New Mexico Population, Area, and Density
The population of New Mexico is 2,085,572 people based on the U.S. Census Bureau's 2014 estimate. New Mexico is ranked number 37 out of 56 U.S. States and Territories in terms of highest population. This is 63.8% below the national average of 5,763,868 people.
The total area in New Mexico is 121,590.1 square miles. There state is 99.8% land and 0.2% water. The population density in New Mexico is 17.2 people per square mile (51st out of 56).
Population Density CalculationPopulation Density = Total Population ÷ Total Land Area
Population Density = 2,085,572 people ÷ 121,298.2 sq mi
Population Density = 17.2 people per sq mile
|Population||2,085,572 (37th out of 56)||2,059,179 (37th out of 56)||1,819,046 (37th out of 56)|
|Difference||63.8% below avg||63.1% below avg||64.3% below avg|
|Total Area||121,590.1 mi2||314,917 km2||77,817,565 acres||(5th out of 56)|
|Land Area||121,298.2 mi2||314,161 km2||77,630,754 acres||(99.8%)|
|Water Area||292.3 mi2||757 km2||187,058 acres||(0.2%)|
|National Average||4,821.4 mi2||12,487 km2||3,085,666 acres|
|Density (people per sq mi)||17.2 (51st out of 56)||17.0 (51st out of 56)||15.0 (50th out of 56)|
|Average (people per sq mi)||434.9||415.6||398.2|
|Difference||96.0% below avg||95.9% below avg||96.2% below avg|