Tome is a very small town located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 1,718 people and just one neighborhood, Tome is the 85th largest community in New Mexico.
Tome real estate is some of the most expensive in New Mexico, although Tome house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Tome is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 40.29% of the Tome workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Tome is a town of service providers, construction workers and builders, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Tome who work in law enforcement and fire fighting (12.16%), food service (10.53%), and healthcare (9.07%).
Also of interest is that Tome has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 33.21% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
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!) Tome 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. Tome has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Tome than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Tome may be for you.
Being a small town, Tome does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, Tome is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.80% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Tome in 2018 was $29,581, 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 $118,324 for a family of four. However, Tome contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Tome is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Tome 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 Tome, accounting for 57.70% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Tome residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Tome include English, Irish, Italian, German, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Tome is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.
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 Tome, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or three. But households in the neighborhood buck this trend. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's Analysis reveals that 58.5% of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 99.9% of the neighborhoods in the nation.
The neighborhood has a greater proportion of government workers living in it than 99.8% 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.
While most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the neighborhood stands out by having 91.4% of commuters doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.9% of all American neighborhoods.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more British ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.4% of this neighborhood's residents have British ancestry.
Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world, with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents. More residents of the neighborhood live here today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago than is found in 98.7% 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 Tome are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 76.0% of the neighborhoods in America. With 13.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 55.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the neighborhood, 45.1% 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 36.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions (28.6%), and 10.3% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 72.5% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (25.9%).
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 Tome, NM, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (28.2%). There are also a number of people of Spanish ancestry (9.0%), and residents who report German roots (7.9%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (6.9%), along with some British ancestry residents (4.4%), among others.
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 between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (48.3% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (91.4%) 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 (6.2%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.