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New Mexico in United States
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New Mexico is a state located in the Western United States. According to the 2010 United States Census, New Mexico is the 15th least populous state with &&&&&&&&02059192.&&&&&02,059,192 inhabitants but the 5th largest by land area spanning 121,298.15 square miles (314,160.8 km2) of land. New Mexico is divided into 33 counties and contains 102 incorporated municipalities consisting of cities, towns, and villages. New Mexico's incorporated municipalities cover only 0.9% of the state's land mass but are home to 64.6% of its population.

The largest municipality by population in New Mexico is Albuquerque with 545,852 residents, and the smallest municipality by population is Grenville with 38 residents. The largest municipality by land area is Albuquerque which spans 187.73 sq mi (486.2 km2), while Virden is the smallest at 0.22 sq mi (0.57 km2).

List of municipalities

      State capital and county seat State capital

      County seatCounty seat

Name Type County Population
(2010)
Population
(2000)
Change (%) Land area
(2010)
Population density
sq mi km2
AlamogordoCounty seat City Otero 30,403 35,582 Template:Number table sorting/negative−14.6% 21.43 55.5 1,418.7/sq mi (547.8/km2)
AlbuquerqueCounty seat City Bernalillo 545,852 448,607 &10000000000000021677102+21.7% 187.73 486.2 2,907.6/sq mi (1,122.6/km2)
Angel Fire Village Colfax 1,216 1,048 &10000000000000016030534+16.0% 28.93 74.9 42.0/sq mi (16.2/km2)
Artesia City Eddy 11,301 10,692 &10000000000000005695847+5.7% 9.92 25.7 1,139.2/sq mi (439.8/km2)
AztecCounty seat City San Juan 6,763 6,378 &10000000000000006036375+6.0% 12.53 32.5 539.7/sq mi (208.4/km2)
Bayard City Grant 2,328 2,534 Template:Number table sorting/negative−8.1% 0.95 2.5 2,450.5/sq mi (946.1/km2)
Belen City Valencia 7,269 6,901 &10000000000000005332560+5.3% 8.29 21.5 876.8/sq mi (338.5/km2)
BernalilloCounty seat Town Sandoval 8,320 6,611 &10000000000000025850854+25.9% 4.78 12.4 1,740.6/sq mi (672.0/km2)
Bloomfield City San Juan 8,112 6,417 &10000000000000026414212+26.4% 7.91 20.5 1,025.5/sq mi (395.9/km2)
Bosque Farms Village Valencia 3,904 3,931 Template:Number table sorting/negative−0.7% 3.97 10.3 983.4/sq mi (379.7/km2)
Capitan Village Lincoln 1,489 1,443 &10000000000000003187803+3.2% 3.22 8.3 462.4/sq mi (178.5/km2)
CarlsbadCounty seat City Eddy 26,138 25,625 &10000000000000002001951+2.0% 28.94 75.0 903.2/sq mi (348.7/km2)
CarrizozoCounty seat Town Lincoln 996 1,036 Template:Number table sorting/negative−3.9% 8.36 21.7 119.1/sq mi (46.0/km2)
Causey Village Roosevelt 104 52 &10000000000000100000000+100.0% 3.84 9.9 27.1/sq mi (10.5/km2)
Chama Village Rio Arriba 1,022 1,199 Template:Number table sorting/negative−14.8% 2.67 6.9 382.8/sq mi (147.8/km2)
Cimarron Village Colfax 1,021 917 &10000000000000011341330+11.3% 2.00 5.2 510.5/sq mi (197.1/km2)
ClaytonCounty seat Town Union 2,980 2,524 &10000000000000018066561+18.1% 8.12 21.0 367.0/sq mi (141.7/km2)
