Corrales, New Mexico

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Corrales is a village in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 7,334 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Albuquerque Metropolitan Statistical Area. With proximity to the Rio Grande, the village was founded for agricultural purposes. The Rio Grande Bosque on the eastern edge of the village provides refuge for native animals and plants. The village fights hard to maintain its rural character in light of being surrounded by rapidly growing cities.



Corrales is located at 35°14′5″N 106°37′5″W / 35.23472°N 106.61806°W / 35.23472; -106.61806 (35.234838, -106.618183).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 11.2 square miles (29.1 km²), of which, 10.7 square miles (27.8 km²) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.4 km²) of it (4.71%) is water.

Until 2005, portions of the Village of Corrales were located in both Bernalillo and Sandoval counties. In 2005, a special election annexed the portion of Corrales located in Bernalillo County to Sandoval County, so that now the entire village is located in Sandoval County.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 7,334 people, 2,819 households, and 2,122 families residing in the village. The population density was 683.7 people per square mile (263.9/km²). There were 2,983 housing units at an average density of 278.1/sq mi (107.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 86.05% White, 0.57% African American, 1.51% Native American, 0.79% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 8.22% from other races, and 2.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 25.55% of the population.

There were 2,819 households out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.4% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.7% were non-families. 18.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 2.97.

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