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Placitas, NM
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Placitas profile

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 associated 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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 21.32% 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.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Placitas has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Placitas a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

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 32.63 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

If knowledge is power, Placitas is a pretty powerful place. 60.10% of the adults in Placitas have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Placitas in 2018 was $65,890, which is wealthy relative to New Mexico and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $263,560 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 17.95% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Placitas include English, Irish, German, European, and Italian.

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