Change Indicator

Households receiving cash public assistance income in New Mexico

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Definition and Source



Number and percentage of New Mexico households that have received cash public assistance income in the past 12 months. This may include Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or General Assistance (GA) cash payments.

Data Source

U.S. Census, American Community Survey, Tables DP03 or B19057.
New Mexico state-level data are 1-year estimates.


County-level data 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. 

Updated October 2022.

Last Updated

October 2022