Belen, New Mexico

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Population in 2017: 7,089 (91% urban, 9% rural).
Population change since 2000: +2.7%
 
Males: 3,684  (52.0%)
Females: 3,405  (48.0%)
Median resident age:

34.5 years
New Mexico median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 87002.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $32,428 (it was $26,754 in 2000)
Belen:

$32,428
NM:

$46,744

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $17,173 (it was $12,999 in 2000)

Belen city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $92,982 (it was $78,600 in 2000)
Belen:

$92,982
NM:

$171,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $135,896; detached houses: $146,665; townhouses or other attached units: $123,342; mobile homes: $102,872; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $17,742

Median gross rent in 2017: $626.

March 2019 cost of living index in Belen: 90.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 30.8%
(16.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.8% for Black residents, 40.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 3.9% for American Indian residents, 37.0% for other race residents, 51.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Belen, NM (2010)
    • 4,74565.3%Hispanic
    • 2,23130.7%White alone
    • 961.3%American Indian alone
    • 891.2%Two or more races
    • 711.0%Black alone
    • 220.3%Asian alone
    • 80.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 70.10%Other race alone

Races in Belen detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of New Mexico and other state lists, there were 25 registered sex offenders living in Belen, New Mexico as of July 15, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Belen is 286 to 1.


Crime rates in Belen by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(14.2)
1
(13.9)
2
(28.1)
4
(55.9)
1
(13.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(42.6)
2
(27.7)
1
(14.0)
3
(41.9)
3
(40.9)
3
(39.9)
2
(27.2)
3
(41.5)
4
(56.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(28.2)
1
(14.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
22
(312.6)
10
(138.5)
13
(182.4)
9
(125.7)
8
(109.0)
9
(119.6)
10
(136.1)
5
(69.2)
5
(69.9)
9
(126.3)
12
(169.1)
12
(169.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
94
(1,336)
51
(706.6)
43
(603.3)
43
(600.6)
52
(708.3)
70
(930.6)
60
(816.3)
132
(1,826)
111
(1,553)
113
(1,586)
130
(1,832)
148
(2,096)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
377
(5,357)
167
(2,314)
190
(2,666)
175
(2,444)
187
(2,547)
342
(4,547)
230
(3,129)
136
(1,882)
110
(1,539)
126
(1,768)
126
(1,776)
69
(977.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
521
(7,403)
242
(3,353)
327
(4,588)
247
(3,450)
329
(4,481)
352
(4,680)
387
(5,265)
349
(4,828)
267
(3,735)
341
(4,785)
370
(5,215)
260
(3,682)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
172
(2,444)
82
(1,136)
66
(925.9)
58
(810.2)
55
(749.1)
42
(558.4)
30
(408.2)
32
(442.7)
44
(615.6)
70
(982.2)
80
(1,128)
33
(467.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
5
(69.3)
0
(0.0)
6
(83.8)
4
(54.5)
2
(26.6)
6
(81.6)
3
(41.5)
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City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)1290.0619.7686.9677.0651.7804.0688.2779.5710.7748.7862.9734.6

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Crime rate in Belen detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 26 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.26
New Mexico average:

1.29
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Ancestries: American (5.5%), Irish (3.0%), German (2.2%), Israeli (1.7%), Portuguese (1.2%), English (1.2%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4808 feet

Land area: 4.72 square miles.

Population density: 1,503 people per square mile   (low).

Belen, New Mexico map

573 residents are foreign born (7.9% Latin America).

This city:

8.0%
New Mexico:

9.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $796 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $549 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Albuquerque, NM (32.2 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (313.6 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Los Trujillos-Gabaldon, NM (1.0 miles ),
Sausal, NM (1.2 miles ),
Pueblitos, NM (1.7 miles ),
Rio Communities, NM (1.8 miles ),
Adelino, NM (2.1 miles ),
Jarales, NM (2.1 miles ),
Los Chaves, NM (2.3 miles ),
Tome-Adelino, NM (2.3 miles )

Latitude: 34.67 N, Longitude: 106.78 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,866 (+26.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,195 (52.7%)

Area code: 505

Distribution of median household income in Belen, NM in 2017
Distribution of house value in Belen, NM in 2017
Belen satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.8%
New Mexico:

4.6%
Historical population in Belen, NM
Historical housing units in Belen, NM

Population change in the 1990s: +289 (+4.4%).
Most common industries in Belen, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (11.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.6%)
  • Public administration (8.5%)
  • Construction (6.7%)
  • Health care (6.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.9%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.0%)
  • Public administration (8.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.9%)
  • Educational services (5.6%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.1%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (18.0%)
  • Health care (11.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.9%)
  • Public administration (9.0%)
  • Social assistance (7.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.5%)
Most common occupations in Belen, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.6%)
  • Child care workers (4.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)

Average climate in Belen, New Mexico

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Belen, New Mexico environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 60.5. This is better than average.

