Bosque Farms, New Mexico

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Bosque Farms is a village in Valencia County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 3,931 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Albuquerque Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

What is today Bosque Farms was part of a Spanish land grant dating from 1716, originally known as Bosque del Pino (Forest Pines), or Los Pinos. The land changed hands numerous times before being purchased during the Great Depression by the New Mexico Rural Rehabilitation Corporation, which in turn sold it to the federal Resettlement Administration in 1935. The RA renamed the land Bosque Farms and turned it into an agricultural resettlement project for Dust Bowl refugees. Traditional farming failed due to poor soil conditions, and the families that stayed turned to dairy farming, which became the community's main agricultural industry through the 1960s.[1][2]

Bosque Farms was incorporated in 1974. Today, housing and commercial development are its main sources of revenue.[1]

Geography

Bosque Farms is located in the Rio Grande Valley at 34°51′12″N 106°41′57″W / 34.85333°N 106.69917°W / 34.85333; -106.69917 (34.853392, -106.699251).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10.2 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 3,931 people, 1,422 households, and 1,126 families residing in the village. The population density was 996.2 people per square mile (384.2/km²). There were 1,476 housing units at an average density of 374.0/sq mi (144.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 82.68% White, 0.61% African American, 1.88% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 11.19% from other races, and 3.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 29.53% of the population.

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