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Census Data Shows New Mexico Going Urban


August 20, 2021 – Data released by the U.S. Census shows 20 of New Mexico’s 33 counties lost population between 2010 and 2020 – and that New Mexico’s largest cities show the biggest gains. Will this result in a widening of the urban-rural divide, or is it simply putting numbers to a trend many have recognized for years? The Line panelists examine the implication of the latest numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau. The panel also talks about what rural depopulation means for Republicans and for redistricting. 

Host: Gene Grant 

Line Guests: 
Dan Foley, former NM House minority whip  
Sophie Martin, attorney  
Jessica Onsurez, news director, Carlsbad Current-Argus 

For More Information: 

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