Portales, New Mexico Census Data & Community Profile

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Portales GENERAL POPULATION

Total Population in Portales, NM
At the time of the most recent United States Census Survey, the number of people in Portales, NM was 11,131.

Portales Male Population
At the time of the last full census survey, the number of men in Portales was 5,381, which represents 48.3 percent of the total for the community (The national average is 49.10%).

Male Population, Married in Portales, NM
There are an estimated 2,152 married men in the town. 53.9 percent of men over 15 years old in Portales are married, compared to the national average of 56.70%.

Female Population
The estimated female population in Portales is 5,750 which is 51.7 of the total population (Compared to the national average of 50.90%).

Female Population, Married in Portales, New Mexico
There are an estimated 2,188 married women in the community. 48.3 percent of females over the age of 15 are married, compared to the national average of 52.10%.


AGE

Median Age in Portales, NM
The median age of people living in Portales, NM was 27.3 at the time of the last full census survey. (The United States average at the time was 35.3)

At that time, the number of people under the age of 5 living in Portales was 870. There were 8,200 people above the age of 18, which represents 73.7 percent of the entire population (compared to the national average of 74.30% ). 12.2 percent of the population (1,361) in the community was 65 years and over, compared to 12.40% nationally.


RACE

One Race Percent in Portales, NM
At the time of the last census survey, the number of people of one race in Portales, NM was 10,758.

White Population in Portales, NM
The estimated White population in the Portales community is 7,658, which is 68.8 percent of the total population (The U.S. average is 75.10%).

Black Population in Portales, New Mexico
The estimated Black/African American population is 254, which is 2.3 percent of the total population in town (The U.S. average is 12.30%).

American Indian and Alaska Native Population in Portales, NM
In 2000, the number of American Indians or Alaska Natives in Portales, NM was 125.

Asian Population in Portales, New Mexico
At the last survey, the total Asian population in the community was 107.

Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander Population in Portales, NM
The number of Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders living in Portales was an estimated 10.

Other/Multiple Races
The number of residents identified as “some other race” was 2,604, while those of “two or more races” was 373 at the time of the last census.

Hispanic Population
The Hispanic population in the Portales community was 4,244, or 38.1 percent of the total population (compared to the national average of 12.50% percent).


HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS

Household Population in Portales, NM
The household population number in Portales was 10,428.

Group Quarters Population in Portales, NM
Group Quarters population in the community was 703.

Average Household Size in Portales, NM
The average household size in Portales is 2.49 (The average household size in the United States is 2.59).

Average Family Size
The average family size in the community is 3.09 (The average family size in the United States is 3.14).


HOUSING

Total Housing Units in Portales, NM
At the time of the last census survey, there were 4,862 total housing units in Portales.

The number of occupied housing units was 4,188, or 86.1 of the total units in town. Of these, 2,292 were owner-occupied (54.7), and 1,896 were renter-occupied (45.3, compared to the national average of 33.80%). There were also 674 vacant homes in Portales at the time of the last complete survey.

Median Home Values in Portales, New Mexico
The total number of single family, owner occupied homes in the community was 2,002, with a median value in dollars of 52,300.

Monthly Owner Costs in Portales, NM
For homes with a mortgage, average monthly owner costs were $550 (national average was $1,088). For homes without a mortgage in Portales, average costs per month were $181 (national average was $295).


EDUCATION

High School Graduate or higher
At the time of the last survey, 4,439 people in the community had a high school degree, or 74 of the population (compared to the national average of 80.40%).

Bachelor's Degree or Higher in Portales, New Mexico
1,508 people in Portales also had a Bachelor’s degree or higher, which represented 25.2 of the total population (National average was 24.40%).


MISCELLANEOUS

Civilian Veterans in Portales, NM
The number of Civilian Veterans in Portales was 1,012, or 12.7 percent of the total population (National average is 12.70%).

Disability Status in Portales, NM
In 2000, there were 2,078 people in Portales, NM listed as disabled.

Foreign Born in Portales, NM
At the time of the last complete survey, there were 2,993 people in Portales who spoke a language other than English at home. This represented 29.9 of the total population, compared to the national average of 17.90%.


LABOR STATISTICS

Percentage In Labor Force in Portales, New Mexico
There were 5,038 in the labor force in Portales at the time of the last complete survey. This represented 60.1 of the total population, compared to the national average of 63.90%. Mean Travel Time to Work in minutes
From the most recent complete survey, the average commute time to work for local residents in Portales was 15.7 minutes, compared to the national average of 25.5 minutes.

Median Household Income in Portales, NM
The median household income in the community at the time of the last survey was $24,658. The median household income in the U.S. was $41,994.

Median Family Income in Portales, NM
In the last complete census survey, the median family income in the community was $30,462. Median family income in the U.S. was 50,046.

Per Capita Income in Portales, New Mexico
Per capita income in Portales in the last full census was 12,935. Per capita income in the U.S. was 21,587.

Families below poverty level
According to the most recent survey,families living below the poverty line in Portales numbered 488, or 18.8 percent of the population. The percentage of families in America living below the poverty line was 9.20%.

Individuals below the poverty level in Portales, NM
Individuals living below the poverty line in the community was 2,523, or 24.9 percent . The percentage of individuals living beneath the poverty level in the country was 12.40%.


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