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F Chaparral Amenities Not many amenities close to this location
A Chaparral Cost of Living Cost of living is 12% lower than New Mexico
8020% less expensive than the US average
New Mexico
928% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Chaparral cost of living
F Chaparral Crime Total crime is 41% higher than New Mexico
Total crime
6,016133% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 17133% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-8%Year over year crime is down
Chaparral crime
F Chaparral Employment Household income is 44% lower than New Mexico
Median household income
$25,48554% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$15,31549% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
7%57% higher than the US average
Chaparral employment
D- Chaparral Housing Home value is 58% lower than New Mexico
Median home value
$67,90063% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$77718% lower than the US average
Home ownership
78%23% higher than the US average
Chaparral real estate or Chaparral rentals
F Chaparral Schools HS graduation rate is 36% lower than New Mexico
High school grad. rates
51%38% lower than the US average
School test scores
20%59% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:14% lower than the US average
Chaparral K-12 schools

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Compare Chaparral, NM Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Chaparral, NM

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Montoya Heights, El Paso85161,601
Northeast, El Paso839.298,604
Northwest, El Paso8214.499,606
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Castner Heights, El Paso7811.71,245
North Hills, El Paso756.211,125
Borderland, El Paso6015.51,439

Best Cities Near Chaparral, NM

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Pecan Park, NM8925.419
Fort Bliss, TX8615.99,650
Prado Verde, TX8016.2256
El Paso, TX7920.1678,058
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Clint, TX7833.1802
Horizon City, TX7828.219,142
Socorro, TX7727.632,988
Vinton, TX7612.51,549

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Chaparral, NM: Some Good and Some Bad

I was looking for a small town to live in near El Paso, Texas, and Chaparral, New Mexico, seemed to fit the bill at first glance, but to be truthful, I have been a bit disappointed. First, the good news. It is a small town, which is what we wanted and the living expenses are pretty minimal compared to other places I've lived. The weather is also fairly moderate and pleasant with mild winters, although the summers can be hot and dry. Another good thing about Chaparral is that you are close to the Franklin Mountains State Park, and we do enjoy picknicking there on occasion.
The downside of living in Chaparral is that there isn't anything here and no place to shop other than the Family Dollar store and no place to eat out unless you make the half-hour drive to El Paso. Housing is affordable, but finding high-quality housing is a problem. Schools are also a problem, with low test scores in the public schools, forcing teachers to spend time with children who need more help. This affects the teaching environment as a whole.
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Source: The Chaparral, NM data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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