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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Placitas is a suburb of Albuquerque with a population of 4,441. Placitas is in Sandoval County. Living in Placitas offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Placitas and residents tend to be conservative.
About Placitas...
Population
4,441

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$349,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,090
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    11%
  • Own
    89%
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Placitas Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    2%
  • 10-17 years
    5%
  • 18-24 years
    3%
  • 25-34 years
    3%
  • 35-44 years
    5%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    33%
  • 65+ years
    39%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Placitas

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$73,657
National
$55,322
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Placitas Reviews

3 reviews
I USED TO LIVE IN PLACITAS BACK IN THE 70'S AND IT WAS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE. MOST EVERYBODY THERE WERE RELATED, A TIGHT KNIT COMMUNITY. NEVER AMY CRIME. A QUITE PEACEFUL PLACE TO RAISE A FAMILY. I MARRIED A GIRL FROM THERE. EVEN THOUGH I NOW LIVE IN ALBUQUERQUE DUE TO MY PREVIOUS JOB AND CLOSER TO THE V A. STILL GO THERE TO REMEMBER THOSE PEACEFUL DAYS AND THE CHRISTMAS PROCESSION OF SINGING TO ALL THE NEIGHBORS, HAVING A GLASS OF WINE, PICOCHETOS AND SING THE MANANITAS TO THE RESIDENTS
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There are wild horse running around and the community has taken the time to put signs up that worn people about them.
I enjoyed it a lot more when there wasn't as many people!! Especially cause most new residents are from the East,or West coast which I don't personally get along with very well.. The couple of neat things is that we have a grocery store, a restaurant, and a bar with karaoke which is fun on the weekend's!! Also the views are amazing!!!!