Aztec, NM
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Aztec is a somewhat small city located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 6,147 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Aztec is the 35th largest community in New Mexico.

Unlike some cities, Aztec isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Aztec are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Aztec is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Aztec who work in sales jobs (13.19%), office and administrative support (11.66%), and management occupations (7.72%).

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Aztec has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Aztec has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Aztec than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Aztec may be for you.

The rate of college-level education in Aztec is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.64% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Aztec in 2010 was $22,779, which is upper middle income relative to New Mexico, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $91,116 for a family of four. However, Aztec contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Aztec is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Aztec home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Aztec residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Aztec also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 24.30% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Aztec include Irish, English, Scottish, and Italian.

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