Peralta, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Peralta, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Town of Peralta had a population of 3,720 as of July 1, 2017. Peralta ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Mexico. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Peralta is located at latitude 34.8282 and longitude -106.6863 in Valencia County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Peralta (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Valencia County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,859 feet.

The Town of Peralta (GNIS ID: 2424937) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

New Mexico is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Peralta is located within Los Lunas Division of Valencia County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Peralta population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Peralta: Los Pinos, Placeres.


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Peralta, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 3,720
Daytime Population: Workers 511
Daytime Population: Residents 2,236
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,747
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 3,720
Population in Familes 3,137
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 833
Diversity Index3 73
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $49,691
Average Household Income $63,223
Per Capita Income $23,411

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,493 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,100 (73.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 276 (18.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 117 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $160,921
Average Home Value $199,955
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,376
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 996
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.22% -0.24%
Households 0.06% -0.35%
Families -0.37% -0.51%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   2.68%

Peralta, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Peralta to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 57 87th
Population Density # 60 87th
Diversity Index # 107 76th
Median Household Income # 102 77th
Per Capita Income # 168 62nd

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