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Local population figures released to New Mexico for redistricting

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March 15, 2011

Ballotpedia:WikiProject Redistricting

SANTA FE, New Mexico:

Yesterday the Census Bureau shipped New Mexico's local census data to the governor and legislative leaders. This data will guide redistricting for state and local offices.

The data is publicly available for downloading.[1]

The tables below display change in population in the five largest incorporated places and counties in New Mexico from 2000-2010.[2]

Top Five most populous incorporated places
Incorporated place 2000 Population 2010 Population Percent Change
Albuquerque city 448,607 545,852 21.7%
Las Cruces city 74,267 97,618 31.4%
Rio Rancho city 51,765 87,521 69.1%
Santa Fe city 62,203 67,947 9.2%
Roswell city 45,293 48,366 6.8%
Top Five most populous counties
County 2000 Population 2010 Population Percent Change
Bernalillo 556,678 662,564 19.0%
Dona Ana 174,682 209,233 19.8%
Santa Fe 129,292 144,170 11.5%
Sandoval 89,908 131,561 46.3%
San Juan 113,801 130,044 14.3%

A bill to create the redistricting committee passed the House on February 24 and has since moved to the Senate. The vote was 35-32 with 1 absent and 2 excused.[3]

Senate and House leaders will be drawing 3 Congressional districts, 42 Senate districts, and 70 House districts.

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