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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Housing
    B+
  3. Nightlife
    B
  4. Good for Families
    A-
  5. Diversity
    A
  6. Jobs
    A
  7. Weather
    A-
  8. Cost of Living
    C+
  9. Health & Fitness
    B-
  10. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  11. Commute
    B+
Eddy County is located in New Mexico with a population of 57,437. In Eddy County, most residents own their homes. In Eddy County there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Eddy County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Eddy County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$148,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$905
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Eddy County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    615.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    14.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    47.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    35.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    940.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,654.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    312.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in Eddy County

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$62,982
National
$55,322

Eddy County Reviews

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Living here in the small town of Carlsbad is just moderate living you can say. It's neither great or terrible, but I can say it is somewhere I would consider home. It's a cozy town where people just go through the motions and try to live peacefully.
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Personally I haven't heard anything major in the category of crime. A few drug raids and car accidents but nothing drastic such as shootings.
It is great to live here in Carlsbad, the atmosphere and area is wonderful. I may choose to live here again once I am retired and ready to settle down.