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Portales, New Mexico - Basic Facts

Portales is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Portales.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Roosevelt County at latitude 34.1862 and longitude -103.3344. Roosevelt County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,006 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Portales (see map) encompass a land area of 7.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Portales, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Portales to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 18 96th
Population Density1 # 13 97th
Diversity Index2 # 104 76th
Median Household Income # 337 24th
Per Capita Income # 310 30th

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

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Portales, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 12,922
Population in Households 11,914
Population in Familes 9,024
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,008
Population Density1 1,829
Diversity Index2 73
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,785
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 2,833
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 5,237 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,436 (46.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,350 (44.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 452 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $125,630
Average Home Value $157,410
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $31,004
Average Household Income $43,448
Per Capita Income $16,257
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.21% 0.7%
Households 1.31% 0.77%
Families 1.18% 0.6%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   2.26%
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.

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