This might be a result of fewer jobs in the state. Those same census numbers show that a number of recent grads are heading to cities in
such as Austin, Houston and Dallas, all of which had a surge in population last
Between July 2011 and July 2012, 5,200 people moved out the
, nearly the entire
population of Tucumcari, per census data. Land of Enchantment
Paralleling the overall decline is what officials call a “very slow growth.” Jobs from the oil industry and newborns have contributed to this growth.