Chaparral is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 14,878 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Chaparral is the 14th largest community in New Mexico.
Chaparral is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Chaparral is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chaparral who work in healthcare suport services (11.50%), teaching (9.05%), and office and administrative support (8.95%).
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, Chaparral is worth considering.
One downside of living in Chaparral, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.23 minutes every day commuting to work.
The percentage of people in Chaparral with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.26% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Chaparral in 2018 was $15,708, which is low income relative to New Mexico and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $62,832 for a family of four. Chaparral also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 42.81% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Chaparral is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Chaparral 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 Chaparral, accounting for 85.69% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Chaparral residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Chaparral include German, English, Irish, French, and Italian.
In addition, Chaparral has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (32.23%).
The most common language spoken in Chaparral is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Italian.