Tijeras is a tiny village located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 545 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Tijeras is the 103rd largest community in New Mexico.
Tijeras real estate is some of the most expensive in New Mexico, although Tijeras house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Tijeras is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Tijeras is a village of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Tijeras who work in maintenance occupations (9.46%), office and administrative support (8.11%), and food service (8.11%).
There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Tijeras, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Tijeras has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
It is a fairly quiet village because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Tijeras has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Tijeras has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Tijeras than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Tijeras may be for you.
In terms of college education, Tijeras is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.87% of adults 25 and older in the village have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Tijeras in 2010 was $36,234, which is wealthy relative to New Mexico and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $144,936 for a family of four. However, Tijeras contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Tijeras is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Tijeras home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Tijeras residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Tijeras also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 52.87% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Tijeras include German, Swedish, Italian, and English.
The most common language spoken in Tijeras is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.