Introduction to Espanola, New Mexico

Espanola, New Mexico, in Rio Arriba county, is 22 miles N of Santa Fe, New Mexico and 71 miles NE of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Espanola History

The Spanish first established a settlement here in 1598. The name of the community is an abbreviated term for "spanish town." The town was officially incorporated in 1925.

Espanola and nearby Attractions

  • Bond House Museum
  • Hyde Memorial State Park
  • Taos Pueblo
  • Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
  • Coronado State Monument
  • Bradbury Science Museum

Things To Do In Espanola

Historical sites such as the Bond House Historic Site, the Chimayo Trading Post Historic Site and the Coronado State Monument offer multiple facilities for recreation.

Espanola Transportation

San Juan Pueblo Airport is the nearest major airport.

Espanola Higher Education

Northern New Mexico Community College and New Mexico Highlands University are the local institutions of higher education.


Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population


% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

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


Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation


People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)

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

Espanola Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 22 miles N of Santa Fe, New Mexico (center to center)
Nearest Large City 71 miles NE of Albuquerque, New Mexico
County Rio Arriba
Standard Zip Codes 87532
P.O. Box Zip Codes 87533
Phone Area Codes 505
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.002
Longitude -106.057

Espanola Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 17.3 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 38 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 55 to 80 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 18.9 inches
Station EL RITO
Distance 23.9 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 43 F
Apr Temp 32 to 64 F
Jul Temp 53 to 86 F
Oct Temp 36 to 67 F
Annual Precip 12.7 inches
Station GASCON
Distance 34.7 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 43 F
Apr Temp 27 to 55 F
Jul Temp 45 to 75 F
Oct Temp 30 to 61 F
Annual Precip 24.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Espanola, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

El Llano (87532)

Fairview (87533)

Guachupangue (87532)

La Mesilla (87532)

Pajarito (87532)

Quarteles (87532)

Riverside (87532)

San Pedro (87532)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Los Alamos 11,815 $128,075
Santa Fe 83,008 $60,301

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

Espanola Public Libraries

Espanola Public Library
Espanola, New Mexico
(505) 747-6087
Santa Clara Pueblo Community Library
Espanola, New Mexico
(505) 753-7326

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Espanola Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(505) 753-7111
Emergency Service: Yes

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Espanola High Schools

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Serves 781 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.7

A Non-traditional School
Serves 14 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 70

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