Portales Jobs

  • CDL Truck Driver - Team Dedicated. We Train!

    C.R. England - Portales, NM

    C.R. England is now hiring Team Truck Drivers for our Dedicated Division As a Dedicated Team, you will carry freight for one customer, and one customer only. Dedicated Team...

    from C.R. England - 30+ days ago
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    Catapult Health - Portales, NM

    Catapult Health Nurse Practitioner – New Mexico Why Work With Us? At Catapult Health, we make sure our team members are well taken care of. We know that their hard work and...

    from Catapult Health - 2 days ago
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    Mesilla Valley Transportation - Portales, NM

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    from Mesilla Valley Transportation - 18 days ago
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Portales, New Mexico

Portales is the county seat of Roosevelt County , New Mexico, with a total population of 11,131 . It is 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. 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 better known for its burgeoning dairy industry. It is the principal city of the Portales Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is part of the larger Clovis-Portales Combined Statistical Area.

Portales 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 .

Portales Careers

Among the most common occupations in Portales are Management, professional, and related occupations, 30%; Sales and office occupations, 23%; and Service occupations, 14%. Approximately 55 percent of workers in Portales, New Mexico work for companies, 29 percent work for the government and 5 percent are self-employed.

Portales Industries

The leading industries in Portales, New Mexico are Educational, health and social services, 31%; Retail trade, 13%; and Public administration, 7%. Simply Hired's Portales job listings indicate that the following industries in Portales are hiring the most workers:

Portales Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Portales, New Mexico is $23,852, and the median income of households in Portales was $24,658.

Average Salaries in Portales, NM

Portales, NM


According to our Portales Trends data, the number of Portales, New Mexico jobs has increased by 25% since October 2013.
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Portales Employment Statistics

Population of Portales
Total population 11,131
Male 48.34%
Female 51.66%
Median age 27.3
Portales Housing
Owner-occupied homes 54.7%
Median cost of a home $52,300
Median mortgage payment $369
Renter-occupied homes 45.3%
Vacant housing 13.9%
Median monthly rent $394
Average Income
Median for all male full-time $27,080
Median for all female full-time $20,625
Household Income
Less than $10,000 22%
$10,000 to $14,999 12%
$15,000 to $24,999 16%
$25,000 to $34,999 15%
$35,000 to $49,999 16%
$50,000 to $74,999 12%
$75,000 to $99,999 3%
$100,000 to $149,999 3%
$150,000 to $199,999 0%
$200,000 or more 1%
Less than 9th grade 12%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 14%
High school graduate 21%
Some college, no degree 21%
Associate's degree 7%
Bachelor's degree 14%
Graduate degree 11%
Marital Status
Never married 29%
Currently married 51%
Separated 3%
Widowed 8%
Divorced 10%
White 71%
Black or African American 2%
Asian 1%
Other 25%
Portales Commute
Carpool 14.1%
Public transportation 0.2%
Average travel time 16 minutes