Monument is a tiny town located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 213 people and just one neighborhood, Monument is the 151st largest community in New Mexico.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Monument is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 85.29% of the Monument workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Monument is a town of transportation and shipping workers, construction workers and builders, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Monument who work in office and administrative support (14.71%), sales jobs (0.00%), and personal care services (0.00%).
Overall, Monument’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
The town 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, Monument has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Monument a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
In Monument, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 40.27 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Monument is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
Monument ranks among the bottom of the nation in terms of college education compared to other cities and towns: only 0.00% of people over 25 have a college degree.
The per capita income in Monument in 2018 was $47,480, which is wealthy relative to New Mexico and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $189,920 for a family of four. However, Monument contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Monument is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Monument home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Monument, accounting for 29.37% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Monument residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Monument include Scots-Irish, Yugoslavian, Other West Indian, West Indian, and U.S. Virgin Islander.
In addition, Monument has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (29.37%).
The most common language spoken in Monument is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Navajo.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
An interesting characteristic about the neighborhood is that there are more incarcerated people living here than 99.2% of neighborhoods in the U.S. The United States has the highest rate of incarceration in the world, currently with 1 out of every 100 adults in the country are incarcerated as a punishment for crimes committed. The extremely high incarceration rate of this neighborhood could mean that a prison, juvenile detention facility or other correctional facility occupies a large proportion of the neighborhood, or contains a large portion of the neighborhood's population.
In addition, the neighborhood stands out within New Mexico for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students, is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider. Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone, ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 7.5% of college-friendly places to live in NM.
Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the (26.5%) than in 97.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Unpopulated, and rural, the neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 96.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, the real estate in this neighborhood consists of more mobile homes than 96.7% of all neighborhoods in America, with 35.6% of the occupied housing here being classified as mobile homes. So if you are looking for a mobile home, or you like the look and feel of mobile home parks, this neighborhood might have the setting you desire.
With 2.1% of employed workers living in the neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military than 96.8% of American neighborhoods. This is a major shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.
Furthermore, neighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the neighborhood as having one of the highest concentrations of people employed in manufacturing or as laborers of any neighborhood in America. In fact, despite the loss of manufacturing jobs nationally, this neighborhood has 44.2% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a higher proportion than 96.8% of American neighborhoods.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Mexican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 54.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Native American languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Monument are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 44.5% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 6.4% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 61.0% of America's neighborhoods.
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the neighborhood, 44.2% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 31.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (22.5%), and 4.5% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 57.1% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (41.7%).
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Monument, NM, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (54.9%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (5.1%), and residents who report English roots (4.2%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (3.0%), along with some Native American ancestry residents (2.0%), among others. In addition, 13.9% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (43.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (73.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (26.5%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.