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Overview

Introduction to Corrales, New Mexico

Corrales, New Mexico, in Sandoval county, is 5 miles E of Rio Rancho, New Mexico and 10 miles N of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Part of the surrounding Albuquerque metro area, Corrales is home to some 7,334 residents.

Corrales History

For centuries, this area has sustained Pueblo farms and villages. Spanish settlement were first established here in 1712. The name of the area was changed to Sandoval in the early 20th century, but the area reclaimed its current name in the 1960s. The community was officially incorporated in 1971.

Corrales and nearby Attractions

  • Maxwell Museum of Anthropology
  • Rio Grande Nature Center
  • Rattlesnake Museum
  • Frenton Lake State Park
  • Indian Puebli Cultural Center
  • National Atomic Museum

Things To Do In Corrales

The Alehandro Gonzales House Historic Site, the Casa San Ysidro Historic Site and the Pueblo Corrales Historic Site offer insight into the area’s history.

Corrales Transportation

Albuquerque International is the nearest major airport.

Corrales Higher Education

Students can pursue higher education from the University of New Mexico, Fort Lewis College and New Mexico Highlands University, among others.

People

Total Population 8,455
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 24.6%
Employed Population 16+ 3,630
Age of the Population 53

Families

% of people married 63.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 54.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $94,238
% Above Poverty Level 92.9%
% Below Poverty Level 7.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 14.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 1%

Housing

People Living Alone 23.8%
Median Gross Rent $863
Median House Value $427,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 34.9%
US/American 0%
English 14.1%
Irish 12.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Corrales Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles E of Rio Rancho, New Mexico (center to center)
Nearest Large City 10 miles N of Albuquerque, New Mexico
County Sandoval
Metro Area Albuquerque
Standard Zip Codes 87048
Phone Area Codes 505
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.237
Longitude -106.606

Corrales Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CORRALES
Distance 0.5 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 48 F
Apr Temp 34 to 71 F
Jul Temp 58 to 90 F
Oct Temp 36 to 70 F
Annual Precip 9.2 inches
Station ALBUQUERQUE INTL AP
Distance 13 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 48 F
Apr Temp 41 to 71 F
Jul Temp 65 to 92 F
Oct Temp 44 to 71 F
Annual Precip 9.4 inches
Station ESTANCIA 7 NE
Distance 45.1 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 46 F
Apr Temp 28 to 67 F
Jul Temp 52 to 89 F
Oct Temp 31 to 70 F
Annual Precip 14.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Albuquerque 556,092 $59,513
Bernalillo 8,522 $49,342
Rio Rancho 91,807 $69,979
Tijeras 530 $87,321

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Corrales Public Libraries

Library
Corrales Community Library
84 WEST LA ENTRADA ROAD
Corrales, New Mexico
(505) 897-0733

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