Peralta, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Peralta, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Town of Peralta had a population of 3,829 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Peralta: Los Pinos, Placeres.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 3,829
Population in Households 3,829
Population in Familes 3,232
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 857
Diversity Index2 73
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,424
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 1,034
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,548 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,122 (72.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 302 (19.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 124 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $150,434
Average Home Value $193,176
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $48,656
Average Household Income $62,816
Per Capita Income $23,366
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.72% 0.18%
Households 0.62% 0.13%
Families 0.17% -0.04%
Median Household Income   1.22%
Per Capita Income   1.39%
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, 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 # 55 88th
Population Density1 # 57 87th
Diversity Index2 # 109 76th
Median Household Income # 107 76th
Per Capita Income # 158 65th

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