)1

Vehicles and Conveyances

Automobiles registered: 730,000
Light trucks registered: 691,000
Heavy trucks registered: 12,000
Buses registered: 3,400
Motorcycles registered: 29,000
Numbered boats: 70,000

Geographic

Land area: 121,356 sq. miles (rank: 5)
Percent of land area owned by federal government: 34.22 (rank: 10)
Persons per square mile: 15 (rank: 45)
Highest point: Wheeler Peak (13,161 ft.)
Lowest point: Red Bluff Reservoir (2,842 ft.)

Political Subdivisions

Counties: 33
Municipal governments: 993
Congressional districts: 34

Demographic

Population: 1,819,046 (rank: 36)
Percent urban population: 735 (rank: 18)

Socioeconomic

Gross state product: $51 billion2 (rank: 37)
Civilian labor force: 833,0002 (rank: 37)
Median household income: $35,254 (rank: 42)

Commuting (percent of workers)

Car, truck, or vandrove alone: 77.5
Car, truck, or vancarpooled: 12.6
Public transportation (including taxi): 1.4
Walked: 2.2
Other means: 2.0
Worked at home: 4.4

State Transportation Department

New Mexico State Highway and Transportation Department
1120 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87504-1149
(505) 827-5100
http://www.nmshtd.state.nm.us/

1 2002

2 1999

3 1997

4 Apportionment based on 2000 census

5 1990