Local Data 2018-06-21T00:23:20+00:00

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 forms — 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.

Apr 302018

Moving the Needle on Child Well-Being

Categories: Economic Security Publications, Education Publications, Health Publications, Kids Count, Kids Count Publications, Local Data, Publications|

Report New Mexico has a long and proud history of cutting-edge innovation in many fields, so making progress on child well-being is within our reach if we fully commit to it. This report lays out the ways in which we can move the needle on child well-being by enacting smart public policies. (A special KIDS COUNT report; state-level data on indicators of child well-being)

Apr 252018

Improving the best anti-poverty measure in New Mexico

Categories: Economic Security Publications, Local Data, Publications, Tax and Budget Publications|

Fact sheet New Mexico's Working Families Tax Credit works with the federal Earned Income Tax Credit, which has been hailed as one of the best anti-poverty, pro-job creation measures Congress has ever enacted. This fact sheet explains why this tax credit works so well and how New Mexico policymakers could make it even more effective. And it could all be paid for by ending an ineffective tax credit. (State-level data on the Working Families Tax Credit)

Mar 222018

2018 KIDS COUNT county-level profiles

Categories: Kids Count Publications, Local Data, Publications|

Data sheets These KIDS COUNT profiles include data for the 16 indicators of child well-being — such as child poverty, teen birth rate, etc. — as well as demographic data — such as population by race and ethnicity, median household income, etc. — for several New Mexico counties. (A KIDS COUNT publication; county-level data on indicators of child well-being)

Feb 132018

NM’s Lottery Scholarship is not targeted to the students who need it most

Categories: Education Publications, Local Data, Publications|

Fact sheet The Lottery Scholarship—the state’s largest financial aid program—is not need-based even though New Mexico has one of the highest poverty rates in the nation. What's more, it's not distributed in a way that helps many low-income students. (A Working Poor Families Project publication; state-level data on college affordability)

Jan 162018

2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book

Categories: Kids Count Publications, Local Data, Publications|

New Mexico is at a crossroads. At the federal level we're seeing unpredictability in how child-serving programs are funded and at the state level we're poised to elect a new governor. This annual publication reports the latest data on child well-being in New Mexico to help us choose the path forward. (An annual KIDS COUNT report; state-, county-, tribal-, and school district-level data on indicators of child well-being)

Dec 182017

The Impacts of Taxing Food & Non-Profits

Categories: Health Publications, Local Data, Publications, Tax and Budget Publications|

Created for a workshop presented at the Community Pantry in Gallup, this PowerPoint presentation looks at the negative impacts of taxing both food and nonprofits, and includes information about how to advocate with legislators on behalf of low-income and food-insecure New Mexicans and the nonprofits that serve them. (Presentation; state- and county-level data on food insecurity)

Oct 242017

Race for Results: New Mexico’s children of color face disparities

Categories: Kids Count Publications, Local Data, Publications|

While the U.S. will have a minority-majority child population within a few years, New Mexico is way ahead of the curve, with 76 percent of our kids being children of color. Unfortunately, disparities exist for our kids along racial and ethnic lines. This fact sheet shows how New Mexico scores on the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Race for Results Index. (A KIDS COUNT fact sheet; state-level data on indicators of child well-being by race and ethnicity)

Oct 162017

Making KIDS COUNT in New Mexico

Categories: Kids Count Publications, Local Data, Publications|

This PowerPoint, presented to the Legislative Health & Human Services Committee, goes over KIDS COUNT data on child well-being and covers several policy recommendations that would help improve child well-being by helping improve family economic security. (Presentation; state-level data on indicators of child well-being)

Jul 312017

Racial and Ethnic Bias in New Mexico Drug Law Enforcement

Categories: Local Data, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications|

For more than four decades, governments have used harsh criminal punishments as the primary tool to address the possession, use, and sales of illegal substances. Complex laws and regulations have been created to penalize drug use and the possession of controlled substances. These drug laws have resulted in disparate impacts for people of color. (Policy brief; data for Bernalillo County on incarceration rates by race and ethnicity)

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