Portales, New Mexico

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Population in 2013: 12,497 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +12.3%
 
Males: 6,392  (51.1%)
Females: 6,105  (48.9%)
Median resident age:  24.9 years
New Mexico median age:  36.9 years

Zip codes: 88130.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $32,733 (it was $24,658 in 2000)
Portales:

$32,733
NM:

$43,872

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $14,736 (it was $12,935 in 2000)

Portales city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $101,590 (it was $52,300 in 2000)
Portales:

$101,590
NM:

$159,200

Median gross rent in 2013: $637.

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  • Races in Portales, NM (2013)

    Portales races chart
    • 5,81746.4%Hispanic
    • 5,77846.1%White alone
    • 4193.3%Black alone
    • 2211.8%American Indian alone
    • 1511.2%Two or more races
    • 870.7%Asian alone
    • 320.3%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Portales: 84.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (12.6%), Irish (8.2%), German (7.1%), English (4.3%), Dutch (1.4%), Italian (1.3%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4009 feet

Land area: 6.85 square miles.

Population density: 1,824 people per square mile   (low).

Portales,NM real estate house value index trend

Portales, New Mexico map

For population 25 years and over in Portales:

  • High school or higher: 82.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.0%
  • Unemployed: 10.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Portales city:

  • Never married: 43.4%
  • Now married: 37.4%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

665 residents are foreign born (5.0% Latin America, 0.6% Asia).

This city:

6.0%
New Mexico:

8.2%



According to our research of New Mexico and other state lists there were 19 registered sex offenders living in Portales, New Mexico as of September 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Portales to the number of sex offenders is 670 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $619 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $585 (0.5%)

Portales satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lubbock, TX (94.1 miles , pop. 199,564).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (196.9 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (389.8 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Floyd, NM (3.4 miles) , Cannon AFB, NM (3.9 miles ), Dora, NM (4.2 miles) , Clovis, NM (4.2 miles ), Texico, NM (4.7 miles ), Farwell, TX (4.7 miles ), Melrose, NM (4.9 miles ), Elida, NM (4.9 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 20 buildings, average cost: $71,800
  • 1998: 16 buildings, average cost: $128,800
  • 1999: 22 buildings, average cost: $67,500
  • 2000: 13 buildings, average cost: $94,900
  • 2001: 12 buildings, average cost: $101,600
  • 2002: 14 buildings, average cost: $131,200
  • 2003: 29 buildings, average cost: $99,300
  • 2004: 17 buildings, average cost: $115,700
  • 2005: 23 buildings, average cost: $137,200
  • 2006: 38 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2007: 31 buildings, average cost: $139,500
  • 2008: 48 buildings, average cost: $176,200
  • 2009: 45 buildings, average cost: $149,100
  • 2010: 51 buildings, average cost: $155,000
  • 2011: 63 buildings, average cost: $114,800
  • 2012: 42 buildings, average cost: $118,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 34.18 N, Longitude: 103.34 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +165 (+1.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,633 (71.1%)

Area code: 505

Portales household income distribution Portales home values distribution

Crime rates in Portales by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2008 2009 2010 2011
Murders 00021111
per 100,000 0.00.00.017.88.38.18.08.1
Rapes 24196574
per 100,000 17.935.28.980.049.640.556.132.2
Robberies 40525330
per 100,000 35.70.044.617.841.324.324.10.0
Assaults 5941314274925833
per 100,000 527.1361.2276.4373.4611.2745.4465.2265.8
Burglaries 149114110132121114108178
per 100,000 1,331.21,004.2980.81,173.6999.4923.6866.21,433.5
Thefts 318364419262290178256278
per 100,000 2,841.13,206.53,736.12,329.52,395.31,442.12,053.32,238.9
Auto thefts 171718152291017
per 100,000 151.9149.8160.5133.4181.772.980.2136.9
Arson 33110100
per 100,000 26.826.48.98.90.08.10.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 300.0) 363.0323.1318.7379.9385.6346.1322.5307.4

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Portales detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 42 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.85
New Mexico average:

