In 2017, Portales, NM had a population of 19.3k people with a median age of 29.7 and a median household income of $35,928. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Portales, NM declined from 19,618 to 19,313, a -1.55% decrease and its median household income grew from $34,933 to $35,928, a 2.85% increase.
The population of Portales, NM is 53.1% White Alone, 41% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.8% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Portales, NM speak a non-English language, and 91.7% are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Portales, NM are Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus (1,355 degrees awarded in 2017).
The median property value in Portales, NM is $114,300, and the homeownership rate is 61.2%. Most people in Portales, NM commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Portales, NM is 2 cars per household.