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Peralta is in Valencia County, in the Albuquerque metro area.
Likely named for settlers Andr?s, Manuel and Pedro de Peralta
The latitude of Peralta is 34.836N. The longitude is -106.69W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 4,862 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,750.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Peralta demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Valencia County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Albuquerque area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 87042 ZIP code.
9% of Peralta residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Peralta ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Peralta was $15,511, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Peralta residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Peralta, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $502. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,003.
Valencia County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Peralta political report.
The average commute time for Peralta workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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