Tijeras is a tiny village located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 543 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, Tijeras isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Tijeras are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Tijeras is a village of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Tijeras who work in sales jobs (15.38%), office and administrative support (13.08%), and management occupations (10.00%).
Tijeras is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Tijeras, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.
A relatively large number of people in Tijeras telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.39% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
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.
The village is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Tijeras has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Tijeras a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
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: 25.29% of adults 25 and older in the village have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Tijeras in 2010 was $36,531, which is wealthy relative to New Mexico and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $146,124 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 56.67% 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, English, and Australian.
The most common language spoken in Tijeras is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.