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Sandia Park, NM
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Living in Sandia Park

Sandia Park is a tiny town located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 265 people and two associated neighborhoods, Sandia Park is the 147th largest community in New Mexico.

Sandia Park real estate is some of the most expensive in New Mexico, although Sandia Park house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Sandia Park 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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 12.02% 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.

In addition, Sandia Park is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

Because of many things, Sandia Park is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Sandia Park really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Sandia Park perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One downside of living in Sandia Park is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Sandia Park, the average commute to work is 36.35 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Being a small town, Sandia Park does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Sandia Park. 51.15% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Sandia Park in 2018 was $44,932, which is wealthy relative to New Mexico and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $179,728 for a family of four.

Sandia Park is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Sandia Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sandia Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Sandia Park include European, Dutch, German, British, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Sandia Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Laotian.

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