Roswell, NM
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Roswell is a medium-sized city located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 48,544 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Roswell is the fifth largest community in New Mexico.

Roswell is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Roswell is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Roswell who work in office and administrative support (10.92%), sales jobs (10.90%), and management occupations (8.92%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.86 minutes getting to work every day.

The education level of Roswell citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.58% of adults 25 and older in Roswell have a college degree.

The per capita income in Roswell in 2010 was $20,104, 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 $80,416 for a family of four. However, Roswell contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Roswell is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Roswell home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Roswell residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Roswell also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 55.74% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Roswell include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

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