Thursday, December 23, 2010

Neighbors Grow Faster

In Tuesday’s post I messed up the percentage growth in New Mexico’s population between 2000 and 2010. This has been fixed. New Mexico’s population grew 13.2% for the decade and ranks 36th among the states.
The percentage growth for the decade of our neighboring states is: Arizona, 24.6%; Utah, 23.8%; Texas, 20.6%; and Colorado, 16.9%. Of these states, Utah sort of doesn’t count because that state’s growth from citizens following the Biblical injunction about going forth and multiplying. Utah’s “border” with New Mexico consists of one point at the four corners. Oklahoma, which does have a modest border with New Mexico, grew less fast than New Mexico.

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