Cloudcroft Village Otero 674 749 Template:Number table sorting/negative−10.0% 1.56 4.0 432.1/sq mi (166.8/km2)
ClovisCounty seat City Curry 37,775 32,667 &10000000000000015636575+15.6% 22.71 58.8 1,663.4/sq mi (642.2/km2)
Columbus Village Luna 1,664 1,765 Template:Number table sorting/negative−5.7% 2.79 7.2 596.4/sq mi (230.3/km2)
Corona Village Lincoln 172 165 &10000000000000004242424+4.2% 1.04 2.7 165.4/sq mi (63.9/km2)
Corrales Village Bernalillo, Sandoval 8,329 7,334 &10000000000000013566948+13.6% 10.53 27.3 791.0/sq mi (305.4/km2)
Cuba Village Sandoval 731 590 &10000000000000023898305+23.9% 3.38 8.8 216.3/sq mi (83.5/km2)
DemingCounty seat City Luna 14,855 14,116 &10000000000000005235194+5.2% 16.24 42.1 914.7/sq mi (353.2/km2)
Des Moines Village Union 143 177 Template:Number table sorting/negative−19.2% 1.11 2.9 128.8/sq mi (49.7/km2)
Dexter Town Chaves 1,266 1,235 &10000000000000002510121+2.5% 0.74 1.9 1,710.8/sq mi (660.5/km2)
Dora Village Roosevelt 133 130 &10000000000000002307692+2.3% 2.78 7.2 47.8/sq mi (18.5/km2)
Eagle Nest Village Colfax 290 306 Template:Number table sorting/negative−5.2% 4.22 10.9 68.7/sq mi (26.5/km2)
Edgewood Town County 3,735 1,893 &10000000000000097305863+97.3% 48.70 126.1 76.7/sq mi (29.6/km2)
Elephant Butte City Sierra 1,431 1,390 &10000000000000002949640+2.9% 4.29 11.1 333.6/sq mi (128.8/km2)
Elida Town Roosevelt 197 183 &10000000000000007650273+7.7% 0.82 2.1 240.2/sq mi (92.7/km2)
Encino Village Torrance 82 94 Template:Number table sorting/negative−12.8% 1.99 5.2 41.2/sq mi (15.9/km2)
Espanola City Rio Arriba, Santa Fe 10,224 9,688 &10000000000000005532617+5.5% 7.85 20.3 1,302.4/sq mi (502.9/km2)
EstanciaCounty seat Town Torrance 1,655 1,584 &10000000000000004482323+4.5% 5.75 14.9 287.8/sq mi (111.1/km2)
Eunice City Lea 2,922 2,562 &10000000000000014051522+14.1% 3.01 7.8 970.8/sq mi (374.8/km2)
Farmington City San Juan 45,877 37,844 &10000000000000021226614+21.2% 31.51 81.6 1,456.0/sq mi (562.2/km2)
Floyd Village Roosevelt 133 78 &10000000000000070512820+70.5% 3.09 8.0 43.0/sq mi (16.6/km2)
Folsom Village Union 56 75 Template:Number table sorting/negative−25.3% 0.53 1.4 105.7/sq mi (40.8/km2)
Fort SumnerCounty seat Village De Baca 1,031 1,249 Template:Number table sorting/negative−17.5% 3.31 8.6 311.5/sq mi (120.3/km2)
GallupCounty seat City McKinley 21,678 20,209 &10000000000000007269038+7.3% 18.91 49.0 1,146.4/sq mi (442.6/km2)
Grady Village Curry 107 98 &10000000000000009183673+9.2% 0.25 0.65 428.0/sq mi (165.3/km2)
Grants City Cibola 9,182 8,806 &10000000000000004269816+4.3% 14.86 38.5 617.9/sq mi (238.6/km2)
Grenville Village Union 38 25 &10000000000000052000000+52.0% 0.62 1.6 61.3/sq mi (23.7/km2)
Hagerman Town Chaves 1,257 1,168 &10000000000000007619863+7.6% 1.38 3.6 910.9/sq mi (351.7/km2)
Hatch Village Doña Ana 1,648 1,673 Template:Number table sorting/negative−1.5% 2.48 6.4 664.5/sq mi (256.6/km2)
Hobbs City Lea 34,122 28,657 &10000000000000019070384+19.1% 23.96 62.1 1,424.1/sq mi (549.8/km2)
Hope Village Eddy 105 107 Template:Number table sorting/negative−1.9% 1.22 3.2 86.1/sq mi (33.2/km2)
