Santa Teresa is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 5,044 people and just one neighborhood, Santa Teresa is the 43rd largest community in New Mexico.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Santa Teresa is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Santa Teresa is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Santa Teresa who work in sales jobs (28.11%), office and administrative support (11.09%), and personal care services (7.97%).
Also of interest is that Santa Teresa has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Being a small town, Santa Teresa does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of Santa Teresa are among the most well-educated in the nation: 44.27% of adults in Santa Teresa have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Santa Teresa in 2018 was $24,558, 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 $98,232 for a family of four. However, Santa Teresa contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Santa Teresa also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.78% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Santa Teresa is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Santa Teresa 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 Santa Teresa, accounting for 79.87% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Santa Teresa residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Santa Teresa include German, English, Irish, British, and Italian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Santa Teresa's cultural character, accounting for 19.17% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Santa Teresa is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Native American languages.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 14 residents per square mile, is less crowded than 96.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the (22.2%) than in 95.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Mexican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 81.8% of this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 65.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 96.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Santa Teresa are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 45.6% of the neighborhoods in America. With 37.0% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 86.5% of U.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, 38.2% 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 29.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (17.4%), and 14.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is Spanish, spoken by 65.1% of households. Some people also speak English (32.7%).
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the neighborhood in Santa Teresa, NM, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (81.8%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (3.7%), and residents who report English roots (2.4%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (1.3%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (1.1%), among others. In addition, 19.2% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
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 (35.1% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (73.6%) 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 (22.2%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.