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Valencia County, New Mexico (NM)

County population in 2021: 77,190 (83% urban, 17% rural); it was 66,152 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 14,911
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 7,088
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 19,032
Renter-occupied apartments: 5,501 (it was 3,649 in 2000)
% of renters here:

16%
State:

31%

Land area: 1068 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 72 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Valencia County: 92.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (25.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (11.2%), Public administration (11.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 67%
  • Government: 28%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 5%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Valencia County, NM (2021)
    • 47,12761.6%Hispanic or Latino
    • 23,10230.2%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,5323.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 2,2152.9%Two or more races
    • 8881.2%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4660.6%Asian alone
    • 1740.2%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

38.9 years
New Mexico median age:

39.1 years
Males: 38,913  (50.4%)
Females: 38,277  (49.6%)
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Average household size:
Valencia County:

2.0 people
New Mexico:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2021: $48,188 ($34,099 in 1999)
This county:

$48,188
New Mexico:

$53,992

Median contract rent in 2021 for apartments: $702 (lower quartile is $558, upper quartile is $1,073)
This county:

$702
State:

$777


Estimated median house or condo value in 2021: $171,000 (it was $91,700 in 2000)
Valencia:

$171,000
New Mexico:

$214,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $105,200 - $269,000
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,183
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $347

Institutionalized population: 1,478

Crime in 2021 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 15
  • Robberies: 9
  • Assaults: 189
  • Burglaries: 264
  • Thefts: 284
  • Auto thefts: 129

Crime in 2020 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 25
  • Robberies: 7
  • Assaults: 145
  • Burglaries: 228
  • Thefts: 255
  • Auto thefts: 118
Valencia County, NM map from a distance

Health of residents in Valencia County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2013 to 2021:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
77.5% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
43.3% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
52.3% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
69.3% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 192 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 158 pounds. This is about average.

Health of residents in Valencia County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.3. This is significantly worse than average.
71.1% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
53.0% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is more than average.
63.7% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
61.8% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 191 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 159 pounds. This is about average.
42.4% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2021: 308 buildings, average cost: $274,300
  • 2020: 96 buildings, average cost: $224,100
  • 2019: 75 buildings, average cost: $162,300
  • 2018: 118 buildings, average cost: $170,600
  • 2017: 110 buildings, average cost: $108,400
  • 2016: 96 buildings, average cost: $108,400
  • 2015: 86 buildings, average cost: $108,400
  • 2014: 75 buildings, average cost: $108,400
  • 2013: 114 buildings, average cost: $124,900
  • 2012: 107 buildings, average cost: $128,600
  • 2011: 78 buildings, average cost: $128,500
  • 2010: 87 buildings, average cost: $130,200
  • 2009: 84 buildings, average cost: $131,400
  • 2008: 98 buildings, average cost: $124,200
  • 2007: 200 buildings, average cost: $125,100
  • 2006: 294 buildings, average cost: $126,000
  • 2005: 408 buildings, average cost: $125,300
  • 2004: 346 buildings, average cost: $109,500
  • 2003: 329 buildings, average cost: $106,400
  • 2002: 340 buildings, average cost: $100,100
  • 2001: 353 buildings, average cost: $99,400
  • 2000: 350 buildings, average cost: $97,800
  • 1999: 421 buildings, average cost: $101,600
  • 1998: 429 buildings, average cost: $94,600
  • 1997: 481 buildings, average cost: $114,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Valencia, NM residents
Average permit cost in Valencia, NM
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2021: $1,274 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2021: $996 (0.9%)

Distribution of median household income in Valencia, NM in 2021
Distribution of house value in Valencia, NM in 2021
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Valencia, NM in 2021
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2021: 23.2%
Valencia County:

23.2%
New Mexico:

18.4%
(10.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.4% for Black residents, 27.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.8% for American Indian residents, 24.3% for other race residents, 29.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2021: 38.9 years old
(Males: 36.9 years old, Females: 40.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 54.3 years old, Black residents: 63.9 years old, American Indian residents: 38.1 years old, Asian residents: 30.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 34.9 years old, Other race residents: 42.9 years old)

Area name: Albuquerque, NM MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Valencia County is $571 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $721 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1050 a month.

