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Encyclopedia > Portales, New Mexico

Portales is a municipality in Roosevelt County, New Mexico, with a total population of 11,131 (as of the 2000 census). It is the county seat of Roosevelt CountyGR6 and is also the home of Eastern New Mexico University. It is located near the larger city of Clovis as well as Cannon Air Force Base, a major contributor to the economy of the region. Roosevelt County is a county located in the state of New Mexico. ... Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Area  Ranked 5th  - Total 121,665 sq mi (315,194 km²)  - Width 342 miles (550 km)  - Length 370 miles (595 km)  - % water 0. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Eastern New Mexico University, (abbreviated ENMU), frequently called Eastern, is a state university in Portales, New Mexico, USA. It is the youngest state university in New Mexico. ... Clovis, New Mexico is a small city in Curry County, New Mexico, United States, with a population of approximately 32,700 (2000 census). ... Cannon AFB is a United States Air Force base located in Curry County, New Mexico. ...


Eastern New Mexico University opened in 1934 and has grown to become the third largest university in the state. Peanuts and sweet potatoes were formerly the largest crops in the area. Although Portales is one of the largest producers of Valencia Peanuts in the United States, it is now best known for its successful, growing dairy industry.

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City

The city's downtown area is centered around a traditional square, descending from Spanish urban design, with a county courthouse and various commercial venues. The university, Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU), forms a sizable district with its campus and surrounding residential stock catering to students. Portales has thirty-four churches, which are predominantly Baptist.


Geography

Location of Portales, New Mexico

Portales is located at 34°10′56″N, 103°20′19″W (34.182184, -103.338737)GR1. Image File history File links NMMap-doton-Portales. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 17.7 km² (6.8 mi²), all land. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


History

The town takes its name (Spanish for "gates"), from a nearby rock formation thought by the first Western visitors to resemble gates or porches. The settlement was founded in the late 1800s and the city was formally established in 1909. Its first mayor was Washington Ellsworth Lindsey, later a state governor of New Mexico. Events and Trends Beginning of the Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815). ... 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Are you kidding?, this is solid truth here, nothing escapes the eyes of Gov!!!, not even. ... Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Area  Ranked 5th  - Total 121,665 sq mi (315,194 km²)  - Width 342 miles (550 km)  - Length 370 miles (595 km)  - % water 0. ...


Economy

The town and surrounding communities are heavily dependent on agriculture, including cattle ranching and dairy farming, peanuts, and grain, as well as the service industry. The Portales economy is also connected to Cannon Air Force Base located approximately 18 miles to the north. The base operates a leased military housing area in Portales with 150 single family dwellings. Retailers include Wal-Mart, many dollar stores and Allsups convenience stores. There is one bar in Portales (Goober McCool's). Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 11,131 people, 4,188 households, and 2,659 families residing in the city. The population density was 627.4/km² (1,624.9/mi²). There were 4,862 housing units at an average density of 274.0/km² (709.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 68.80% White, 2.28% African American, 1.12% Native American, 0.96% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 23.39% from other races, and 3.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 38.13% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 4,188 households out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% were married couples living together, 14.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.5% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.09. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 20.1% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 15.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.8 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $24,658, and the median income for a family was $30,462. Males had a median income of $27,080 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,935. About 18.8% of families and 24.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.5% of those under age 18 and 17.5% of those age 65 or over. The Davis family runs the Sun/West company. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


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