Truth or Consequences INFORMATION

Population: 6,585

Male 49% Female 51%
Married 52%
Single 48%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Truth or Consequences has a very low population density. Truth or Consequences is perfect for those who like a quiet city.

520 Truth or Consequences
27,441 New York

City Info

Truth or Consequences, NM is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 8/10 and an overall value of 7/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Truth or Consequences has a population density of 520, with 6,585 current residents.

Out of the 6,585 current residents, 49% are male and 51% are female. 52% of the residents are married and 48% are single.



Air quality

Best air quality


  • 79% Sun
  • 10% Rain
  • 3% Snow


62°F average temperature

  • 36 years Median home age
  • $78,700 Median home price
  • 0.43% Home appreciation rate
  • 4.45% Annual property tax
  • 49.1%
    Homes owned
  • 23.3%
    Homes rented
  • 27.6%
    Homes vacant


As for living in Truth or Consequences, the air quality is 98% and the weather, on average, is 79% sunny, 10% rainy, and 3% snowy. The average temperature is 62°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Truth or Consequences, you should know that 49.1% of homes are owned while 23.3% of homes are rented, and 27.6% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $78,700, the median age of homes is 36 years, the annual home appreciation is 0.43% and the annual property tax is 4.45%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Republican Republican


When looking at the community of Truth or Consequences, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Truth or Consequences’s crime rate is 6 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Truth or Consequences is 50 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 42.88% Democratic, 55.00% Republican, and 2.12% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:15


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 74%
    High school diploma
  • 5%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 8%
    Bachelors degree
  • 5%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at Truth or Consequences, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 5.20% of residents are unemployed in Truth or Consequences (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Truth or Consequences residents: 9.2% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 15.44% are in the arts and sciences field, 30.1% are in the customer service field, 21.6% are in the sales field, 0.77% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 14.4% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 8.6% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:15. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 74.24%, 4.88% of residents have an associate’s degree, 8.23% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 4.94% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in Truth or Consequences, you should be aware that the average commute time is 17 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Truth or Consequences have a few different options. 69% of commuters use their own cars, 20% of commuters carpool, 0% of commuters use the transit system, and 5% of residents work from home.

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