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Census: Home Ownership, Poverty Higher in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Home ownership in New Mexico averaged 69.6 percent from 2007-11, exceeding the national rate of 66.1 percent, according to new U.S. Census Bureau estimates.

New Mexicans living in poverty during the same period was 19 percent, which is higher than national figure of 14.3 percent.

The estimates are among U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey estimates for the combined years from 2007 to 2011. The survey includes statistics on a state, city, and even neighborhood level on school enrollment, jobs, and housing. The survey consists of about 11 billion individual estimates, according to a release.

The five-year estimates are available for all states, counties, places, congressional districts, census tracts and block groups. To view an interactive map for U.S. Census Bureau data, visit the Bureau’s QuickFact site.

To see New Mexico data about employment, income and health insurance coverage, view Selected Economic Characteristics.


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