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.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Truth or Consequences is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (16.58%), food service (12.91%), and management occupations (8.20%).

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

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Truth or Consequences spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 14.79 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The citizens of Truth or Consequences are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.52% 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 $17,874, 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 $71,496 for a family of four.

Truth or Consequences is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. 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 Native American. 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 28.97% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Truth or Consequences include English, Irish, French , and Italian.

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

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