Farmington on list of fastest shrinking cities

Apr 23, 2014 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: KOB-TV New Mexico

Population growth has been a problem in New Mexico in the last few years, but a recent study found Farmington to be the second fastest shrinking city in the entire country and local businesses are feeling the pinch.

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Sand

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Apr 23, 2014
 
This area is made up of backward regressives with no vision of the future.
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Apr 24, 2014
 
Sand wrote:
This area is made up of backward regressives with no vision of the future.
seems to be a growing demographic elsewhere.
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Apr 24, 2014
 
Aztec is worse. The city government has no consideration for its citizens. If the city wants something they offer the landowners pennies for it. What an armpit of a place.
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Apr 24, 2014
 
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seems to be a growing demographic elsewhere.
But......it's part of what ails this area. The ignorance is simply astounding.
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Apr 24, 2014
 

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I've lived here for six or seven years now. I rue the day I bought property here. I pray for the day there is another boom and I can sell my overpriced home to some other fool and move back to some sane part of the country.
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Apr 28, 2014
 
BillyGanny wrote:
I've lived here for six or seven years now. I rue the day I bought property here. I pray for the day there is another boom and I can sell my overpriced home to some other fool and move back to some sane part of the country.
Yes, living is harsh here. The population is incredibly ignorant. Considering what the area has to offer, the cost of living is high. Night life is nonexistent. Not one good restaurant to be found. The school district is failing.

Miserable place.
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I must add, shopping is a joke and very frustrating. No choices and some products cannot be found in the entire town.
Hole

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Apr 28, 2014
 
Funniest thing about this shit hole is all the people who think they are really important. Get a grip on reality and get over yourself. The baseball fanatics are the worst.
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Apr 28, 2014
 
Hole wrote:
Funniest thing about this shit hole is all the people who think they are really important. Get a grip on reality and get over yourself. The baseball fanatics are the worst.
Lol. I know.

Every place has them, but this bunch around here are such jokes--ignorant rednecks, just like the rest of the place.
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May 22, 2014
 
Hope the racism there shrinks too. The less hillbilly rednecks the better. No way i'm ever moving back there.
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May 30, 2014
 
You all bashing Farmington have professional occupations? Just curious ???
Done and Gone

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May 30, 2014
 
Getter-Done wrote:
You all bashing Farmington have professional occupations? Just curious ???
I haven't bashed yet. But I wasn't impressed with what Farmington had to offer for the years I was there. For many of the reasons listed above, this professional left.
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May 31, 2014
 
Done and Gone wrote:
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I haven't bashed yet. But I wasn't impressed with what Farmington had to offer for the years I was there. For many of the reasons listed above, this professional left.
That's fair enough..., For a medium sized town it's not bad for raising a family. It's whatever makes you happy...
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Getter-Done wrote:
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That's fair enough..., For a medium sized town it's not bad for raising a family. It's whatever makes you happy...
I suppose this could be considered a medium-sized town since it falls with population parameters of 20,000 to 200,000 ( which some consider the criteria), but the numbers are secondary to everything else the place is lacking. Farmington does not have the feel of anything but a small, redneck town, with virtually nothing to redeem itself (along with the hick- like attitudes).

Since living here, I've noticed that those who've never (or rarely) lived elsewhere seem oblivious to the harshness and lacking in the area. To others, having moved here for various reasons, it is glaringly deficient in so many ways.

I'm a professional, leaving the area next year, simply because it is unpleasant in all the ways mentioned in this thread.
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Jun 19, 2014
 
The comments here hit the nail on the head. Besides hurricane force winds everyday, a rundown, dirty town. Drunk navasloes passed out on the sidewalk, no night life or shopping, no where to go and nothing to do and the dumbest people on earth....it's a great place to live. The only people who like farmtown, are from farmtown. They have never seen civilization before. The intelligent people from civilization flee as soon as they get here.....back to civilization.

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Jun 20, 2014
 
the truth wrote:
The comments here hit the nail on the head. Besides hurricane force winds everyday, a rundown, dirty town. Drunk navasloes passed out on the sidewalk, no night life or shopping, no where to go and nothing to do and the dumbest people on earth....it's a great place to live. The only people who like farmtown, are from farmtown. They have never seen civilization before. The intelligent people from civilization flee as soon as they get here.....back to civilization.
You forgot the white trailer trash meth-heads over on crouch Mesa .
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Jun 20, 2014
 
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You forgot the white trailer trash meth-heads over on crouch Mesa .


....and the "WHITES" passed out drunk on the streets.
the truth

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Jun 20, 2014
 
Yeah, ur right about the white trash meth heads, but they are in the county.
I forgot about the chicks in farmtown, lucky to see one below 2 bills. And forgot about the drivers, worst in the country.....Mr. Magoo driving in town.

Stay in farmtown, the rest of the counrty is a little 2 fast for ya! Plus we don't want farmtowners poisoning civilization.

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