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Living In Artesia, NM

Artesia, New Mexico is a town with a population of just over 12,000. Families with young children should feel right at home, as kids under 5 account for an above-average percentage of the community. Overall, the city's residents, with an average age of just under 36, skew younger than most cities in New Mexico. Just 32% of residents rent in Artesia, as most own their homes. With a relatively low average rent of $725 a month in the city, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in New Mexico. Each month, renters in Artesia will pay around $150 less compared to the state average.

Averaging about 16 minutes, the commute time for Artesia residents outperforms the New Mexico average of about 23 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the most common means of commuting to work, opted for by 41% of workers, while public transportation is not used. Few residents commute to work on foot.

Agriculture is the most common industry in Artesia, representing 8% of the population. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the city's residents work in construction, as 8% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. Artesia workers earn an average annual income of just over $69K, about $8,000 more than the average New Mexico resident. However, Artesia compares less favorably to the national average ($73,345). Artesia has a relatively large concentration of residents older than 25 who have earned a high school degree or equivalent (24%) compared to the national average. Further, 10% have a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.


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