The state of New Mexico is 121,356 square miles in geographic size with a population size of just over 2 million people, making it the 36th largest state in the nation by population, as of 2014. By area, it is the fifth largest state in the country.
The state of New Mexico is divided into 33 counties, of which the largest by area is Catron, covering 6,928 square miles. The largest county by population is Bernalillo, with a 2010 population of 662,564 people. Albuquerque is the largest city in the state by population, with 555,417 residents as of 2012, followed by Las Cruces with 101,047 people.