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Portales Micro Area Population and Races


As of 2010-2014, the total population of Portales Area is 20,065. The Portales Area population density is 8.17 people per square mile, which is much lower than the state average density of 17.11 people per square mile and is much lower than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Portales Area is white, which represent 74.08% of the total population. The average Portales Area education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 20,065. #852

Population Density, #849

Portales Area
8.17 per square mile
New Mexico
17.11 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:14,864 (74.08%, #684)
Black:492 (2.45%, #531)
Hispanic:8,013 (39.94%, #59)
Asian:182 (0.91%, #465)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):251 (1.25%, #183)
One Race, Other:3,817 (19.02%, see rank)
Two or More Races:459 (2.29%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:6,133 (76.54%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:249 (3.11%, see rank)
Cuban:37 (0.46%, see rank)
Central American:35 (0.44%, see rank)
South American:14 (0.17%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

16,863 (84.04%) out of the total population of 20,065 reported first ancestry.

 Portales Area% of the Total PopulationNew MexicoU.S.
Arab00.00%, see rank0.29%0.56%
Czech150.07%, see rank0.22%0.47%
Danish800.40%, see rank0.31%0.42%
Dutch2981.49%, see rank0.93%1.40%
English1,6378.16%, see rank6.47%8.02%
French2011.00%, see rank2.01%3.34%
German1,9619.77%, see rank9.18%15.03%
Greek140.07%, see rank0.21%0.41%
Hungarian250.12%, see rank0.22%0.46%
Irish1,8469.20%, see rank6.67%10.80%
Italian4492.24%, see rank2.40%5.52%
Norwegian1440.72%, see rank0.83%1.42%
Polish450.22%, see rank1.14%3.01%
Portuguese60.03%, see rank0.16%0.44%
Russian230.11%, see rank0.43%0.92%
Scotch-Irish1960.98%, see rank0.87%0.99%
Scottish2101.05%, see rank1.53%1.72%
Subsaharan African240.12%, see rank0.20%0.95%
Swedish1400.70%, see rank0.78%1.27%
Swiss290.14%, see rank0.20%0.30%
Ukrainian00.00%, see rank0.11%0.31%
American2,63113.11%, see rank4.46%7.12%
Welsh480.24%, see rank0.48%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 10,179 (50.73%, see rank)
Females: 9,886 (49.27%, see rank)

Portales Area
Male: 50.73%
Female: 49.27%
New Mexico
Male: 49.51%
Female: 50.49%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Portales Area
29.20 years old
New Mexico
36.80 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Portales Area
27.60 years old
New Mexico
35.40 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Portales Area
30.70 years old
New Mexico
38.20 years old
38.80 years old

 Portales Area% of the Total PopulationNew MexicoU.S.
Under 5 years1,5507.72%, see rank6.73%6.36%
5 to 9 years1,1835.90%, see rank6.85%6.51%
10 to 14 years1,5657.80%, see rank6.91%6.59%
15 to 19 years2,07710.35%, see rank6.92%6.85%
20 to 24 years2,48812.40%, see rank7.21%7.13%
25 to 34 years2,56112.76%, see rank13.20%13.47%
35 to 44 years2,09210.43%, see rank11.85%12.96%
45 to 54 years2,13210.63%, see rank13.33%14.09%
55 to 64 years2,00710.00%, see rank12.81%12.29%
65 to 74 years1,3196.57%, see rank8.19%7.64%
75 to 84 7903.94%, see rank4.38%4.25%
85 years and over3011.50%, see rank1.63%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Portales AreaNew MexicoU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population11,202, 100%1,360,013209,056,129
Less Than High School2,173, 19.40%, see rank16.03%13.67%
High School Graduate2,846, 25.41%, see rank26.32%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree3,629, 32.40%, see rank31.56%29.09%
Bachelor Degree1,462, 13.05%, see rank14.83%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree1,092, 9.75%, see rank11.26%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#13.08, see rank13.3713.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Portales Area New MexicoU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten61988.85%11.15%80.59%19.41%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)2,15197.95%, see rank2.05%, see rank92.26%7.74%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)1,11095.68%, see rank4.32%, see rank92.33%7.67%90.60%9.40%
College2,70197.00%, see rank3.00%, see rank89.01%10.99%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School46577.20%, see rank22.80%, see rank80.41%19.59%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Portales AreaNew MexicoU.S.
Total Households7,198, 100%764,684116,211,092
Average Household Size2.63, see rank2.662.63
1 Person Households1,898, 26.37%, see rank28.88%27.57%
2 or More Person Households5,300, 73.63%, see rank71.12%72.43%
Family Households (Families)4,722, 65.60%, see rank65.14%66.22%
Average Family Size3.29, see rank3.423.32
Married-Couple Family3,311, 46.00%, see rank45.31%48.42%
Nonfamily Households2,476, 34.40%, see rank34.86%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Portales Area%New MexicoU.S.
15 Years and Over Total15,767see rank1,653,950252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over7,937100%, see rank812,255123,281,364
Never Married3,19440.24%, see rank36.42%35.77%
Married3,71446.79%, see rank49.18%52.04%
Widowed2192.76%, see rank2.81%2.57%
Divorced81010.21%, see rank11.60%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over7,830100%, see rank841,695129,692,771
Never Married2,61633.41%, see rank30.34%29.48%
Married3,71447.43%, see rank46.61%49.19%
Widowed7129.09%, see rank8.91%9.16%
Divorced78810.06%, see rank14.15%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Portales Area%New MexicoU.S.
Native18,31591.28%, see rank90.10%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence10,56552.65%, see rank52.38%58.73%
Born in Different State7,57437.75%, see rank36.60%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
1760.88%, see rank1.13%1.42%
Foreign Born1,7508.72%, see rank9.90%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship5182.58%, see rank3.41%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship1,2326.14%, see rank6.49%7.09%
Born In Europe220.11%, see rank0.74%1.53%
Born In Asia1460.73%, see rank1.12%3.82%
Born In Africa00.00%, see rank0.11%0.55%
Born In Oceania00.00%, see rank0.03%0.07%
Born In Latin America1,5667.80%, see rank7.74%6.83%
Born In Northern America160.08%, see rank0.16%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Portales Area%New MexicoU.S.
English5,09670.80%, see rank59.57%79.39%
Spanish1,85525.77%, see rank32.35%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages1462.03%, see rank2.05%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages430.60%, see rank1.14%3.36%
Other580.81%, see rank4.90%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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