Sunland Park, NM


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Sunland Park is a somewhat small city located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 15,940 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Sunland Park is the 15th largest community in New Mexico.

Unlike some cities, Sunland Park isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Sunland Park are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sunland Park is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Sunland Park who work in office and administrative support (13.93%), sales jobs (11.28%), and food service (10.93%).

The rate of college-level education in Sunland Park is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.52% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Sunland Park in 2010 was $11,150, which is low income relative to New Mexico and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $44,600 for a family of four. Sunland Park also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 37.63% of its population below the federal poverty line.

The people who call Sunland Park 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 Sunland Park, accounting for 95.94% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Sunland Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Sunland Park include English, Irish, Ukrainian, and Scandinavian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Sunland Park's cultural character, accounting for 37.24% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Sunland Park is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and German.

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