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.

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)

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)

Mar 012017

College affordability in New Mexico is out of balance

Categories: Education Publications, Local Data, Publications|

Despite the fact that New Mexico needs college-educated workers now and in the future, the cost of college has gone up dramatically. Meanwhile, little of the state's financial aid is granted to students with financial needs. Even the lottery scholarship goes disproportionately to students who could otherwise afford tuition. (A Working Poor Families Project fact sheet; state-level data on college affordability)

Jan 312017

The top 10 most surprising facts about raising New Mexico’s minimum wage

Categories: Economic Security Publications, Local Data, Publications|

Myths abound when it comes to who earns the minimum wage. It's not teenagers looking for pocket change anymore. More and more minimum wage earners are older, have some education, and even have families. This one-pager looks at some of the most surprising facts about minimum wage earners. (A Fiscal Policy Project fact sheet; state-level data on the minimum wage workforce)

Jan 312017

Enhancing Child Well-Being in New Mexico

Categories: Kids Count, Kids Count Publications, Local Data, Publications|

New Mexico has long been ranked at the bottom of the 50 states on overall child well-being by KIDS COUNT. However, in some of the 16 indicators of child well-being, it would take just a small change to move our state up in the rankings. This series of fact sheets looks at what it would take to move the needle on each indicator (A KIDS COUNT policy brief; state-level data on indicators of child well-being)

Jan 302017

NM’s Working Families Tax Credit

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

In New Mexico, the Working Families Tax Credit is one of the most sensible parts of our tax code: it encourages work, helps to raise hard-working families out of poverty, and benefits almost 300,000 children, while also pumping millions back into local communities. Increasing the credit is a smart investment in our businesses, working families, and future. (A Working Poor Families Project report; state-level data on recipiency; appendix contains county- and legislative-district-level data on recipiency)

Jan 172017

2016 KIDS COUNT in New Mexico

Categories: Kids Count Publications, Local Data, Publications|

In the past year, New Mexico has seen some improvements in child well-being—especially regarding health. We’ve also seen troubling increases in other indicators over the short- and long-term. This annual KIDS COUNT report on child well-being presents data on indicators such as child and teen death rates, preschool enrollment, teen births, and more. (Annual KIDS COUNT report; state-, county-, tribal-, and school-district-level data on indicators of child well-being)

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