Farmington, NM

Farmington profile

Living in Farmington

Farmington is a medium-sized city located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 44,372 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Farmington is the sixth largest community in New Mexico.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Farmington is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Farmington is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Farmington who work in sales jobs (12.54%), office and administrative support (11.35%), and teaching (8.29%).

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 19.20 minutes getting to work every day.

The population of Farmington overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Farmington, 21.42% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Farmington in 2018 was $26,960, which is upper middle income relative to New Mexico, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $107,840 for a family of four. However, Farmington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Farmington is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Farmington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Farmington residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Farmington also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 23.50% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Farmington include German, English, Irish, European, and French.

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