Peralta is a town in Valencia County, New Mexico, United States. Prior to its incorporation on July 1, 2007, it was a census-designated place (CDP). The population was 3,660 as of the 2010 census. Peralta is part of the Albuquerque metropolitan area.
Peralta is located at 34°49′35″N 106°41′20″W (34.826464, -106.688916).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 4.4 square miles (11 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 Civil War.
"The Padre of Isleta", Anton Docher served as a priest in Peralta during his long period in Isleta.
As of the census 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 per square mile (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.