Jal is a very small city located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 2,147 people and just one neighborhood, Jal is the 71st largest community in New Mexico.
When you are in Jal, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 48.27% of Jal’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Jal is a city of professionals, construction workers and builders, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jal who work in teaching (20.50%), management occupations (8.62%), and maintenance occupations (6.20%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.94% 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.
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, Jal is worth considering.
Jal is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The percentage of adults in Jal with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.61% of adults in Jal have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Jal in 2018 was $31,154, 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 $124,616 for a family of four. However, Jal contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Jal is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Jal 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 Jal, accounting for 51.61% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Jal residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Jal include German, English, Scottish, Irish, and Welsh.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Jal's cultural character, accounting for 19.53% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Jal is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.
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.
Unpopulated, and rural, the neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 99.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the neighborhood as having one of the highest concentrations of people employed in manufacturing or as laborers of any neighborhood in America. In fact, despite the loss of manufacturing jobs nationally, this neighborhood has 47.5% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a higher proportion than 98.2% of American neighborhoods.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Belgian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 0.8% of this neighborhood's residents have Belgian ancestry.
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 Jal are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 63.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 36.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 85.9% 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, 47.5% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 33.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (9.8%), and 7.6% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 58.5% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (40.5%).
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 Jal, NM, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (50.6%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (6.4%), and residents who report English roots (4.3%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (3.0%), along with some Irish ancestry residents (2.1%), among others. In addition, 20.7% 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 under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (54.0% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (86.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.