Placitas, NM Profile: Facts & Data


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Placitas, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Placitas Census Designated Place had a population of 584 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Placitas: Colonia, Santa Teresa.

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Placitas, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 584
Population in Households 584
Population in Familes 508
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 4,145
Diversity Index3 69


Median Household Income $30,675
Average Household Income $54,997
Per Capita Income $17,185


Total Housing Units 206 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 110 (53.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 77 (37.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $60,811
Average Home Value $74,545


Total Households 187
Average Household Size 3.12
Family Households 137
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.17% 0.27%
Households 0.13% 0.21%
Families -0.26% 0.0%
Median Household Income   4.05%
Per Capita Income   3.43%

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, 2018 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 Density # 1 100th
Diversity Index # 178 60th
Median Household Income # 357 20th
Per Capita Income # 342 23rd

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