Fruitland, NM


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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.

Fruitland is a blue-collar town, with 39.03% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Fruitland is a town of construction workers and builders, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fruitland who work in office and administrative support (12.07%), management occupations (6.98%), and teaching (6.85%).

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 31.76 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The population of Fruitland has a very low overall level of education: only 8.92% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Fruitland in 2010 was $17,242, 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 $68,968 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, European, Irish, and Danish.

The most common language spoken in Fruitland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Navajo and Spanish.

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