Portales, NM
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-08
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Portales, New Mexico Info Snack

Population
11,713
Unemployment
12.6%
Poverty
25.7%
Median Home
$117,100
Median Income
$41,507
Median Rent
$738

Portales SnackAbility

6
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
5
Affordability
7
Diversity
9
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8.5
Education
6
Commute
9.5

Portales, NM Crime Report

360
Total Crimes
3,083.5
Total Crimes / 100k People
31.44%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Portales
/ 100k People
New Mexico
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 360 3,083.5 3,620.2 2,346.0
Violent Crime 55 471.1 778.3 387.8
Murder 1 8.6 7.8 6.5
Robbery 2 17.1 99.0 73.9
Aggravated Assault 46 394.0 615.9 279.7
Property Crime 305 2,612.4 2,841.9 1,958.2
Burglary 92 788.0 648.8 314.2
Larceny 179 1,533.2 1,765.5 1,398.0
Car Theft 34 291.2 427.6 246.0

Portales, NM Cost Of Living

84
Portales's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense Portales New Mexico National Average
Overall 84 92 100
Services 97 92 100
Groceries 96 94 100
Health 100 98 100
Housing 66 87 100
Transportation 86 88 100
Utilities 87 91 100

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Rankings for Portales in New Mexico

Map Of Portales, NM

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Population over time in Portales

Year Population % Change
2020 11,713 -2.2%
2019 11,974 -1.2%
2018 12,123 -1.2%
2017 12,275 -1.1%
2016 12,416 -0.5%
2015 12,481 0.3%
2014 12,441 0.9%
2013 12,327 1.4%
2012 12,161 1.2%
2011 12,017 -

Race / Ethnicity in Portales

White
47.8% (5,597)
African American
3.5% (410)
American Indian
0.5% (58)
Asian
0.4% (43)
Hawaiian
0.2% (24)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
3.6% (420)
Hispanic
44.1% (5,161)
Race Portales NM USA
White 47.8% 36.7% 60.1%
African American 3.5% 1.8% 12.2%
American Indian 0.5% 8.6% 0.6%
Asian 0.4% 1.5% 5.6%
Hawaiian 0.2% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.3% 0.3%
Two Or More 3.6% 1.9% 2.8%
Hispanic 44.1% 49.2% 18.2%

Gender in Portales

Female
50.2% (5,885)
Male
49.8% (5,828)
Gender Portales NM USA
Female 50.2% 50.5% 50.8%
Male 49.8% 49.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Portales for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
5.0% (585)
9-12th Grade
14.0% (1,639)
High School / GED
28.0% (3,279)
Some College
21.0% (2,459)
Associate's Degree
6.0% (702)
Bachelor's Degree
17.0% (1,991)
Master's Degree
7.0% (819)
Professional Degree
0.0% (0)
Doctorate Degree
2.0% (234)
Education Portales NM USA
< 9th Grade 5.0% 5.0% 5.0%
9-12th Grade 14.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 28.0% 26.0% 27.0%
Some College 21.0% 23.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 6.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Bachelor's Degree 17.0% 16.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 7.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 0.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 2.0% 2.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Portales, New Mexico

Less than $10,000
13.5% (158,072)
$10,000 to $14,999
7.4% (86,856)
$15,000 to $24,999
12.3% (143,549)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.2% (130,982)
$35,000 to $49,999
14.9% (174,270)
$50,000 to $74,999
16.0% (187,676)
$75,000 to $99,999
9.8% (115,063)
$100,000 to $149,999
11.3% (132,937)
$150,000 to $199,999
3.0% (35,468)
$200,000 or more
0.5% (6,423)
Income Portales NM USA
Less than $10,000 13.5% 8.4% 5.8%
$10,000 to $14,999 7.4% 5.7% 4.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 12.3% 11.2% 8.5%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.2% 10.3% 8.6%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.9% 13.2% 12.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 16.0% 17.8% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.8% 11.7% 12.8%
$100,000 to $149,999 11.3% 12.8% 15.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 3.0% 4.7% 7.1%
$200,000 or more 0.5% 4.1% 8.3%

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