Los Lunas

Village of Los Lunas

The Luna Mansion

Population, 2015: 15,336
Area: 15.69 square miles
Incorporated: 1928
Location: Rio Grande Valley, 20-miles south of Albuquerque


 Los Lunas, county seat and largest community of Valencia County, was New Mexico's fastest growing community between 1960 and 2010. The area began growing rapidly in the 1970s, as Albuquerque grew. A steady influx of new residents in search of pleasant alternatives to city living has spurred population growth by nearly 50-percent between 2000 and 2010.

Los Lunas has been a magnet to industries needing room to expand. The attractions are low-cost industrial sites, easy transportation access, available work force, affordable housing and a business-friendly climate. A number of new companies now occupy Rio Grande Industrial Park.

The Los Lunas Rail Runner station, located at the site of the Los Lunas Transportation Center, is close to residential areas, as well as Valencia County administration offices and the judiciary complex. The station offers free parking, with approximately 190 spaces. Historic Main Street is but a 15-minute walk from the station. Once there, you'll discover the local flare and flavor of the Village. Whether it's authentic Mexican cuisine, or simply good conversation with the locals -- you can find it in the heart of Los Lunas.

Major private employers 

Merillat Industries (cabinets), Wal-Mart distribution center, Wall-Colmonoy (metal alloys), and two New Mexico Corrections Department facilities


Los Lunas has its roots in the San Clemente Land Grant, established in 1716 and was acquired by the Luna family, who were civic and political leaders. The county seat moved from Tomé to Los Lunas in 1876. When the Santa Fe Railroad arrived in Los Lunas, it increased trade in wool, livestock, hay, supplies and merchandise.


Los Lunas 2010-2015 Population Graph

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Mayor, elected every four years
Four councilors, elected by district every four years to staggered terms


Water: Village of Los Lunas
Source: Ground water
Sewer: Village of Los Lunas
Solid Waste: Village of Los Lunas
Electric: Public Service Company of New Mexico
Natural Gas: New Mexico Gas Company
Telephone: CenturyLink


Highways: I-25, NM 6, NM 47
Air: Albuquerque International Sunport, passenger and freight, general aviation
Rail, passenger: Amtrak in Albuquerque
Commuter: New Mexico Rail Runner
Freight: Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railroad
Bus, intercity: bus lines in Albuquerque
Transit: Rio Metro dial-a-ride service on week days


K-12: Los Lunas Public School District and private schools
Higher education: University of New Mexico-Valencia


Recreation: The Manzano Mountains, with elevations from 6,000 to 10,098 feet, offer hiking, camping and picnic spots. El Cerro de Los Lunas, a volcanic hill, is open space for walking, jogging and nature study.

Resort: Isleta Casino and Resort, north of Los Lunas at Isleta Pueblo, 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.

Indoor recreation: 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.

Museums: The Museum of Heritage and Arts provides traveling exhibits and showcases local artifacts.



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