Also See: Placitas, NM ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps
The Placitas CDP(1) had a population of 5,483 as of July 1, 2021.
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 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.
|Total Population||5,483 (100%)|
|Population in Households||5,483 (100.0%)|
|Population in Families||4,356 (79.4%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||0|
|Median Household Income||$82,793|
|Average Household Income||$112,659|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||21%|
|Per Capita Income||$51,276|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||2,897 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||2,417 (83.4%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||262 ( 9.0%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||219 ( 7.6%)|
|Median Home Value||$415,404|
|Average Home Value||$453,319|
|Housing Affordability Index3||120|
|Average Household Size||2.05|
|Average Family Size||2|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||-0.1%|
|Per Capita Income||0.85%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.71%|
The table below compares Placitas to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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.
|Total Population||# 47||90th|
|Population Density||# 231||48th|
|Median Household Income||# 16||97th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 168||38th|
|Per Capita Income||# 16||97th|
|Diversity Index||# 270||39th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Mexico Census Data Comparison Tool.