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Corrales, New Mexico
Mariquita Road in Corrales
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Location of Corrales, New Mexico
Location of Corrales, New Mexico
Corrales, New Mexico is located in the United States
Corrales, New Mexico
Corrales, New Mexico
Location in the United States
Country United States
State New Mexico
Counties Sandoval
 • Total 10.94 sq mi (28.34 km2)
 • Land 10.78 sq mi (27.92 km2)
 • Water 0.16 sq mi (0.43 km2)
5,023 ft (1,531 m)
 • Total 8,329
 • Estimate 
 • Density 806.75/sq mi (311.48/km2)
Time zone UTC−7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−6 (MDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 505
FIPS code 35-17960
GNIS feature ID 0905378

Corrales is a village in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States. First farmed by Tiquex Pueblo people, chosen due to its proximity to the Rio Grande, as documented by Hispano farmers of Nuevo México in the late 1500s. Despite being a part of the Albuquerque metropolitan area, the village maintains its rural character, while also being surrounded by the cities of Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. The population of Corrales was 8,329 at the 2010 Census.

The Rio Grande Bosque on the eastern edge of the village provides refuge for native animals and plants, and ancient Pueblo and Hispano acequias continue to be maintained by the United States Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District.


The village was selected as #19 in CNN Money's list of the 100 best places to live in 2007.


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).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 11.2 square miles (29 km2), of which, 10.7 square miles (28 km2) is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2) (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.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 2,791
1990 5,453 95.4%
2000 7,334 34.5%
2010 8,329 13.6%
2019 (est.) 8,696 4.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

Corrales is part of the Albuquerque Metropolitan Statistical Area.

As of the census of 2000, there were 7,334 people, 2,819 households, and 2,122 families residing in the village. The population density was 683.7 inhabitants per square mile (264.0/km2). There were 2,983 housing units at an average density of 278.1 per square mile (107.4/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.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 24.6% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 34.2% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.2 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $67,217, and the median income for a family was $79,331. Males had a median income of $52,397 versus $34,091 for females. The per capita income for the village was $33,629. About 3.1% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.8% of those under age 18 and 1.8% of those age 65 or over.

Village infrastructure

Unlike the surrounding communities of Rio Rancho and Albuquerque, the Village of Corrales does not have a centralized water system for running water or a municipal sewage system, which requires homes and businesses to each install their own wells and water pumping systems and leach fields for sewage disposal. Newer homes built in Corrales are no longer allowed to install leach fields and are required to use closed septic systems with a holding tank which must be pumped regularly by sewage trucks at the homeowner's expense. The Village has an extensive system of canals which transport water from the Rio Grande river to crop fields and pasturage for crop irrigation and livestock.

Notable people

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