Raton, NM
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Raton is a somewhat small city located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 6,187 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Raton is the 34th largest community in New Mexico.

Unlike some cities, Raton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Raton are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Raton is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Raton who work in office and administrative support (18.11%), teaching (9.33%), and maintenance occupations (7.90%).

Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Raton is worth considering.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Raton spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 14.71 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The percentage of people in Raton with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.06% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Raton in 2010 was $19,016, which is middle income relative to New Mexico, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $76,064 for a family of four.

Raton is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Raton 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 Raton, accounting for 62.71% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Raton residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Raton include Italian, Irish, English, and Scots-Irish.

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

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