Magdalena, NM


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Magdalena is a tiny village located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 911 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Magdalena is the 92nd largest community in New Mexico. Magdalena has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.

Magdalena is a blue-collar town, with 49.35% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Magdalena is a village of transportation and shipping workers, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Magdalena who work in sales jobs (18.83%), healthcare suport services (9.09%), and food service (5.84%).

Another notable thing is that Magdalena is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the village’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.

The village is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Magdalena has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Magdalena a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

The rate of college-level education in Magdalena is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.70% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Magdalena in 2010 was $21,195, which is upper middle income relative to New Mexico, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $84,780 for a family of four. However, Magdalena contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Magdalena is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Magdalena home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Magdalena residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Magdalena also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 51.90% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Magdalena include German, Irish, European, and Slavic.

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

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