Best Place to Raise Kids in New Mexico: Peralta

Nearby city: Albuquerque
Population: 3,659
Median family income: $49,246
Avg. school math score: 63.5 (State avg.: 42.26)
Avg. school reading score: 69.18 (State avg.: 52.61)

Incorporated as a municipality in 2007, Peralta is a bedroom community south of Albuquerque. In a growing area, the town boasts an excellent elementary school and numerous businesses.

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