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Agricultural community

Espanola is a city in Rio Arriba County. (The community straddles Rio Arriba and Santa Fe counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)

The community name is an abbreviated form of term for "Spanish town"

The latitude of Espanola is 35.991N. The longitude is -106.08W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 5,594 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 9,762.


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Median household income
Local
$27,144
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Espanola demographic reports
Espanola is on the Rio Grande
Former and merged names include:
· Fairview
· Quartelez
· Riverside
· San Pedro de Chama
· Santa Cruz
· Santo Nino
· Sombrillo
Filming location for:
· 1988 movie, "The Milagro Beanfield War"
· 1998 movie, "The Hi-Lo Country"
Nearby parks & recreation: Santa Fe National Forest, San Juan Lakes, Santa Cruz National Recreational Area
Historic sites and museums: San Ildefonso Pueblo, Santa Clara Pueblo, San Juan Pueblo, Bond House Museum
Colleges and universities: Northern New Mexico Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

3% of Espanola residents report German ancestry, and 2% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Espanola ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Espanola was $14,303, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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16% of Espanola residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Espanola include La Iglesia de Santa Cruz and Site of the Plaza of Santa Cruz de la Canada ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Espanola, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $327.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $843.


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Libraries in Espanola include Espanola Public Library, Santa Clara Pueblo Community Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Espanola include Espanola Rio Grande Sun

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Rio Arriba County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Espanola political report.

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The average commute time for Espanola workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Espanola include Comfort Inn Espanola.

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