Roosevelt County and Portales
Welcome to Portales and Roosevelt County, located on the beautiful High Plains of eastern New Mexico. We are a proud, diverse, and hard-working community of nearly 20,000 people with an economy based on our excellent university, peanut butter and milk, transportation, Cannon Air Force Base and wind power.
Our homes are affordable, our public schools are excellent, and our streets are safe. We are developing a vibrant downtown area, and our university attracts entertainment and cultural events year round.
Our unemployment rate is low and we have many jobs available for skilled individuals from a variety of professions who wish to join us in one of America’s top small towns for quality of life, Portales and Roosevelt County. Whether visiting for the first time, or coming to stay a lifetime, we welcome you.