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Overview

Introduction to Los Lunas, New Mexico

Los Lunas, New Mexico, in Valencia county, is 19 miles S of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The village benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Albuquerque metropolitan area with.

Los Lunas History

The village was named after the Luna family, who were the original settlers in this area. Originally granted to Don Felix Candelaria in 1716, the Luna family gained possession of the land in 1718. It became the county seat of Valencia County in 1876 and was officially incorporated as a village in 1928.

Los Lunas and nearby Attractions

  • Harvey House Museum
  • Los Lunas Family History Center
  • The Luna Mansion
  • Heritage Park
  • Los Cerritos Park

Things To Do In Los Lunas

Los Lunas offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation, including the Luna Airspace Museum and the Albuquerque Biological Park. Heritage Park and Los Cerritos Park offer several scenic open spaces and camping sites. The village is also home to the Luna Otero Mansion, which dates back to 1881 and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Los Lunas Transportation

Albuquerque International is nearby.

Los Lunas Higher Education

The University of New Mexico-Valencia County Branch is the local institution of higher education. Other nearby institutions include the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque Technical and Vocational Institute and the University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,271
Male Share of the Population48%
Female Share of the Population52%
Senior Citizens14.4%
Employed Population 16+5,887
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married47.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.6%
Median Earnings25+$35,135
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$12,882
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,581

Wealth

Median Family Income$58,583
% Above Poverty Level82.9%
% Below Poverty Level17.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation2.4%

Housing

People Living Alone26.4%
Median Gross Rent$931
Median House Value$152,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)60.1%
German7.1%
English6.9%
Irish5%
Polish2.4%
Czech2.3%
Norwegian1.9%
French Except Basque1.5%
Italian0.9%
Dutch0.9%
Austrian0.8%
Swedish0.8%
Canadian0.7%
Russian0.6%
Scottish0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Ukrainian0.5%
Danishn0.2%
Slovak0.2%
African0.1%
Ugandan0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Los Lunas Almanac

CategoryValue
County Valencia County
Standard Zip Codes87031
Phone Area Codes505
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude34.81
Approximate Longitude-106.73

Los Lunas Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLOS LUNAS 3 SSW
Distance2.9 miles
Jan Temp18 to 51 F
Apr Temp35 to 72 F
Jul Temp60 to 92 F
Oct Temp37 to 74 F
Annual Precip9.9 inches
StationALBUQUERQUE INTL AP
Distance18.5 miles
Jan Temp24 to 48 F
Apr Temp41 to 71 F
Jul Temp65 to 92 F
Oct Temp44 to 71 F
Annual Precip9.4 inches
StationESTANCIA 7 NE
Distance43.6 miles
Jan Temp13 to 46 F
Apr Temp28 to 67 F
Jul Temp52 to 89 F
Oct Temp31 to 70 F
Annual Precip14.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Albuquerque556,859$60,875
Belen7,184$32,842
Bosque Farms3,863$64,764

Los Lunas Public Libraries

Los Lunas Public Library
460 MAIN ST. NE
Los Lunas, New Mexico
(505) 839-3850

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Los Lunas Public Schools

Central Nm Correction
1525 Morris Rd
(505) 383-3359
High
Total Enrollment 2
Los Lunas Elementary
800 Coronado Rd
(505) 866-8231
Primary
Total Enrollment 532
Daniel Fernandez Elementary
32 Sun Valley Rd
(505) 866-8231
Primary
Total Enrollment 384
Raymond Gabaldon Elementary
454 Coronado Rd
(505) 866-8231
Primary
Total Enrollment 304
Los Lunas High
1776 Emilio Lopez Rd
(505) 866-8231
High
Total Enrollment 1275
Los Lunas Middle
220 Luna Ave
(505) 866-8231
Middle
Total Enrollment 776
Valencia Middle School
22 Marlink Rd
(505) 866-8231
Middle
Total Enrollment 546
Ann Parish Elementary
112 Meadow Lake
(505) 866-8231
Primary
Total Enrollment 415
Katherine Gallegos Elementary
236 Dom Pasqual Rd
(505) 866-8231
Primary
Total Enrollment 433
Valencia Elementary
111 Monica Rd
(505) 866-8231
Primary
Total Enrollment 348
Desert View Elementary
49 Camino La Canada
(505) 866-8231
Primary
Total Enrollment 441
Century Alt High
32 Sun Valley Rd
(505) 866-8231
High
Total Enrollment 126
Los Lunas Family School
17 Sun Valley Rd
(505) 866-8231
Primary
Total Enrollment 27
Valencia High
301 Bonita Vista Blvd
(505) 866-8231
High
Total Enrollment 984
School Of Dreams Academy
1800 Main St Ne
(505) 866-7632
Other
Total Enrollment 255
Sundance Elementary
3701 Sundance Sw
Primary
Total Enrollment 536

Los Lunas Private Schools

Miracle Center Christian Academy
1035 Pecan Ct Se
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 7
Del Rio Academy
50 Calle Del Rio
Elementary
Total Enrollment 23
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