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Tome, NM

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Overview


Tome is a very small town located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 1,718 people and just one neighborhood, Tome is the 85th largest community in New Mexico.

Tome real estate is some of the most expensive in New Mexico, although Tome house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Occupations and Workforce

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Tome is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 40.29% of the Tome workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Tome is a town of service providers, construction workers and builders, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Tome who work in law enforcement and fire fighting (12.16%), food service (10.53%), and healthcare (9.07%).

Also of interest is that Tome has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 33.21% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

Setting & Lifestyle

The town 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, Tome has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Tome a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Being a small town, Tome does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Demographics

In terms of college education, Tome is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.80% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Tome in 2018 was $29,581, which is upper middle income relative to New Mexico, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $118,324 for a family of four. However, Tome contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Tome is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Tome 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 Tome, accounting for 57.70% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Tome residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Tome include English, Irish, Italian, German, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Tome is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Car Ownership

American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or three. But households in the neighborhood buck this trend. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's Analysis reveals that 58.5% of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 99.9% of the neighborhoods in the nation.

Occupations

The neighborhood has a greater proportion of government workers living in it than 99.8% of the neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. This is a unique feature of this neighborhood, and one that shapes its character.

Modes of Transportation

While most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the neighborhood stands out by having 91.4% of commuters doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.9% of all American neighborhoods.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more British ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.4% of this neighborhood's residents have British ancestry.

Migration / Stability

Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting things about the rootedness of people in the neighborhood. More residents of the neighborhood live here today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago than is found in 98.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. This neighborhood is really made up of people who know each other, don't move often, and have lived here in this very neighborhood for quite a while.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Tome are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 76.0% of the neighborhoods in America. With 13.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 55.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the neighborhood, 45.1% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 36.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions (28.6%), and 10.3% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 72.5% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (25.9%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the neighborhood in Tome, NM, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (28.2%). There are also a number of people of Spanish ancestry (9.0%), and residents who report German roots (7.9%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (6.9%), along with some British ancestry residents (4.4%), among others.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (48.3% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (91.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (6.2%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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