Cities in this county include: Los Lunas, Belen, El Cerro-Monterey Park, Los Chaves, El Cerro Mission, Valencia, Meadow Lake, Rio Communities, Bosque Farms, Peralta.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Valencia County: Smart Ranch (A), Smith Ranch (B), Spencer Ranch (C), Williams Ranch (D), Starks Dairy (E), Southern Draw Dairy (F), South Slope Dairy (G), Sas Dairy (H), Ridgecrest Dairy (I), Rajen Dairy (J), Providence Dairy (K), Powerline Dairy (L), North Pointe Dairy (M), Native Pastures (N), Arrowhead Dairy (O), Palla Dairy (P), Route 77 Dairy (Q), Rio Leche Dairy (R), Mid - Frisian Dairy (S), Highland Dairy (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Valencia County include: Rosedale Baptist Church (A), Church of the Nazarene (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Field Cemetery (1), Pleasant Hill Cemetery (2), Yeakley Cemetery (3), Texico Cemetery (4), North Cemetery (5), Roach Cemetery (6), Mitchel Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Dead Horse Lake (A), Little Tule Lake (B), Pleasure Lake (C), Tule Lake (D), Santa Fe Lake (E), Buffalo Lake (F), Brooks Lake (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cañada del Tule (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Kershaw County, South Carolina , Duplin County, North Carolina , Castro County, Texas , Meigs County, Tennessee , Hale County, Texas .

Unemployment in March 2023:
Here:

3.3%
New Mexico:

3.1%

Unemployment by year in Valencia, NM
County total employment by year in Valencia, NM
County average yearly wages by year in Valencia, NM

Current college students: 2,835
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 81.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 6,394 (36.9% naturalized citizens)

Valencia County:

8.3%
Whole state:

9.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 9272010 or later
  • 1,3382000 to 2009
  • 1,0041990 to 1999
  • 1,5161980 to 1989
  • 8061970 to 1979
  • 446Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 46.1%

Valencia County marital status for males Valencia County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 18,528
  • One, attached: 575
  • Two: 362
  • 3 or 4: 243
  • 5 to 9: 50
  • 10 to 19: 278
  • 20 to 49: 302
  • 50 or more: 129
  • Mobile homes: 9,589
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 27

Housing units in Valencia County with a mortgage: 13,302 (1,245 second mortgage, 499 home equity loan, 579 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 133

Here:

8.9% with mortgage
State:

98.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Valencia County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic21,58412
Evangelical Protestant6,88945
Other2,18011
Mainline Protestant1,7038
None44,213-
Valencia County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 11
Valencia County:

1.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This 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.
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:
Valencia County:

7.4%
New Mexico:

6.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Valencia County:

25.8%
State:

22.1%

Agriculture in Valencia County:

Average size of farms: 514 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $24,672
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $392.59
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.82%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 79.11%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $24,012
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.55%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 93.36%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $28,077
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.82%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.67
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 16.44%
Vegetables: 16 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 61 acres

Tornado activity:

Valencia County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below New Mexico state average. It is 5568005.1 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/18/1968, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Valencia County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New Mexico state average. It is 702% 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 20.6 miles away from Valencia County 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 558.1 miles away from the county 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 550.3 miles away from the county center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 522.8 miles away from the county 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 197.7 miles away from Valencia County center
On 6/29/2014 at 04:59:35, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MW, Depth: 4.0 mi) earthquake occurred 203.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • New Mexico Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4529, Natural disaster type: Other
  • New Mexico Belen Fire, Incident Period: February 23, 2007 to March 05, 2007, Fire Management Assistance Declared: February 24, 2007, FEMA Id: 2682, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • New Mexico Severe Storms & Flooding, Incident Period: July 26, 2006 to September 18, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1659: August 30, 2006, FEMA Id: 1659, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New Mexico Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3229: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3229, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Mexico New Mexico Fire, Incident Period: May 05, 2000 to July 07, 2000, Emergency Declared EM-3154: May 10, 2000, FEMA Id: 3154, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • New Mexico Rio Grande Fire Complex, Incident Period: April 18, 2000 to April 30, 2000, Fire Management Assistance Declared: April 20, 2000, FEMA Id: 2295, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • New Mexico SEVERE STORMS, SNOW MELT, FLOODING, Incident Period: May 11, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-380: May 11, 1973, FEMA Id: 380, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Snow

