Portales employment information

IndexPortalesNew MexicoNational
Income per capita$15,971$23,948$28,555
Median household income$33,642$44,968$53,482
Median income owner occupied$49,688$55,397$68,142
Median income renter occupied$21,056$28,298$33,219
Median earnings male$24,195$31,026$36,116
Median earnings female$11,747$22,331$25,692
Unemployment rate6.6%5.7%5.8%
Poverty level32.3%20.9%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Portales is 44% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Portales is 37% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Portales is 13% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Portales is 107% higher than the national average.

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Portales median earnings by income bracket

Portales employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry9.4%1.8%
Manufacturing sector8.5%5.4%
Financial & insurance services0.6%1.1%
Wholesale & retail services15.7%14.1%
Public administration7.8%5.1%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.3%1.0%
Education, health & social services16.9%51.1%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Floyd, NM112$50,0007%
Cannon AFB, NM2,591$36,49532%
Portales, NM12,481$33,64237%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Timberlake, VA12,478$48,6979%
Sugarland Run, VA12,473$94,21176%
Brookhaven, MS12,499$29,23345%
Goldenrod, FL12,500$39,03427%
Prosper, TX12,503$111,641109%
Portales, NM12,481$33,64237%
Source: The Portales, NM employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.