White Rock is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 5,852 people and just one neighborhood, White Rock is the 41st largest community in New Mexico.
White Rock home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Mexico, but White Rock real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
White Rock is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.37% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, White Rock is a town of professionals, managers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in White Rock who work in the sciences (16.18%), architecture and engineering (14.11%), and computer science and math (11.06%).
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that White Rock 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.
Also of interest is that White Rock has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, White Rock is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
White Rock is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, White Rock’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to White Rock, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. White Rock is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 67.79% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in White Rock in 2018 was $61,793, which is wealthy relative to New Mexico and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $247,172 for a family of four.
White Rock is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call White Rock home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of White Rock residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. White Rock also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.57% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in White Rock include English, German, European, Irish, and French.
The most common language spoken in White Rock is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.
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.
According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is among the best neighborhoods for families in New Mexico. In fact, this neighborhood is more family-friendly than 99.7% of neighborhoods in the entire state of New Mexico. Its combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives, urban sophisticates and active retirees.
In addition, if knowledge is power, then imagine the cumulative power of one neighborhood where many of the adults have earned an advanced degree, such as a Masters, law degree, medical degree, or even a Ph.D. This is certainly the case in the neighborhood, where 41.9% have earned an advanced degree. Compare that to the average neighborhood in America, where just 13.1% of adults have completed a post-graduate degree, and you can see why this neighborhood is a stand out. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher rate of adults with an advanced degree than 97.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
Executives, managers and professionals make up 73.1% of the workforce in the neighborhood which, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such high-level people than is found in 97.3% of the neighborhoods in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.
Owner-occupied real estate dominates the neighborhood. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout research, the percentage of residential real estate occupied by its owner is higher here than in 96.8% of neighborhoods in America.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more English and British ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 21.8% of this neighborhood's residents have English ancestry and 2.4% have British ancestry.
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 White Rock are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 93.1% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 1.4% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 77.5% of America's neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 73.1% 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 10.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions (9.7%), and 9.1% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 94.6% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in White Rock, NM, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (21.8%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (11.2%), and residents who report Irish roots (7.7%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (7.4%), along with some Spanish ancestry residents (6.6%), among others.
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 between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (73.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (78.6%) 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 (13.6%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.