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State: New Mexico

Poverty

18.30% of women in New Mexico live in poverty. The national figure is 11.80%.

35.5% of single mothers in New Mexico live in poverty.

National figure: 32%

14.6% of women 65 and older in New Mexico live in poverty.

National figure: 11.2%

Wage Gap

Women in New Mexico typically make $0.86 for every dollar paid to men. The national figure is $0.84.

Black women in New Mexico typically make 71 cents for every dollar paid to white men. 

National figure: $0.69

Latina women in New Mexico typically make 59 cents for every dollar paid to white men.

National figure: $0.57

Source: Figures for women overall by state are based on 2022 American Community Survey 1-year estimates. Figures for Black women and Latinas by state are based on 2017-2021 American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Health Insurance

11.10% of women aged 19-64 in New Mexico are uninsured. Nationally, 9.30% are uninsured.

11.4% of women of reproductive age (19-54) in New Mexico are uninsured. 

National figure: 9.9%

10.6% of women in New Mexico reported not receiving health care at some point in the last 12 months due to cost.

National figure: 10.3%