Farmington, NM
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Farmington is a medium-sized city located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 41,629 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 (14.33%), sales jobs (11.94%), and management occupations (9.60%).

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 18.93 minutes getting to work every day.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Farmington use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Farmington‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The percentage of adults in Farmington who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.90% of the adults in Farmington have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Farmington in 2010 was $26,001, 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 $104,004 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 24.00% 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 Native American languages.