Yah-ta-hey, NM
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Yah-ta-hey is a tiny town located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 612 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Yah-ta-hey is the 101st largest community in New Mexico.

Unlike some towns, Yah-ta-hey isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Yah-ta-hey are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Yah-ta-hey is a town of sales and office workers, transportation and shipping workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Yah-ta-hey who work in office and administrative support (50.00%), sales jobs (14.19%), and community and social services (10.14%).

Yah-ta-hey is a small town where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Yah-ta-hey area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Yah-ta-hey maintain a good economy.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Yah-ta-hey has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Yah-ta-hey a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

In Yah-ta-hey, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 40.64 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Yah-ta-hey 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.

The rate of college-level education in Yah-ta-hey is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 10.23% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Yah-ta-hey in 2018 was $11,385, which is low income relative to New Mexico and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $45,540 for a family of four.

The people who call Yah-ta-hey home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Yah-ta-hey residents report their race to be Native American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Yah-ta-hey include Yugoslavian, Other West Indian, West Indian, U.S. Virgin Islander, and Trinidadian and Tobagonian.

The most common language spoken in Yah-ta-hey is English. Other important languages spoken here include Navajo and Native American languages.


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