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.

Farmington is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (14.68%), sales jobs (14.12%), and management occupations (9.49%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.45 minutes getting to work every day.

The education level of Farmington citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.26% of adults 25 and older in Farmington have a college degree.

The per capita income in Farmington in 2010 was $26,301, 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 $105,204 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 23.10% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Farmington include English, Irish, French , and Dutch.

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