The City of Belen had a population of 7,048 as of July 1, 2016. Belen ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Mexico. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Belen is located at latitude 34.6592 and longitude -106.763 in Valencia County. The formal boundaries for the City of Belen (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Valencia County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,810 feet.
The City of Belen (GNIS ID: 2409814) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
New Mexico is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Belen is located within Belen Division of Valencia County.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Belen population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Belen: Belem, Bethel, Nuestra Senora de Belen *.
|Population in Households||6,951|
|Population in Familes||5,502|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||97|
|Average Household Size||2.5|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||3,364 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||1,779 (52.9%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,004 (29.8%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||581 (17.3%)|
|Median Home Value||$113,288|
|Average Home Value||$138,814|
|Median Household Income||$35,714|
|Average Household Income||$46,320|
|Per Capita Income||$18,263|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||-0.09%|
|Per Capita Income||0.61%|
The table below compares Belen to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 34||93rd|
|Population Density1||# 58||87th|
|Diversity Index2||# 135||70th|
|Median Household Income||# 276||38th|
|Per Capita Income||# 301||32nd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Mexico Census Data Comparison Tool.