Rio Communities is a very small city located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 4,977 people and just one neighborhood, Rio Communities is the 45th largest community in New Mexico.
Unlike some cities, Rio Communities isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Rio Communities are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rio Communities is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rio Communities who work in maintenance occupations (8.26%), teaching (8.19%), and food service (8.07%).
Also of interest is that Rio Communities has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Residents will find that the city 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, Rio Communities is worth considering.
In terms of college education, Rio Communities is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.95% of adults 25 and older in Rio Communities have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Rio Communities in 2018 was $22,326, 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 $89,304 for a family of four. However, Rio Communities contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Rio Communities is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Rio Communities home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Rio Communities, accounting for 53.57% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Rio Communities residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Rio Communities include German, Irish, English, Hungarian, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Rio Communities is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Rio Communities, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Hungarian and Romanian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.7% of this neighborhood's residents have Hungarian ancestry and 0.9% have Romanian ancestry.
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 Rio Communities are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 83.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 4.1% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 68.2% of America's neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 34.1% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 31.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (24.2%), and 10.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support 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 English, spoken by 83.8% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the neighborhood in Rio Communities, NM, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Spanish (21.8%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (21.2%), and residents who report German roots (10.5%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (9.1%), along with some English ancestry residents (8.1%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (33.6% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (86.9%) 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 (7.3%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.