Fort Sumner is a very small village located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 931 people and just one neighborhood, Fort Sumner is the 88th largest community in New Mexico.
Occupations and Workforce
When you are in Fort Sumner, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 45.25% of Fort Sumner’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Fort Sumner is a village of service providers, production and manufacturing workers and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Fort Sumner who work in healthcare suport services (15.92%), personal care services (13.41%) and sales jobs (7.54%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 13.03% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Fort Sumner’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
It is a fairly quiet village because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Fort Sumner has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Fort Sumner has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Fort Sumner than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Fort Sumner may be for you.
Residents of the village have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 14.60 minutes getting to work every day.
Fort Sumner is a small village, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.