Farmington, NM
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Farmington is a medium-sized city located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 42,871 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Farmington is the sixth largest community in New Mexico.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Farmington is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Farmington is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Farmington who work in office and administrative support (15.14%), sales jobs (12.90%), and management occupations (9.53%).

One of the benefits of Farmington is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.91 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.

The percentage of adults in Farmington who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.91% of the adults in Farmington have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Farmington in 2010 was $26,003, 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 $104,012 for a family of four. However, Farmington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Farmington is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Farmington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Farmington residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Farmington also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 23.20% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Farmington include German, Irish, French , and Italian.

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