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-- Demographic Economic Characteristics & Patterns
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Portales NM General Demographic-Economic-Geographic Characteristics -- scroll section
|Population, 2013 estimate ||12,497||2,085,287|
|Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base ||12,280||2,059,183|
|Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013 ||1.8%||1.3%|
|Population, 2010 ||12,280||2,059,179|
|Persons under 5 years, percent, 2010 ||8.2%||7.0%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent, 2010 ||25.6%||25.2%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2010 ||11.2%||13.2%|
|Female persons, percent, 2010 ||50.2%||50.6% |
|White alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||74.7%||68.4%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||2.5%||2.1%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||1.6%||9.4%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||1.2%||1.4%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||Z||0.1%|
|Two or More Races, percent, 2010 ||3.8%||3.7%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010 (b) ||43.0%||46.3%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010 ||50.9%||40.5% |
|Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-2013 ||71.7%||85.3%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013 ||7.6%||9.8%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013 ||26.0%||36.1%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013 ||82.9%||83.6%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013 ||23.7%||25.8%|
|Veterans, 2009-2013 ||636||172,717|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013 ||12.8||21.6|
|Housing units, 2010 ||4,968||901,388|
|Homeownership rate, 2009-2013 ||54.0%||68.7%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-2013 ||19.2%||14.8%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013 ||$102,100||$160,000|
|Households, 2009-2013 ||4,141||761,938|
|Persons per household, 2009-2013 ||2.78||2.66|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013 ||$15,007||$23,763|
|Median household income, 2009-2013 ||$33,520||$44,927|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2009-2013 ||29.6%||20.4%|
|Business Attributes||Portales||New Mexico|
|Total number of firms, 2007 ||1,004||157,231|
|Black-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||F||1.2%|
|American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||F||5.3%|
|Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||F||2.1%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||F||0.1%|
|Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||S||23.6%|
|Women-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||41.9%||31.7% |
|Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) ||0||17,122,725|
|Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000) ||18,304||10,589,286|
|Retail sales, 2007 ($1000) ||161,633||24,469,997|
|Retail sales per capita, 2007 ||$13,175||$12,429|
|Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) ||D||3,734,300|
|Geographic Attributes||Portales||New Mexico|
|Land area in square miles, 2010 ||7.06||121,298.15|
|Persons per square mile, 2010 ||1,738.6||17.0|
|FIPS Code ||59260||35|
|Counties ||Roosevelt County|
|(a) Includes persons reporting only one race.|
|(b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories.|
|FN: Footnote on this item for this area in place of data|
|NA: Not available|
|D: Suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information|
|X: Not applicable|
|S: Suppressed; does not meet publication standards|
|Z: Value greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown|
|F: Fewer than 100 firms|
|Source: ProximityOne; Census Bureau; BLS|
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