Belen, New Mexico Population 2022

7,437
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Belen is a city located in Valencia County New Mexico. Belen has a 2020 population of 7,437. Belen is currently growing at a rate of 0.09% annually but its population has decreased by -2.17% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,602 in 2010.

The average household income in Belen is $44,987 with a poverty rate of 23.31%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $771 per month, and the median house value is $105,200. The median age in Belen is 38.4 years, 35 years for males, and 44.4 years for females.

Belen Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Belenwas:

  • White: 72.54%
  • Two or more races: 14.75%
  • Other race: 10.35%
  • Asian: 1.20%
  • Native American: 1.03%
  • Black or African American: 0.12%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Belen, New Mexico is 7,437 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,437.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,602.

Belen, New Mexico Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,42372.54%
Black or African American90.12%
American Indian and Alaska Native771.03%
Asian901.20%
Some Other Race77410.35%
Two or More Races1,10314.75%
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Belen Population by Race

Belen Population Pyramid 2022

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Belen Median Age

37.3


Total

31.1


Male

42.7


Female

Belen Adults

There are 6,047 adults, (1,351 of whom are seniors) in Belen.

Belen Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

28.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Belen Sex Ratio

Female

3,713

49.67%

Male

3,763

50.33%

Belen Population by Age

Belen Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Belen Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.4%19.6%
Non Family74.8%25.2%
All67.7%32.3%
Female49.8%50.2%
Male33.6%66.4%

67.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Belen Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,6792.7567.7
Married7303.0580.4
Male1073.2333.6
Female7514.5149.8
Non Family1,0911.374.8

3.52

Average Family Size

2.75

Average Household Size

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Belen Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3246.35%
9th to 12th Grade60811.92%
High School Graduate1,72033.72%
Some College1,00819.76%
Associates Degree3997.82%
Bachelors Degree59911.74%
Graduate Degree4438.68%
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Belen Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Belen Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian909090
2+ Races626424176
White1,5901,343370
Hispanic3,3932,723581
Black911
Other Race3062094
Native American464

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Belen Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,406$36,175$22,821
Less Than 9th Grade$21,890$$15,208
High School Graduate$22,306$36,082$
Some College$25,024$26,401$15,230
Bachelors Degree$44,435$67,361$43,459
Graduate Degree$49,732$53,832$48,638

$29,406

Average Earnings

$36,175

Average Male

$22,821

Average Female

Belen Earnings by Educational Attainment

Belen Language by Age

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Belen Language

66.55% of Belen residents speak only English, while 33.45% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 31.20% of the population.

Belen Language

Belen Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black9888.89%
Native733142.47%
Hispanic5,0551,46028.88%
Multiple1,05830128.45%
White1,97523111.70%
Other434NaN%

23.31%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.33%

Male Poverty Rate

29.35%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Belen

The race most likely to be in poverty in Belen is Black, with 88.89% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Belen is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.95%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.82%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.14%.

Belen Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.65%
High School11.41%
Some College24.21%
Bachelors or Greater9.30%

Belen Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed6.48%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed12.91%
Female Unemployed85.19%

Belen Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Belen Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$35,448$47,089
Families$46,864$49,963
Married Families$49,231-
Non Families$23,044$37,546
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Income by Household Type

Belen Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

31.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.0%

Male Marriage Rate

30.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Belen Married by Age and Sex

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Belen Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Belen Marital Status by Race

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Belen Marital Status

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631

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War95
First Gulf War155
Vietnam369
Korea29
World War II4

Belen Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3443
35 to 54103
55 to 6492
65 to 74233
75+160

Belen Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White58712.53%
Native American45.19%
Other Race408.75%
Hispanic3438.41%

Belen Veterans by Race

Belen Veterans by Education

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7.28%

Veteran Poverty Rate

56.29%

Veteran Disability Rate

Belen Veterans by Education

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43.9%

Labor Force Participation

39.3%

Employment Rate

10.4%

Unemployment Rate

Belen Employment by Age

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Belen Employment by Race

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Belen Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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64.25%

Born in Belen

94.84%

Native Born

5.16%

Foreign Born

3.60%

Non Citizen

1.57%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.84% of Belen residents were born in the United States, with 64.25% having been born in New Mexico. 3.60% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Belen Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19403,0380.00%
19504,4951,4574.00%
19605,0315361.13%
19704,823-208-0.42%
19805,6177941.54%
19906,5479301.54%
20006,9013540.53%
20107,6027010.97%
20117,60530.04%
20127,581-24-0.32%
20137,538-43-0.57%
20147,461-77-1.02%
20157,419-42-0.56%
20167,390-29-0.39%
20177,39440.05%
20187,409150.20%
20197,41670.09%
20207,42370.09%
20217,43070.09%
20227,43770.09%

Belen Population by Year