Rendered image of New Mexico State Capitol in Santa Fe. The "Roundhouse" is the only round state capitol in the United States. The building was designed to resemble the Zia Sun Symbol when viewed from above. Click on the image to see it for yourself.
New Mexico has a population
of 2 million people (in 2019); 
it is among the least densely populated US states (rank 45).
The capital is Santa Fe
; the largest city is Albuquerque; the largest urban area is the Albuquerque metropolitan area with a population of 918,000 people.
Race and Ethnic groups
The population of New Mexico is composed of Hispanic or Latino 49.3%, Caucasian (white) 36.8%, Native American 11%, African American 2.6%, and Asian 1.8%. 
Spoken languages are English 64%, Spanish 28%, and Navajo 4%.
The largest airport
in the state is Albuquerque International Sunport (IATA code
Cities and Towns in New Mexico
The map shows the location of following cities and towns in New Mexico:
Largest cities in New Mexico with a population of more than 40,000:
Albuquerque (560,000), Las Cruces (103,000), Rio Rancho (98,000), Santa Fe
(84,600), Roswell (47,600), Farmington (44,800), South Valley (41,000, part of Albuquerque Metropolitan Area)
Population figures in 2018
Other cities and towns in New Mexico:
Alamogordo, Artesia, Aztec, Belen, Bernalillo, Carlsbad, Carrizozo, Cimarron, Clayton, Clovis, Cuba, Deming, Des Moines, Espanola, Estancia, Fort Sumner, Gallup, Grants, Hatch, Hobbs, Las Vegas, Logan, Lordsburg, Los Alamos, Lovington, Mora, Mosquero, Portales, Raton, Reserve, Santa Rosa, Shiprock, Silver City, Socorro, Springer, Taos, Tierra Amarilla, Truth or Consequences, Tucumcari, Vaughn, and Zuni.
Downtown Albuquerque, the largest city in New Mexico is located in the north central part of the state. The city is home to the state's flagship university, the University of New Mexico.
Image: Mike Tungate