The number of natural disasters in Valencia County (7) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 2
Means of transportation to work in 2021 - Valencia

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 14,515 (74.9%)
  • Carpooled: 1,343 (6.9%)
  • Bus: 19 (0.1%)
  • Ferryboat: 4 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 217 (1.1%)
  • Walked: 228 (1.2%)
  • Worked at home: 3,258 (16.8%)
Class of Workers in 2021
Most common industries in 2021 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2021


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2021


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)

Most common occupations in 2021 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2021


  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2021


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (12%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (70%)
  • Japan (5%)
  • Africa, n.e.c. (4%)
  • Philippines (3%)
  • Germany (2%)
  • El Salvador (2%)
  • South Africa (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Valencia County


  • English (4%)
  • German (4%)
  • American (4%)
  • Irish (2%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • Italian (1%)
  • European (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Valencia County, New Mexico in 2010:

  • 1,206 people in state prisons
  • 143 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 98 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 31 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 29 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 10 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 8 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 4 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Valencia County, New Mexico in 2000:

  • 1,008 people in state prisons
  • 126 people in nursing homes
  • 97 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 52 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 31 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 17 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 11 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 10 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 9 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 5 people in religious group quarters
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally ill
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2020 was $53,606.

6.88% of this county's 2021 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2020 ($45,617 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.88%
New Mexico average:

6.50%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.76% relocated from other counties in New Mexico ($29,357 average AGI)
2.13% relocated from other states ($16,260 average AGI)
Valencia County:

2.13%
New Mexico average:

3.84%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2020 and 2021:
from Bernalillo County, NM  3.37% ($42,107 average AGI)
from Sandoval County, NM  0.28% ($68,171)
from Socorro County, NM  0.23% ($38,984)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.14% ($60,658)
from Cibola County, NM  0.14% ($36,263)
from Dona Ana County, NM  0.12% ($35,000)
from Santa Fe County, NM  0.11% ($39,516)


6.09% of this county's 2020 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2021 ($42,398 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.09%
New Mexico average:

6.53%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.93% relocated to other counties in New Mexico ($24,733 average AGI)
2.16% relocated to other states ($17,664 average AGI)
Valencia County:

2.16%
New Mexico average:

3.90%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2020 and 2021:
to Bernalillo County, NM  2.61% ($38,831 average AGI)
to Sandoval County, NM  0.24% ($44,530)
to Socorro County, NM  0.17% ($31,311)
to Cibola County, NM  0.14% ($26,378)
to Santa Fe County, NM  0.13% ($35,886)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.11% ($47,968)
to Dona Ana County, NM  0.10% ($33,889)

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2009: 7.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2010 to 2019: 8.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Valencia County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 12.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Valencia County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Valencia County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Valencia County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Valencia County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Valencia County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Valencia County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 10,335 (7,945 aged, 2,390 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,949 (16%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Valencia County, New Mexico in 1999 - 2019:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (676)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (654)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (589)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (577)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (522)
  • Unspecified dementia (267)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (205)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (166)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (141)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (127)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 22%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,341
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 810
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 1

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 17
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 61

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 109.5. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 69.5
  • Other - 40.0

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 168.5. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 109.5
  • Other - 59.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 77,190
  • Male householders: 11,979 (4,089 living alone), Female householders: 16,896 (4,724 living alone)
  • 10,621 spouses (10,621 opposite-sex spouses), 2,746 unmarried partners, (2,662 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 24,920 children (23,745 natural, 725 adopted, 450 stepchildren), 2,712 grandchildren, 916 brothers or sisters, 888 parents, 0 foster children, 1,907 other relatives, 1,586 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 2,019

Size of family households: 7,967 2-persons, 5,135 3-persons, 2,756 4-persons, 944 5-persons, 1,073 6-persons, 972 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 8,813 1-person, 1,215 2-persons.