City:

60.5
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 34.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 4.32. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.32
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Belen-area historical earthquake activity is near New Mexico state average. It is 153% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/29/1990 at 13:16:10, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 LG, Depth: 7.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 15.2 miles away from Belen center
On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 557.4 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 549.9 miles away from Belen center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 521.3 miles away from the city center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 11/8/1990 at 10:46:53, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MD, Depth: 3.8 mi) earthquake occurred 15.7 miles away from the city center
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 534.8 miles away from Belen center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Valencia County (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers in Belen:

  • AMBERCARE HOSPICE INC (2129 OSUNA ROAD NE)
  • LOS LUNAS COMMUNITY PROGRAM/BEHAVIORAL SERVICES CE (84 ESTANCIA ROAD)
  • VALENCIA PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL (609 S CHRISTOPHER RD)
  • AMBERCARE HOME HEALTH (420 NORTH MAIN STREET)
  • BELEN MEADOWS HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (1831 CAMINO DEL LLANO)

Airports located in Belen:

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Amtrak station:

BELEN (420 N MAIN ST.) - Bus Station

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Belen:

  • Central New Mexico Community College (about 30 miles; Albuquerque, NM; Full-time enrollment: 19,398)
  • University of New Mexico-Main Campus (about 31 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 23,042)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 39 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 2,335)
  • Santa Fe Community College (about 78 miles; Santa Fe, NM; FT enrollment: 3,047)
  • New Mexico Highlands University (about 110 miles; Las Vegas, NM; FT enrollment: 2,931)
  • Western New Mexico University (about 157 miles; Silver City, NM; FT enrollment: 2,456)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus (about 160 miles; Roswell, NM; FT enrollment: 2,212)

Public high schools in Belen:

  • BELEN HIGH (Students: 1,334, Location: 1619 WEST DELGADO AVE, Grades: 9-12)
  • BELEN INFINITY HIGH (Location: 320 BECKER DR, Grades: 9-12)

Private high school in Belen:

  • CALVARY CHAPEL ACADEMY (Students: 162, Location: 19381 HIGHWAY 314, Grades: PK-9)

Public elementary/middle schools in Belen:

Private elementary/middle school in Belen:

  • ST MARY'S CATHOLIC SCHOOL BELEN (Students: 137, Location: CHURCH AND 10TH STS, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Belen

Library in Belen:

  • BELEN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $482,964; Location: 333 BECKER AVENUE; 40,094 books; 715 audio materials; 1,448 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 37 state licensed databases; 47 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Belen: Belen Weather Station (A), Rural Bookmobile West (B), Belen Public Library (C), Valencia Presbyterian Hospital Library (D), Valencia County Historical Society Museum (E), Belen Fire Department Main Station (F), Belen Fire Department Substation (G), Living Cross Ambulance Service Belen (H), Felipe Chaves House Historic Site (I), Belen Harvey House Historic Site (J), Belen Hotel Historic Site (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Belen include: Valley Baptist Church (A), Belen Christian Church (B), First Baptist Church (C), Sierra Vista Baptist Church (D), Calvary Baptist Church (E), First Assembly of God Church (F), First Presbyterian Church (G), Saint Phillips Episcopal Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Our Lady of Belen Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Harvey House Museum (104 North 1st Street), Affordable Balloon Rides (30 Garcia Avenue), J & G Guides and Outfitters (Tours & Charters; 42 Edmundo Road).

Hotels: Super 8 Motel (428 South Main Street), Best Western Belen (2111 Camino Del Llano), Hub Motel (601 North Main Street), Holiday Inn Express Belen (2110 Camino Del Llano), LA Mirada RV Park (2200 Camino Del Llano), Super 8 Belen NM (428 South Main Street).

Courts: Belen Town Government - Municipal Court (525 Becker Avenue), Magistrate Court (901 West Castillo Avenue).

Birthplace of: Joe Baca - Politician, Art Aragon - Boxer, Gloria Castillo - Actor, Michael Sanchez - Politician.

