Jemez Springs is a tiny village located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 253 people and just one neighborhood, Jemez Springs is the 111th largest community in New Mexico.
Real Estate Prices
Jemez Springs real estate is some of the most expensive in New Mexico, although Jemez Springs house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Jemez Springs is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 85.37% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Jemez Springs is a village of professionals, service providers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jemez Springs who work in teaching (34.15%), office and administrative support (15.85%) and food service (10.98%).
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Jemez Springs has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.94% 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
The overall crime rate in Jemez Springs is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
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!) Jemez Springs 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. Jemez Springs has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Jemez Springs than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Jemez Springs may be for you.
One downside of living in Jemez Springs, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.43 minutes every day commuting to work.
As is often the case in a small village, Jemez Springs doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.