Population, 2010: 3,904
Area, 2010: 3.9 square miles
Location: Rio Grande valley between Isleta Pueblo and Los Lunas
Bosque Farms is 20 minutes from Albuquerque, and about three-fourths of the local labor force works in the Albuquerque area. Area farms, subdivided in the 1960's, drew city people who liked the rural setting. The community has continued to grow but maintains its rural atmosphere.
Businesses in Bosque Farms are primarily retail and service, with some professional services and light manufacturing. The village has about 120-businesses in the commercial district along NM 47. More than half of the total business base consists of home businesses.
The area was part of a Spanish land grant issued in 1716, which changed hands several times. In 1739, after a flood caused the river to change course, the Bosque Farms became known as Bosque de Los Pinos. In 1935, during the Depression, Bosque Farms was a government resettlement project for displaced farmers. During the 1950's, it was a district of dairy farms. In the 1960's, the area began to change as Albuquerque grew and urban dwellers looked for homes in rural settings. The 1960's saw the first major subdivision of lands.
Population and Housing, 2000 and 2010
|10 Year Population Growth||-0.7%||3.7%|
|High School Graduates or higher||93.2%||89.8%|
|Bachelor's Degree of higher||31.6%||24.6%|
|Average Commute Time to Work||27.7||31.7|
|Median Household Income||$62,051||$44,055|
|Single Family Housing Units||59%||51.9%|
|Multi-Family Housing Units||4.6%||5.1%|
|Mobile Homes and other||36.4%||43%|
|Owner-Occupied Housing Units||89.8%||88.1%|
|Average Household Size||2.53||2.76|
|Source: 2010 Decennial Census, American Community Survey 2006-2010|
Mayor, elected every four years
Four councilors, elected at large for four-year staggered terms
Highways: I-25 and NM 47
Air: Albuquerque International Sunport
Rail, commuter: New Mexico Rail Runner (stops at Isleta Pueblo and Los Lunas)
Freight: Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway (from Belen)
Bus: On-call service from Los Lunas
K-12: Los Lunas School District
Higher education: University of New Mexico, Valencia campus
Recreation: The Manzano Mountains, with elevations from 6,000 to 10,098 feet, offer trails and picnic areas. Along the Rio Grande are miles of wooded trails.
Resort: Isleta Casino and Resort features a Las Vegas-style casino and hotel complex with 200 rooms and suites, restaurants, spa, pool, fitness center, ballroom, 2,500-seat venue, and golf course.
Recreation: The Village Sports Complex includes playgrounds, basketball courts, and Little League baseball fields that are also used for soccer. The Village maintains a four-mile multi-use path for hikers and bicyclists. The Isleta Fun Connection offers bowling, laser tag, arcade, and billiards.
Golf: The 27-hole Isleta Eagle Golf Course is designed around three lakes and overlooks the Rio Grande.
Fishing: Isleta Lakes fishing area features two lakes stocked with channel catfish during the spring and summer and rainbow trout in the fall and winter. There is also an RV park at the lakes.
Rodeo: The Bosque Farms Rodeo Association owns an arena and Cowboy Hall Events Building for its members.