Sandia Park, NM
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Sandia Park is a tiny town located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 265 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Sandia Park is the 147th largest community in New Mexico.

Sandia Park real estate is some of the most expensive in New Mexico, although Sandia Park house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some towns, Sandia Park isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Sandia Park are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sandia Park is a town of professionals, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sandia Park who work in healthcare (31.69%), the sciences (28.17%), and law enforcement and fire fighting (17.61%).

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Sandia Park has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 21.95% 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.

In addition, Sandia Park is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

Sandia Park is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Sandia Park’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

Residents will find that the town 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, Sandia Park is worth considering.

One downside of living in Sandia Park, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.56 minutes every day commuting to work.

Sandia Park is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Sandia Park, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Sandia Park is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 59.33% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Sandia Park in 2018 was $42,634, which is wealthy relative to New Mexico and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $170,536 for a family of four.

Sandia Park is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Sandia Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sandia Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Sandia Park include European, Dutch, Swedish, British, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Sandia Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Laotian and Polish.


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