House Village Quay 68 72 Template:Number table sorting/negative−5.6% 0.91 2.4 74.7/sq mi (28.8/km2)
Hurley Town Grant 1,297 1,464 Template:Number table sorting/negative−11.4% 1.02 2.6 1,271.6/sq mi (491.0/km2)
Jal City Lea 2,047 1,996 &10000000000000002555110+2.6% 4.59 11.9 446.0/sq mi (172.2/km2)
Jemez Springs Village Sandoval 250 375 Template:Number table sorting/negative−33.3% 4.75 12.3 52.6/sq mi (20.3/km2)
Lake Arthur Town Chaves 436 432 &10000000000000000925925+0.9% 0.55 1.4 792.7/sq mi (306.1/km2)
Las CrucesCounty seat City Doña Ana 97,618 74,267 &10000000000000031441959+31.4% 76.49 198.1 1,276.2/sq mi (492.7/km2)
Las VegasCounty seat City San Miguel 13,753 14,565 Template:Number table sorting/negative−5.6% 7.59 19.7 1,812.0/sq mi (699.6/km2)
Logan Village Quay 1,042 1,094 Template:Number table sorting/negative−4.8% 9.54 24.7 109.2/sq mi (42.2/km2)
LordsburgCounty seat City Hidalgo 2,797 3,379 Template:Number table sorting/negative−17.2% 8.39 21.7 333.4/sq mi (128.7/km2)
Los LunasCounty seat Village Valencia 14,835 10,034 &10000000000000047847319+47.8% 14.63 37.9 1,014.0/sq mi (391.5/km2)
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque Village Bernalillo 6,024 5,092 &10000000000000018303220+18.3% 4.35 11.3 1,384.8/sq mi (534.7/km2)
Loving Village Eddy 1,413 1,326 &10000000000000006561085+6.6% 1.17 3.0 1,207.7/sq mi (466.3/km2)
LovingtonCounty seat City Lea 11,009 9,471 &10000000000000016239045+16.2% 4.74 12.3 2,322.6/sq mi (896.8/km2)
Magdalena Village Socorro 938 913 &10000000000000002738225+2.7% 6.26 16.2 149.8/sq mi (57.8/km2)
Maxwell Village Colfax 254 274 Template:Number table sorting/negative−7.3% 0.47 1.2 540.4/sq mi (208.6/km2)
Melrose Village Curry 651 736 Template:Number table sorting/negative−11.5% 1.69 4.4 385.2/sq mi (148.7/km2)
Mesilla Town Doña Ana 2,196 2,180 &10000000000000000733944+0.7% 6.74 17.5 325.8/sq mi (125.8/km2)
Milan Village Cibola 3,245 1,891 &10000000000000071602326+71.6% 4.34 11.2 747.7/sq mi (288.7/km2)
Moriarty City Torrance 1,910 1,765 &10000000000000008215297+8.2% 5.84 15.1 327.1/sq mi (126.3/km2)
MosqueroCounty seat Village Harding, San Miguel 93 120 Template:Number table sorting/negative−22.5% 1.00 2.6 93.0/sq mi (35.9/km2)
Mountainair Town Torrance 928 1,116 Template:Number table sorting/negative−16.8% 1.07 2.8 867.3/sq mi (334.9/km2)
Pecos Village San Miguel 1,392 1,441 Template:Number table sorting/negative−3.4% 1.74 4.5 800.0/sq mi (308.9/km2)
Peralta Town Valencia 3,660 4.46 11.6 820.6/sq mi (316.8/km2)
PortalesCounty seat City Roosevelt 12,280 11,131 &10000000000000010322522+10.3% 7.06 18.3 1,739.4/sq mi (671.6/km2)
Questa Village Taos 1,770 1,864 Template:Number table sorting/negative−5.0% 5.13 13.3 345.0/sq mi (133.2/km2)
RatonCounty seat City Colfax 6,885 7,282 Template:Number table sorting/negative−5.5% 7.96 20.6 864.9/sq mi (333.9/km2)
Red River Town Taos 477 484 Template:Number table sorting/negative−1.4% 1.00 2.6 477.0/sq mi (184.2/km2)
ReserveCounty seat Village Catron 289 387 Template:Number table sorting/negative−25.3% 0.55 1.4 525.5/sq mi (202.9/km2)
