Placitas, New Mexico

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Population in 2010: 4,977.
Population change since 2000: +44.2%
Males: 2,336  (47.0%)
Females: 2,641  (53.0%)
Median resident age:

60.6 years
New Mexico median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 87043.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $65,211 (it was $60,597 in 2000)
Placitas:

$65,211
NM:

$46,744

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $42,409 (it was $36,243 in 2000)

Placitas CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $367,666 (it was $262,200 in 2000)
Placitas:

$367,666
NM:

$171,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $287,951; detached houses: $286,981; townhouses or other attached units: $275,880; in 2-unit structures: $186,706; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $58,451; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $70,631; mobile homes: $306,932; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $31,088

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,149.

March 2019 cost of living index in Placitas: 90.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 6.8%
(5.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.4% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Placitas, NM (2010)
    • 3,74375.2%White alone
    • 1,03820.9%Hispanic
    • 551.1%Two or more races
    • 501.0%Asian alone
    • 470.9%American Indian alone
    • 420.8%Black alone
    • 10.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.02%Other race alone

Races in Placitas detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of New Mexico and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Placitas, New Mexico as of February 16, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Placitas is 4,990 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


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Ancestries: German (7.0%), Norwegian (6.0%), American (5.8%), Irish (4.6%), European (4.4%), English (4.2%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 5950 feet

Land area: 29.9 square miles.

Population density: 166 people per square mile   (very low).

Placitas, New Mexico map

188 residents are foreign born (2.0% Europe, 1.5% Latin America, 0.5% Asia).

This place:

3.9%
New Mexico:

9.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,477 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,245 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rio Rancho, NM (12.5 miles , pop. 51,765).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (16.9 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (343.9 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Santa Ana Pueblo, NM (2.1 miles ),
Algodones, NM (2.2 miles ),
Bernalillo, NM (2.4 miles ),
San Felipe Pueblo, NM (2.8 miles ),
Pueblo of Sandia Village, NM (2.8 miles ),
La Madera, NM (2.8 miles),
Sandia Heights, NM (3.2 miles ),
Edith Endave, NM (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 35.32 N, Longitude: 106.45 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 505

Distribution of median household income in Placitas, NM in 2017
Distribution of house value in Placitas, NM in 2017
Placitas satellite photo by USGS

Placitas tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.4%
New Mexico:

4.6%
Most common industries in Placitas, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (13.8%)
  • Health care (12.9%)
  • Construction (9.3%)
  • Educational services (7.5%)
  • Public administration (6.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.6%)
  • Computer & electronic products (3.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (17.1%)
  • Construction (15.7%)
  • Health care (7.2%)
  • Computer & electronic products (6.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.5%)
  • Educational services (4.8%)
  • Utilities (4.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.0%)
  • Educational services (10.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.2%)
  • Public administration (8.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.3%)
Most common occupations in Placitas, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Engineers (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Computer specialists (4.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.7%)
  • Top executives (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Engineers (7.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.3%)
  • Computer specialists (5.3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.0%)
  • Electricians (3.9%)
  • Other financial specialists (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5.1%)
  • Top executives (4.5%)
  • Registered nurses (4.5%)
  • Computer specialists (4.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.9%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (3.8%)

Average climate in Placitas, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Placitas, New Mexico average temperatures Placitas, New Mexico average precipitation Placitas, New Mexico humidity Placitas, New Mexico wind speed Placitas, New Mexico snowfall Placitas, New Mexico sunshine Placitas, New Mexico clear and cloudy days

Placitas, New Mexico environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 94.7. This is worse than average.

City:

94.7
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.223. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.223
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 10.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.3
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.530. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.530
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 34.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 26.2. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.2
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 4.93. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.93
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 0.00259. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00259
U.S.:

0.00984

Earthquake activity:

Placitas-area historical earthquake activity is near New Mexico state average. It is 142% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 577.9 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 1/29/1990 at 13:16:10, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 LG, Depth: 7.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 63.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 568.7 miles away from Placitas center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 145.4 miles away from the city center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 547.7 miles away from Placitas center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 11/8/1990 at 10:46:53, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MD, Depth: 3.8 mi) earthquake occurred 64.3 miles away from Placitas center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sandoval County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Fires: 7, Storms: 6, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Placitas topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Placitas:

