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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    In mid-July 2013, GCC and ALF became aware of the presence of an individual adult lizard (genus Aspidoscelis) with an unusual dorsal color pattern in Bosque Farms, Valencia County, New Mexico.
    8 filings per 1,000 -- Valencia County, New Mexico (south of Albuquerque): 32.
    New Mexico Water Service Company, a subsidiary of California Water Service Group (NYSE:CWT), today announced that it has completed the acquisition of the assets of the Cypress Gardens water system, which serves 350 homes in Valencia County, New Mexico.
    New Mexico Water Service Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of California Water Service Group (NYSE:CWT), announced today that it has completed its acquisition of the water and wastewater assets of the Rio Grande Utility Corporation (Rio Grande), which serves 2,265 water and 1,600 sewer customers in unincorporated areas of Valencia County, New Mexico, located 30 miles south of Albuquerque.
    The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission voted unanimously yesterday to approve California Water Service Group's (NYSE:CWT) acquisition of the water and wastewater assets of the Rio Grande Utility Corporation (Rio Grande), which serves 2,265 water and 1,600 sewer customers in unincorporated areas of Valencia County, New Mexico, located 30 miles south of Albuquerque.