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Valencia County

Facts about Valencia County, New Mexico

Valencia County is a county in the U.S. state of New Mexico. As of the 2010 census, the population was 76,569. The county seat is Los Lunas.

Valencia County is included in the Albuquerque, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Valencia County has the longest record for predicting presidential election winners in the entire country, voting for the winning candidate in every election since 1952.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,068 square miles (2,770 km²), of which 1,066 square miles (2,760 km²) is land and 2.1 square miles (5.4 km²) (0.2%) is water. It is the second-smallest county in New Mexico by area.

Demographics

As of the 2010 census, there were 76,569 people, 27,500 households, and 19,967 families residing in the county. The population density was 71.8 inhabitants per square mile (27.7/km²). There were 30,085 housing units at an average density of 28.2 per square mile (10.9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 73.2% white, 3.8% American Indian, 1.4% black or African American, 0.5% Asian, 0.1% Pacific islander, 17.0% from other races, and 4.0% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 58.3% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 10.9% were German, 6.7% were English, 6.1% were Irish, and 4.2% were American.

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