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Welcome to Los Lunas ...

The village of Los Lunas is located in central New Mexico.

Los Lunas is located in Valencia County<1> and is the County Seat for Valencia County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Los Lunas has a population of 16,112 people<2> (see below for details).

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

The community of Los Lunas is 4,950 feet [1,509 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Los Lunas is about 1 mile [or 1½ km] above sea level.

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

The area code for Los Lunas: (505)

The ZIP code for Los Lunas: 87031<4>

Websites for Los Lunas ...

Official Website: www.ci.los-lunas.nm.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Los Lunas had an population of 16,112 people. This is an increase of 8.61% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 60.57% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Los Lunas had a population of 14,835 people (which is 19.37% of the total population of Valencia County). This makes Los Lunas the county's most populous community.

The population of Los Lunas represents 0.72% of the total population of New Mexico (which has 2,059,179 people), making it the state's 13th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 14,835 people, the population of Los Lunas increased 47.85% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 10,034 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Los Lunas.

Communities near Los Lunas ...

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

  • Belen [Valencia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belen
    • Belen [Valencia County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Los Lunas
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,496 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belen<6>
  • Rio Communities [Valencia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rio Communities
    • Rio Communities [Valencia County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Los Lunas
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rio Communities have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rio Communities
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rio Communities<6>
  • Tome [Valencia County]
  • 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 southeast of Los Lunas
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rio Communities North
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Isleta Pueblo [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Isleta Pueblo
      • Isleta Pueblo [Bernalillo County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Los Lunas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Isleta Pueblo
    • Isleta [Bernalillo County]
    • Meadow Lake [Valencia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Lake
      • Meadow Lake [Valencia County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Los Lunas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Lake
    • Jarales [Valencia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jarales
      • Jarales [Valencia County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Los Lunas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jarales have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jarales
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jarales<6>
    • South Valley [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Valley
      • South Valley [Bernalillo County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Los Lunas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Valley
    • Casa Colorada [Valencia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casa Colorada
      • Casa Colorada [Valencia County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Los Lunas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Casa Colorada

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 Los Lunas. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Los Lunas.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Los Lunas. 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 Los Lunas.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Los Lunas. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Los Lunas.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Los Lunas ...

Looking for more information about Los Lunas? 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 Los Lunas, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Los Lunas.

Adding Los Lunas to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Los Lunas 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 Los Lunas was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Mentions & References for Los Lunas

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About Valencia County

About New Mexico

The official website for Los Lunas: www.ci.los-lunas.nm.us/

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 Los Lunas.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Los Lunas - 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 village (such as Los Lunas). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Los Lunas 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Los Lunas) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Los Lunas. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Los LunasOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Los Lunas. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8075, Longitude: -106.7358    
<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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