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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Truth or Consequences is a town in New Mexico with a population of 5,968. Truth or Consequences is in Sierra County. Living in Truth or Consequences offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Truth or Consequences there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Truth or Consequences and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Truth or Consequences are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$79,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$490
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    345.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    276.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    794.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    51.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    30%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%

Working in Truth or Consequences

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$27,511
National
$55,322

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Truth or Consequences Reviews

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Truth or Consequences is a town straight out of the past. It was named after a popular game show that started airing in the 1940's. The town is a great place for peace and quite, but it's economy is far from booming. The tourist scene is drying up each year as tourists lose interest in the receding shorelines of Elephant Butte Lake to the East. Some attractions such as the local brewery and the space port draw in crowds, but most of their spending happens at corporate businesses such as Wal-Mart , Holiday Inn, and Denny's. Small businesses seem to do very poorly against these competitors. Something should change.
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It is a great vacation spot over the summer, people are friendly. The diversity in this town is great which creates a good environment in most cases.
I live there for 9 years and absolutely loved it amazing people. Not much crime and if there was it was felt with pretty fast. Now yes there not much for this new millennial generation because there all lazy but if you like being outside doing stuff it's perfect. TorC will always be my home town and I hope to end up back there one day in the future.