Rio Rancho City Bernalillo, Sandoval 87,521 51,765 &10000000000000069073698+69.1% 103.35 267.7 846.8/sq mi (327.0/km2)
RoswellCounty seat City Chaves 48,366 45,293 &10000000000000006784712+6.8% 29.86 77.3 1,619.8/sq mi (625.4/km2)
Roy Village Harding 234 304 Template:Number table sorting/negative−23.0% 2.04 5.3 114.7/sq mi (44.3/km2)
Ruidoso Village Lincoln 8,029 7,698 &10000000000000004299818+4.3% 16.12 41.8 498.1/sq mi (192.3/km2)
Ruidoso Downs City Lincoln 2,815 1,824 &10000000000000054331140+54.3% 3.79 9.8 742.7/sq mi (286.8/km2)
San Jon Village Quay 216 306 Template:Number table sorting/negative−29.4% 2.57 6.7 84.0/sq mi (32.4/km2)
Santa Clara Village Grant 1,686 1,944 Template:Number table sorting/negative−13.3% 1.28 3.3 1,317.2/sq mi (508.6/km2)
Santa FeCounty seat City Santa Fe 67,947 62,203 &10000000000000009234281+9.2% 45.98 119.1 1,477.8/sq mi (570.6/km2)
Santa RosaCounty seat City Guadalupe 2,848 2,744 &10000000000000003790087+3.8% 4.97 12.9 573.0/sq mi (221.2/km2)
San Ysidro Village Sandoval 193 238 Template:Number table sorting/negative−18.9% 2.28 5.9 84.6/sq mi (32.7/km2)
Silver CityCounty seat Town Grant 10,315 10,545 Template:Number table sorting/negative−2.2% 10.13 26.2 1,018.3/sq mi (393.2/km2)
SocorroCounty seat City Socorro 9,051 8,877 &10000000000000001960121+2.0% 14.39 37.3 629.0/sq mi (242.9/km2)
Springer Town Colfax 1,047 1,285 Template:Number table sorting/negative−18.5% 1.47 3.8 712.2/sq mi (275.0/km2)
Sunland Park City Doña Ana 14,106 13,309 &10000000000000005988428+6.0% 11.40 29.5 1,237.4/sq mi (477.8/km2)
TaosCounty seat Town Taos 5,716 4,700 &10000000000000021617021+21.6% 5.70 14.8 1,002.8/sq mi (387.2/km2)
Taos Ski Valley Village Taos 69 56 &10000000000000023214285+23.2% 2.34 6.1 29.5/sq mi (11.4/km2)
Tatum Town Lea 798 683 &10000000000000016837481+16.8% 1.58 4.1 505.1/sq mi (195.0/km2)
Texico City Curry 1,130 1,065 &10000000000000006103286+6.1% 0.83 2.1 1,361.4/sq mi (525.6/km2)
Tijeras Village Bernalillo 541 474 &10000000000000014135021+14.1% 1.15 3.0 470.4/sq mi (181.6/km2)
Truth or ConsequencesCounty seat City Sierra 6,475 7,289 Template:Number table sorting/negative−11.2% 27.57 71.4 234.9/sq mi (90.7/km2)
TucumcariCounty seat City Quay 5,363 5,989 Template:Number table sorting/negative−10.5% 9.49 24.6 565.1/sq mi (218.2/km2)
Tularosa Village Otero 2,842 2,864 Template:Number table sorting/negative−0.8% 2.81 7.3 1,011.4/sq mi (390.5/km2)
Vaughn Town Guadalupe 446 539 Template:Number table sorting/negative−17.3% 5.60 14.5 79.6/sq mi (30.7/km2)
Virden Village Hidalgo 152 143 &10000000000000006293706+6.3% 0.22 0.57 690.9/sq mi (266.8/km2)
Wagon Mound Village Mora 314 369 Template:Number table sorting/negative−14.9% 1.03 2.7 304.9/sq mi (117.7/km2)
Willard Village Torrance 253 240 &10000000000000005416666+5.4% 0.98 2.5 258.2/sq mi (99.7/km2)
Williamsburg Village Sierra 449 527 Template:Number table sorting/negative−14.8% 0.48 1.2 935.4/sq mi (361.2/km2)
Total 1,329,209 1,130,288 &10000000000000017599142+17.6% &&&&&&&&&&&01088.6600001,088.66 2,819.6 1,221.0/sq mi (471.4/km2)

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