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.

Unlike some cities, Tucumcari isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Tucumcari are a mix of both white- and blue-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 sales jobs (15.71%), office and administrative support (13.26%), and personal care services (9.93%).

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!) Tucumcari 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. Tucumcari has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Tucumcari than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Tucumcari 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 12.15 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.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Tucumcari rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.08% of adults 25 and older in Tucumcari have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Tucumcari in 2010 was $14,549, 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 $58,196 for a family of four.

The people who call Tucumcari home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Tucumcari residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Tucumcari also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 56.23% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Tucumcari include English, Irish, European, and French .

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

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