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Belen is a city in Valencia County, in the Albuquerque metro area.

The community name derives from Spanish for "Bethlehem."

The latitude of Belen is 34.662N. The longitude is -106.775W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 4,810 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,961.


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Median household income
Local
$26,754
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Belen demographic reports
Belen is on the Rio Grande
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 75. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 10.6 per 1,000 people.
Wildlife: Bel?n State Waterfowl Area

Historic routes: El Camino Real
Historic sites and museums: Harvey House Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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7% of Belen residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Belen ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Belen was $12,999, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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13% of Belen residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Belen, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $366.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $750.


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Libraries in Belen include Belen Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Belen include Valencia County News-Bulletin

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Valencia County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Belen political report.

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The average commute time for Belen workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Belen include Belen Super 8 Motel, Best Western, Holiday Inn Express Moriarty.

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