Yah-ta-hey, NM


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Yah-ta-hey is a tiny town located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 612 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Yah-ta-hey is the 101st largest community in New Mexico.

When you are in Yah-ta-hey, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 35.04% of Yah-ta-hey’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Yah-ta-hey is a town of transportation and shipping workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Yah-ta-hey who work in healthcare (20.51%), food service (19.66%), and sales jobs (9.40%).

Overall, Yah-ta-hey’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

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

In Yah-ta-hey, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.89 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Being a small town, Yah-ta-hey does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The population of Yah-ta-hey has one of the lowest overall levels of education in the country: only 0.00% of people over 25 hold a college degree. The national average for all municipalities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Yah-ta-hey in 2010 was $8,599, which is low income relative to New Mexico and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $34,396 for a family of four. Yah-ta-hey also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 39.56% of its population below the federal poverty line.

The people who call Yah-ta-hey home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Yah-ta-hey residents report their race to be Native American. Important ancestries of people in Yah-ta-hey include Other West Indian, West Indian, U.S. Virgin Islander, and Trinidadian and Tobagonian.

The most common language spoken in Yah-ta-hey is Navajo. Other important languages spoken here include English and African languages.

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