Bloomfield, NM

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Living in Bloomfield

Bloomfield is a somewhat small city located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 7,956 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Bloomfield is the 29th largest community in New Mexico.

Unlike some cities, Bloomfield isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Bloomfield are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bloomfield is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bloomfield who work in sales jobs (11.85%), office and administrative support (11.57%), and teaching (7.69%).

The rate of college-level education in Bloomfield is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.77% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Bloomfield in 2010 was $21,462, which is middle income relative to New Mexico, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $85,848 for a family of four. However, Bloomfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Bloomfield is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Bloomfield 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 Bloomfield, accounting for 37.43% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Bloomfield residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Bloomfield include German, Irish, English, Scottish, and European.

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

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