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, Fruitland isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Fruitland are a mix 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%).
It is a fairly quiet town 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!) Fruitland 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. Fruitland has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Fruitland than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Fruitland may be for you.
In Fruitland, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.58 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
In Fruitland, just 8.79% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
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.