Sandoval County, New Mexico

  • Cabezon Peak in Sandoval County
  • Ignacio Chavez Special Management Area
  • Ojito Wilderness

Sandoval County is in north central New Mexico. Several of the New Mexico Pueblo Indian Reservations are here with their beautiful hotels, convention centers, golf courses, and casinos. Just north of Bernalillo is where you'll find Coronado State Monument. Near San Ysidro is White Mesa Bike Trails, Ojito Wilderness and the Perea Nature Trail. A bit further north and to the west is the Cabezon Peak Wilderness Study Area and the Ignacio Chavez Special Management Area. El Camino Real, Corrales Road Scenic Byway and the Jemez Mountain Trail also run through Sandoval County. Along the Jemez Mountain Trail is where you'll find Fenton Lake State Park, Jemez State Monument and Valles Caldera National Preserve..

Formed in 1903, Sandoval County contains 3,709 square miles of land and 5 square miles of water. The county seat is Bernalillo. Rio Rancho is the largest city in the county and the fastest growing city in the state.

Fast Facts about Sandoval County, New Mexico
Types of Jobs:
Private Sector, wages or salary: 74%
Government Sector: 19%
Unincorporated, Self-Employed: 7%
Population Density: 34 People per Square Mile
Cost of Living Index for Sandoval County: 88.2
Median Resident Age: 35.1 Years
2014 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $59,330
Estimated Median Home Value: $188,700
Major Industries:
Educational Services, Computers & Electronic Products, Government, Health Care, Professional Services, Lodging & Food Services, Finance & Insurance Services, Waste Management Services
Population Demographics: 2010
Total Population 131,561
Males 64,321
Females 67,240
Population by Age
Under 18 35,159
18 & over 96,402
20-24 6,943
25-34 15,471
35-49 27,689
50-64 27,134
65 & over 15,880
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino 46,129
Non Hispanic or Latino 85,432
Population by Race
White 89,482
African-American 2,800
Asian 1,922
Native American 16,945
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 169
Other 15,139
Two or more 5,104