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Laguna, NM
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Laguna is a very small town located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 1,282 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Laguna is the 102nd largest community in New Mexico.

Unlike some towns, Laguna isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Laguna are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Laguna is a town of service providers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Laguna who work in office and administrative support (16.67%), business and financial occupations (15.03%), and healthcare suport services (10.13%).

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Laguna has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.

Residents will find that the town 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, Laguna is worth considering.

The population of Laguna has one of the lowest overall levels of education in the country: only 5.48% of people over 25 hold a college degree. The national average for all municipalities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Laguna in 2018 was $18,557, 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 $74,228 for a family of four. However, Laguna contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Laguna also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 34.06% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Laguna is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Laguna home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Laguna residents report their race to be Native American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Laguna include Irish, French, Yugoslavian, Other West Indian, and West Indian.

The most common language spoken in Laguna is English. Other important languages spoken here include Native American languages and Spanish.


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