Population, 2010: 8,329
Area, 2010: 11.01 square miles
Location: Borders Albuquerque and Rio Rancho
CNN Money Magazine described Corrales as an "enchanting small town" with "clean, dry air, rustic adobe architecture and panoramic views of the Sandia Mountains."
Corrales has been a farming village and an artist's colony, becoming an affluent Albuquerque suburb as the urban area grew closer to the rural village. Corrales developed along the Rio Grande, and has preserved its historic character and rural setting, while welcoming shops, art galleries, spas, fine restaurants, and bed and breakfast inns.
In 1710, the Spanish Governor of New Mexico awarded a grant of 106,274 acres, later known as the Alameda Land Grant, which was sold two years later. The new owner's extensive corrals, built on the west side of the river -- Los Corrales de Alameda -- gave the settlement its name. Corrales became a farming village. After World War II, artists and writers discovered what the farmers had long enjoyed about Corrales.
Population and Housing, 2000 and 2010
|10 Year Population Growth||13.6%||34.5%|
|High School Graduates or higher||96.5%||94.3%|
|Bachelor's Degree of higher||50.5%||51.3%|
|Average Commute Time to Work||27.3||25.7|
|Median Household Income||$90,201||%67,217|
|Single Family Housing Units||89.9%||86.2%|
|Multi-Family Housing Units||0.8%||2.3%|
|Mobile Homes and Other||9.3%||11.5%|
|Owner-Occupied Housing Units||86.9%||82.9%|
|Average Household Size||2.36||2.6|
|Source: 2010 Decennial Census, American Community Survey 2006-2010|
Mayor, elected every four years
Six councilors, elected from districts for four-year staggered terms
Water: Private wells
Source of Water: Ground water
Sewer: Individual on-site systems
Solid Waste: Collection by private contractor
Electric: Public Service Company of New Mexico
Natural Gas: New Mexico Gas Company
Highways: I-25 (north-south); I-40 (east-west)
Air: Albuquerque International Sunport, passenger and freight
General aviation: Double Eagle II Airport
Rail, passenger: Amtrak (in Albuquerque)
Commuter: New Mexico Rail Runner (in Albuquerque)
Freight: Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railroad (in Albuquerque)
Bus, intercity: bus lines in Albuquerque
Transit: Park and ride lots
K-12: Albuquerque Public School District and private schools
Higher education: University of New Mexico and Central New Mexico Community College (in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho)
Museums: Casa San Ysidro, a recreated Spanish colonial hacienda, houses a collection of rare Hispanic New Mexican artifacts.
Entertainment: The restored Old San Ysidro Church, built in 1868, provides a venue for music and entertainment.
Hiking, horseback riding: The Corrales Bosque Preserve, a 400-acre cottonwood forest along ten miles of the Rio Grande, is managed by the Village as a wildlife preserve. "Bosque" is a Spanish word meaning "forest" or "woodland." It provides habitat for more than 180 species of birds.
Golf: Championship golf is available at the nearby Rio Rancho Country Club.