Isleta is a tiny town located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 802 people and just one neighborhood, Isleta is the 120th largest community in New Mexico.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Isleta is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Isleta is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Isleta who work in office and administrative support (13.14%), sales jobs (11.54%), and law enforcement and fire fighting (11.22%).
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!) Isleta 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. Isleta has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Isleta than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Isleta may be for you.
In Isleta, just 8.32% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Isleta in 2018 was $20,693, 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 $82,772 for a family of four. However, Isleta contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Isleta home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Isleta residents report their race to be Native American. Important ancestries of people in Isleta include Iranian, Yugoslavian, Other West Indian, West Indian, and U.S. Virgin Islander.
The most common language spoken in Isleta is English. Other important languages spoken here include Native American languages and Spanish.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
The neighborhood has a greater proportion of government workers living in it than 97.6% of the neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. This is a unique feature of this neighborhood, and one that shapes its character.
Owner-occupied real estate dominates the neighborhood. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout research, the percentage of residential real estate occupied by its owner is higher here than in 96.6% of neighborhoods in America.
In addition, uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 13 residents per square mile, is less crowded than 96.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
If you're looking for a great spot to raise a family, then look no further than the neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that the combination of good quality public schools, above-average safety from crime, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family homes, help make this neighborhood among the top 13.9% of family-friendly neighborhoods across the state of New Mexico. In addition, there are a high proportion of other families with school-aged children living here, making it easy for parents and their children to socialize and develop a sense of community support. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of the local schools, in part due to the educational attainment of the parents here, who vote in support of the public schools.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Native American ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 80.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Native American ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 59.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Native American languages at home. This is a higher percentage than 99.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods, but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the transience of its populace. More residents of the neighborhood live here today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago than is found in 98.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. This neighborhood is really made up of people who know each other, don't move often, and have lived here in this very neighborhood for quite a while.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Isleta are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 77.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 39.7% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 88.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 31.5% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 27.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (21.6%), and 20.0% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is Native American languages, spoken by 59.7% of households. Other important languages spoken here include English and Spanish.
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Isleta, NM, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Native American (80.0%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (5.9%), and residents who report Spanish roots (4.4%).
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (39.4% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (84.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (11.5%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.