Fruitland is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 6,556 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Fruitland is the 33rd largest community in New Mexico.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Fruitland is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.98% of the Fruitland workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Fruitland is a town of service providers, construction workers and builders, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fruitland who work in office and administrative support (10.84%), teaching (7.80%), and healthcare suport services (7.52%).
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Fruitland is worth considering.
The population of Fruitland has a very low overall level of education: only 7.93% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Fruitland in 2018 was $17,464, which is lower middle income relative to New Mexico, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $69,856 for a family of four. However, Fruitland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Fruitland is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Fruitland home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fruitland residents report their race to be Native American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Fruitland include English, Italian, German, Norwegian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Fruitland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Navajo and Native American languages.