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Belen, NM
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Living in Belen



Belen is a somewhat small city located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 7,414 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Belen is the 31st largest community in New Mexico.

The percentage of adults in Belen who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.21% of the adults in Belen have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Belen in 2018 was $20,934, which is lower middle income relative to New Mexico, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $83,736 for a family of four.

Belen is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Belen home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Belen, accounting for 65.85% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Belen residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Belen include English, German, Irish, Finnish, and Portuguese.

The most common language spoken in Belen is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.