Santa Fe is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 87,505 people and 50 constituent neighborhoods, Santa Fe is the fourth largest community in New Mexico.
Santa Fe real estate is some of the most expensive in New Mexico, although Santa Fe house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Santa Fe is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Santa Fe is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Santa Fe who work in office and administrative support (11.02%), management occupations (10.91%), and sales jobs (9.48%).
Of important note, Santa Fe is also a city of artists. Santa Fe has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Santa Fe’s character.
A relatively large number of people in Santa Fe telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.79% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
One thing that you will notice about Santa Fe is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Santa Fe a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
The citizens of Santa Fe are among the most well-educated in the nation: 42.04% of adults in Santa Fe 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 Fe in 2018 was $37,178, which is wealthy relative to New Mexico, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $148,712 for a family of four. However, Santa Fe contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Santa Fe is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Santa Fe 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 Fe, accounting for 54.69% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Santa Fe residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Santa Fe include English, German, Irish, Italian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Santa Fe is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.