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, Anthony isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Anthony are a mix 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.

As is often the case in a small town, Anthony doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Anthony ranks among the bottom of the nation in terms of college education compared to other cities and towns: only 4.20% of people over 25 have a college degree.

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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Anthony's cultural character, accounting for 31.78% of the town’s population.

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