Portales, NM Population

Population: 11,131. Estimated population in July 2020: 11,295 (+1.5% change)
Males: 5,381 (48.3%), Females: 5,750 (51.7%)

Roosevelt County

Zip code: 88130

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

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%).

Elevation: 4009 feet

Land area: 6.9 square miles

Population

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%).

Hospitals

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

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Portales:

  • CANNON AFB (about 13 miles; CLOVIS, NM; Abbreviation: CVS)
  • ROSWELL INDUSTRIAL AIR CENTER (about 102 miles; ROSWELL, NM; Abbreviation: ROW)
  • LEA COUNTY RGNL (about 104 miles; HOBBS, NM; Abbreviation: HOB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Portales:

  • PORTALES MUNICIPAL (about 6 miles; PORTALES, NM; Abbreviation: Q34)
  • CLOVIS MUNI (about 25 miles; CLOVIS, NM; Abbreviation: CVN)
  • MULESHOE MUNICIPAL (about 49 miles; MULESHOE, TX; Abbreviation: 2T1)

Colleges and Universities

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; Full-time enrollment: 2,578)
  • TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY (about 113 miles; LUBBOCK, TX; Full-time enrollment: 22,439)
  • WEST TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY (about 114 miles; CANYON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,476)
  • AMARILLO COLLEGE (about 122 miles; AMARILLO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,876)
  • NEW MEXICO HIGHLANDS UNIVERSITY (about 155 miles; LAS VEGAS, NM; Full-time enrollment: 2,278)
  • ODESSA COLLEGE (about 171 miles; ODESSA, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,555)

Schools

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)

Libraries

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)

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