List of metropolitan areas in New Mexico

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Metropolitan areas of New Mexico.
  Albuquerque MSA
  Farmington MSA
  Las Cruces MSA
  Santa Fe MSA

The State of New Mexico has a total of four metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) that are fully or partially located in the state. 7 of the state's 33 counties are classified by the United States Census Bureau as metropolitan. As of the 2000 census, these counties had a combined population 1,147,424 (63.1% of the state's total population). Based on a July 1, 2009 population estimate, that figure rose to 1,335,985 (66.5% of the state's total population).[1]

Metropolitan areas[edit]

Population statistics[edit]

Metropolitan Statistical Area 2010
Albuquerque MSA 887,077 729,649 21.58%
Farmington MSA 130,004 113,801 14.24%
Las Cruces MSA 209,233 174,682 19.78%
Santa Fe MSA 144,170 129,292 11.51%

Combined Statistical Areas[edit]

Combined statistical areas of New Mexico.
  Albuquerque-Santa Fe-Las Vegas CSA
  Clovis-Portales CSA
  El Paso-Las Cruces CSA

The United States Census Bureau defines a Combined Statistical Area (CSA) as an aggregate of adjacent Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs)[2] that are linked by commuting ties. There are three combined statistical areas in New Mexico, with one crossing into Texas.

Population statistics[edit]

Combined Statistical Area 2010
Albuquerque-Santa Fe-Las Vegas CSA 1,146,049
Clovis-Portales CSA 63,224
El Paso-Las Cruces CSA 1,013,356

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Population for Counties of New Mexico: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009" (CSV). 2009 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2010-03-23. Retrieved 2010-03-28. 
  2. ^ The 938 Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs) currently defined by the United States Census Bureau include the 361 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), which generally have an urban core population of 50,000 or more, and the 577 Micropolitan Statistical Areas , which generally have an urban core population of 10,000 or more but less than 50,000.