- Los Lunas, New Mexico
official_name = The City of Los Lunas
settlement_type = city
mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location of Los Lunas, New Mexico
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Valencia
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 26.0
area_land_km2 = 26.0
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 10.0
area_land_sq_mi = 10.0
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 10034
population_density_km2 = 385.6
population_density_sq_mi = 998.8
timezone = Mountain (MST)
utc_offset = -7
timezone_DST = MDT
utc_offset_DST = -6
elevation_m = 1480
elevation_ft = 4856
latd = 34 |latm = 48 |lats = 34 |latNS = N
longd = 106 |longm = 44 |longs = 7 |longEW = W
Los Lunas is a village in Valencia County,
New Mexico, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the village population was 10,034. As of 2008 Los Lunas' population rose to 23,867 inside the village limits due to the new addition on city limits El Cerro de Los Lunas (Huning Ranch) It is the county seatof Valencia CountyGR|6.
The name "Los Lunas" is an
Anglicizationof the name of the Luna family, who originally settled in the area ("los Luna", in Spanish).
The original land grant was made to Don Felix Candelaria in 1716, but within two years it was given to the Luna family. Some Civil War battles were fought near the village.
Los Lunas became the county seat in 1876 and became an incorporated village in 1928.
Los Lunas is located at coor dms|34|48|34|N|106|44|7|W|city (34.809336, -106.735247)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 10.1 square miles (26.0 km²), all of it land.
The village is located on State Highway 6, east of
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 10,034 people, 3,601 households, and 2,689 families residing in the village. The population densitywas 998.8 people per square mile (385.5/km²). There were 3,845 housing units at an average density of 382.7/sq mi (147.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 64.14% White, 1.16% African American, 2.62% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 27.63% from other races, and 3.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 58.74% of the population.
There were 3,601 households out of which 41.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.8% were married couples living together, 16.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.3% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.16.
In the village the population was spread out with 31.1% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 8.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.1 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $36,240, and the median income for a family was $37,255. Males had a median income of $30,664 versus $22,437 for females. The
per capita incomefor the village was $14,692. About 11.6% of families and 13.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.3% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over.
A United States Army Air Force bombing range, used by elements of the
509th Bomb Wingout of Kirtland Army Air Field, later Kirtland Air Force Base, was located here during and after World War II.
Los Lunas' public schools are operated by
Los Lunas Schools.
Famous Residents, Past and Present
* [http://www.loslunasnm.gov Village of Los Lunas]
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