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Laguna, NM
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Laguna is a very small town located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 1,282 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Laguna is the 102nd largest community in New Mexico.

Unlike some towns, Laguna isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Laguna are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Laguna is a town of service providers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Laguna who work in office and administrative support (16.67%), business and financial occupations (15.03%), and healthcare suport services (10.13%).

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Laguna 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.

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!) Laguna 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. Laguna has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Laguna than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Laguna may be for you.

Laguna ranks among the bottom of the nation in terms of college education compared to other cities and towns: only 5.48% of people over 25 have a college degree.

The per capita income in Laguna in 2018 was $18,557, 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 $74,228 for a family of four. However, Laguna contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Laguna also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 34.06% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Laguna is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Laguna home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Laguna residents report their race to be Native American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Laguna include Irish, French, Yugoslavian, Other West Indian, and West Indian.

The most common language spoken in Laguna is English. Other important languages spoken here include Native American languages and Spanish.


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