... New Mexico has more PhDs per capita than any other state.
... The state of New Mexico has more UNESCO World Heritage Sites than any other state in the country.
The desert landscape of New Mexico draws in plenty of visitors, and some of them decide to make the Land of Enchantment their home. New Mexico is home to over 2.1 million residents and has a median household income of $51,945, putting it in 45th place.
So, what’s New Mexico like? It’s actually more than just desert landscapes; the state features tall mesas, rich timberland, and lush grasslands. Summers are hot, and winters are mild in the daytime, while nighttime temperatures can drop significantly.
Visitors have a lot of interesting things to do off the beaten path, like visiting the Very Large Array, an astronomical observatory that focuses on huge radio telescopes. Researchers primarily use the facility for research into black holes and young stars, but public visits can be arranged. If astronomy isn’t your cup of tea, check out the Carlsbad Caverns National Park. It’s got the country’s largest limestone chamber, which is 4,000 feet long and 625 feet wide.