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Population (year 2000): 11,131. Estimated population in July 2005: 11,295 (+1.5% change)
Males: 5,381 (48.3%), Females: 5,750 (51.7%)

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Median resident age: 27.3 years
Median household income: $24,658 (year 2000)
Median house value: $52,300 (year 2000)

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Races in Portales:

  • White Non-Hispanic (56.6%)
  • Hispanic (38.1%)
  • Other race (23.4%)
  • Two or more races (3.4%)
  • Black (2.3%)
  • American Indian (1.9%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (8.9%), Irish (8.8%), German (7.8%), English (5.8%), Scotch-Irish (1.7%), Italian (1.5%).

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Elevation: 4009 feet

Land area: 6.9 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Portales

  • High school or higher: 74.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.2%
  • Unemployed: 10.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 15.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Portales city

  • Never married: 28.9%
  • Now married: 50.9%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 9.7%

6.0% Foreign born (5.0% Latin America, 0.6% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +305 (+2.8%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: TX Lubbock, (109.1 miles pop. 199,564).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NM Albuquerque, (233.8 miles pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Dallas, (460.2 miles pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Floyd, NM (13.4 miles) , AFB, NM (15.0 miles Cannon Dora, NM (17.4 miles) , NM Clovis, (18.4 miles NM (24.6 miles Texico, TX (24.9 miles Farwell, NM Melrose, (26.2 miles Elida, NM (27.2 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

Latitude: 34.18 N, Longitude: 103.34 W

Area code: 505


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (34.4%), Retail trade (14.4%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +143 (+1.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,931 (65.8%)


 

Crime in Portales by Year

Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 2
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.0
Rapes 10 2 4 1 9
    per 100,000 89.8 18.0 35.9 9.0 80.9
Robberies 3 4 0 5 2
    per 100,000 27.0 35.9 0.0 44.9 18.0
Assaults 24 59 41 31 42
    per 100,000 215.6 530.1 368.3 278.5 377.3
Burglaries 159 149 114 110 132
    per 100,000 1428.4 1338.6 1024.2 988.2 1185.9
Thefts 343 318 364 419 262
    per 100,000 3081.5 2856.9 3270.1 3764.3 2353.8
Auto thefts 21 17 17 18 15
    per 100,000 188.7 152.7 152.7 161.7 134.8
325.5 344.2 302.8 305.5 319.1


Average climate in Portales, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Portales,
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Portales-area historical tornado activity is significantly above New Mexico state average. It is 2% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/21/1963, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 21.0 miles away from the Portales city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/24/1957, a category 3 tornado 33.6 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Cody Ross - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Los Angeles Dodgers, born: Dec 23, 1980), Kent Jones - PGA Tour Golf player (born: 1/8/67).


Hospital/medical center in Portales:
  • ROOSEVELT GENERAL HOSPITAL (42121 US HIGHWAY 70)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Portales:
  • PLAINS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER CLOVIS (about 19 miles; CLOVIS, NM)
  • MULESHOE AREA MED CTR (about 39 miles; MULESHOE, TX)
  • COCHRAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 50 miles; MORTON, TX)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Portales:
  • CANNON AFB (about 13 miles; CLOVIS, NM; ID: CVS)
  • ROSWELL INDUSTRIAL AIR CENTER (about 102 miles; ROSWELL, NM; ID: ROW)
  • LEA COUNTY RGNL (about 104 miles; HOBBS, NM; ID: HOB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Portales:
  • PORTALES MUNICIPAL (about 6 miles; PORTALES, NM; ID: Q34)
  • CLOVIS MUNI (about 25 miles; CLOVIS, NM; ID: CVN)
  • MULESHOE MUNICIPAL (about 49 miles; MULESHOE, TX; ID: 2T1)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Solid Waste Management 11 $17,840 $19,461 1 $675
Sewerage 3 $5,876 $23,504 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 12 $23,632 $23,632 18 $11,092
Housing and Community Development(Local) 3 $8,068 $32,272 0 $0
Water Supply 8 $16,840 $25,260 0 $0
Transit 2 $3,514 $21,084 1 $569
Local Libraries 6 $10,308 $20,616 1 $640
Other and Unallocable 4 $10,685 $32,055 0 $0
Financial Administration 9 $19,218 $25,624 0 $0
Other Government Administration 0 $0   9 $8,856
Judicial and Legal 3 $4,388 $17,552 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 32 $62,625 $23,484 0 $0
Police - Other 12 $18,972 $18,972 2 $1,025
Firefighters 19 $56,647 $35,777 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $2,455 $29,460 0 $0
Streets and Highways 10 $20,214 $24,256 0 $0
Airports 3 $6,762 $27,048 1 $906
Totals for Government 138 $288,044 $25,047 33 $23,763


College/University in Portales:
  • EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (Full-time enrollment: 2,955; Public; Website: www.enmu.edu; Offers Master's degree)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Portales:
  • SOUTH PLAINS COLLEGE (about 76 miles; LEVELLAND, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,851)
  • WAYLAND BAPTIST UNIVERSITY (about 112 miles; PLAINVIEW, TX; FT enrollment: 2,578)
  • TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY (about 113 miles; LUBBOCK, TX; FT enrollment: 22,439)
  • WEST TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY (about 114 miles; CANYON, TX; FT enrollment: 5,476)
  • AMARILLO COLLEGE (about 122 miles; AMARILLO, TX; FT enrollment: 4,876)
  • NEW MEXICO HIGHLANDS UNIVERSITY (about 155 miles; LAS VEGAS, NM; FT enrollment: 2,278)
  • ODESSA COLLEGE (about 171 miles; ODESSA, TX; FT enrollment: 2,555)
Public high schools in Portales:
  • PORTALES HIGH (Students: 735; Location: 201 S. KNOXVILLE AVE.; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • BROAD HORIZONS ALT. (Students: 90; Location: 1034 COMMUNITY WAY; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Portales:
  • NEW MEXICO CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 58; Location: "601 S AVE ""B"""; Grades: KG - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Portales:
  • VALENCIA ELEM (Students: 457; Location: 1415 SOUTH GLOBE; Grades: 04 - 05)
  • JAMES ELEM (Students: 446; Location: 701 WEST 18TH STREET; Grades: 02 - 03)
  • PORTALES JR HIGH (Students: 395; Location: 300 EAST FIFTH STREET; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • BROWN ELEM (Students: 305; Location: 520 EAST FIFTH ST.; Grades: PK - KG)
  • STEINER ELEM (Students: 250; Location: 525 SOUTH CHICAGO; Grades: 01 - 01)
  • LINDSEY MIDDLE (Students: 193; Location: 1216 WEST IVY; Grades: 06 - 06)
Library in Portales:
  • PORTALES PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $227,036; Location: 218 S. AVE. B; 41,076 books; 2,108 audio materials; 1,137 video materials; 91 serial subscriptions)
 

Portales compared to New Mexico state average:

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.

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)
  • KYKK (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; HUMBLE CITY, NM; Owner: NOALMARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Portales:
  • K204DB (88.7 FM; PORTALES, NM; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL EVANGELISM)
  • K211DZ (90.1 FM; PORTALES, NM; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • K214DH (90.7 FM; PORTALES, NM; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • 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.)
  • KTQM-FM (99.9 FM; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: CURRY COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KICA-FM (98.3 FM; FARWELL, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • 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)

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