Science Location: New Mexico is a state in the Southwestern Region of the United States of America. With a population of approximately two million. New Mexico is the 36th most populous state. With a total area of 314,900 km2, it is the fifth largest and fifth least densely populated of the fifty states. It is one of the Mountain States and shares the Four Corners region with Utah, Colorado, and Arizona. Its capital and cultural center is Santa Fe, while its largest city is Albuquerque.
Population: The United States Census Bureau estimates that the population of New Mexico was 2,085,109 on July 1, 2015. ten years later the 2010 United States Census recorded a population of 2,059,179, an 11.7% increase. Of the people residing in New Mexico, 51.4% were born in New Mexico, 37.9% were born in a different US state, 1.1% were born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island areas, or born abroad to American parent(s), and 9.7% were foreign born. Culture: The capital city has several art museums, including the New Mexico Museum of Art, Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, Museum of International Folk Art, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, SITE Santa Fe and others. Colonies for artists and writers thrive, and the small city teems with art galleries. In August, the city hosts the annual Santa Fe Indian Market, which is the oldest and largest juried Native American art showcase in the world.