Peralta, New Mexico

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Peralta is a town in Valencia County, New Mexico, United States. Prior to its incorporation on July 1, 2007[1], it was a census-designated place (CDP). The CDP population was 3,750 as of the 2000 census.

Peralta is part of the Albuquerque Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Peralta is located at 34°49′35″N 106°41′20″W / 34.82639°N 106.68889°W / 34.82639; -106.68889 (34.826464, -106.688916)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 4.4 square miles (11.4 km²), all land.


Peralta was the site of the Battle of Peralta a minor engagement near the end of Confederate General Henry Hopkins Sibley's 1862 New Mexico Campaign during the American Civil War.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 3,750 people, 1,314 households, and 1,034 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 851.4 people per square mile (329.1/km²). There were 1,413 housing units at an average density of 320.8/sq mi (124.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 66.88% White, 0.75% African American, 2.27% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 24.24% from other races, and 5.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 51.28% of the population.

There were 1,314 households out of which 37.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.1% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.3% were non-families. 16.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.19.

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