Corrales, NM
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Corrales is a somewhat small village located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 8,502 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Corrales is the 26th largest community in New Mexico.

Corrales home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Mexico, but Corrales real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Corrales is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 90.64% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Corrales is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Corrales who work in management occupations (15.23%), sales jobs (12.83%), and office and administrative support (10.13%).

Also of interest is that Corrales has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Corrales telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 14.64% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

It is a fairly quiet village 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!) Corrales 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. Corrales has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Corrales than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Corrales may be for you.

If knowledge is power, Corrales is a pretty powerful place. 50.71% of the adults in Corrales have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Corrales in 2010 was $40,317, which is wealthy relative to New Mexico and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $161,268 for a family of four. However, Corrales contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Corrales is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Corrales home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Corrales residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Corrales also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 30.71% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Corrales include English, Irish, Italian, and French .

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

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