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Rio Arriba County, New Mexico


"The Low-rider Capital of the USA"

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Statistics & Facts

The New Mexico state capital is Santa Fe.
The population of Espanola is approximately 11,276 (2000), 10224 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,390 (1990), 3987 (2010).
The amount of land area in Espanola is 19.606 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.192 sq kilometers.
The distance from Espanola to Washington DC is 1660 miles.
The distance to the New Mexico state capital is 23 miles. (as the crow flies)
Espanola is positioned 36.00 degrees north of the equator and 106.06 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Espanola median income is $ 19,785.
The Espanola median home price is $ 75,100.


Espanola is the "Low-rider capital of the U.S." In the New Mexico exhibit at the Smithsonian in Washinton D.C., there is a classic low-rider from Espanola on display.
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Economy & Industry

The major employers in the area are: Los Alamos National Laboratory, State of New Mexico, Wal-Mart, Espanola Public Schools, City of Espanola, county of rio Arriba

The retail market within the City of Espaņola is highly dependant on outside shoppers. With the construction of a new Wal-Mart Supercenter the markets in the area are expecting a boom to the local economy. While some concern is present that some smaller stores may be effected the general feeling is that the local markets have a highly loyal retail trade base and such markets will not be affected. These indicators come from discussions with local shop owners.
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Espanola City Government

City of Espanola
405 Paseo de Onate
Espanola, New Mexico 87532
Phone: 505.747.6100
FAX: 505.747.6084

Espanola Libraries

Espanola Public Library
313 North Paseo de Onate
Espanola, New Mexico 87532
Phone : (505) 753-3860
FAX: (505) 753-5543
e-mail: Espanola


The population of Espanola was:
1990 - 8,389
1998 - 10,287
2000 - 11,276 (projection)

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