Truth or Consequences, NM


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Truth or Consequences is a somewhat small city located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 6,079 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Truth or Consequences is the 36th largest community in New Mexico.

Truth or Consequences is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Truth or Consequences is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Truth or Consequences who work in office and administrative support (19.18%), food service (14.11%), and healthcare suport services (7.51%).

It is a fairly quiet city 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!) Truth or Consequences 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. Truth or Consequences has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Truth or Consequences than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Truth or Consequences may be for you.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 13.36 minutes getting to work every day.

The percentage of adults in Truth or Consequences with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.30% of adults in Truth or Consequences have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Truth or Consequences in 2010 was $17,290, which is middle income relative to New Mexico, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $69,160 for a family of four.

The people who call Truth or Consequences home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Truth or Consequences residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Truth or Consequences also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 31.51% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Truth or Consequences include English, Irish, French , and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Truth or Consequences is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.

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