New Mexico - Migration



Prior to statehood, the major influx of migrants came from Texas and Mexico; many of these immigrants spoke Spanish as their primary language.

Wartime prosperity during the 1940s brought a wave of Anglos into the state. New Mexico experienced a net gain through migration of 78,000 people during 1940–60, a net loss of 130,000 during the economic slump of the 1960s, and another net gain of 154,000 between 1970 and 1983. In the 1980s, New Mexico had a net gain from migration of 63,000 residents, accounting for 28% of the state's population increase during those years. Between 1990 and 1998, the state had net gains of 55,000 in domestic migration and 36,000 in international migration. In 1998, 2,199 foreign immigrants entered New

New Mexico Presidential Vote by Political Parties, 1948–2000
New Mexico Presidential Vote by Political Parties, 1948–2000

New Mexico Presidential Vote by Political Parties, 1948–2000

YEAR ELECTORAL VOTE NEW MEXICO WINNER DEMOCRAT REPUBLICAN PROGRESSIVE
* Won US presidential election.
** Independent candidate Ross Perot received 91,895 votes in 1992 and 32,257 votes in 1996.
1948 4 *Truman (D) 105,240 80,303 1,037
1952 4 *Eisenhower (R) 105,435 132,170 225
          CONSTITUTION
1956 4 *Eisenhower (R) 106,098 146,788 364
1960 4 *Kennedy (D) 156,027 153,733 570
1964 4 *Johnson (D) 194,015 132,838 1,217
          AMERICAN IND.
1968 4 *Nixon (R) 130,081 169,692 25,737
          AMERICAN
1972 4 *Nixon (R) 141,084 235,606 8,767
          SOC. WORKERS
1976 4 Ford (R) 201,148 211,419 2,462
          LIBERTARIAN
1980 4 *Reagan (R) 167,826 250,779 4,365
1984 4 *Reagan (R) 201,769 307,101 4,459
1988 4 *Bush (R) 244,497 270,341 3,268
1992** 5 *Clinton (D) 261,617 212,824 1,615
1996** 5 *Clinton (D) 273,495 232,751 2,996
2000 5 Gore (D) 286,783 286,417 2,058

Mexico. The state's overall population increased 14.6% between 1990 and 1998. In the period 1995–2000, 205,267 people moved into the state and 235,212 moved out, for a net loss of 29,945, many of whom moved to Texas.



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