Taos is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 6,474 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Taos is the 39th largest community in New Mexico.
Taos real estate is some of the most expensive in New Mexico, although Taos house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Taos is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.24% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Taos is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Taos who work in sales jobs (13.40%), office and administrative support (12.99%), and food service (9.25%).
Of important note, Taos is also a town of artists. Taos has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Taos’s character.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.44% 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 of the benefits of Taos is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 14.71 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The education level of Taos citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 35.36% of adults in Taos have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Taos in 2018 was $24,818, which is upper middle income relative to New Mexico, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $99,272 for a family of four. However, Taos contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Taos is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Taos home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Taos residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Taos also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 39.22% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Taos include German, English, Irish, French, and European.
The most common language spoken in Taos is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.