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 84,683 people and 44 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.

Unlike some cities, Santa Fe isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Santa Fe are a mix of both white- and blue-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 management occupations (11.81%), sales jobs (11.02%), and office and administrative support (10.55%).

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.

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 citizens of Santa Fe are among the most well-educated in the nation: 41.45% of adults in Santa Fe have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Santa Fe in 2018 was $35,935, which is wealthy relative to New Mexico and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $143,740 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 55.02% 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 Native American. Important ancestries of people in Santa Fe include German, English, Irish, Italian, and French.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Santa Fe's cultural character, accounting for 15.20% of the city’s population.

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