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Placitas is in Sandoval County, in the Albuquerque metro area.
The community name derives from Spanish for "courtyard" or "square"
The latitude of Placitas is 35.306N. The longitude is -106.424W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 5,955 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,452.
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14% of Placitas residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Placitas ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Placitas was $36,243, compared with $21,587 nationally.
51% of Placitas residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Placitas, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $516. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,530.
Sandoval County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Placitas political report.
The average commute time for Placitas workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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