Table 2. Population by Race and Hispanic or Latino Origin, for All Ages and for 18 Years and Over, for New Mexico:  2000 and 2010
This table provides a state summary of the data included in the 2000 and the 2010 Redistricting Data Summary Files.  Data are shown by age for the Hispanic or Latino population, as well as for people who reported one race and for people who reported two or more races. The population of One Race is the total of the population in the 6 categories of one race.  The population of Two or More Races is the total of the population in the 57 specific combinations of two or more races.  The redistricting files include data for all 63 groups.  This table also shows the numeric and percent change in the population by race and Hispanic origin between 2000 and 2010.
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Age, race, and Hispanic or Latino origin 2000 2010 Change, 2000 to 2010
Number Percent of total population Number Percent of total population Number Percent
             
ALL AGES            
             
RACE            
         Total population………………………………………. 1 819 046 100.0 2 059 179 100.0  240 133 13.2
One Race…………………………………………………………………………….. 1 752 719 96.4 1 982 169 96.3  229 450 13.1
          White……………………………………………………………………………… 1 214 253 66.8 1 407 876 68.4  193 623 15.9
          Black or African American……………………………………………………………….  34 343 1.9  42 550 2.1  8 207 23.9
          American Indian and Alaska Native…………………………..  173 483 9.5  193 222 9.4  19 739 11.4
          Asian…………………………………………………………………………………  19 255 1.1  28 208 1.4  8 953 46.5
          Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander…………..  1 503 0.1  1 810 0.1   307 20.4
          Some Other Race…………………………………………………………  309 882 17.0  308 503 15.0 - 1 379 -0.4
Two or More Races………………………………………………………….  66 327 3.6  77 010 3.7  10 683 16.1
             
HISPANIC OR LATINO AND RACE            
         Total population……………………………………………… 1 819 046 100.0 2 059 179 100.0  240 133 13.2
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)……………………………………………  765 386 42.1  953 403 46.3  188 017 24.6
Not Hispanic or Latino…………………………………………………………… 1 053 660 57.9 1 105 776 53.7  52 116 4.9
  One Race………………………………………………………………………………. 1 027 867 56.5 1 075 941 52.3  48 074 4.7
          White……………………………………………………………………………………….  813 495 44.7  833 810 40.5  20 315 2.5
          Black or African American……………………………………………………..  30 654 1.7  35 462 1.7  4 808 15.7
          American Indian and Alaska Native……………………………………………………………………..  161 460 8.9  175 368 8.5  13 908 8.6
          Asian……………………………………………………………………………….  18 257 1.0  26 305 1.3  8 048 44.1
          Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander…………….   992 0.1  1 246 0.1   254 25.6
          Some Other Race……………………………………………………………  3 009 0.2  3 750 0.2   741 24.6
  Two or More Races………………………………………………………………  25 793 1.4  29 835 1.4  4 042 15.7
         
             
18 YEARS AND OVER            
             
RACE            
         Total population………………………………………….. 1 310 472 100.0 1 540 507 100.0  230 035 17.6
One Race……………………………………………………………………………… 1 272 509 97.1 1 495 948 97.1  223 439 17.6
          White……………………………………………………………………………..  922 391 70.4 1 095 620 71.1  173 229 18.8
          Black or African American……………………………………………  23 660 1.8  31 019 2.0  7 359 31.1
          American Indian and Alaska Native………………………………  108 530 8.3  132 849 8.6  24 319 22.4
          Asian……………………………………………………………………………..  14 718 1.1  22 159 1.4  7 441 50.6
          Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander…………..  1 025 0.1  1 354 0.1   329 32.1
          Some Other Race……………………………………………………………..  202 185 15.4  212 947 13.8  10 762 5.3
Two or More Races………………………………………………………………  37 963 2.9  44 559 2.9  6 596 17.4
             
HISPANIC OR LATINO AND RACE            
         Total population………………………………………… 1 310 472 100.0 1 540 507 100.0  230 035 17.6
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)………………………………………….  506 580 38.7  651 326 42.3  144 746 28.6
Not Hispanic or Latino……………………………………………………….  803 892 61.3  889 181 57.7  85 289 10.6
  One Race…………………………………………………………………………………  788 788 60.2  871 839 56.6  83 051 10.5
          White…………………………………………………………………………………  648 194 49.5  697 848 45.3  49 654 7.7
          Black or African American…………………………………………  21 865 1.7  27 453 1.8  5 588 25.6
          American Indian and Alaska Native……………………………..  101 717 7.8  121 962 7.9  20 245 19.9
          Asian……………………………………………………………………………….  14 125 1.1  20 956 1.4  6 831 48.4
          Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander……………..   713 0.1   987 0.1   274 38.4
          Some Other Race………………………………………………………….  2 174 0.2  2 633 0.2   459 21.1
  Two or More Races……………………………………………………………  15 104 1.2  17 342 1.1  2 238 14.8
             
Note: The observed changes in Hispanic origin and race counts between Census 2000 and the 2010 Census could be attributed to a number of factors.  Demographic change since 2000, which includes births and deaths in a geographic area and migration in and out of a geographic area, will have an impact on the resulting 2010 Census counts.  Additionally, some changes in the Hispanic origin and race questions' wording and format since Census 2000 could have influenced reporting patterns in the 2010 Census.  Also, in Census 2000 an error in data processing resulted in an overstatement of the Two or More Races population by about 1 million people (about 15 percent) nationally, which almost entirely affected race combinations involving Some Other Race.  Therefore, data users should assess observed changes in the Two or More Races population between Census 2000 and the 2010 Census with caution.
Source:  U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File, Tables PL1, PL2, PL3, and PL4, and 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File, Tables P1, P2, P3, and P4.