Statistics on children, youth and families in New Mexico from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and New Mexico Voices for Children
Children birth to age 17 living with foreign-born parents in New Mexico
Children birth to age 17 living with foreign-born parents
Definition and Source
The percentage of children ages 0-17 living in their own families, in which one or both parents are foreign-born.
U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 1-year estimates, Tables B05009 and B01001.
The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of children ages 0-17 living in their own families, in which one or both parents are foreign-born, by the total number of children under 18 years of age.
While a significant percentage of New Mexico children live with foreign-born parents, the vast majority of the children are, themselves, native-born. Native-born is defined as those born within the U.S. or a U.S. territory and those born abroad to at least one American parent. Nativity should not be confused with immigration status or citizenship status. While all who are native-born are U.S. citizens, those who are foreign-born can be immigrants or naturalized U.S. citizens. Families can have mixed nativity and immigration/citizenship status, meaning some members are U.S.-born and are citizens, and some members are foreign-born and are immigrants or citizens.
County-level data are available by request.
New Mexico state-level data typically are from the American Community Survey 1-year estimates. As a result of COVID-19 data collection challenges, the 2020 New Mexico state-level data are 5-year estimates and not comparable to other years.