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Peralta, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Peralta Census Designated Place (historical) is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Valencia County at latitude 34.8282 and longitude -106.6863. Valencia County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,859 feet.

The formal official name is the Peralta Census Designated Place (historical), but most people and references simply refer to it as Peralta, New Mexico.

The P1 Census Class Code for Peralta indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Peralta Census Designated Place (historical) (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Peralta: Los Pinos, Placeres.

Peralta Census Designated Place (historical), NM Boundary Map


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


Total Population 3,783
Population in Households 3,783
Population in Familes 3,205
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 848
Diversity Index2 73


Total Households 1,424
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 1,040
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,543 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,142 (74.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 282 (18.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 119 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $150,970
Average Home Value $173,885


Median Household Income $52,096
Average Household Income $58,863
Per Capita Income $22,168
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.78% 0.47%
Households 0.91% 0.61%
Families 0.39% 0.48%
Median Household Income   1.59%
Per Capita Income   2.59%
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.


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, 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 # 57 87th
Population Density1 # 58 87th
Diversity Index2 # 109 76th
Median Household Income # 77 83rd
Per Capita Income # 162 64th

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