Portales, New Mexico

Population 12,327

Portales is located in Roosevelt County, NM. The population is 12,327, making Portales the largest city in Roosevelt County.

There are 6 public schools in Portales with an average Homefacts rating of B. The total crime rate for Portales is moderate , and there are 8 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Portales is low and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Portales property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Portales include Floyd, Cannon AFB and Dora.

Portales Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Very good
  • No High School Diploma: 18.8%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 56.3%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 24.8%

Crime Rate

29.55% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 293
  • Violent Crimes: 201
  • Robbery: 25
  • Burglary: 1
  • Property Crime: 3
  • Larceny Theft: 1

Registered Offenders

64.41% Lower than national avg.
  • 8 offenders in Portales
  • 6.49 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

34 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 3
  • Registered Polluters: 2
  • Superfunds: 2
  • Tanks & Spills: 27


Low %
  • New Mexico unemployment average: %
  • National unemployment average: 3.8%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

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6 Public Schools view public schools

There are 6 K-12 public schools in Portales, NM and 0 private schools. Homefacts rates Portales's schools as Very good, with an overall B rating.

1 Colleges & Universities view all colleges & universities

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8 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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Property Report Overview

Average Listing Price
$153,500 compared to March 2019
Median Sales Price
No Data

Median Home Value

Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
  • Rented
  • Owned

Number Of Properties Per Bedroom (Distressed)

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20 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of Portales, NM issued 20 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Portales, NM issued 34 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $541
  • 1 Bedroom: $544
  • 2 Bedrooms: $708
  • 3 Bedrooms: $992
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,192

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Environmental Hazards

34 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (131/134)
    Portales, NM has 97.76% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 2 COUNTY
    Portales, NM is a yellow zone.
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  • UV Index VERY HIGH 7.34 Average
    Portales, NM is a very high risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 37.77°
  • February 38.07°
  • March 51.1°
  • April 58.1°
  • May 65.6°
  • June 77.53°
  • July 81.23°
  • August 78.2°
  • September 70°
  • October 58.47°
  • November 46.93°
  • December 37.93°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Portales, NM

Portales, NM has a very low risk of earthquakes.
Portales, NM has no risk of hurricanes.
Portales, NM has a high risk of hail storms.
Portales, NM has a moderate risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Portales, NM: $31,152


Unemployment in Portales is %. It is lower than the state and national averages, % and 3.8% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 42.51%
White Collar - 57.49%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Susana Martinez
  • Sen. Martin Heinrich
  • Sen. Tom Udall

City Representatives

  • Steve Pearce
  • Ben R. Lujan

Neighborhood Info

1 Airport view all

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14 FCC Towers view all

1 Hospital view all

1 Library view all

1 Police Station view all

1 Retirement Home view all

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