Child population, ages 0-19, by race and ethnicity in New Mexico

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Definitions: The number and percentage of children, ages 0-19, by race and ethnicity in New Mexico, statewide and by county.

Percentage is calculated by dividing the number of children ages 0-19 for each race and ethnicity by the total number of children ages 0-19.

The U.S. Census uses these race categories: White, Black or African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander, Some Other Race, and Two or More Races. In addition, the U.S. Census uses two ethnic categories: Hispanic and Non-Hispanic. Hispanic (or Latino) refers to a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term 'origin' is used to indicate a person's (or the person's parents) heritage, nationality group, lineage, or country of birth. People who identify their origin as Spanish or Hispanic may be of any race.  

Data Source: U.S. Census, American Community Survey,
New Mexico data are 1-year estimates; county data are 5-year estimates.
The number of children ages 0-19 for each race and ethnicity is derived from Tables B01001B,  B01001C,  B01001D, B01001E, B01001F, B01001G,  B01001H, B01001I; the total number of children ages 0-19 for New Mexico and each county is derived from Table B01001.

Footnotes: Some people in each race listed may identify also as Hispanic.  Thus, the sum of the percentages is greater than 100%.

1-year data for the Native Hawaiian population is not available (NA) because the number of sample cases is too small.

New Mexico state-level data typically are from the American Community Survey 1-year estimates. As a result of COVID-19 data collection challenges, the 2020 New Mexico state-level data are 5-year estimates and not comparable to other years. 2020 data for NM counties are still comparable to other years.

Updated October 2022.