2.24
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.3%
New Mexico:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +305 (+2.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (27%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (3%)

Work and jobs in Portales: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Portales, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Portales-area historical tornado activity is significantly above New Mexico state average. It is 11% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/21/1963, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.8 miles away from the Portales city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 4/17/1970, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 43.3 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 13 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Portales-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below New Mexico state average. It is 15% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 168.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 128.5 miles away from Portales center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 270.0 miles away from the city 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) earthquake occurred 205.7 miles away from the city center
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 203.2 miles away from Portales center
On 12/19/2005 at 20:27:40, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.1 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 134.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Roosevelt County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Portales topographic map

Birthplace of: Cody Ross - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Los Angeles Dodgers, born: Dec 23, 1980), Ed Foreman - Texas businessman and former congressman, Kent Jones (golfer) - Professional golfer, Kent Jones - PGA Tour Golf player (born: 1/8/67).

Hospitals and medical centers in Portales:

  • PLAINS REG MED CTR PORTALES HM HLTH (1700 S AVE O P O DRAWER 60)
  • ROOSEVELT GENERAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Other, 42121 US HIGHWAY 70)
  • INTERIM HEALTHCARE (1608 SPRUCE STREET #700)
  • HEARTLAND CONTINUING CARE CENTER (1604 WEST 18TH STREET)

Airports located in Portales:

College/University in Portales:

  • Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus (Full-time enrollment: 4,263; Location: 1500 S Ave K; Public; Website: www.enmu.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Portales:

  • South Plains College (about 70 miles; Levelland, TX; Full-time enrollment: 7,007)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus (about 91 miles; Roswell, NM; FT enrollment: 2,212)
  • Wayland Baptist University (about 93 miles; Plainview, TX; FT enrollment: 5,526)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (about 93 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 3,269)
  • Texas Tech University (about 94 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 29,251)
  • West Texas A & M University (about 99 miles; Canyon, TX; FT enrollment: 6,820)
  • Amarillo College (about 110 miles; Amarillo, TX; FT enrollment: 6,622)

Public high school in Portales:

Public elementary/middle schools in Portales:

See full list of schools located in Portales

Library in Portales:

  • PORTALES PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $317,250; Location: 218 S. AVE. B; 50,446 books; 5,200 audio materials; 775 video materials; 37 state licensed databases; 103 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Portales: Portales Plaza (A), Anderson Basin (B), Portales Weather Station (C), Eastern New Mexico University Golden Library (D), Natural History Museum (E), Paleo-Indian Institute (F), Roosevelt County Museum (G), Miles Mineral Museum (H), Portales Fire and Ambulance Station 1 (I), Natatorium (J), Physical Plant (K), Portales Fire and Ambulance Station 2 (L), University Theatre (M), Curry Hall (N), Church of Christ Student Center (O), Newman Center (P), Campus Union (Q), Child Development Center (R), Presbyterian Student Center (S), Campus Security (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Portales include: Church of Christ (A), United Pentecostal Church (B), Faith Temple Church (C), Church of the Nazarene (D), Central Christian Church (E), Southside Church of Christ (F), Bethel Baptist Church (G), First Baptist Church (H), First Spanish Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Portales include: Roosevelt County Courthouse Historic Site (1), Lewis Cooper Arena (2), Greyhound Arena (3), Vatville Recreation Area (4), Portales Historical Marker (5), Blackwater Draw Historical Marker (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Eastern New Mexico University - General Numbers- Museums- Blackwater Draw (1500 South Avenue K) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotels: Sands Motel (1130 West 1st Street) (1), Morning Star Bed & Breakfast (620 West 2nd Street) (2), Classic American Economy Inn (1613 West 2nd Street) (3), Super 8 (1805 West 2nd Street) (4), Super 8 Portales NM (1805 West 2nd Street) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Portales City - Teen Court- Dwi (520 West 2nd Street) (1), New Mexico State Government - Roosevelt County Magistrate Court- Co (42427 US70) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Roosevelt 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 Portales and their reported violations in the past:

