Send us your Portales photos:
Portales is a city in Roosevelt County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for nearby cliff formations.
The latitude of Portales is 34.186N. The longitude is -103.333W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 4,006 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,078.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Portales demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Roosevelt County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 88130 ZIP code.
9% of Portales residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Portales ancestry & family history guide.
Post a query on a message board:
Records & databases:
At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Portales was $12,935, compared with $21,587 nationally.
25% of Portales residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Portales, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $314. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $550.
Libraries in Portales include Portales Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Portales include Portales News-Tribune
TV stations in Portales include KENW.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KENW-FM.
Roosevelt County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Portales political report.
The average commute time for Portales workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Portales between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Portales include Super 8.
More info about Portales:
Send us your corrections and additions
Search Associate's degrees, Bachelor's degrees, Master's degrees, Certificate programs, Diploma programs, and many others.
Enter your ZIP or Postal code to find schools near you. Your dream major may be just around the corner!