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Valencia County Environmental Health Profile

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Valencia County New Mexico
County seat Los Lunas -
Population (July 1, 2015) 76,312 2,099,856
% New Mexico population 3.6% 100%
Land area (sq. miles) 1,066 121,298
Persons per sq. mile (2015) 71.6 17.3
Resident live births (2015) 838 25,730
Deaths of NM residents (2015) 652 17,687
No. households (2011-2015) 30,162 909,565


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Valencia
County
New Mexico United States Valencia/NM
comparison *
Valencia/US
comparison *
10-year trend
% under age 5 7.2% 6.6% 6.3% higher higher -0.3%
% under age 18 24.4% 24.3% 23.3% higher higher -1.2%
% Age 65 or older 14.6% 14.7% 14.1% lower higher +2.3%
% Age 75 or older 6.2% 6.2% 6.2% lower lower +3.1%
% Hispanic 37.7% 47.4% 17.1% lower higher +0.8%
% White 20.9% 39.2% 62.3% lower lower -1.1%
% American Indian 39.3% 8.5% 0.7% higher higher -0.2%
% Black 1.4% 1.8% 12.3% lower lower +3.8%
% Asian 0.7% 1.3% 5.2% lower lower +2.9%
* County-level values represent the average of a range of likely values (defined here by 95% confidence intervals). State and national averages are compared to county-level values using these confidence intervals. 'Similar' indicates that the state or national averages fall within the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Higher' indicates that state or national averages fall below the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Lower' indicates that state or national averages are above the county-level 95% confidence interval.

Valencia
County
New Mexico United States Valencia/NM
comparison *
Valencia/US
comparison *
10-year trend
Median income $34,565 $44,963 $53,889 lower lower -
% in poverty 29.3% 21.0% 15.5% higher higher -
% Children under 5 in poverty 48.0% 34.0% 23.0% higher higher -
% Children under 18 in poverty 45.5% 29.4% 21.7% higher higher -
% Adults over 65 in poverty 12.8% 12.0% 9.4% similar similar -
% Unemployment 15.3% 5.4% 8.3% higher higher -
% High school diploma or higher 81.4% 84.2% 86.7% lower lower -
% Bachelors or higher 12.0% 26.3% 29.8% lower lower -
% Speaking English less than well 9.2% 26.1% 8.6% lower similar -
% Disabled 21.9% 14.6% 12.4% higher higher -
% with no health insurance 20.2% 16.4% 13.0% higher higher -
% Homes built before 1950 9.4% 9.2% 18.4% higher lower -
% Homes built before 1980 58.5% 47.5% 55.8% higher higher -
Data Sources: US Census American Community Survey (2011-2015).
* County-level values represent the average of a range of likely values (defined here by 95% confidence intervals). State and national averages are compared to county-level values using these confidence intervals. 'Similar' indicates that the state or national averages fall within the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Higher' indicates that state or national averages fall below the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Lower' indicates that state or national averages are above the county-level 95% confidence interval.

Valencia
County
New Mexico United States Valencia/NM comparison * Valencia/US comparison * 10-year trend
Life expectancy at birth 75.7 78.6 78.8 lower lower no trend
Life expectancy at age 65 18.8 20.4 19.3 lower lower no trend
Years of potential life lost (per 100,000 residents) 1 9,973 7,716 6,601 higher higher no trend
Overall mortality rate (per 100,000) 889 736 824 higher higher no trend
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births) 4.7 5.6 6.0 similar similar no trend
% Infants with low birthweight (<2500 g) 9.0% 9.0% 8.0% similar similar no trend
% Pre-term births (<37 weeks) 8.0% 9.0% 9.5% similar similar no trend
Data Sources: New Mexico Vital Records (2013-2015).
1 Years of potential life lost (YPLL) is a measure of premature mortality. It refers to the average number of years a person would have lived if he or she had not died before the age of 75. YPLL per 100,000 residents is shown.
* County-level values represent the average of a range of likely values (defined here by 95% confidence intervals). State and national averages are compared to county-level values using these confidence intervals. 'Similar' indicates that the state or national averages fall within the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Higher' indicates that state or national averages fall below the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Lower' indicates that state or national averages are above the county-level 95% confidence interval.


Age-adjusted incidence rate per 100,000 residents, except as noted

Valencia
County
New Mexico United States Valencia/NM comparison * Valencia/US comparison * 10-year trend
Bladder cancer 8.6 15.1 20.1 lower lower no trend
Brain & other nervous system cancer 3.5 5.1 6.4 similar similar -7.8%
Breast cancer 106.2 133.8 125.0 similar similar no trend
Esophageal cancer 2.1 3.6 4.3 similar similar no trend
Kidney cancer 14.7 14.1 15.6 similar similar no trend
Laryngeal cancer 2.5 2.5 3.2 similar similar no trend
Leukemia 2.6 5.9 13.5 similar lower no trend
Liver cancer 15.6 9.6 8.4 similar similar no trend
Lung cancer 36.1 39.8 57.3 similar lower no trend
Melanoma 10.2 14.6 21.8 similar lower no trend
Mesothelioma 0.0 0.8 0.9 similar similar no trend
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma 12.3 16.0 19.5 similar similar no trend
Oral & pharyngeal cancer 6.7 9.0 11.1 similar similar no trend
Pancreatic cancer 7.7 10.8 12.4 similar similar no trend
Thyroid cancer 12.8 15.7 13.9 similar similar no trend
% Population ever diagnosed with cancer (excluding melanoma) 1 6.2% 5.9% 6.7% similar similar no trend
Data Sources for incidence rates: New Mexico Tumor Registry (2012-2014)
1 Prevalence of cancer (excluding melanoma) for people surveyed by BRFSS from 2011-2015. BRFSS
* County-level values represent the average of a range of likely values (defined here by 95% confidence intervals). State and national averages are compared to county-level values using these confidence intervals. 'Similar' indicates that the state or national averages fall within the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Higher' indicates that state or national averages fall below the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Lower' indicates that state or national averages are above the county-level 95% confidence interval.

