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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Housing
    B-
  3. Nightlife
    B-
  4. Good for Families
    B+
  5. Diversity
    A-
  6. Jobs
    B-
  7. Weather
    A
  8. Cost of Living
    C+
  9. Health & Fitness
    B
  10. Outdoor Activities
    B
  11. Commute
    A-
Chaves County is located in New Mexico with a population of 65,459. In Chaves County, most residents own their homes. In Chaves County there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Chaves County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Chaves County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$108,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$771
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Chaves County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    487.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    10.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    85
    40.7
  • Robbery
    38.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    862.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,971.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    198.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    22%
    13%

Working in Chaves County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$43,197
National
$55,322

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