Chaparral is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 16,551 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Chaparral is the 14th largest community in New Mexico.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Chaparral has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Chaparral a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One downside of living in Chaparral, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.62 minutes every day commuting to work.
Chaparral is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The citizens of Chaparral have a very low rate of college education: just 8.76% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Chaparral in 2018 was $15,122, which is low income relative to New Mexico and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $60,488 for a family of four. However, Chaparral contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Chaparral is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Chaparral 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 Chaparral, accounting for 89.60% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Chaparral residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Chaparral include German, French, English, Irish, and Norwegian.
In addition, Chaparral has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (28.83%).
The most common language spoken in Chaparral is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Italian.