Clovis, NM
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Clovis is a medium-sized city located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 39,480 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Clovis is the seventh largest community in New Mexico.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Clovis is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Clovis is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Clovis who work in office and administrative support (12.71%), sales jobs (9.76%), and management occupations (7.31%).

There are many members of the armed forces living in Clovis. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.

One of the benefits of Clovis is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.84 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

In terms of college education, Clovis is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.82% of adults 25 and older in Clovis have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Clovis in 2010 was $22,170, 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 $88,680 for a family of four. However, Clovis contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Clovis is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Clovis home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Clovis residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Clovis also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 41.33% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Clovis include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

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