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Welcome to Belen ...

The city of Belen is located in central New Mexico.

Belen is located in Valencia County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Belen has a population of 7,486 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Belen.

The community of Belen is 4,800 feet [1,463 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Belen is about 1 mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Belen lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Belen: (505)

The ZIP code for Belen: 87002<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Belen had an population of 7,486 people. This is an increase of 2.99% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.48% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Belen had a population of 7,269 people (which is 9.49% of the total population of Valencia County). This makes Belen the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Belen represents 0.35% of the population of New Mexico (which has 2,059,179 people), making it the state's 27th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,269 people, the population of Belen increased 5.33% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 6,901 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Belen.

Communities Also Named Belen ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Belen - they are located in Mississippi and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Belen.

Communities near Belen ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Belen.

  • Los Lunas [Valencia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Los Lunas
    • Los Lunas [Valencia County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Belen
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,282 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Los Lunas
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Los Lunas<6>
  • Bosque Farms [Valencia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bosque Farms
    • Bosque Farms [Valencia County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Belen
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,851 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bosque Farms have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bosque Farms
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bosque Farms<6>
  • Peralta [Valencia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peralta
    • Peralta [Valencia County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Belen
    • Estimated population in 2015: 3,585 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peralta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peralta<6>
  • Casa Colorada [Valencia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casa Colorada
    • Casa Colorada [Valencia County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of Belen
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Casa Colorada
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Rio Communities North [Valencia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rio Communities North
      • Rio Communities North [Valencia County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Belen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rio Communities North
    • Tome [Valencia County]
    • Bosque [Valencia County]
    • Valencia [Valencia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valencia
      • Valencia [Valencia County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Belen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valencia have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valencia
    • Veguita [Socorro County]
    • Contreras [Socorro County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Contreras
      • Contreras [Socorro County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Belen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Contreras

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Belen. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Belen.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Belen. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Belen.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Belen. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Belen.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Belen ...

Looking for more information about Belen? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Belen, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Belen.

Adding Belen to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Belen in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Belen was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Belen on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New Mexico (1920).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Belen on our Genealogy Page.

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About Valencia County

About New Mexico

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Belen. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Valencia County: www.co.valencia.nm.us/

The official website for State of New Mexico: www.newmexico.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Mexico's counties, including Valencia, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Belen.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Belen - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Belen). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Belen or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Belen) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Belen. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BelenOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Belen. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6628, Longitude: -106.7762    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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