PORTALES WATER SYSTEM (Address: 100 W. FIRST STREET , Population served: 12,280, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-22-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-22-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-07-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-29-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-19-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-19-2012), St Compliance achieved (DEC-19-2012), St Public Notif received (SEP-29-2013)
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In APR-02-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-18-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-19-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-19-2012), St Compliance achieved (DEC-19-2012), St Public Notif received (SEP-29-2013)
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In JAN-01-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-18-2013)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 3 other older monitoring violations
ROOSEVELT COUNTY WUA (Address: 1700 S AVE D , Population served: 3,780, Purch groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-09-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-09-2013), St Public Notif received (AUG-14-2013), St Compliance achieved (NOV-04-2013)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In AUG-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-09-2013), St Boil Water Order (AUG-09-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-09-2013), St Public Notif received (AUG-14-2013), St Compliance achieved (NOV-04-2013)
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 (MAY-26-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-08-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-08-2005), St Public Notif received (AUG-01-2005), St Compliance achieved (DEC-15-2005)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2003, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
SUNSET ACRES WATER COMPANY (Address: 134 Yucca Dr. , Population served: 247, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-24-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-24-2013), St Compliance Meeting conducted (JUL-26-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-30-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-19-2013)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-24-2013), St Boil Water Order (JUL-24-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-24-2013), St Compliance Meeting conducted (JUL-26-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-30-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-19-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-14-2005), St Public Notif requested (NOV-14-2005), St Compliance achieved (2 times from NOV-30-2005 to NOV-30-2005), St Public Notif received (DEC-05-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JUL-20-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-25-2013), St Public Notif requested (AUG-08-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-08-2013)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-21-2013), St Public Notif requested (AUG-08-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-08-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-22-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-22-2013)
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In JUL-13-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-08-2011), St Public Notif requested (NOV-08-2011), St Compliance achieved (APR-10-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2011 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-26-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-26-2012), St Public Notif received (JUL-01-2012), St Compliance achieved (NOV-13-2012)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 29.6%
(20.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 91.5% for Black residents, 34.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 45.0% for American Indian residents, 31.7% for other race residents, 50.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
New Mexico:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.5%
Whole state:  65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.9%
Whole state:  8.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Portales in 2010:

  • 825 people in college/university student housing
  • 93 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 71 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 22 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Portales in 2000:

  • 539 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 68 people in nursing homes
  • 52 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 29 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 15 people in unknown juvenile institutions

Portales, New Mexico environmental map by EPA

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Portales compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.

Banks with branches in Portales (2011 data):

  • The James Polk Stone Community Bank: at 109 East Second Street, branch established on 1906/07/30; South Branch at 520 West 18th Street, branch established on 1977/01/12. Info updated 2010/09/10: Bank assets: $182.2 mil, Deposits: $160.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 7 total offices, Holding Company: James Polk Stone Community Bancshares, Inc.
  • New Mexico Bank & Trust: Portales Branch at 1612 East Spruce Street, branch established on 2002/09/30. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $974.9 mil, Deposits: $690.3 mil, headquarters in Albuquerque, NM, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 16 total offices, Holding Company: Heartland Financial Usa, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Portales Branch at 316 West Second Street, branch established on 1941/07/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Portales Branch at 400 West First Street, branch established on 1934/08/01. 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
  • Western Bank of Clovis: Portales Branch at 203 South Main Avenue, branch established on 1995/10/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $52.0 mil, Deposits: $39.1 mil, headquarters in Clovis, NM, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Western Bancshares Of Clovis, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Portales, New Mexico:

  • Super 8 Motel, 1805 W 2ND St, Portales, NM 88130 , Phone: (505) 356-8518
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suite, 1901 W 2nd St, Portales, NM 88130 , Phone: (505) 356-4723
  • Classic American Economy Inn, 1613 W 2nd St, Portales, NM 88130 , Phone: (575) 356-6668
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Portales, New Mexico

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.2
New Mexico average:

