Deming, NM

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Deming is a somewhat small city located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 13,880 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Deming is the 12th largest community in New Mexico.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Deming is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Deming is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Deming who work in office and administrative support (9.04%), maintenance occupations (8.47%), and sales jobs (6.48%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Deming spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.64 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The citizens of Deming are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.54% of adults in Deming have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Deming in 2018 was $17,090, 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 $68,360 for a family of four.

Deming is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Deming 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 Deming, accounting for 71.99% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Deming residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Deming include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Norwegian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Deming's cultural character, accounting for 18.71% of the city’s population.

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

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