North Valley, New Mexico

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North Valley, New Mexico
Census-designated place
North Valley Library
North Valley Library
Location of North Valley, New Mexico
Location of North Valley, New Mexico
Coordinates: 35°10′17″N 106°37′24″W / 35.17139°N 106.62333°W / 35.17139; -106.62333Coordinates: 35°10′17″N 106°37′24″W / 35.17139°N 106.62333°W / 35.17139; -106.62333
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Bernalillo
Area
 • Total 7.04 sq mi (18.24 km2)
 • Land 7.02 sq mi (18.17 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
Elevation 4,993 ft (1,522 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 11,333
 • Density 1,616/sq mi (623.9/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
Area code(s) 505
FIPS code 35-52750
GNIS feature ID 1867386

North Valley is a census-designated place (CDP) in Bernalillo County, New Mexico, in the United States. As of the 2010 Census, the CDP population was 11,333.[1] It is part of the Albuquerque Metropolitan Statistical Area. Another name for "North Valley" is "North Albuquerque."

Geography[edit]

North Valley is located at 35°10′17″N 106°37′24″W / 35.17139°N 106.62333°W / 35.17139; -106.62333 (35.171491, -106.623256)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.0 square miles (18.2 km2), of which 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2), or 0.44%, is water.[1]

Climate[edit]

North Valley has an arid climate (BSk, depending on the particular scheme of the Köppen climate classification system one uses), With daytime temperature averaging about five degrees warmer then the Albuquerque International Sunport and overnight lows averaging slightly cooler. North Valley has a more of a desert feel especially in the summer months when temperatures often reach 100 °F (38 °C)+. Average annual precipitation is 6.75 inches (171 mm).

Winters are mild with cold nights and warm days. Snowfall is rare with an average of 3.7 inches (94 mm), and when it does occur it usually melts by the afternoon. Highs are usually in the 40 °F (4 °C) to the 60 °F (16 °C) with lows in the 20 °F (−7 °C) and 30 °F (−1 °C).

Spring can be windy at times with blowing dust but pleasantly nice for the most part. Highs are usually in the 60 °F (16 °C) to the 80 °F (27 °C) with lows in 30 °F (−1 °C) to the 50 °F (10 °C).

Summer brings hot conditions with low humidity typical of the desert southwest. Monsoon season usually start in late June to early July and may last until mid to late September depending on the annual intensity of the moist air from the Gulf of California. Highs are usually in the 90 °F (32 °C) and 100 °F (38 °C) with lows in the 60 °F (16 °C) and 70 °F (21 °C).

Fall brings cooler temperatures and dryer conditions. Nights can get chilly at times but are pleasant at others. One can watch the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta from their yards from anywhere in the North Valley. Highs are in the 60 °F (16 °C) to the 80 °F (27 °C) with lows in the 30 °F (−1 °C) to the 60 °F (16 °C).


Climate data for North Valley (North Valley), 1958–2010 normals
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 76
(24)
80
(27)
89
(32)
97
(36)
104
(40)
113
(45)
110
(43)
104
(40)
105
(41)
92
(33)
81
(27)
75
(24)
113
(45)
Average high °F (°C) 52.3
(11.3)
59.1
(15.1)
66.8
(19.3)
75.6
(24.2)
85.7
(29.8)
96.7
(35.9)
97.3
(36.3)
94.9
(34.9)
89.2
(31.8)
77.2
(25.1)
63.8
(17.7)
52.0
(11.1)
75.9
(24.4)
Average low °F (°C) 27.3
(−2.6)
32.4
(0.2)
36.0
(2.2)
44.6
(7)
56.8
(13.8)
68.6
(20.3)
72.4
(22.4)
66.3
(19.1)
58.4
(14.7)
45.5
(7.5)
32.8
(0.4)
27.4
(−2.6)
47.4
(8.6)
Record low °F (°C) −7
(−22)
1
(−17)
9
(−13)
21
(−6)
29
(−2)
42
(6)
42
(6)
48
(9)
28
(−2)
17
(−8)
6
(−14)
−19
(−28)
−19
(−28)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.30
(7.6)
0.28
(7.1)
0.33
(8.4)
0.48
(12.2)
0.55
(14)
0.49
(12.4)
1.10
(27.9)
1.33
(33.8)
0.81
(20.6)
0.51
(13)
0.27
(6.9)
0.32
(8.1)
6.75
(171.5)
Snowfall inches (cm) 0.80
(2.03)
1.70
(4.32)
0.20
(0.51)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.20
(0.51)
0.20
(0.51)
0.6
(1.5)
3.7
(9.4)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 3.1 2.1 3.2 3.0 4.2 1.4 6.4 7.5 4.2 3.3 2.1 6.6 47.1
Avg. snowy days (≥ 0.1 in) 0.7 2.0 0.9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 0.7 1.0 5.5
Mean monthly sunshine hours 235.6 226.0 269.7 306.0 347.2 360.0 334.8 313.1 288.0 282.1 234.0 223.2 3,419.7
Source: NOAA (extremes 1958–present)[3]Hong Kong Observatory (sun only, 1961–1990)[4]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 11,923 people, 4,467 households, and 3,095 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,645.3 people per square mile (635.0/km²). There were 4,772 housing units at an average density of 658.5 per square mile (254.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 73.62% White, 1.04% African American, 2.91% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 18.19% from other races, and 3.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 56.81% of the population.

There were 4,467 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.1% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.7% were non-families. 24.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 99.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.7 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $39,888, and the median income for a family was $45,129. Males had a median income of $31,948 versus $26,433 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $19,398. About 8.5% of families and 10.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.5% of those under age 18 and 10.1% of those age 65 or over.

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