Border Entry Statistics

Unless you're the owner of this Family Dollar store  exteranal link icon in Columbus, New Mexico, it's unlikely that you've thought about the usefulness of border entry statistics from The Bureau of Transportation Statistics exteranal link icon . Border Entries are interesting because the dataset captures the effect of pull and push factors that encourage people to cross the border into the United States. Perhaps those people are primarily visiting family, or perhaps they commute across the border for work. This dataset captures many things. Notice the seasonal truck crossing peak in September? Or the effect of lower gas prices on bus ridership?

New Mexico has three ports of entry but due to the rural nature of Antelope Wells, the data (if any) is reported under the Columbus Port of Entry. Download the complete dataset for port level detail. Below are aggregate values for New Mexico ports of entry.

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