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.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Anthony is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 37.32% of the Anthony workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Anthony is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Anthony who work in office and administrative support (15.33%), food service (7.53%), and teaching (7.16%).

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.

In terms of college education, Anthony ranks among the least educated cities in the nation, as only 2.81% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Anthony in 2010 was $9,873, which is low income relative to New Mexico and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $39,492 for a family of four. Anthony also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 47.39% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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 98.20% 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, followed by Native American. 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 35.21% of the town’s population.

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