7,017 married couples with children.
7,637 single-parent households (3,475 men, 4,162 women).

73.1% of residents of Valencia speak English at home.
24.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (77% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (57% speak English very well, 43% speak English well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (70% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
1.8% of residents speak other language at home (74% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $323,668,000 ($4,711 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $16,642,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $170,948,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $62,328,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,531,000
Federal grants: $77,175,000
Federal procurement contracts: $4,341,000 ($1,775,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $7,345,000 ($543,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,455,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $51,958,000
Federal Government insurance: $361,080,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 5,120
Here:

74 per 1000 residents
State:

74 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,233
Here:

32 per 1000 residents
State:

36 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +683
Here:

+10 per 1000 residents
State:

+15 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -193
Here -3 per 1000 residents
State +5 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Valencia County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 5.01 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.0
State:

4.3

Year house built in Valencia County, New Mexico
  • Year house built in Valencia County, New Mexico
  • 02020 or later
  • 2,6622010 to 2019
  • 5,9202000 to 2009
  • 6,4491990 to 1999
  • 5,9421980 to 1989
  • 4,9541970 to 1979
  • 1,1991960 to 1969
  • 1,0621950 to 1959
  • 2811940 to 1949
  • 1,7681939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Valencia County, New Mexico
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Valencia County, New Mexico
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Valencia County, New Mexico
  • 1371 room
  • 662 rooms
  • 5573 rooms
  • 2,0624 rooms
  • 5,3395 rooms
  • 5,3156 rooms
  • 3,4487 rooms
  • 3,5838 rooms
  • 2,6939+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Valencia County, New Mexico
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Valencia County, New Mexico
  • 01 room
  • 1962 rooms
  • 2633 rooms
  • 1,2684 rooms
  • 2,1175 rooms
  • 9096 rooms
  • 1477 rooms
  • 7758 rooms
  • 09+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Valencia County, New Mexico
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Valencia County, New Mexico
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Valencia County, New Mexico
  • 137no bedroom
  • 2661 bedroom
  • 4,1142 bedrooms
  • 13,6123 bedrooms
  • 4,5514 bedrooms
  • 5205+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Valencia County, New Mexico
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Valencia County, New Mexico
  • 0no bedroom
  • 4901 bedroom
  • 1,4022 bedrooms
  • 3,3243 bedrooms
  • 4594 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Valencia County, New Mexico in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Valencia County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Valencia County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 262no vehicle
  • 6,2871 vehicle
  • 8,5182 vehicles
  • 5,0073 vehicles
  • 1,7424 vehicles
  • 1,3845+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Valencia County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Valencia County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 301no vehicle
  • 2,7381 vehicle
  • 1,6732 vehicles
  • 7283 vehicles
  • 1764 vehicles
  • 595+ vehicles

90.4% of Valencia County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 71% lived in New Mexico.

Valencia County:

90.4%
State average:

87.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 48,888
  • Other state: 21,274
  • Northeast: 2,324
  • Midwest: 6,097
  • South: 4,823
  • West: 8,030
Year householders moved into unit in Valencia County, NM
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Valencia County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 68.3%Utility gas
  • 11.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.1%Electricity
  • 7.3%Wood
  • 1.9%Other fuel
  • 1.0%Solar energy
  • 0.5%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 79.2%Utility gas
  • 8.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.6%Electricity
  • 3.7%Wood
  • 1.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,216
Here:

15.0%
New Mexico:

10.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 498
Here:

11.1%
New Mexico:

9.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 429
Here:

15.4%
New Mexico:

14.3%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Valencia County government finances - Expenditure in 2020:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,514,000
    Cash and Securities: $4,525,000
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $2,411,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,328,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $479,000
    Interest on Debt: $433,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,112,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,112,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,112,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,112,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,026,000
    Cash and Securities: $9,869,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,847,000
    Cash and Securities: $2,336,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $341,000
    General Local Government Support: $267,000
  • Tax - Property: $15,821,000
    Property: $13,877,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,789,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,586,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $549,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $482,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $41,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $36,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,952,000
    : $1,815,000

