Edgewood, NM


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Edgewood is a very small town located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 3,805 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Edgewood is the 43rd largest community in New Mexico.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Edgewood is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Edgewood is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Edgewood who work in sales jobs (12.41%), office and administrative support (10.87%), and management occupations (9.16%).

Also of interest is that Edgewood 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 Edgewood telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.20% 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.

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Edgewood is worth considering.

One downside of living in Edgewood, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.31 minutes every day commuting to work.

As is often the case in a small town, Edgewood doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The education level of Edgewood citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.44% of adults in Edgewood have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Edgewood in 2010 was $29,996, which is wealthy relative to New Mexico, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $119,984 for a family of four. However, Edgewood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Edgewood is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Edgewood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Edgewood residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Edgewood also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 21.60% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Edgewood include English, German, Irish, and Polish.

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

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