13.6

Portales travel time to work - commute Portales mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (54%)
  • Utility gas (42%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Portales city (based on Roosevelt County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,82131
Catholic3,3492
Mainline Protestant9895
Other6013
None9,086-
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: 1
Roosevelt County:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Roosevelt County:

3.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
Here:

5.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

5.1%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Roosevelt County:

23.0%
New Mexico:

22.1%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 7$22,214$38,0810$0
Other Government Administration 20$57,241$34,3451$663
Judicial and Legal 3$7,472$29,8880$0
Police Protection - Officers 18$55,786$37,1910$0
Police - Other 13$32,257$29,7764$3,241
Firefighters 20$64,353$38,6120$0
Fire - Other 3$13,543$54,1720$0
Streets and Highways 6$15,704$31,4080$0
Airports 1$2,815$33,7801$1,414
Welfare 6$11,925$23,8500$0
Solid Waste Management 9$23,476$31,3011$598
Sewerage 3$9,094$36,3760$0
Parks and Recreation 15$37,161$29,7293$2,175
Water Supply 8$15,377$23,0661$1,662
Transit 6$11,344$22,6880$0
Local Libraries 7$17,345$29,7341$464
Other and Unallocable 4$11,436$34,3080$0
Totals for Government 149$408,543$32,90312$10,217

Portales government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Housing & Community Development: $441,000 ($35.29)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,704,000 ($136.35)
    Fire Protection: $1,128,000 ($90.26)
    Regular Highways: $796,000 ($63.70)
    Water Utilities: $701,000 ($56.09)
    Financial Administration: $664,000 ($53.13)
    Solid Waste Management: $630,000 ($50.41)
    Parks & Recreation: $571,000 ($45.69)
    Sewerage: $502,000 ($40.17)
    General - Other: $258,000 ($20.64)
    Libraries: $238,000 ($19.04)
    Air Transportation: $212,000 ($16.96)
    Central Staff Services: $194,000 ($15.52)
    Housing & Community Development: $119,000 ($9.52)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $104,000 ($8.32)
    Corrections - Other: $28,000 ($2.24)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $125,000 ($10.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $642,000 ($51.37)
    Air Transportation: $313,000 ($25.05)
    Parks & Recreation: $230,000 ($18.40)
    Police Protection: $56,000 ($4.48)
    Fire Protection: $56,000 ($4.48)
    General - Other: $20,000 ($1.60)
    Regular Highways: $18,000 ($1.44)
    Judicial: $15,000 ($1.20)
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000 ($0.96)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($0.08)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,585,000 ($286.87)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $201,000 ($16.08)

Portales government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $91,000 ($7.28)
  • Charges - Sewerage: $907,000 ($72.58)
    Solid Waste Management: $843,000 ($67.46)
    All Other: $335,000 ($26.81)
    Parks & Recreation: $22,000 ($1.76)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $198,000 ($15.84)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $672,000 ($53.77)
    Interest Earnings: $64,000 ($5.12)
    Rents: $17,000 ($1.36)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,706,000 ($136.51)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,513,000 ($121.07)
    Highways: $541,000 ($43.29)
    All Other: $477,000 ($38.17)
    Housing & Community Development: $335,000 ($26.81)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $2,212,000 ($177.00)
    Property: $220,000 ($17.60)
    Public Utilities: $214,000 ($17.12)
    NEC: $69,000 ($5.52)
    Other Selective Sales: $45,000 ($3.60)

Portales government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $3,357,000 ($268.62)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,627,000 ($210.21)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $3,571,000 ($285.75)
    Other NEC: $75,000 ($6.00)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $700,000 ($56.01)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $6,541,000 ($523.41)
    Other, NEC: $1,795,000 ($143.63)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $387,000 ($30.97)
    Other, NEC: $207,000 ($16.56)

Portales government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $53,000 ($4.24)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,788,000 ($303.11)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $575,000 ($46.01)

10.76% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,334 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.76%
New Mexico average:

6.50%

0.44% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,287 average AGI)
Roosevelt County:

