The 10 Best Cities For Hippies In New Mexico For 2024

The hippiest cities in New Mexico are Taos and Los Ranchos De Albuquerque for 2024 based on Saturday Night Science.

You might think that the whole hippie movement has faded away, but the truth is, there are plenty of hippies out there in New Mexico.

While they aren’t necessarily in your face all the time with war protests, and the next Woodstock isn’t being planned any time soon, we thought it would be fun to look at which cities in the Land Of Enchantment where the most hippies would live.

And, after crunching the data, you know what? It was spot on.

How do you decide where the most hippies live? By the number of yoga studios, organic markets, and most importantly, where the liberals live in droves.

Using those criteria, it’s not hard to scrape the internet, run some scientific data on where hippies might live in New Mexico, and then put out a list.

So, put on your tie-dye shirt and sandals as you go through this list with us.

Table Of Contents: Top Ten | Methodology | Summary | Table

The 10 Cities In New Mexico With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2024

  1. Taos
  2. Los Ranchos de Albuquerque
  3. Corrales
  4. Sunland Park
  5. Santa Fe
  6. Ruidoso
  7. Gallup
  8. Aztec
  9. Las Vegas
  10. Bernalillo

Best Places For Hippies In New Mexico Map

What’s the hippiest city in New Mexico? The hippiest city in New Mexico is Taos.

Read on below to see where your town ranked, Young Flower Child.

Taos, NM

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Population: 5,713
% Liberal: 78.1%
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Los Ranchos De Albuquerque, NM

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Population: 6,074
% Liberal: 55.6%
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Corrales, NM

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Population: 8,426
% Liberal: 50.4%
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Sunland Park, NM

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Population: 14,794
% Liberal: 55.9%
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Santa Fe, NM

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Population: 69,245
% Liberal: 73.5%
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Ruidoso, NM

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Population: 7,954
% Liberal: 31.8%
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Gallup, NM

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Population: 22,189
% Liberal: 72.2%
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Aztec, NM

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Population: 6,619
% Liberal: 34.3%
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Las Vegas, NM

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Population: 13,833
% Liberal: 76.9%
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Bernalillo, NM

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Population: 8,400
% Liberal: 50.4%
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Methodology: How we determined the most beatnik city in New Mexico

In order to rank the best cities for hippies in New Mexico, we used Saturday Night Science to determine what criteria defines a hippie.

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using the Google Places API, the Census’s 2018-2022 American Community Survey, and Voter Registration data, this is the criteria we used:

  • Number of yoga studios per capita
  • Number of organic markets per capita
  • Number of pet adoption centers per capita
  • Number of vegan restaurants per capita
  • Number of thrift stores per capita
  • Each city’s liberal voting population

For the sake of getting reliable numbers on places, we counted any place within a ~4.5 mile radius of a city’s center. The average city in the United States is about 18 square miles.

All of these results are listed in a per capita basis, meaning number of stores per person in a city. Additionally, we limited the analysis to non-CDPs that have over 5,000 people.

We ranked each place with scores from 1 to 32 in each category, where 1 was the most hippie.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each place to create a hippie index.

And finally, we crowned the city with the highest hippie index the “Best City for Hippies In New Mexico.” We’re looking at you, Taos.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in hippie central. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the places in the state from hippiest to most square.

Summary: The Hippies Of New Mexico

If you’re measuring the locations in New Mexico where there are lots of liberals, and there are many options for vegan food, yoga and thrift stores, this is an accurate list.

The most hippie cities in New Mexico are Taos, Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, Corrales, Sunland Park, Santa Fe, Ruidoso, Gallup, Aztec, Las Vegas, and Bernalillo.

If you’re curious, here are the most square places in New Mexico:

  1. Lovington
  2. Bloomfield
  3. Truth Or Consequences

For more New Mexico reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hippie Cities In New Mexico

Rank City Population % Liberal
1 Taos 5,713 78.1%
2 Los Ranchos De Albuquerque 6,074 55.6%
3 Corrales 8,426 50.4%
4 Sunland Park 14,794 55.9%
5 Santa Fe 69,245 73.5%
6 Ruidoso 7,954 31.8%
7 Gallup 22,189 72.2%
8 Aztec 6,619 34.3%
9 Las Vegas 13,833 76.9%
10 Bernalillo 8,400 50.4%
11 Los Lunas 15,203 48.7%
12 Grants 9,245 60.2%
13 Deming 14,760 47.8%
14 Las Cruces 100,360 55.9%
15 Alamogordo 31,224 34.1%
16 Socorro 8,898 56.4%
17 Anthony 9,462 55.9%
18 Farmington 45,383 34.3%
19 Raton 6,627 49.1%
20 Belen 7,249 48.7%
21 Tucumcari 5,237 37.3%
22 Artesia 11,494 31.9%
23 Rio Rancho 90,627 50.4%
24 Albuquerque 553,576 55.6%
25 Roswell 48,568 32.6%
26 Clovis 39,204 29.5%
27 Carlsbad 26,996 31.9%
28 Hobbs 35,343 24.0%
29 Portales 12,481 28.9%
30 Truth Or Consequences 6,337 38.5%
31 Bloomfield 7,877 34.3%
32 Lovington 11,364 24.0%
About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

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