Valencia County government finances - Revenue in 2020:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,514,000
    Cash and Securities: $4,525,000
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $2,411,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,328,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $479,000
    Interest on Debt: $433,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,112,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,112,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,112,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,112,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,026,000
    Cash and Securities: $9,869,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,847,000
    Cash and Securities: $2,336,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $341,000
    General Local Government Support: $267,000
  • Tax - Property: $15,821,000
    Property: $13,877,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,789,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,586,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $549,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $482,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $41,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $36,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,952,000
    : $1,815,000

Valencia County government finances - Debt in 2020:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,514,000
    Cash and Securities: $4,525,000
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $2,411,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,328,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $479,000
    Interest on Debt: $433,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,112,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,112,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,112,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,112,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,026,000
    Cash and Securities: $9,869,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,847,000
    Cash and Securities: $2,336,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $341,000
    General Local Government Support: $267,000
  • Tax - Property: $15,821,000
    Property: $13,877,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,789,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,586,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $549,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $482,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $41,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $36,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,952,000
    : $1,815,000

Valencia County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2020:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,514,000
    Cash and Securities: $4,525,000
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $2,411,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,328,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $479,000
    Interest on Debt: $433,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,112,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,112,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,112,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,112,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,026,000
    Cash and Securities: $9,869,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,847,000
    Cash and Securities: $2,336,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $341,000
    General Local Government Support: $267,000
  • Tax - Property: $15,821,000
    Property: $13,877,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,789,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,586,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $549,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $482,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $41,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $36,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,952,000
    : $1,815,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,133
  • Number of aged recipients: 204
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,929
  • Number of recipients under 18: 346
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,369
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 418
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 744
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 974
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 19 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
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 ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED355$138,400173$119,2251,170$157,643108$51,8060$073$112,52187$84,862
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED18$145,33324$117,958168$144,69616$68,5001$650,00013$71,76937$78,676
APPLICATIONS DENIED164$138,11675$130,707632$156,649130$38,3770$032$115,594135$77,830
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN38$148,81633$156,242363$157,27820$76,8000$016$134,12533$97,667
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$116,8337$94,71496$149,7924$20,0000$04$120,50015$85,267
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 14 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED17$152,70637$197,8383$165,3330$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED11$215,09122$199,7731$204,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$202,66720$213,7002$158,0002$96,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$204,0008$176,3754$123,7500$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Valencia, NM
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Valencia, NM - Value
Most common first names in Valencia County, NM among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary16175.8 years
John16072.6 years
Robert14966.3 years
William14972.8 years
James13469.7 years
Jose11676.0 years
Frank9174.7 years
Charles8670.5 years
George8073.0 years
Richard7862.5 years
Most common last names in Valencia County, NM among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Sanchez23674.0 years
Chavez21572.8 years
Baca13372.7 years
Garcia12271.9 years
Romero9068.5 years
Jaramillo8774.2 years
Aragon8074.7 years
Smith7872.9 years
Montoya6770.0 years
Trujillo6669.1 years
Businesses in Valencia County, NM
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1Long John Silver's1
AutoZone3Lowe's1
Baskin-Robbins1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Big O Tires1McDonald's4
Burger King1Nike2
Carl\s Jr.1Panda Express1
Chevrolet1Papa John's Pizza1
Circle K3Payless1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pizza Hut2
Cricket Wireless5Quiznos1
Curves1SONIC Drive-In3
Days Inn1Sears1
Dennys1Staples1
Discount Tire1Starbucks1
Fashion Bug1Subway2
FedEx6Super 81
Ford1T-Mobile2
GameStop1Taco Bell2
H&R Block3True Value1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul5
Home Depot1UPS5
Jones New York1Village Inn1
KFC1Walmart2
Kroger1Wendy's1
Little Caesars Pizza1

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  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #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"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"