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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    B
  12. Commute
    B
Placitas is a town in New Mexico with a population of 4,696. 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.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$339,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,141
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    12%
  • Own
    88%
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Placitas Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    2%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    2%
  • 25-34 years
    2%
  • 35-44 years
    7%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    32%
  • 65+ years
    33%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Placitas

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$72,476
National
$55,322
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Placitas Reviews

1 review
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!!!!
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