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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B-
Tularosa is a town in New Mexico with a population of 2,931. Tularosa is in Otero County. Living in Tularosa offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals and retirees live in Tularosa and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Tularosa are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$108,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$581
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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Tularosa Rankings

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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
    170.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    34
    6.1
  • Rape
    68.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,667.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,735.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    34
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    3%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    7%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    32%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Tularosa

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$41,086
National
$55,322
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Tularosa gets its name from the Spanish description for the red or rose colored reeds growing along the banks of the Rio Tularosa. The Rio Tularosa, which still exists along the north side of the village, attracted the original settlers as a water source in the desert. Settlers attempted to establish a settlement in 1860 but were unsuccessful. Two years later, Hispanic farmers from the Rio Grande valley succeeded in settling the area. In 1863, the Village of Tularosa was formally established and was mapped with forty-nine blocks and water rights distributed and recorded.
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Tularosa is a very small Quaint town. It is an old town so their are some Historic Buildings still standing. Some buildings Have been renovated internally but the outer appearance of them are very Rustic looking. Its a safe little town for the most part. Every place has its pests of course but hardly any crime. It would be considered a retirement town because their is not much of a night life.
Tularosa is a small town with such beautiful souls. The culture here grows everyday. A hidden gem in the land of enchanment.