Placitas, NM
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Living in Placitas

Placitas is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 5,041 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Placitas is the 44th 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.

Also of interest is that Placitas has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Placitas telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 18.55% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Placitas is worth considering.

One downside of living in Placitas is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Placitas, the average commute to work is 32.77 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Placitas. 59.12% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Placitas in 2018 was $59,804, which is wealthy relative to New Mexico and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $239,216 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 15.64% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Placitas include English, Irish, German, European, and Polish.

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