Portales, NM Micropolitan Statistical Area NM Demographic Data and Boundary Map


Portales, NM Micropolitan Statistical Area Boundary Map

Portales, NM Micropolitan Statistical Area Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 20,362
Population in Households 19,279
Population in Familes 15,227
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,083
Population Density1 8
Diversity Index2 71


Total Households 7,573
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 4,765
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,520 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,291 (50.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,282 (38.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 947 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $133,255
Average Home Value $162,416


Median Household Income $39,402
Average Household Income $52,191
Per Capita Income $20,527
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.41% -0.04%
Households 0.59% 0.06%
Families 0.32% -0.13%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   1.38%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.