Shiprock, NM


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Shiprock is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 7,819 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Shiprock is the 28th largest community in New Mexico.

Shiprock is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Shiprock is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Shiprock who work in office and administrative support (14.63%), sales jobs (8.35%), and management occupations (5.53%).

One downside of living in Shiprock is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Shiprock, the average commute to work is 30.23 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Being a small town, Shiprock does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The rate of college-level education in Shiprock is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.32% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Shiprock in 2010 was $13,307, which is lower middle income relative to New Mexico, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $53,228 for a family of four. However, Shiprock contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Shiprock also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 37.09% of its population below the federal poverty line.

The people who call Shiprock home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Shiprock residents report their race to be Native American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Shiprock include German, Croatian, Scottish, and English.

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

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