  • NORTH RIO RANCHO DIALYSIS (FMC) (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; RIO RANCHO, NM)
  • VISTA SANDIA HOSP (Hospital, about 11 miles away; ALBUQUERQUE, NM)
  • VISTACARE (Hospital, about 11 miles away; ALBUQUERQUE, NM)
  • LAS PALOMAS CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; ALBUQUERQUE, NM)
  • MONTEBELLO ON ACADEMY (THE) (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; ALBUQUERQUE, NM)
  • RIO RANCHO CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; RIO RANCHO, NM)
  • MEDICAL RESORT AT FIESTA PARK (THE) (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; ALBUQUERQUE, NM)

Amtrak station near Placitas:

  • 20 miles: ALBUQUERQUE (214 FIRST ST. SW) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Placitas:

  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 12 miles; Albuquerque, NM; Full-time enrollment: 2,335)
  • University of New Mexico-Main Campus (about 19 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 23,042)
  • Central New Mexico Community College (about 20 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 19,398)
  • Santa Fe Community College (about 32 miles; Santa Fe, NM; FT enrollment: 3,047)
  • New Mexico Highlands University (about 72 miles; Las Vegas, NM; FT enrollment: 2,931)
  • San Juan College (about 139 miles; Farmington, NM; FT enrollment: 5,112)
  • Adams State University (about 153 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,805)

Library in Placitas:

  • PLACITAS COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $151,909; Location: 01 TIERRA MADRE; 15,840 books; 688 audio materials; 1,090 video materials; 37 state licensed databases)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Placitas: Strip Mine Trailhead (A), Placitas Community Library (B), Ojo de las Casa (C), San Jose de las Huertas Historic Site (D), Ojo Cuchillo Historic Site (E), Casa Acequia (F), El Rancho de San Francisco (G), Placitas Volunteer Fire Brigade Station 1 (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Placitas include: San Antonio Catholic Mission (A), Las Placites Presbyterian Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Placitas Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Placitas include: Bernalillo Watershed Withdrawal (1), Bernalillo Watershed Research Natural Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Rocky Mountain Enchantment Resort Condominiums (33 Homesteads Road) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Sandoval County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Placitas and their reported violations in the past:

LA MESA WATER COOP (Population served: 650, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-29-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-29-2013), St Public Notif received (SEP-30-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 21 regular monitoring violations
NORTH RANCHOS DE PLACITAS W&SD (Address: 24 Pine Road , Population served: 505, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-21-2010), St Public Notif requested (APR-21-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-23-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-16-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-26-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-1996, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-25-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-25-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUN-20-2005), St Public Notif received (DEC-10-2005)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
LAS ACEQUIAS DE PLACITAS (Population served: 450, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
PLACITAS TRAILS WATER COOP (Address: 1 Ridge Ct. , Population served: 355, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-09-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAY-29-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-29-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-09-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAY-09-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-09-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-09-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAY-09-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-09-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-09-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAY-09-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-09-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-09-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAY-09-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-09-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-09-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAY-09-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-09-2014)
  • 22 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-28-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-06-2011)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 10 regular monitoring violations
OVERLOOK WATER CO-OP INC (Population served: 115, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2003, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-22-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-22-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUN-08-2009)
  • 21 regular monitoring violations
DESERT SKY MOUNTAIN WATER COOPERATIVE (Population served: 114, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-06-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAY-13-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-13-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-06-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAY-13-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-13-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-06-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAY-13-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-13-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-06-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAY-13-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-13-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-06-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAY-13-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-13-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-06-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAY-13-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-13-2014)
  • 25 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-18-2009), St Public Notif requested (AUG-18-2009), St Compliance achieved (AUG-25-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-29-2010)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-18-2009), St Public Notif requested (AUG-18-2009), St Compliance achieved (AUG-25-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-29-2010)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-18-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-18-2009), St Public Notif received (SEP-09-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-16-2009)
PLACITAS WEST WATER CO-OP (Address: 91 Forest Lane , Population served: 110, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-04-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-04-2013), St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2013), St Public Notif received (DEC-02-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-26-2009), St Public Notif requested (SEP-26-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-26-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-27-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-27-2012), St Public Notif received (FEB-22-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-23-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-05-2011), St Public Notif requested (MAY-15-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-15-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-05-2011), St Public Notif requested (MAR-16-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-16-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-05-2011), St Public Notif requested (MAR-16-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-16-2012)
  • 13 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-23-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-23-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUN-18-2007)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-1995, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-11-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-11-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-05-2005)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
CEDAR CREEK WATER COOPERATIVE INC (Population served: 105, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-30-2008), St Public Notif received (JUN-22-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-17-2009), St Public Notif requested (AUG-17-2009)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-15-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-15-2008), St Compliance achieved (2 times from OCT-25-2010 to OCT-25-2010)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-1993, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-06-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-06-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2005)
  • 28 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This place:

