Child population, ages 5-17, by nativity in New Mexico

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Why This Indicator Matters

Native-born is defined as those born within the U.S. or a U.S. territory and those born abroad to at least one American parent. Nativity should not be confused with immigration status or citizenship status. While all who are native-born are U.S. citizens, those who are foreign-born can be immigrants or naturalized U.S. citizens. Families can have mixed nativity and immigration/citizenship status, meaning some members were U.S.-born and are citizens, and some members were foreign-born and are immigrants or citizens.
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Definitions: The percentage of the state population, ages 5-17 years, that is either native-born or foreign-born.  For example, in 2019, 18.5% of the entire population of New Mexico were native-born children ages 5-17.

Data Source: U.S. Census, American Community Survey, 1-year estimates, Table S0501.

Footnotes: Availability of county-level data is very limited.  Existing estimates are available by request.
Updated April 2021.