Valencia County

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Valencia County, New Mexico

444 Luna Ave
Los Lunas, NM 87031
Phone: (505) 866-2073
Fax: (505) 866-2023
www.co.valencia.nm.us

In west-central NM, south of Albuquerque; original county; organized Jan 9, 1852 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: Either for the town, itself named for Juan de Valencia, a seventeenth-century Spanish settler, or for the seventeenth-century home of Francisco de Valencia, a Spanish official

Area (sq mi):: 1068.21 (land 1067.63; water 0.58) Population per square mile: 65.00
Population 2005: 69,417 State rank: 7 Population change: 2000-20005 4.90%; 1990-2000 46.20% Population 2000: 66,152 (White 39.40%; Black or African American 1.30%; Hispanic or Latino 55.00%; Asian 0.40%; Other 31.90%). Foreign born: 6.40%. Median age: 33.80
Income 2000: per capita $14,747; median household $34,099; Population below poverty level: 16.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,511-$21,756
Unemployment (2004): 5.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.60% Median travel time to work: 30.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 53.90%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Los Lunas County seat (11,748)

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