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.
Real Estate Prices
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 86.76% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Placitas is a town of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Placitas who work in management occupations (16.14%), sales jobs (11.15%) and healthcare (8.05%).
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.
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 16.62% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Placitas is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Placitas really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Placitas perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
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 33.12 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.