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

The community of Los Lunas is the Seat for Valencia County.

Valencia County is one of the original counties of New Mexico and was founded in 1852.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Valencia had a population of 72,913 people. This is an increase of 10.22% since the last Census (which gave a population of 66,152 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Valencia represented 3.64% of the total population of New Mexico, making it the state's 7th most populous county (out of 33 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201076,569+15.75%+5.01% since 2009
200972,913+10.22%+0.78% since 2008
200872,346+9.36%+1.24% since 2007
200066,152The Last Census

More information can be found on the Valencia County Census Page for Valencia County.


Below are some of the communities located in Valencia County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Valencia County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Los Lunas   14,32810,03442.79% increase  
Belen   7,3966,9017.17% increase  
Bosque Farms   4,0823,9313.84% increase  

Websites for Valencia County

Official Website:   www.co.valencia.nm.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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