Valencia County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Belen and their reported violations in the past:

BELEN WATER SYSTEM (Address: 100 S. Main , Population served: 9,780, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (JUN-17-2011), St Public Notif requested (NOV-23-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-23-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (JUN-17-2011), St Public Notif requested (NOV-23-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-23-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2011 and MAR-2011, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (JUN-17-2011), St Public Notif requested (NOV-23-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-23-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-24-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-24-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-23-2010), St Public Notif received (DEC-23-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-24-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-24-2011), St BCA signed (JUN-17-2011), St Public Notif received (JUL-18-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-27-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-27-2010), St Compliance achieved (NOV-03-2010), St Public Notif received (NOV-03-2010)
  • 13 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-1999, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 35 regular monitoring violations
RIO COMMUNITIES WATER SYSTEM (Address: 401 Horner Street , Population served: 4,775, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-1996, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • One minor monitoring violation
ELEPHANT BUTTE WATER SYSTEM (Address: 401 Horner Street , Population served: 2,529, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-14-2006), St Public Notif requested (AUG-14-2006), St Public Notif received (SEP-07-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAY-10-2011)
MONTEREY WATER COMPANY INC. (Address: 1501 River Rd. , Population served: 1,840, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-03-2014), St Public Notif requested (FEB-03-2014)
  • One minor monitoring violation
SANDIA KNOLLS WATER SYSTEM (Address: 401 Horner Street , Population served: 1,260, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-13-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAY-03-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-03-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-22-2011)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-12-2006), St Public Notif requested (MAY-03-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-03-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-22-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-10-2006), St Public Notif requested (OCT-20-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-20-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-10-2006), St Public Notif requested (OCT-20-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-20-2006)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-12-2006), St Public Notif requested (MAY-03-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-03-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-22-2011)
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
  • 9 other older monitoring violations
TAQUERIA AND MORE (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-18-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-18-2011), St Compliance achieved (OCT-12-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-24-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-24-2011), St Compliance achieved (OCT-12-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-17-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-17-2010), St Site Visit (enforcement) (MAR-03-2011), St Compliance achieved (OCT-12-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 14 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
SILVER SPRUCE ESTATES WATER COMPANY (Population served: 70, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2010 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-04-2014), St Public Notif requested (FEB-04-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2010 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-04-2014), St Public Notif requested (FEB-04-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2008 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-14-2010), St Public Notif requested (MAY-14-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2008 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-14-2010), St Public Notif requested (MAY-14-2010)
  • One minor monitoring violation
NEW MEXICO BOYS AND GIRLS RANCH (Address: 775 HIGHWAY 304 , Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-15-2009), St Public Notif requested (DEC-08-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-08-2011), St Public Notif received (DEC-21-2011), St Compliance achieved (APR-04-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-15-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUL-15-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-15-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-05-2011), St Compliance achieved (APR-04-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2011 and MAR-2011, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-15-2009), St Public Notif requested (APR-26-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-26-2011), St Public Notif received (MAY-06-2011), St Compliance achieved (APR-04-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-15-2009), St Public Notif requested (JAN-19-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-19-2011), St Public Notif received (JAN-31-2011), St Compliance achieved (APR-04-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-15-2009), St Public Notif requested (SEP-17-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-17-2010), St Public Notif received (SEP-27-2010), St Compliance achieved (APR-04-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-15-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUN-24-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-24-2010), St Compliance achieved (APR-04-2013)
  • 8 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JAN-13-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-13-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-13-2012), St Public Notif received (JAN-25-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-21-2012)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-13-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-13-2010), St Public Notif received (SEP-24-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAR-24-2011)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 21 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Belen that have no violations reported:

  • RIO DEL ORO WATER SYSTEM (Address: 401 Horner Street , Population served: 2,530, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MEADOW LAKE WATER SYSTEM (Address: 401 Horner Street , Population served: 2,310, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CYPRESS GARDENS WATER USERS ASSOCIATION (Address: 401 Horner Street , Population served: 1,448, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
New Mexico:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

65.3%
Whole state:

65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

9.6%
Whole state:

8.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
98 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
5 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Belen in 2000:

  • 123 people in nursing homes
  • 8 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Belen (2011 data):

  • My Bank: at 19339 Highway 314, branch established on 1992/07/01; 394 Rio Communities Blvd Branch at 394 Rio Communities Blvd Branch, branch established on 1999/05/10. Info updated 2006/10/10: Bank assets: $163.0 mil, Deposits: $140.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Bethlehem Financial Corporation
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Belen Reinken Branch at 620 West Reinken Avenue, branch established on 1961/06/07. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • BOKF, National Association: Belen Branch at 634 Becker Avenue, branch established on 1962/01/01. Info updated 2012/02/28: Bank assets: $25,360.0 mil, Deposits: $19,171.3 mil, headquarters in Tulsa, OK, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 189 total offices, Holding Company: Bok Financial Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Belen Main Branch at 101 South Main Street, branch established on 1903/01/28. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

