Saturday, March 23, 2024

New Mexico Residents Are Leaving the State. Here’s Where They’re Going, by City


New Mexico is a state with a rich cultural heritage, a diverse landscape, and a sunny climate. But despite these attractions, many residents are choosing to leave the state for various reasons. According to the United States Postal Service, New Mexico had a net loss of over 17,000 households between 2020 and 2021, ranking it among the top 10 states people are fleeing.

Where are they going?

According to the United Van Lines annual national movers study, the top 10 states that New Mexicans are moving to are:

  1. Arizona
  2. Texas
  3. Colorado
  4. Florida
  5. California
  6. Oregon
  7. Washington
  8. Nevada
  9. Idaho
  10. Utah

The most popular cities that New Mexicans are moving to are:

  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Denver, CO
  • Dallas, TX
  • Austin, TX
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Portland, OR 
  • Seattle, WA
  • Boise, ID
  • Salt Lake City, UT

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