0.44%
New Mexico average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Curry County, NM  2.96% ($24,374 average AGI)
from Chaves County, NM  0.31% ($29,050)
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.25% ($28,625)


9.52% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($21,778 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.52%
New Mexico average:

6.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Curry County, NM  2.68% ($6,771 average AGI)
to Bernalillo County, NM  0.43% ($17,185)
to Lubbock County, TX  0.35% ($29,773)

Strongest AM radio stations in Portales:

  • KSEL (1450 AM; 1 kW; PORTALES, NM; Owner: ROONEY MOON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KIJN (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FARWELL, TX; Owner: METROPOLITIAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KWKA (680 AM; 1 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: CURRY COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCLV (1240 AM; 1 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: ZIA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KGNC (710 AM; 10 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KBIM (910 AM; 5 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KFYO (790 AM; 5 kW; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Portales:

  • K204DB (88.7 FM; PORTALES, NM; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL EVANGELISM)
  • K214DH (90.7 FM; PORTALES, NM; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K211DZ (90.1 FM; PORTALES, NM; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • KENW-FM (89.5 FM; PORTALES, NM; Owner: EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY)
  • KSEL-FM (95.3 FM; PORTALES, NM; Owner: ROONEY MOON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K220FT (91.9 FM; PORTALES, NM; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KSMX (107.5 FM; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: ROONEY MOON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K228DQ (93.5 FM; PORTALES, NM; Owner: CONNECTION COMMUNICATIONS ASSOC., INC.)
  • KRMQ-FM (101.5 FM; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: MOUNT RUSHMORE BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KKYC (102.3 FM; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORP.)
  • KICA-FM (98.3 FM; FARWELL, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KTQM-FM (99.9 FM; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: CURRY COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K201CY (88.1 FM; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: CONNECTION COMMUNICATIONS ASSOC., INC.)
  • KCLV-FM (99.1 FM; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: ZIA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K212BG (90.3 FM; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KAQF (91.1 FM; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Portales:

  • KENW (Channel 3; PORTALES, NM; Owner: EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY)
  • K58FW (Channel 64; PORTALES, NM; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • KVIH-TV (Channel 12; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: NVG-AMARILLO, LLC)
  • K49BY (Channel 49; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • K24DU (Channel 24; DORA, NM; Owner: NVG-AMARILLO, LLC)
  • K26CD (Channel 26; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: PANHANDLE TELECASTING CO.)
  • K43BU (Channel 43; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: NVG-AMARILLO, LLC)
  • K45BF (Channel 45; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: QUORUM OF AMARILLO LICENSE, LLC)
  • K47DH (Channel 47; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: MISSION B/CING.OF AMARILLO LIC.,INC.)
  • K55AM (Channel 55; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)
  • K51DX (Channel 51; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY)
  • K67CS (Channel 67; DORA, NM; Owner: PANHANDLE TELECASTING LP)
  • K30FM (Channel 30; PORTALES, NM; Owner: KOAT HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Portales fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 7m23ftTotal length
  • 7,673Total average daily traffic
  • 1,764Total average daily truck traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Portales)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 61 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Portales, NM)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 61 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Portales)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 20 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Portales)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 119
  • Hazardous Condition: 26
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Portales

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Portales, NM
Most common first names in Portales, NM among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary9680.7 years
James9274.4 years
John9274.2 years
William7576.9 years
Robert5274.3 years
George3975.2 years
Charles3073.0 years
Joe2975.2 years
Walter2482.8 years
Roy2474.4 years
Most common last names in Portales, NM among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5777.6 years
Davis3375.3 years
Brown32141.0 years
Miller2978.9 years
Jones2578.3 years
Moore2473.8 years
Thompson2277.2 years
Johnson2280.1 years
Walker2176.4 years
Wilson2077.1 years
Businesses in Portales, NM
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1La-Z-Boy1
Ashley Furniture1MasterBrand Cabinets3
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Curves1SONIC Drive-In1
Dairy Queen1Super 81
FedEx2True Value1
Ford1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS1
Holiday Inn1Walmart1
Jones New York1
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