The 10 Whitest Cities In New Mexico For 2021

We used science and data to determine which cities in New Mexico are whiter than wonder bread.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the whitest cities in New Mexico.

You're at your local Whole Foods shopping for kale chips and asparagus water, trying to work out if you'll have time to stop at the Pottery Barn before you head to your yoga class taught by a girl named Sage. It hits you: you're leading the whitest life imaginable.

But does that mean the city you live in is one of the whitest places in New Mexico?

Don't worry, we've figured it out for you. Using actual census data combined with our favorite white people stereotypes (as confirmed by the internet), we can determine which cities are the whitest of the white in Land Of Enchantment.

After analyzing cities with populations greater than 5,000, we came up with this list as the whitest cities in New Mexico for 2021.

Here are the 10 whites places in New Mexico for 2021:

  1. Corrales
  2. Truth or Consequences
  3. Ruidoso
  4. Aztec
  5. Alamogordo
  6. Los Ranchos de Albuquerque
  7. Taos
  8. Rio Rancho
  9. Portales
  10. Carlsbad

What is the whitest city in New Mexico for 2021? According to the most recent census data Corrales ranks as the whitest. If you're wondering, Sunland Park is the least white city of all those we measured.

Read on below to see where your hometown ranked and why. Or check out the whitest states in America and the most diverse states in America.

For more New Mexico reading, check out:

The 10 Whitest Cities In New Mexico For 2021

1. Corrales

Corrales, NM

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Population: 8,588
% White: 68.98%
More on Corrales: Real Estate | Data | Photos

2. Truth Or Consequences

Truth Or Consequences, NM

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility


Population: 5,894
% White: 63.45%
More on Truth Or Consequences: Real Estate | Data | Photos

3. Ruidoso

Ruidoso, NM

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility


Population: 7,791
% White: 59.81%
More on Ruidoso: Real Estate | Data | Photos

4. Aztec

Aztec, NM

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility


Population: 6,530
% White: 56.6%
More on Aztec: Real Estate | Data | Photos

5. Alamogordo

Alamogordo, NM

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility


Population: 31,384
% White: 55.63%
More on Alamogordo: Real Estate | Data | Photos

6. Los Ranchos De Albuquerque

Los Ranchos De Albuquerque, NM

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Population: 6,114
% White: 53.11%
More on Los Ranchos De Albuquerque: Real Estate | Data | Photos

7. Taos

Taos, NM

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 5,967
% White: 51.37%
More on Taos: Real Estate | Data | Photos

8. Rio Rancho

Rio Rancho, NM

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility


Population: 96,210
% White: 49.05%
More on Rio Rancho: Real Estate | Data | Photos

9. Portales

Portales, NM

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Population: 11,854
% White: 45.85%
More on Portales: Real Estate | Data | Photos

10. Carlsbad

Carlsbad, NM

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Population: 29,158
% White: 44.45%
More on Carlsbad: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How we determined the whitest places in New Mexico for 2021

In order to rank the whitest places in New Mexico, we had to determine what measurable criteria defines whiteness.

Obviously we had to count how many white people living there, specifically the percentage of white people living in each city in New Mexico.

Specifically, we looked at table B03002: Hispanic OR LATINO ORIGIN BY RACE. Here are the category names as defined by the Census:

  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White alone*
  • Black or African American alone*
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone*
  • Asian alone*
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone*
  • Some other race alone*
  • Two or more races*
* Not Hispanic or latino

Our particular column of interest here was the number of people who identified as White alone.

We limited our analysis to non-CDPs with a population greater than 5,000 people. That left us with 31 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 69.0% to 4.4%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of White population with a higher score being more White than a lower score. Corrales took the distinction of being the most White, while Sunland Park was the least White city. You can download the data here.

Read on for more information on how the cities in New Mexico ranked by population of White residents or, for a more general take on diversity in America, head over to our ranking of the most diverse cities in America.

There You Have It - White Populations Across New Mexico

Measuring the locations with the highest percentage of white people, this list provides accurate information on the whitest places in New Mexico according to the most recent data.

If you're curious enough, here are the least White places in New Mexico:

  1. Sunland Park
  2. Las Vegas
  3. Gallup

For more New Mexico reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In New Mexico

Rank City % White Population
1 Corrales 68.98% 8,588
2 Truth Or Consequences 63.45% 5,894
3 Ruidoso 59.81% 7,791
4 Aztec 56.6% 6,530
5 Alamogordo 55.63% 31,384
6 Los Ranchos De Albuquerque 53.11% 6,114
7 Taos 51.37% 5,967
8 Rio Rancho 49.05% 96,210
9 Portales 45.85% 11,854
10 Carlsbad 44.45% 29,158
11 Silver City 44.18% 9,627
12 Farmington 43.8% 45,258
13 Clovis 43.01% 38,891
14 Artesia 42.76% 12,262
15 Raton 42.6% 6,047
16 Bloomfield 41.64% 7,846
17 Santa Fe 40.04% 83,922
18 Albuquerque 38.93% 559,374
19 Roswell 36.5% 47,941
20 Los Lunas 34.74% 15,589
21 Socorro 33.75% 8,460
22 Las Cruces 32.5% 102,102
23 Hobbs 30.92% 38,375
24 Belen 30.18% 7,403
25 Grants 28.03% 9,036
26 Lovington 24.77% 11,491
27 Bernalillo 24.47% 9,669
28 Deming 24.23% 14,139
29 Gallup 20.02% 21,854
30 Las Vegas 15.31% 13,176
31 Sunland Park 4.44% 17,081

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About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

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