White Sands is a very small town located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 1,675 people and just one neighborhood, White Sands is the 70th largest community in New Mexico.
Occupations and Workforce
White Sands is a military town: the armed forces employs 20.14% of the workforce, making the military a major focus of life in the city. In the civilian sector, Public Service and Professional, scientific, and technical services are important in the local economy and are the town’s largest civilian employers, employing 31.03% and 13.41% of the civilian workforce respectively.
Also of interest is that White Sands has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that White Sands has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
Setting & Lifestyle
White Sands is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in White Sands enrolled in college, White Sands has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of White Sands spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 11.05 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.
As is often the case in a small town, White Sands doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.