For population 15 years and over in Belen:

Marital status in Belen, NM
  • Never married: 41.5%
  • Now married: 30.1%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 22.5%

For population 25 years and over in Belen:

  • High school or higher: 79.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.2
New Mexico average:

12.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Belen
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Belen, NM (based on Valencia County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic21,58412
Evangelical Protestant6,88945
Other2,18011
Mainline Protestant1,7038
None44,213-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 11
This county:

1.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Valencia County:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Valencia County:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
This county:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
Valencia County:

3.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Valencia County:

7.4%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

25.8%
State:

22.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Belen:

48.0%
State:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

46.0%
State:

47.6%

Average BMI:
Belen:

28.7
New Mexico:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Belen:

21.4%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Belen:

11.6%
State:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
New Mexico:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.3%
New Mexico:

34.5%

General health condition:
Belen:

53.4%
New Mexico:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

79.8%
State:

80.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Belen, NM Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 19$66,312$41,8810$0
Firefighters 9$27,888$37,1840$0
Water Supply 9$20,564$27,4190$0
Sewerage 7$17,028$29,1910$0
Streets and Highways 7$14,683$25,1711$941
Financial Administration 6$13,629$27,2581$1,087
Local Libraries 5$10,089$24,2140$0
Other and Unallocable 4$10,027$30,0810$0
Other Government Administration 2$5,081$30,4865$5,619
Police - Other 2$4,244$25,4640$0
Judicial and Legal 2$6,874$41,2442$1,849
Parks and Recreation 2$5,444$32,6642$1,357
Health 1$1,636$19,6320$0
Airports 1$3,405$40,8600$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$1,771
Totals for Government 76$206,904$32,66912$12,624

Belen government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $496,000 ($69.97)
    Regular Highways: $264,000 ($37.24)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,768,000 ($249.40)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,378,000 ($194.39)
    Regular Highways: $1,325,000 ($186.91)
    Financial Administration: $1,152,000 ($162.51)
    Water Utilities: $983,000 ($138.67)
    Local Fire Protection: $824,000 ($116.24)
    Sewerage: $749,000 ($105.66)
    Parks and Recreation: $363,000 ($51.21)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $288,000 ($40.63)
    Correctional Institutions: $250,000 ($35.27)
    General - Other: $240,000 ($33.86)
    Central Staff Services: $160,000 ($22.57)
    Health - Other: $18,000 ($2.54)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $612,000 ($86.33)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $107,000 ($15.09)
    General - Other: $88,000 ($12.41)
    Water Utilities: $14,000 ($1.97)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($0.71)
    Air Transportation: $3,000 ($0.42)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,687,000 ($379.04)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($0.71)

Belen government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,204,000 ($169.84)
    Sewerage: $1,093,000 ($154.18)
    Other: $94,000 ($13.26)
    Parks and Recreation: $45,000 ($6.35)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $70,000 ($9.87)
    General Local Government Support: $42,000 ($5.92)
  • Miscellaneous - Royalties: $1,514,000 ($213.57)
    Interest Earnings: $418,000 ($58.96)
    General Revenue - Other: $362,000 ($51.07)
    Sale of Property: $9,000 ($1.27)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,555,000 ($219.35)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $504,000 ($71.10)
    General Local Government Support: $399,000 ($56.28)
    Health and Hospitals: $7,000 ($0.99)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,035,000 ($851.32)
    Property: $691,000 ($97.47)
    Other License: $168,000 ($23.70)
    Other Selective Sales: $63,000 ($8.89)
    Public Utilities Sales: $58,000 ($8.18)
    Motor Vehicle License: $56,000 ($7.90)

Belen government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,314,000 ($467.48)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,314,000 ($467.48)

Belen government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $90,000 ($12.70)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,423,000 ($1047.12)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $896,000 ($126.39)

5.71% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,626 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.71%
New Mexico average:

6.21%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Bernalillo County, NM  2.56% ($39,674 average AGI)
from Socorro County, NM  0.24% ($33,441)
from Sandoval County, NM  0.22% ($41,161)


5.72% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,202 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.72%
New Mexico average:

