Valencia, New Mexico

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Population in 2010: 2,192.
Population change since 2000: -51.3%
Males: 1,054  (48.1%)
Females: 1,138  (51.9%)
Median resident age:

52.4 years
New Mexico median age:

38.6 years

Zip codes: 87031.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $80,652 (it was $40,521 in 2000)
Valencia:

$80,652
NM:

$51,945

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $44,229 (it was $16,620 in 2000)

Valencia CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $186,400 (it was $115,600 in 2000)
Valencia:

$186,400
NM:

$180,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $215,833; detached houses: $235,698; mobile homes: $152,840

Median gross rent in 2019: $551.

March 2019 cost of living index in Valencia: 90.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 8.6%
(14.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Valencia, NM (2019)
    • 1,16857.4%Hispanic
    • 80339.5%White alone
    • 492.4%Two or more races

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

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Ancestries: Irish (7.4%), American (7.0%), German (6.2%), Scandinavian (5.6%), European (4.1%), English (3.3%).

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, New Mexico map

18 residents are foreign born

This place:

0.9%
New Mexico:

9.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,453 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,058 (0.7%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Valencia, NM in 2019
Distribution of house value in Valencia, NM in 2019
Valencia satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.1%
New Mexico:

7.3%
Most common industries in Valencia, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (10.8%)
  • Educational services (9.8%)
  • Public administration (8.0%)
  • Health care (7.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (16.2%)
  • Public administration (9.8%)
  • Computer & electronic products (7.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.0%)
  • Truck transportation (5.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (16.9%)
  • Health care (10.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.1%)
  • Social assistance (8.1%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.2%)
Most common occupations in Valencia, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Computer specialists (6.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.0%)
  • Child care workers (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Computer specialists (8.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.7%)
  • Engineers (4.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.1%)
  • Child care workers (7.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.9%)
  • Computer specialists (4.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.3%)

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

Valencia, New Mexico environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 94.3. This is worse than average.

City:

94.3
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.206. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.206
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 10.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.3
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.530. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.530
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 34.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 36.1. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 15.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.1
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.48. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.48
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 0.00258. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00258
U.S.:

0.00984

Earthquake activity:

Valencia-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New Mexico state average. It is 695% 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 Valencia 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 8/23/2011 at 05:46:18, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 192.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/29/2014 at 04:59:35, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MW, Depth: 4.0 mi) earthquake occurred 209.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Valencia County (7) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Other: 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)

Points of interest:

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Valencia:

Marital status in Valencia, NM
  • Never married: 32.5%
  • Now married: 42.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 12.4%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

For population 25 years and over in Valencia:

  • High school or higher: 88.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 24.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.2
New Mexico average:

12.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Valencia, 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
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.
New Mexico:

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

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
This county:

3.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.4%
State:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Valencia County:

25.8%
State:

22.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Valencia:

48.2%
State:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

46.7%
State:

47.6%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.5
New Mexico:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Valencia:

22.1%
New Mexico:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Valencia:

10.4%
New Mexico:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Valencia:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Valencia:

34.6%
State:

34.5%

General health condition:
Valencia:

55.4%
State:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Valencia:

80.5%
New Mexico:

80.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Valencia, NM Residents

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)

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 in Valencia, NM
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Valencia, NM - Value
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Valencia, NM
  • 70.2%Utility gas
  • 10.9%Electricity
  • 10.5%Solar energy
  • 8.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Valencia, NM
  • 85.1%Utility gas
  • 14.9%Wood


Valencia compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Median household income above 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Valencia on our top lists:

  • #66 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2014"
  • #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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