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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 18.55% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

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 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.

If knowledge is power, Placitas is a pretty powerful place. 59.12% 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 $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.