Placitas, NM

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Placitas Profile


Overview

Placitas is a very small town located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 5,001 people and just one neighborhood, Placitas is the 41st largest community in New Mexico.

Placitas home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Mexico, but Placitas real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Occupations and Workforce

Placitas is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.53% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Placitas is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Placitas who work in sales jobs (15.23%), management occupations (15.08%), and office and administrative support (12.84%).

Of important note, Placitas is also a town of artists. Placitas has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Placitas’s character.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.19% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Setting & Lifestyle

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Placitas has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Placitas has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Placitas than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Placitas may be for you.

One downside of living in Placitas, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.31 minutes every day commuting to work.

Placitas Demographics

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Placitas, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Placitas is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 55.19% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Placitas in 2018 was $51,204, which is wealthy relative to New Mexico and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $204,816 for a family of four.

Placitas is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Placitas home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Placitas residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Placitas also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 22.19% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Placitas include English, Irish, German, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Placitas is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2021. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Housing Market Details

 

AGE OF Placitas, NM HOMES

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated August 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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National Median: 4
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My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

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Placitas VIOLENT CRIMES

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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, standardized testing did not take place during the 2019-2020 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2021

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

(100 is best)

Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that serve this neighborhood. Info

Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to NM* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Bernalillo High School
250 Isidro Sanchez Rd
Bernalillo, NM 87004
09-12
Bernalillo Middle School
485 Camino Don Tomas
Bernalillo, NM 87004
06-08
Placitas Elementary School
5 Calle Del Carbon
Bernalillo, NM 87004
PK-05
Bernalillo Elementary School
301 Calle Del Carbon
Bernalillo, NM 87004
03-05
Santo Domingo Elementary School
100 Hwy 22 West
Santo Domingo Pueblo, NM 87052
PK-05
Santo Domingo Middle School
100 Hwy 22 West
Santo Domingo Pueblo, NM 87052
06-08
Wd Carroll Elementary School
842 Camino Don Tomas
Bernalillo, NM 87004
PK-02
* 10 is highest

Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
Children In The Neighborhood Living In Poverty

This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

BERNALILLO PUBLIC SCHOOLS


Students Enrolled in This District


Schools in District


Students Per Classroom

District Quality Compared to New Mexico

(10 is best)

Better than of NM school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
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Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 100.0% 72.3%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 100.0% 69.3%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 0.0% 3.0%

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