Valencia, New Mexico

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Population in 2010: 2,192. Population change since 2000: -51.3%
Males: 1,069  (48.8%)
Females: 1,123  (51.2%)
Median resident age:  41.3 years
New Mexico median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 87031.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,273 (it was $40,521 in 2000)
Valencia:

$32,273
NM:

$42,558
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,239 (it was $16,620 in 2000)

Valencia CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $133,795 (it was $115,600 in 2000)
Valencia:

$133,795
NM:

$157,500
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $155,195; Detached houses: $216,158; Mobile homes: $87,294

Median gross rent in 2012: $339.

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  • Hispanic - 1,231 (56.2%)
  • White alone - 833 (38.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 65 (3.0%)
  • Asian alone - 21 (1.0%)
  • Two or more races - 21 (1.0%)
  • Black alone - 14 (0.6%)
  • Other race alone - 7 (0.3%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Valencia: 94.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (9.7%), Irish (5.5%), Italian (3.6%), English (3.2%), United States (2.8%), Hungarian (2.4%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4845 feet

Land area: 5.49 square miles.

Population density: 399 people per square mile   (very low).

Valencia,NM real estate house value index trend

Valencia, New Mexico map

For population 25 years and over in Valencia:

  • High school or higher: 85.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Valencia CDP:

  • Never married: 36.5%
  • Now married: 45.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.3%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

99 residents are foreign born (0.9% Asia).

This place:  4.2%
New Mexico:  9.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $745 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $608 (0.7%)

Valencia satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Albuquerque, NM (22.3 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (320.3 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Peralta, NM (1.5 miles ), Los Lunas, NM (1.6 miles ), El Cerro Mission, NM (1.8 miles ), El Cerro-Monterey Park, NM (1.9 miles ), Monterey Park, NM (1.9 miles ), Bosque Farms, NM (2.0 miles ), Tome, NM (2.1 miles ), Las Maravillas, NM (2.1 miles ).

Latitude: 34.80 N, Longitude: 106.69 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 505

Valencia household income distribution Valencia home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.3%
New Mexico:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Computer specialists (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Engineers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Child care workers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

Work and jobs in Valencia: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Valencia, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Valencia, New Mexico average temperatures Valencia, New Mexico average precipitation Valencia, New Mexico humidity Valencia, New Mexico wind speed Valencia, New Mexico snowfall Valencia, New Mexico sunshine Valencia, New Mexico clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Valencia-area historical earthquake activity is near New Mexico state average. It is 150% 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 25.3 miles away from the city 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 562.3 miles away from Valencia 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 554.4 miles away from the city center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 527.4 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 25.7 miles away from Valencia center
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 541.4 miles away from the city 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 (12).
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).
Valencia topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Valencia:

  • AMBERCARE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; BELEN, NM)
  • LOS LUNAS COMMUNITY PROGRAM/BEHAVIORAL SERVICES CE (Hospital, about 11 miles away; BELEN, NM)
  • VALENCIA PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 12 miles away; BELEN, NM)
  • BELEN MEADOWS HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; BELEN, NM)
  • CASA ANGELICA (Hospital, about 14 miles away; ALBUQUERQUE, NM)

Amtrak station near Valencia:

  • 11 miles: BELEN (420 N MAIN ST.) - Bus Station

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Valencia:

  • Central New Mexico Community College (about 20 miles; Albuquerque, NM; Full-time enrollment: 19,398)
  • University of New Mexico-Main Campus (about 21 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 23,042)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 29 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 2,335)
  • Santa Fe Community College (about 68 miles; Santa Fe, NM; FT enrollment: 3,047)
  • New Mexico Highlands University (about 100 miles; Las Vegas, NM; FT enrollment: 2,931)
  • San Juan College (about 160 miles; Farmington, NM; FT enrollment: 5,112)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus (about 162 miles; Roswell, NM; FT enrollment: 2,212)

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Notable location: Valencia El Cerro Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Sangre de Cristo Cemetery (1), El Camposanto de la Liverta (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 229. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

229
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.226. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.226
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 13.7. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.7
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.716. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.716
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 32.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 36.5. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 15.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.27. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.27
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 0.00249. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00249
U.S.:

0.01468
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 27.2%
(27.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.9% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.7 people
New Mexico:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  72.6%
Whole state:  65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.6%
Whole state:  8.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households
44 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000
3 people in nursing homes in 2000

Valencia, New Mexico environmental map by EPA

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Valencia compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Valencia travel time to work - commute Valencia mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (67%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Other fuel (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Valencia CDP (based on Valencia County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.07%
Here: 56.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents78.8%6.4%2.8%2.7%2.6%
Congregations20.4%12.2%4.1%6.1%4.1%
NameAssemblies of GodPresbyterian Church (USA)Churches of ChristSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents1.3%1.1%1.0%0.8%2.7%
Congregations10.2%6.1%6.1%6.1%24.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 11
Valencia County:

1.55 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
Valencia County:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.4%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Valencia County:

25.8%
New Mexico:

22.1%

6.18% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,136 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.18%
New Mexico average:

6.50%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($307 average AGI)
Valencia County:

0.05%
New Mexico average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Bernalillo County, NM  2.68% ($30,545 average AGI)
from Socorro County, NM  0.22% ($28,944)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.20% ($27,040)


6.32% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,802 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.32%
New Mexico average:

6.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Bernalillo County, NM  3.04% ($28,971 average AGI)
to Sandoval County, NM  0.22% ($31,161)
to Socorro County, NM  0.17% ($28,512)

Strongest AM radio stations in Valencia:

  • KNML (610 AM; 5 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXKS (1190 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KARS (860 AM; 1 kW; BELEN, NM; Owner: AGM-NEVADA, LLC)
  • KKIM (1000 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: AGM-NEVADA, LLC)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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)
  • KDAZ (730 AM; 1 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: PAN AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KTBL (1050 AM; 1 kW; LOS RANCHOS, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KDEF (1150 AM; 5 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: RAMH CORPORATION)
  • KKNS (1310 AM; 5 kW; CORRALES, NM; Owner: SIMMONS-NM, LS, LLC)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Valencia:

  • KIOT (102.5 FM; LOS LUNAS, NM; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • 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)
  • KTEG (104.7 FM; BOSQUE FARMS, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KBZU (96.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBQI (107.9 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRST (92.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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 Valencia:

  • KWBQ (Channel 19; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF NEW MEXICO, LLC)
  • KTFQ (Channel 14; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: TELEFUTURA TELEVISION GROUP, INC.)
  • K43HW (Channel 43; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: JOSEPH W. SHAFFER)
  • K17DD (Channel 17; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 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 ORIGINATED16$147,9869$141,53861$178,2835$65,4023$97,2576$86,650
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$176,0201$83,7708$152,2841$102,7600$02$103,660
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$162,8633$208,76730$162,4624$29,7101$143,5707$68,697
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$251,8502$220,76015$176,8921$59,1701$91,7701$122,630
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$04$168,2830$00$01$49,670
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 9701.02 , 9703.03

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$187,8702$202,800
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$165,8901$167,110
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$111,7700$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 9701.02 , 9703.03

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5
  • Service Call: 1
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