New Mexico is fifth largest by area, the 36th-most populous, and the sixth-least densely populated of the 50 United States. New Mexico has the highest percentage of Hispanics, including mostly descendants of the original Spanish colonists who have lived in the area for more than 400 years beginning in 1598. The top five cities are Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe and Roswell. In 2010 New Mexico’s Gross Domestic Product was $80 billion and an estimated $85 billion for 2013. In 2007 the per capita personal income was $31,474 (rank 43rd in the nation).

State Department of Agriculture

The census shows that the number of farms and ranches in New Mexico is 24,721 farms, which translates to an 18 percent increase from the 2007 Census.  That stands in contrast to a national decline in the number of farms over the same period.  The amount of farmland in New Mexico was relatively unchanged at approximately 43.2 million acres. n 2012, the value of New Mexico agriculture products sold totaled $2.55 billion, up 17 percent from 2007.  Livestock, poultry and their products accounted for 76 percent of the state total at $1.93 billion. Other New Mexico-specific highlights from the census include an increase in the number of minority-operated farms during the period between the 2007 and 2012 censuses, particularly among the Hispanic community.  The number of Hispanic-operated farms jumped from 6,475 to 9,377 in the five-year span.

Other Area Programs

New Mexico Manufacturing Partnership: We aspire to be the premier solution provider to strengthen and grow New Mexico’s manufacturing. Manufacturing is an important part of New Mexico’s economy.  According to the National Association of Manufacturers, the total output from manufacturing is $5.9 billion and the sector’s share of total gross state product is 7.4 percent.

Made In New Mexico: “Where Authenticity Matters”We have a retail store on the historic Taos plaza, right in the heart of Taos, New Mexico! Since 2005 visitors to Taos have come to us for authentic New Mexico and Southwestern products including Green Chile, Ristras and Wreaths, Hatch’s Red Chile Powder, Pinon Coffee, and NM Jams and Jellies. We also offer Southwestern jewelry, clothing, decor and much more.