Fruitland is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 6,697 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Fruitland is the 33rd largest community in New Mexico.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Fruitland is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Fruitland is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Fruitland who work in office and administrative support (12.40%), management occupations (7.72%), and sales jobs (7.43%).
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Fruitland has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Fruitland a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One downside of living in Fruitland is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Fruitland, the average commute to work is 30.58 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The citizens of Fruitland have a very low rate of college education: just 8.79% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Fruitland in 2010 was $16,471, which is lower middle income relative to New Mexico, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $65,884 for a family of four. However, Fruitland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Fruitland is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Fruitland home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fruitland residents report their race to be Native American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Fruitland include German, Irish, English, European, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Fruitland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Native American languages and Navajo.