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 (11.83%), sales jobs (10.26%), and management occupations (8.75%).

One of the benefits of Roswell is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.27 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The percentage of adults in Roswell who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.48% of the adults in Roswell have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Roswell in 2010 was $20,455, 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 $81,820 for a family of four. However, Roswell contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Roswell is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Roswell 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 Roswell, accounting for 56.05% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Roswell residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Roswell include German, English, Italian, and Scottish.

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