Tucumcari, NM
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Tucumcari is a somewhat small city located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 5,025 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Tucumcari is the 40th largest community in New Mexico.

Tucumcari is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Tucumcari is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Tucumcari who work in office and administrative support (13.44%), sales jobs (11.71%), and teaching (9.91%).

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

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 13.53 minutes getting to work every day.

As is often the case in a small city, Tucumcari doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The citizens of Tucumcari are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.74% of adults in Tucumcari have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Tucumcari in 2010 was $15,182, which is lower middle income relative to New Mexico, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $60,728 for a family of four.

Tucumcari is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Tucumcari 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 Tucumcari, accounting for 55.03% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Tucumcari residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Tucumcari include German, Irish, Norwegian, and French .

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

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