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.
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Tijeras is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Tijeras is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Tijeras who work in office and administrative support (14.16%), sales jobs (10.05%), and architecture and engineering (10.05%).
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.
Because of many things, Tijeras is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Tijeras really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Tijeras perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Residents will find that the village is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Tijeras is worth considering.
The education level of Tijeras citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.86% of adults in Tijeras have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Tijeras in 2010 was $36,054, which is wealthy relative to New Mexico and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $144,216 for a family of four. However, Tijeras contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Tijeras is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Tijeras 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 Tijeras, accounting for 55.28% of the village’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Tijeras residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Tijeras include Irish, European, Swedish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Tijeras is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.