Aztec, NM

Aztec profile

Living in Aztec

Aztec is a somewhat small city located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 6,369 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Aztec is the 35th largest community in New Mexico.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Aztec is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Aztec is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Aztec who work in office and administrative support (13.49%), sales jobs (10.80%), and law enforcement and fire fighting (5.78%).

In terms of college education, the citizens of Aztec rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.41% of adults 25 and older in Aztec 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 Aztec in 2018 was $21,879, which is middle income relative to New Mexico, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $87,516 for a family of four. However, Aztec contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Aztec is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Aztec home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Aztec residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Aztec also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 24.24% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Aztec include German, Irish, English, European, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Aztec is English. Other important languages spoken here include Native American languages and Spanish.