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Belen is a city in Valencia County, in the Albuquerque metro area.
The community name derives from Spanish for "Bethlehem."
The latitude of Belen is 34.662N. The longitude is -106.775W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 4,810 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,961.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Belen demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Valencia County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Albuquerque area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 87002 ZIP code.
7% of Belen residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Belen ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Belen was $12,999, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Belen residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Belen, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $366. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $750.
Libraries in Belen include Belen Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Belen include Valencia County News-Bulletin
Valencia County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Belen political report.
The average commute time for Belen workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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