2.1 people
New Mexico:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

68.9%
Whole state:

65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.0%
Whole state:

8.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.2% of all households

Banks with branches in Placitas (2011 data):

  • U.S. Bank National Association: Placitas Branch at 221 State Highway 165, Ste F, branch established on 1994/10/17. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp

For population 15 years and over in Placitas:

Marital status in Placitas, NM
  • Never married: 14.0%
  • Now married: 63.4%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 14.6%

For population 25 years and over in Placitas:

  • High school or higher: 97.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 49.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 20.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
New Mexico average:

12.7

Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Placitas
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Placitas, NM (based on Sandoval County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic40,03525
Evangelical Protestant9,42144
Other4,39818
Mainline Protestant1,7419
Black Protestant1891
None75,777-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 14
This county:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 28
Sandoval County:

2.38 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 44
This county:

3.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Sandoval County:

6.4%
State:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Sandoval County:

22.2%
State:

22.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Placitas:

52.1%
New Mexico:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Placitas:

51.2%
New Mexico:

47.6%

Average BMI:
Placitas:

28.8
New Mexico:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.2%
New Mexico:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

7.6%
New Mexico:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Placitas:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

38.1%
New Mexico:

34.5%

General health condition:
Placitas:

58.1%
New Mexico:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.4%
New Mexico:

80.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Placitas, NM Residents

9.46% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($53,988 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.46%
New Mexico average:

6.21%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($234 average AGI)
Sandoval County:

0.04%
New Mexico average:

0.10%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Bernalillo County, NM  4.20% ($48,313 average AGI)
from Santa Fe County, NM  0.48% ($49,810)
from San Juan County, NM  0.45% ($25,991)


7.81% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($54,365 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.81%
New Mexico average:

6.56%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($186 average AGI)
Sandoval County:

0.04%
New Mexico average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Bernalillo County, NM  3.47% ($44,107 average AGI)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.29% ($96,447)
to Santa Fe County, NM  0.29% ($45,640)

Businesses in Placitas, NM

  • FedEx: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Placitas:

  • KKIM (1000 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: AGM-NEVADA, LLC)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KDEF (1150 AM; 5 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: RAMH CORPORATION)
  • KANM (1600 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: ARAGON BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.L.C.)
  • KKNS (1310 AM; 5 kW; CORRALES, NM; Owner: SIMMONS-NM, LS, LLC)
  • KXKS (1190 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KNML (610 AM; 5 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KABQ (1350 AM; 5 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKJY (1550 AM; 5 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: VANGUARD MEDIA, L.L.C)
  • KALY (1240 AM; 1 kW; LOS RANCHOS DE ALBUQ, NM; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KSVA (920 AM; 1 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: LIFETALK RADIO, INC.)
  • KSWV (810 AM; 5 kW; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: LA VOZ BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KTRC (1260 AM; 5 kW; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: AGM NEVADA, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Placitas:

  • KRST (92.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLYT (88.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CONNECTION COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • KTZO (103.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPEK (100.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFLQ (91.5 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • KUNM (89.9 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS UNIV. OF NEW MEXICO)
  • KANW (89.1 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: BD. OF EDUC. CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE, NM)
  • K265CA (100.9 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBZU (96.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMGA (99.5 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KZRR (94.1 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKOB-FM (93.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBQI (107.9 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K213BT (90.5 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KNKT (107.1 FM; ARMIJO, NM; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF ALBUQUERQUE, INC.)
  • KIOT (102.5 FM; LOS LUNAS, NM; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KRZY-FM (105.9 FM; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KAJZ (105.1 FM; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KBAC (104.1 FM; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKSS (97.3 FM; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Placitas:

