Fruitland is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 6,227 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Fruitland is the 33rd largest community in New Mexico.
When you are in Fruitland, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 36.71% of Fruitland’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Fruitland is a town of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fruitland who work in office and administrative support (13.87%), teaching (6.92%), and sales jobs (6.72%).
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Fruitland is worth considering.
One downside of living in Fruitland, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.56 minutes every day commuting to work.
The citizens of Fruitland have a very low rate of college education: just 9.67% 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 $17,780, which is middle income relative to New Mexico, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $71,120 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 English, Haitian, Italian, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Fruitland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Navajo and Spanish.