Local Data2018-06-21T00:23:20-06:00

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.

Sep 272018

Winning the race to the bottom

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

Fact sheet How did New Mexico get to be last in the nation in child well-being and education? We engaged in 15 years of failed tax policies that prioritized cutting taxes for special interests over investing in our people. This fact sheet looks at what that strategy cost us. (State-level data on the cost of several tax cuts and how lost revenue translated to cuts in spending)

Aug 292018

New Mexicans are Worth More: Raising the State’s Minimum Wage

Categories: Economic Security Publications, Health Publications, Local Data, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications|

Report New Mexico's minimum wage has not been raised in nearly a decade. Worth $7.50 an hour back in 2009, it now has the purchasing power of $6.30. Nearly a quarter of a million workers and more than 100,000 children would benefit from an increase in the state minimum wage. (A Working Poor Families Project report; state-level data on selected demographics of low-wage workers)

Jun 272018

New Mexico’s 2018 KIDS COUNT profile

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

State data sheet New Mexico has fallen to 50th in the nation in child well-being after ranking 49th for the past four years. This state profile shows how our children are faring on the 16 indicators of child well-being used in the national KIDS COUNT rankings. (State-level data on indicators of child well-being)

Jun 212018

The Well-Being of Black Children in New Mexico

Categories: Economic Security Publications, Education Publications, Health Publications, Kids Count Publications, Local Data, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications|

Report Child poverty in New Mexico is among the worst in the nation and disparities exist within all indicators of child well-being for children of color. Although our state's Black children are generally faring better than Black children nationally, they still face significant obstacles to success. This report, created in partnership with the NM Office of African American Affairs, looks at how New Mexico's Black children are doing on some 20 indicators of child well-being. (A special KIDS COUNT report; state-, county-, and school-district-level data on indicators of child well-being)

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)

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