Anthony, NM
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Anthony is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 9,293 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Anthony is the 23rd largest community in New Mexico.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Anthony is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Anthony is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Anthony who work in office and administrative support (17.20%), sales jobs (8.17%), and food service (7.49%).

Also of interest is that Anthony has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Anthony is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The population of Anthony has one of the lowest overall levels of education in the country: only 4.20% of people over 25 hold a college degree. The national average for all municipalities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Anthony in 2010 was $10,227, which is low income relative to New Mexico and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $40,908 for a family of four. Anthony also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 46.20% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Anthony is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Anthony home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Anthony, accounting for 98.24% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Anthony residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Anthony include German, Syrian, Yugoslavian, and Other West Indian.

Anthony also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 31.78%.

The most common language spoken in Anthony is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and French.