Opportunity Zones in New Mexico

New Mexico has 63 designated opportunity zones, including 59 low-income communities, plus 4 non-low-income contiguous tracts.

Urban vs. Rural

New Mexico’s distribution of opportunity zones between urban and rural areas is similar to its statewide distribution of census tracts, with 66 percent of all census tracts being urban and 62 percent of all opportunity zones being urban.

Urban vs. Rural in New Mexico Opportunity Zones

New Mexico Opportunity Zones Map

 

Analysis of New Mexico’s Opportunity Zones

Characteristics Designated Opportunity Zones Eligible, nondesignated All state tracts
Descriptives (N)
Total number of tracts 63 275 499
Low-income communities 59 190 249
Contiguous 4 85 89
Economic (average or average %)
Median household income $36,672 $38,787 $47,940
Poverty rate 28.11% 25.02% 20.79%
Unemployment rate 11.23% 9.49% 8.59%
Housing (average or average %)
Median home value $122,856 $133,101 $168,922
Median rent/month $731 $745 $834
Homeownership 62.85% 65.84% 68.15%
Severe rent burden 23.50% 21.96% 21.01%
Vacancy rate 16.21% 17.29% 15.69%
Demographic (average %)
White alone 30.33% 32.92% 40.18%
Black alone 2.09% 1.73% 1.72%
Hispanic 50.99% 51.50% 45.72%
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders alone 0.81% 0.85% 1.28%
Younger than 18 24.67% 24.21% 23.10%
Older than 64 13.95% 14.83% 16.18%
Education (average %)
Age 25+ with high school degree or less 50.23% 48.23% 42.64%
Age 25+ with bachelor’s degree or higher 18.48% 20.01% 25.94%
Socioeconomic change flag (%) 0.00% 0.00% 1.00%
Geography (%)
In a metro area 61.90% 60.36% 65.53%
In a micro area 30.16% 33.09% 29.66%
Non-core-based statistical area (not in a metro nor micro area) 7.94% 6.55% 4.81%

Data Source: Urban Institute

New Mexico Counties & Cities

List of counties in New Mexico: Bernalillo, Catron, Chaves, Cibola, Colfax, Curry, De Baca, Doña Ana, Eddy, Grant, Guadalupe, Harding, Hidalgo, Lea, Lincoln, Los Alamos, Luna, McKinley, Mora, Otero, Quay, Rio Arriba, Roosevelt, Sandoval, San Juan, San Miguel, Santa Fe, Sierra, Socorro, Taos, Torrance, Union, Valencia

List of top 150 U.S. cities located in New Mexico: Albuquerque

Census tracts designated as opportunity zones in New Mexico

Website: New Mexico Economic Development Department

State County Census Tract Number Tract Type ACS Data Source
New Mexico Bernalillo 35001000124 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico Bernalillo 35001001200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico Bernalillo 35001001600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico Bernalillo 35001002100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico Bernalillo 35001002500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico Bernalillo 35001002700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico Bernalillo 35001003400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico Bernalillo 35001003736 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico Bernalillo 35001004001 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico Bernalillo 35001004300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico Bernalillo 35001004736 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico Bernalillo 35001004741 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico Bernalillo 35001004744 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
New Mexico Bernalillo 35001940600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico Chaves 35005000700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico Chaves 35005001101 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico Chaves 35005001300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico Cibola 35006946100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico Cibola 35006974400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico Colfax 35007950500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico Curry 35009000400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico Curry 35009000603 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico Doña Ana 35013000102 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico Doña Ana 35013000500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico Doña Ana 35013001000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico Doña Ana 35013001303 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico Doña Ana 35013001500 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
New Mexico Doña Ana 35013001701 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico Doña Ana 35013001705 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico Eddy 35015000100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico Eddy 35015000800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico Grant 35017964400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico Hidalgo 35023970200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico Lea 35025000300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico Luna 35029000500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico McKinley 35031943902 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico McKinley 35031945200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico McKinley 35031946000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico Quay 35037958601 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico Rio Arriba 35039000300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico Rio Arriba 35039941000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico Roosevelt 35041000300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico San Juan 35045000401 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico San Juan 35045000402 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico San Juan 35045000705 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico San Juan 35045943000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico San Juan 35045943201 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico Sandoval 35043940500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico Sandoval 35043940900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico Santa Fe 35049001002 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico Santa Fe 35049001103 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico Santa Fe 35049001202 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico Santa Fe 35049001302 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico Santa Fe 35049001304 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico Sierra 35051962300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico Sierra 35051962401 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
New Mexico Taos 35055952300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico Torrance 35057963202 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico Torrance 35057963600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico Valencia 35061970401 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico Valencia 35061971000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico Valencia 35061971300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Mexico Valencia 35061971400 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015

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