Portales is a city located in Roosevelt County New Mexico. With a 2020 population of 11,300, it is the 18th largest city in New Mexico and the 2852nd largest city in the United States . Portales is currently declining at a rate of -1.35% annually and its population has decreased by -7.98% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,280 in 2010. Portales reached it's highest population of 12,689 in 2011. Spanning over 8 miles, Portales has a population density of 1,423 people per square mile.
The average household income in Portales is $49,560 with a poverty rate of 27.83%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $776 per month, and the median house value is $116,200. The median age in Portales is 26.3 years, 25.3 years for males, and 28.6 years for females.