A GUIDE TO THE CONGRESSIONAL RACES: NEW MEXICO

NEW MEXICO

Population (1994): 1,654,000 (up 9.1% from 1990), 0.6% of U.S. total

Voting-age population: 1,167,000; 1994 turnout, 39%

Median age: 31.3 years

Median household income: $26,905 ($5,259 below U.S. median)

Unemployment: 6.7% (1.1% above U.S. average, March 1996)

Last presidential election:

Clinton (D): 46% Bush (R): 37% Perot (I): 16%

Congressional delegation: Three Republicans, two Democrats

New Mexico has the fifth-largest land area in the U.S., and its culture is as expansive as its mountains and high plateaus. More than most states, it is a combination of high-profile extremes: trendy settlers are moving to the towns east of Santa Fe,...

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