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Placitas, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Placitas Census Designated Place had a population of 587 as of July 1, 2016. Placitas ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Mexico. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Placitas is located at latitude 32.6656 and longitude -107.1698 in Doña Ana County. The formal boundaries for the Placitas Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Doña Ana County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,068 feet.

The Placitas Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584180) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

New Mexico is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Placitas Census Designated Place is located within Hatch Division of Doña Ana County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Placitas population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Placitas: Colonia, Santa Teresa.

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Placitas, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 587
Population in Households 587
Population in Familes 512
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 4,166
Diversity Index2 69


Total Households 189
Average Household Size 3.11
Family Households 139
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 208 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 114 (54.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 75 (36.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $55,769
Average Home Value $80,702


Median Household Income $29,226
Average Household Income $47,720
Per Capita Income $15,074
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.3% 0.2%
Households 0.34% 0.21%
Families -0.11% 0.14%
Median Household Income   0.25%
Per Capita Income   0.33%
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.

Placitas, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Placitas to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 205 54th
Population Density1 # 1 100th
Diversity Index2 # 162 63rd
Median Household Income # 375 16th
Per Capita Income # 371 16th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Mexico Census Data Comparison Tool.