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Santa Fe, NM
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Living in Santa Fe


Santa Fe is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 87,505 people and 50 constituent neighborhoods, Santa Fe is the fourth largest community in New Mexico.

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

Santa Fe is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Santa Fe is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Santa Fe who work in office and administrative support (11.02%), management occupations (10.91%), and sales jobs (9.48%).

Of important note, Santa Fe is also a city of artists. Santa Fe has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Santa Fe’s character.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.79% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

One thing noticeable about Santa Fe, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Santa Fe is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Santa Fe a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

The education level of Santa Fe ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Santa Fe, 42.04% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Santa Fe in 2018 was $37,178, which is wealthy relative to New Mexico, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $148,712 for a family of four. However, Santa Fe contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Santa Fe is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Santa Fe 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 Santa Fe, accounting for 54.69% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Santa Fe residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Santa Fe include English, German, Irish, Italian, and French.

The most common language spoken in Santa Fe is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.