Ramah, NM

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Living in Ramah

Ramah is a tiny town located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 384 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Ramah is the 106th largest community in New Mexico.

Ramah is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.43% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Ramah is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ramah who work in law enforcement and fire fighting (21.81%), office and administrative support (19.15%), and sales jobs (14.89%).

Also of interest is that Ramah has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.34% 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.

Overall, Ramah’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Ramah has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Ramah has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Ramah than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Ramah may be for you.

In Ramah, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.77 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Ramah is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Ramah rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.96% of adults 25 and older in Ramah have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Ramah in 2018 was $35,319, 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 $141,276 for a family of four. However, Ramah contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Ramah is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Ramah home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ramah residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Ramah include German, Irish, Pennsylvania German, European, and English.

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

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