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.

Being a small town, Anthony does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

In terms of college education, Anthony ranks among the least educated cities in the nation, as only 4.20% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced 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.

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.