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Placitas, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Placitas Census Designated Place had a population of 5,416 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Placitas is located at latitude 35.307 and longitude -106.4247 in Sandoval County. The formal boundaries for the Placitas Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 29.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sandoval County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,955 feet.

The Placitas Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409080) 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 Rio Rancho Division of Sandoval County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Placitas: Las Placitas.

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


Total Population 5,416
Population in Households 5,416
Population in Familes 4,332
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 182
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $75,208
Average Household Income $104,426
Per Capita Income $46,072


Total Housing Units 2,798 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,374 (84.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 200 ( 7.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 224 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $352,875
Average Home Value $384,530


Total Households 2,574
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 1,756
Average Family Size 2
  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 1.03% 1.02%
Households 1.01% 1.03%
Families 0.88% 0.75%
Median Household Income   1.2%
Per Capita Income   1.83%

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 # 45 90th
Population Density # 234 47th
Diversity Index # 275 38th
Median Household Income # 18 96th
Per Capita Income # 21 95th

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