6.56%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Bernalillo County, NM  2.72% ($36,111 average AGI)
to Sandoval County, NM  0.30% ($49,365)
to Socorro County, NM  0.18% ($29,174)
Businesses in Belen, NM
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Circle K1SONIC Drive-In1
Cricket Wireless1Sears1
Domino's Pizza1Subway2
FedEx2Super 81
H&R Block1T-Mobile1
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell1
Jones New York1True Value1
Long John Silver's1U-Haul2
McDonald's1UPS2
Nike1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Belen:

  • KARS (860 AM; 1 kW; BELEN, NM; Owner: AGM-NEVADA, LLC)
  • KNML (610 AM; 5 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXKS (1190 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKIM (1000 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: AGM-NEVADA, LLC)
  • KANM (1600 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: ARAGON BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.L.C.)
  • KABQ (1350 AM; 5 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKJY (1550 AM; 5 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: VANGUARD MEDIA, L.L.C)
  • KDEF (1150 AM; 5 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: RAMH CORPORATION)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KKNS (1310 AM; 5 kW; CORRALES, NM; Owner: SIMMONS-NM, LS, LLC)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KDAZ (730 AM; 1 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: PAN AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Belen:

  • KIOT (102.5 FM; LOS LUNAS, NM; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KTEG (104.7 FM; BOSQUE FARMS, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLVO (97.7 FM; BELEN, NM; Owner: AGM-NEVADA, LLC)
  • KNKT (107.1 FM; ARMIJO, NM; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF ALBUQUERQUE, INC.)
  • KYLZ (106.3 FM; LOS LUNAS, NM; Owner: AGM-NEVADA, LLC)
  • KLYT (88.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CONNECTION COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • KTZO (103.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KUNM (89.9 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS UNIV. OF NEW MEXICO)
  • KKOB-FM (93.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KANW (89.1 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: BD. OF EDUC. CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE, NM)
  • KRST (92.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBZU (96.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBQI (107.9 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMGA (99.5 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KZRR (94.1 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KPEK (100.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K265CA (100.9 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFLQ (91.5 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • K213BT (90.5 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KXTC (99.9 FM; THOREAU, NM; Owner: KXTC, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Belen:

  • KWBQ (Channel 19; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF NEW MEXICO, LLC)
Belen fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Belen fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 35Number of bridges
  • 338ft / 103mTotal length
  • $2,259,000Total costs
  • 310,588Total average daily traffic
  • 50,592Total average daily truck traffic
  • 356,716Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Belen, NM - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21960-1969
  • 261970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Belen, NM
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Belen)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 100 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Belen, NM)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 67 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 135 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Belen)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 25 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Belen)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED10$96,3496$68,61224$124,5864$47,2482$93,5601$28,090
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$43,2401$27,1507$116,4910$01$21,9301$90,110
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$239,7103$54,93018$128,3408$31,8382$85,7406$66,200
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$59,8200$016$115,4811$51,0100$01$129,260
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$02$110,4250$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 9707.00 , 9708.00, 9709.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 5 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED6$120,7374$148,6081$37,580
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$115,0101$51,6201$41,620
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$97,0300$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$107,7700$01$44,370
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$59,7700$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 9707.00 , 9708.00, 9709.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Belen, NM
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Belen, NM - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 154. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 284 took place in 2011, and the least - 20 in 2003. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Belen, NM When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (62.4%), and Structure Fires (24.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Belen, NM
    • 1,53462.4%Outside Fires
    • 59024.0%Structure Fires
    • 2198.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1164.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Belen, NM

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Belen, New Mexico:

  • Belen Super 8 Motel, 428 South Main, Belen, New Mexico 87002 , Phone: (505) 864-8188, Fax: (505) 864-0884
  • Baymont by Wyndham Belen, 2110 Camino Del Llano, Belen, New Mexico 87002 , Phone: (505) 861-5000, Fax: (505) 861-7074
  • Oak Tree Inn Belen, 2111 Camino Del Liano, Belen, New Mexico 87002 , Phone: (505) 861-3181, Fax: (505) 864-7364
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Belen, New Mexico
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Belen, NM
  • 83.3%Utility gas
  • 8.1%Electricity
  • 4.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.3%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Belen, NM
  • 75.4%Utility gas
  • 11.3%Electricity
  • 9.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.3%No fuel used
  • 2.0%Wood


Belen compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.

Belen on our top lists:

  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of burglaries per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: transportation occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: other services, except public administration (population 5,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: real estate and rental and leasing (population 5,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: office and administrative support occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of arson incidents per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time local library workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
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