Penasco is a tiny town located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 591 people and just one neighborhood, Penasco is the 102nd largest community in New Mexico.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Penasco is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Penasco is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Penasco who work in office and administrative support (14.55%), management occupations (13.33%) and teaching (10.91%).
Also of interest is that Penasco has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
Penasco’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
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!) Penasco 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. Penasco has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Penasco than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Penasco may be for you.
In Penasco, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.19 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Being a small town, Penasco does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.