New Mexico is a beautiful, culturally rich state with much to offer. However, poverty is a serious problem in the Land of Enchantment. According to a 2014 Business Insider article, New Mexico is the second poorest state in the nation, after Mississippi. The poverty rate here is 22%. Using Metasalary, which relies on census data, these 10 counties have the greatest level of financial hardship in our state.
Does this data confirm your own experiences? Or were you surprised by some of the counties on this list? Share your thoughts in the comments.
New Mexico staff writer for Only In Your State and freelance writer. A committed travel junkie, Juliet has lived on two continents, but believes that the sunsets in New Mexico are the best. She can be reached on Twitter @JulietWrites.