Some good information on the homless population. Also of interest is the data linked to at the end on Standard Of Living. It should be noted that the level of poverty in NM as it relates to the level of meaningful employment is relative. The Native Americans really up our numbers because Indian Reservations have about zip for opportunities especially since the closing of coal fired power plants and limited access to any sense of private property whether it be land or business.
In Las Cruces economic opportunity is highlighted by more deep fried chicken joints and tattoo parlors.