|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Belen is 7,423. Belen, New Mexico is the 3,829th largest city in the US.
Belen is located entirely in Valencia County.
The current population of Belen (7,423) is it's peak population.
Belen has grown 3.3% since the 2000. Belen, New Mexico's growth is below average. 64% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Belen has a population density of 876.5 people per square mile.
|4303||Truth or Consequences||6,062||-16.8%|
|3827||Prairie Grove, Arkansas||7,434||133.3%|
|3828||Palmyra, New Jersey||7,424||3.9%|
|3829||Belen, New Mexico||7,423||3.3%|
|3830||Valley Center, Kansas||7,419||32.2%|
|3833||Pleasantville, New York||7,411||3.2%|
The total voting age population of Belen, New Mexico, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 5,666. The voting age population is 49.3% male and 50.7% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 20.1% of the residents of Belen are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Belen are 79.4% White, 12.0% American Indian, 5.4% Other, 1.9% Two or more races, 0.8% Asian and 0.5% Black. Additionally, 56.7% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Belen, 19.0% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 17.6%. On a per-household basis, 17.1% of families are below the poverty line in Belen.
Among those aged 16 and older, 47.1% of Belen residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 83.2% of Belen residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 18.2% have a bachelor's degree and 8.8% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Belen residents aged 5 and older, 35.4% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 27.9% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.7% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.9% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Belen is 10.5%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Belen, 32.7% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Belen is $36,601.
In Belen, 68.5% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 31.5% of housing units in Belen.
Of all the housing units in Belen, 10.7% of them were build before 1940.
In Belen, 9.8% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 330 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Belen is $731.
In Belen, 66.7% of households have an active broadband internet connection.