Chimayo is a very small town located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 3,169 people and just one neighborhood, Chimayo is the 46th largest community in New Mexico.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Chimayo is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Chimayo is a town of service providers, construction workers and builders and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Chimayo who work in office and administrative support (15.49%), food service (7.18%) and personal care services (5.81%).
Setting & Lifestyle
The overall crime rate in Chimayo is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
It is a fairly quiet town 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!) Chimayo 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. Chimayo has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Chimayo than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Chimayo may be for you.
One downside of living in Chimayo, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.27 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Chimayo, even though it is a small town, has many people who use public transportation every day to get to and from work. This is a great benefit for people in the, town who have a need for low-cost transportation.