Ribera is a tiny town located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 399 people and just one neighborhood, Ribera is the 105th largest community in New Mexico.
Occupations and Workforce
Ribera is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Ribera is a town of construction workers and builders, service providers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ribera who work in office and administrative support (15.49%), law enforcement and fire fighting (15.49%) and healthcare suport services (11.27%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 29.58% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Overall, Ribera’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, Ribera has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Ribera a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
In Ribera, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 36.75 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Ribera is a small town, and as is often the case with smaller towns, the population isn't large or dense enough to support much in the way of a public transportation system. In fact, there are many rural roads around Ribera, which makes walking or biking to and from work a bit difficult. This makes for a very car-oriented town: 100.00% of residents commute to work by private automobile, and people often drive out of town for work, shopping, and other activities.
Being a small town, Ribera does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.