|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Portales is 12,042. Portales, New Mexico is the 2,758th largest city in the US.
Portales is located entirely in Roosevelt County.
The peak population of Portales was in 2010, when its population was 12,280. In 2010, Portales was the 2,551st largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 2,758th largest city in the US. Portales is currently 1.9% smaller than it was in 2010.
Portales has grown 8.1% since the 2000. Portales, New Mexico's growth is about average. 51% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Portales has a population density of 1,738.6 people per square mile. Portales has the 5th highest population density in New Mexico.
|2752||Somersworth, New Hampshire||12,066||4.8%|
|2753||Glen Rock, New Jersey||12,064||4.5%|
|2755||New Kensington, Pennsylvania||12,052||-17.8%|
|2756||Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey||12,051||3.3%|
|2757||New Baltimore, Michigan||12,045||57.9%|
|2758||Portales, New Mexico||12,042||8.1%|
|2760||Moss Point, Mississippi||12,039||-23.9%|
|2761||East Bethel, Minnesota||12,038||9.2%|
|2762||Hartsville/Trousdale County, Tennessee||12,035||64.6%|
The total voting age population of Portales, New Mexico, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 8,290. The voting age population is 49.7% male and 50.3% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 12.6% of the residents of Portales are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Portales are 72.9% White, 15.3% Other, 5.8% Two or more races, 4.1% Black, 1.0% American Indian, 0.8% Asian and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 46.2% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Portales, 27.8% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 30.0%. On a per-household basis, 22.1% of families are below the poverty line in Portales.
Among those aged 16 and older, 61.4% of Portales residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 80.1% of Portales residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 26.8% have a bachelor's degree and 9.3% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Portales residents aged 5 and older, 29.3% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 27.7% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.7% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.4% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Portales is 11.5%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Portales, 31.8% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Portales is $37,921.
In Portales, 52.2% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 47.8% of housing units in Portales.
Of all the housing units in Portales, 5.8% of them were build before 1940.
In Portales, 13.3% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 670 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Portales is $776.
In Portales, 78.6% of households have an active broadband internet connection.