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.

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 (14.33%), sales jobs (11.94%), and management occupations (9.60%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Farmington spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.93 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Farmington is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Farmington area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

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. 19.90% of adults 25 and older in Farmington have a college 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.