Local Data2023-06-14T09:45:04-06:00

Publications with Local Data

Many of our publications use local data – for the state as well as counties, tribal areas, legislative districts, and school districts. The data will be in a variety of formats – line graphs, pie charts, tables, maps, etc. At the end of each of the descriptions below, we’ve included information about what type of data are contained in that publication (although not which format). Please note that the same data may be found in multiple publications.

Jul 312023

Addressing Climate Change to Improve Children’s Health in New Mexico

Report Children are more susceptible to climate change than adults are and exposure to pollutants can cause life-long problems. There is much the state can do to mitigate climate change and to ensure that New Mexicans have the resources needed to recover from extreme climate-related events like wildfires. (State-level data on greenhouse gas emissions, and other climate-change-related issues.)

Jul 122023

New Mexico is Putting Families First in Tax Policy

Fact Sheet Our state’s policymakers have made several significant improvements to the tax code since 2019 that are helping New Mexicans who earn low and moderate incomes, improving equity, and increasing economic opportunity for our working families.

Jun 142023

New Mexico 2023 KIDS COUNT Profile

State Data Sheet The national 2023 KIDS COUNT Data Book, released annually by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, assesses and ranks the 50 states on 16 indicators of child well-being, which are categorized into four domains – economic well-being, education, health, and family and community. Data for New Mexico show positive long-term changes.

Mar 092023

How tax policies exacerbate racial and ethnic disparities

Fact Sheet Decades of structural racism – in everything from education to voting rights, home ownership, and even drug sentencing laws – have advantaged whites while disadvantaging people of color. This has led to huge gaps in income and wealth, and the state's tax system only makes them worse. (State-level data on income, wealth, and tax incidence by race and ethnicity.)

Feb 202023

New Mexico’s State and Local Tax System: Who Pays?

Fact Sheet Most people agree that low-income households shouldn’t pay a higher percentage of their income in taxes than the rich. However, the truth is that those with low and middle incomes do pay a higher share of their income in taxes than the rich in New Mexico. This graphic explains why that is. (State-level data on effective tax rate by income level.)

Feb 102023

It’s Time For Corporations To Pay Their Fair Share

Fact Sheet Profit-minded corporations will happily accept tax breaks, but tax rates aren't a big factor when they consider locating in a new state. Most of what they do consider - a well-educated and skilled workforce, modern infrastructure, good schools, etc., - are the very amenities states support with the tax revenue corporations try not to pay. This fact sheet makes the argument for increasing the taxes corporations pay on the profits earned here. (State-level data on decline of corporate income tax revenue as a share of all tax revenue)

Jan 302023

Improving equity through our tax code

Fact Sheet In New Mexico, the personal income tax is an underutilized tool to raise consistent, sustainable revenue and advance racial equity. This fact sheet looks at how our state and local tax system is upside down. (State-level data on effective tax rates by income levels.)

Jan 302023

It’s time to limit this unfair tax giveaway

Fact Sheet New Mexico gives a big, unnecessary tax break to those with capital gains income. This tax break allows people to deduct 40% of their capital gains income from their state taxes, meaning this unearned income is taxed at a lower rate than the hard-earned wages and tips of ordinary New Mexicans. (State-level data on share of capital gains income by income level)

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