  • KWBQ (Channel 19; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF NEW MEXICO, LLC)
  • KASA-TV (Channel 2; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • KTFQ (Channel 14; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: TELEFUTURA TELEVISION GROUP, INC.)
  • KOAT-TV (Channel 7; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: KOAT HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KNME-TV (Channel 5; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: REGENTS OF THE UNIV. OF NEW MEXICO)
  • KASY-TV (Channel 50; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF NEW MEXICO, LLC)
  • K46GY (Channel 46; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KYNM-LP (Channel 61; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: BELMAX BROADCASTING LLC)
  • KTVS-LP (Channel 59; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: ALPHA OMEGA BROADCASTING OF ALBUQUERQUE, INC.)
  • KRQE (Channel 13; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KAZQ (Channel 32; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: ALPHA OMEGA BROADCASTING OF ALBUQUERQUE, INC.)
  • KLUZ-TV (Channel 41; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • K56FB (Channel 56; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KOB-TV (Channel 4; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)
  • KTEL-LP (Channel 53; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • K43HW (Channel 43; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: JOSEPH W. SHAFFER)
  • KTFA-LP (Channel 48; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KNAT-TV (Channel 23; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Placitas fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Placitas fatal accident list:

Jul 23, 2012 08:45 AM, I-25, Lat: 35.305039, Lon: -106.536089, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jul 13, 2006 03:46 PM, Jackrabbit Road, Lat: 35.334350, Lon: -106.505990, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Dec 7, 2005 10:40 PM, I-25, Lat: 35.300520, Lon: -106.539360, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Aug 15, 2002 08:18 PM, Sr-165, Lat: 35.308954, Lon: -106.433417, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 20ft / 6.0mTotal length
  • $1,185,000Total costs
  • 15,154Total average daily traffic
  • 789Total average daily truck traffic
  • 18,699Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • STATION 41, 463 Hwy 165 (Lat: 35.308000 Lon: -106.457611), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: KCI730,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.610 MHz, Grant Date: 04/12/2014, Expiration Date: 04/13/2024, Certifier: William Relyea, Registrant: Bernalillo, Town Of, 739 Camino Del Pueblo, Bernalillo, NM 87004-0638, Phone: (505) 771-5872, Fax: (505) 771-5868, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

98 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Placitas)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

24 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Placitas)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$317,0908$349,02551$277,8043$167,0034$327,5080$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$379,4504$256,0731$41,3700$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$02$346,36013$380,0281$16,7101$506,4201$56,480
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$012$326,8181$183,6000$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$02$213,8300$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0105.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$410,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$276,360
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0105.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Placitas, NM
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Placitas, NM - Value
Most common first names in Placitas, NM among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1183.8 years
Robert1076.2 years
William978.8 years
John875.5 years
Charles771.3 years
James669.5 years
Margaret680.0 years
Richard670.5 years
Dorothy580.8 years
David568.2 years
Most common last names in Placitas, NM among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Delara679.0 years
Gonzales571.6 years
Gurule491.0 years
Bennett480.3 years
Lucero485.0 years
Johnson478.5 years
Salazar481.8 years
Unale474.2 years
King375.3 years
Green380.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Placitas, NM
  • 55.0%Utility gas
  • 24.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.6%Electricity
  • 4.4%Wood
  • 3.5%Other fuel
  • 1.5%Solar energy
  • 0.7%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Placitas, NM
  • 47.3%Utility gas
  • 25.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 15.4%Electricity
  • 6.1%Wood
  • 5.7%Other fuel


Placitas compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.
There are 42 pilots and 17 other airmen in this city.
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  • Wayne Armstrong (5)
  • David F. Johnson (5)
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  • Gerald L. Stolarczyk (3)
  • Christie G. Enke (3)
  • Ralph E. Kornbrekke (2)
  • Edna O. Lacy (2)
  • Richard Harvey (2)
  • John Christen Oleson (2)

Total of 77 patent applications in 2008-2020.