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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.

People

Total Population 15,281
Male Share of the Population 49.5%
Female Share of the Population 50.5%
Senior Citizens 13.9%
Employed Population 16+ 6,012
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 49.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $61,869
% Above Poverty Level 83.6%
% Below Poverty Level 16.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.8%
% Using Public Transportation 2.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.5%
Median Gross Rent $902
Median House Value $155,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 58.6%
US/American 0%
English 4.6%
Irish 4.4%

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

Los Lunas Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 19 miles S of Albuquerque, New Mexico
County Valencia
Metro Area Albuquerque
Standard Zip Codes 87031
Phone Area Codes 505
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.806
Longitude -106.732

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)

Station LOS LUNAS 3 SSW
Distance 2.9 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 51 F
Apr Temp 35 to 72 F
Jul Temp 60 to 92 F
Oct Temp 37 to 74 F
Annual Precip 9.9 inches
Station ALBUQUERQUE INTL AP
Distance 18.5 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 43.6 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
Belen 7,209 $31,970
Bosque Farms 3,864 $69,271

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

Los Lunas Public Libraries

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Los Lunas Public Library
460 MAIN ST. NE
Los Lunas, New Mexico
(505) 865-6779

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Los Lunas High Schools

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LOS LUNAS HIGH
7296 EMILIO LOPEZ RD
505-865-4646
Serves 2,383 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.9

CENTURY ALTERNATIVE
1000 MAIN STREET
505-866-2153
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 74 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.1

LOS LUNAS JDC
510 LUNA STREET
505-663-2230
A Non-traditional School
Serves 19 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19

HOME HOSPITAL
343 MAIN STREET
505-866-8288
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 12 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10

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