The 10 New Mexico Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2022


We used data and science to determine the cities in New Mexico with the largest Asian population.

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Across most of America, the African American and Hispanic communities comprise "most of the minority". We're not totally sure that's a term, but it's an accurate reflection of the state of race in America.

Asians are a "minority of the minority", generally. But not everywhere.

There are now over 17 million people who identify as Asian living in America, making up 5.6% of the total population. According to the most recent American Community Survey, the Asian population in New Mexico is 31,328 - at 1.5% of the total population of New Mexico.

And, unlike African Americans that fall under one group in the Census, Asian Americans have many sub-groups -- Chinese, Filipino, and Indian being the three largest sub-groups.

So, what how does the Asian population stratify across New Mexico? Which cities and towns in New Mexico have seen the greatest increase in their Asian population?

Here are the cities in New Mexico with the largest Asian population in 2022:

  1. Socorro
  2. Gallup
  3. Albuquerque
  4. Corrales
  5. Silver City
  6. Alamogordo
  7. Las Cruces
  8. Clovis
  9. Rio Rancho
  10. Truth or Consequences

Which city in New Mexico had the largest Asian population? Socorro took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in New Mexico for 2022. 4.03% of Socorro identify as Asian.

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.

To see where New Mexico ranked as a state on diversity, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in America.

And if you already knew these places were Asian, check out the best places to live in New Mexico or the most diverse places in New Mexico.

The 10 Most Asian Cities In New Mexico For 2022

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Population: 8,406
% Asian: 4.03%
# Of Asian Residents: 339
Percent Change Since 2010: 44.26%
More on Socorro: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Socorro, NM

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3
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Population: 21,637
% Asian: 2.98%
# Of Asian Residents: 644
Percent Change Since 2010: 67.71%
More on Gallup: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Gallup, NM

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6
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Population: 560,447
% Asian: 2.88%
# Of Asian Residents: 16,132
Percent Change Since 2010: 15.39%
More on Albuquerque: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Albuquerque, NM

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9
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Population: 8,636
% Asian: 2.59%
# Of Asian Residents: 224
Percent Change Since 2010: 244.62%
More on Corrales: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Corrales, NM

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6
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Population: 9,530
% Asian: 1.89%
# Of Asian Residents: 180
Percent Change Since 2010: 153.52%
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Silver City, NM

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5
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Population: 31,635
% Asian: 1.7%
# Of Asian Residents: 538
Percent Change Since 2010: -16.72%
More on Alamogordo: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Alamogordo, NM

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4
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Population: 102,950
% Asian: 1.65%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,701
Percent Change Since 2010: 19.79%
More on Las Cruces: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Las Cruces, NM

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6
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Population: 38,701
% Asian: 1.54%
# Of Asian Residents: 597
Percent Change Since 2010: 8.74%
More on Clovis: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Clovis, NM

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8
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Population: 97,976
% Asian: 1.49%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,461
Percent Change Since 2010: 15.49%
More on Rio Rancho: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Rio Rancho, NM

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3
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Population: 5,839
% Asian: 1.44%
# Of Asian Residents: 84
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Truth Or Consequences: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Truth Or Consequences, NM

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Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In New Mexico With The Largest Asian Population For 2022

We still believe in the accuracy of data -- especially from the census. So that's where we went to get the breakdown of race across New Mexico.

That lead us to the Census's most recently available data, the 2016-2020 American Community Survey data from the US Census.

Specifically, we looked at table B03002: Hispanic OR LATINO ORIGIN BY RACE. Here are the category names as defined by the Census:

  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White alone*
  • Black or African American alone*
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone*
  • Asian alone*
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone*
  • Some other race alone*
  • Two or more races*
* Not Hispanic or latino

Our particular column of interest here was the number of people who identified as Asian alone.

We limited our analysis to non-CDPs with a population greater than 5,000 people. That left us with 31 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 4.0% to 0.0%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Asian population with a higher score being more Asian than a lower score. Socorro took the distinction of being the most Asian, while Lovington was the least Asian city. You can download the data here.

Read on for more information on how the cities in New Mexico ranked by population of Asian residents or, for a more general take on diversity in America, head over to our ranking of the most diverse cities in America.

Summary: Asian Populations Across New Mexico

If you're looking for a breakdown of Asian populations across New Mexico according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.

If you're curious enough, here are the least Asian places in New Mexico:

  1. Lovington
  2. Raton
  3. Los Ranchos de Albuquerque

For more New Mexico reading, check out:

Table: Asian Population By City In New Mexico

Rank City % Asian Population
1 Socorro 4.03% 8,406
2 Gallup 2.98% 21,637
3 Albuquerque 2.88% 560,447
4 Corrales 2.59% 8,636
5 Silver City 1.89% 9,530
6 Alamogordo 1.7% 31,635
7 Las Cruces 1.65% 102,950
8 Clovis 1.54% 38,701
9 Rio Rancho 1.49% 97,976
10 Truth Or Consequences 1.44% 5,839
11 Deming 1.43% 14,083
12 Santa Fe 1.42% 84,418
13 Roswell 1.35% 47,751
14 Belen 1.2% 7,476
15 Carlsbad 0.99% 29,278
16 Hobbs 0.99% 38,475
17 Las Vegas 0.98% 13,055
18 Farmington 0.94% 44,967
19 Artesia 0.77% 12,463
20 Grants 0.56% 8,987
21 Los Lunas 0.47% 15,814
22 Sunland Park 0.46% 17,581
23 Bloomfield 0.37% 7,791
24 Taos 0.37% 5,950
25 Portales 0.37% 11,713
26 Ruidoso 0.36% 7,879
27 Bernalillo 0.32% 10,077
28 Aztec 0.28% 6,467
29 Los Ranchos De Albuquerque 0.26% 6,120
30 Raton 0.08% 6,020
31 Lovington 0.0% 11,400

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Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the cities in New Mexico with the largest Asian population.

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