Valencia County, New Mexico

Valencia County, New Mexico
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Statistics
Founded9 January 1852
SeatLos Lunas
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,767 km² (1,068 mi²)
 sq mi ( km)
2 km² (1 mi²), 0.05%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

66,152
24/km 
Website: www.co.valencia.nm.us
Valencia County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Mexico. As of 2000, the population was 66,152. The county seat is Los Lunas6. It is part of the Albuquerque, New Mexico Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

The county, which was formerly much larger in area, lost almost 81 percent of its territory on June 19, 1981 upon the creation of Cibola County, which occupies the westernmost portion of Valencia County's former area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,767 km² (1,068 mi²). 2,765 km² (1,068 mi²) of it is land and 2 km² (1 mi²) of it (0.05%) is water.

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 66,152 people, 22,681 households, and 17,350 families residing in the county. The population density was 24/km² (62/mi²). There were 24,643 housing units at an average density of 9/km² (23/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 66.51% White, 1.27% Black or African American, 3.30% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 23.93% from other races, and 4.55% from two or more races. 54.98% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 22,681 households out of which 39.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.20% were married couples living together, 13.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.50% were non-families. 18.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the county the population was spread out with 30.10% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 29.60% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 10.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 100.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,099, and the median income for a family was $37,157. Males had a median income of $30,339 versus $23,132 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,747. About 13.50% of families and 16.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.30% of those under age 18 and 10.80% of those age 65 or over.

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State of New Mexico

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Nickname(s): Land of Enchantment / Tierra del Encanto
Motto(s): Crescit eundo

Capital Santa Fe
Largest city Albuquerque
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Los Lunas, New Mexico

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State of New Mexico

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Motto(s): Crescit eundo

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Los Lunas, New Mexico

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State New Mexico
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Albuquerque Metropolitan Statistical Area is a metropolitan area in central New Mexico that covers four counties - Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance, and Valencia. As of the 2000 census, the MSA had a population of 729,649 (though a July 1, 2006 estimate placed the population at
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Cibola County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Mexico. As of 2000, the population was 25,595. Its county seat is Grants6. It is New Mexico's newest county, created on June 19, 1981 from the westernmost four-fifths of the formerly much larger Valencia County.
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Bernalillo County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Mexico. As of 2000, the population was 556,678. The county seat is Albuquerque6. It is part of the Albuquerque, New Mexico Metropolitan Statistical Area.
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Torrance County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Mexico. As of 2000, the population is 16,911. The county seat is Estancia6. It is part of the Albuquerque, New Mexico Metropolitan Statistical Area.
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Socorro County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Mexico, United States. As of 2000, the population is 18,078. The county seat is Socorro. Socorro was originally the name given to a Native American village (see: Pueblo Indians) by Don Juan de Oñate in 1598.
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Cibola County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Mexico. As of 2000, the population was 25,595. Its county seat is Grants6. It is New Mexico's newest county, created on June 19, 1981 from the westernmost four-fifths of the formerly much larger Valencia County.
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