Belen, NM 87002 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 87002: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Belen, NM 87002

Acceptable Alternative
Rio Comm, NM 87002
Rio Communities, NM 87002

Not Acceptable, USPS
Los Chavez, NM 87002
Los Chavez, NM 87002
Los Trujillos, NM 87002
Pueblitos, NM 87002

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 608
  • Single Family Addresses: 7,577
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 115
  • County: Valencia County
  • Centroid: Latitude 34.656, Longitude -106.76
  • Time Zone: Mountain Time Zone (UTC -7 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Belen, NM 87002 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 21,923
Daytime Population: Workers 5,562
Daytime Population: Residents 14,052
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 19,614
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 21,795
Population in Familes 17,695
Population in Group Qrtrs 128
Population Density2 75
Diversity Index3 70


Median Household Income $40,564
Average Household Income $52,600
Per Capita Income $20,363


Total Housing Units 9,776 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,373 (65.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,060 (21.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,343 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $136,413
Average Home Value $174,992


Total Households 8,433
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 5,688
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.28% -0.51%
Households -0.44% -0.61%
Families -0.7% -0.79%
Median Household Income   1.57%
Per Capita Income   2.53%

Belen, NM 87002 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 87002 to the other 330 ZIP Codes in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 33 90th
Population Density # 82 75th
Diversity Index # 113 66th
Median Household Income # 142 57th
Per Capita Income # 200 40th

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