More than 1 in 5 adults in New Mexico live in communities or neighborhoods that can be considered “economically distressed,” according to a study released Monday by a Washington, D.C., bipartisan think tank.

The Economic Innovation Group ranked New Mexico seventh in the nation for residents who live in such areas, the latest in a series of state-by-state statistical comparisons over the years that have highlighted New Mexico’s low average income levels, educational achievement gaps and other social challenges.


Distressed Communities Index (DCI) 

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