Whitest cities in New Mexico research summary. We analyzed New Mexico’s most recent Census data to determine the whitest cities in New Mexico based on the percentage of White residents. Here are the results of our analysis:
The whitest city in New Mexico is Corrales based on the most recent Census data.
Corrales is 68.43% White.
The least White city in New Mexico is Sunland Park.
Sunland Park is 4.32% White.
New Mexico is 36.0% White.
New Mexico is the 48th Whitest state in the United States.
Today, we are looking at the whitest places in New Mexico. We won’t measure the number of Whole Foods or Pottery Barns per capita. Instead, we’ll focus on the Census data’s report of race by place in New Mexico. In particular, we ranked each place in New Mexico by the percentage of white people.
So where are the whitest cities you can live in New Mexico?
After analyzing cities with populations greater than 5,000, we came up with this list as the whitest cities in New Mexico for 2023.
Here are the 10 whites places in New Mexico for 2023:
What is the whitest city in New Mexico for 2023? 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.
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The 10 Whitest Cities In New Mexico For 2023
% White: 68.43%
More on Corrales: Data | Real Estate
% White: 63.06%
More on Ruidoso: Data | Real Estate
% White: 58.64%
More on Truth Or Consequences: Data | Real Estate
% White: 56.15%
More on Aztec: Data | Real Estate
% White: 55.67%
More on Alamogordo: Data | Real Estate
% White: 47.56%
More on Los Ranchos De Albuquerque: Data | Real Estate
% White: 46.48%
More on Rio Rancho: Data | Real Estate
% White: 45.9%
More on Portales: Data | Real Estate
% White: 45.37%
More on Taos: Data | Real Estate
% White: 43.73%
More on Silver City: Data | Real Estate
Methodology: How we determined the whitest places in New Mexico for 2023
To rank the whitest places in New Mexico, we had to determine what measurable criteria define whiteness.
We had to count how many white people living there per capita. In other words, the percentage of white people living in each city in New Mexico.
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*
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 32 cities.
We then calculated the percentage of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 68.4% to 4.3%.
Finally, we ranked each city based on the percentage 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.
We updated this article for 2023. This report represents our tenth time ranking the whitest cities in New Mexico.
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.
Summary: White Populations Across New Mexico
We measured the locations with the highest percentage of white people in New Mexico. According to the most recent data, this list provides accurate information on the whitest places in New Mexico.
If you’re curious enough, here are the least White places in New Mexico:
- Sunland Park
- Las Vegas
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White Population By City In New Mexico
|3||Truth Or Consequences||58.64%|
|6||Los Ranchos De Albuquerque||47.56%|