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Living In Portales, NM

Portales, a small city in New Mexico, has a population of slightly more than 12,000. There is a surplus of peers for young adults aged 15-24, who account for a higher percentage of the population here (26%) than nationally (14%), while middle-aged professionals are less well-represented. Overall, the city's population, with an average age of just under 34, is decidedly younger than most cities in New Mexico. Renters tend to be in the minority in the city, and 57% of residents own their homes. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the city boasts a relatively low average rent of $791 per month. Over the course of a year, renters in Portales will save around $1,000 compared to the state average.

Many Portales residents work in one of two industries: education and entertainment. Together, these industries make up 15% of the workforce in the city. Portales workers earn an average annual income of just over $43K, less than the New Mexico average. Portales's average income also trails the national average ($73,345). Fourteen percent of Portales residents over the age of 25 have earned a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.

Averaging about 18 minutes, the commute time for Portales residents is shorter than the New Mexico average of about 23 minutes. Many residents (36%) commute to work by car, while public transportation isn't used. Walking (3%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number exceeds the national average.


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