Valencia
County
New Mexico United States Valencia/NM comparison * Valencia/US comparison * 10-year trend
% Children under age 6 tested for elevated blood lead 15.5% 8.7% - higher - +43.7%
% Children under age 6 tested with blood levels >10 ug/dl 0.1% 0.2% - lower - no trend
Carbon monoxide poisoning hospital admissions (rate per 10,000 residents) 22.3 10.2 - higher - no trend
Carbon monoxide poisoning emergency dept visits (rate per 10,000 residents) 12.6 10.2 - similar - no trend
Carbon monoxide exposure calls (rate per 10,000 residents) 12.5 8.5 - similar - no trend
Data Sources: NM EPHT (2013-2015).
* County-level values represent the average of a range of likely values (defined here by 95% confidence intervals). State and national averages are compared to county-level values using these confidence intervals. 'Similar' indicates that the state or national averages fall within the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Higher' indicates that state or national averages fall below the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Lower' indicates that state or national averages are above the county-level 95% confidence interval.

Valencia
County
New Mexico United States Valencia/NM comparison * Valencia/US comparison * 10-year trend
Asthma hospital admissions (rate per 10,000 residents) 10.2 8.7 - similar - no trend
Asthma emergency dept visits (rate per 10,000 residents) 53.0 44.1 - higher - -
Asthma prevalence (% residents with current diagnosis) 14.4% 9.5% 9.0% higher higher no trend
COPD hospital admissions (rate per 10,000 residents) 9.2 9.2 - similar - no trend
COPD prevalence (% residents with current diagnosis) 1 8.1% 5.7% 6.3% higher similar no trend
Diabetes prevalence (% residents with current diagnosis) 2 15.1% 10.1% 9.8% higher higher no trend
Heart attack hospital admissions (rate per 10,000 residents) 13.7 12.2 - similar - -7.7%
Heat stress related emergency dept visits (rate per 10,000 residents) 6.6 12.8 - lower - no trend
Data Sources: 1 NM EPHT (2012-2014); 2 BRFSS (2011-2015).
* County-level values represent the average of a range of likely values (defined here by 95% confidence intervals). State and national averages are compared to county-level values using these confidence intervals. 'Similar' indicates that the state or national averages fall within the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Higher' indicates that state or national averages fall below the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Lower' indicates that state or national averages are above the county-level 95% confidence interval.
Valencia
County
*PM2.5 average annual concentration (mcg/m 3 ) -- LURBME model 5.6
PM2.5 average annual days over NAAQS No monitor
Ozone average annual days over NAAQS No monitor
Data Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Environmental Public Health Tracking Network. Annual PM 2.5 Level (Monitor + Modeled). Accessed From Environmental Public Health Tracking Network: www.cdc.gov/ephtracking.
* EPA NAAQS for annual average PM2.5 concentration is 12 mcg/m 3 .

Type Site Name EPA Webpage for Site
None
Data Sources: US EPA (2017). Some of these pages may be restricted and not available to the public. We have utilized the URLs provided by the EPA.


% of Private Wells Tested that Exceeded MCLs1 for:

Uranium Nitrate Arsenic
11.8%0.0%36.3%
Testing Years: Uranium (1981-2016); Arsenic (1976-2015); Nitrate (2004-2012).
Only a minority of private wells in each county have been tested for these constituents. Therefore, these percentages only refer to wells that have been sampled and may not be representative of the county as a whole.
1 MCL (Maximum Contaminant Level): standard set by EPA for drinking water quality.
Water System Contaminant Average level MCL 1 Number of
people served
Belen Water System Arsenic (ug/L) 2.82 10 9,780
Belen Water System Atrazine (ug/L) 1.31 10 9,780
Belen Water System Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.02 6 9,780
Belen Water System Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.01 3 9,780
Belen Water System Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 9,780
Belen Water System Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 2.90 80 9,780
Belen Water System Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.04 5 9,780
Belen Water System Trihalomethane (ug/L) 5.00 30 9,780
Belen Water System Uranium (ug/L) 0.08 5 9,780
Bosque Farms Water Supply System Arsenic (ug/L) 10.00 10 3,930
Bosque Farms Water Supply System Atrazine (ug/L) 0.05 10 3,930
Bosque Farms Water Supply System Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.02 6 3,930
Bosque Farms Water Supply System Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.01 3 3,930
Bosque Farms Water Supply System Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 3,930
Bosque Farms Water Supply System Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 8.13 80 3,930
Bosque Farms Water Supply System Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.04 5 3,930
Bosque Farms Water Supply System Trihalomethane (ug/L) 3.00 30 3,930
Bosque Farms Water Supply System Uranium (ug/L) 0.05 5 3,930
Bosque Gardens MDWCA Arsenic (ug/L) 6.00 10 146
Bosque Gardens MDWCA Atrazine (ug/L) 0.05 10 146
Bosque Gardens MDWCA Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.02 6 146
Bosque Gardens MDWCA Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.02 3 146
Bosque Gardens MDWCA Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 146
Bosque Gardens MDWCA Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 2.50 80 146
Bosque Gardens MDWCA Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.05 5 146
Bosque Gardens MDWCA Trihalomethane (ug/L) 3.00 30 146
Bosque Gardens MDWCA Uranium (ug/L) 0.10 5 146
Correo Water Association Arsenic (ug/L) 1.50 10 222
Correo Water Association Atrazine (ug/L) 1.81 10 222
Correo Water Association Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 2.50 6 222
Correo Water Association Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.01 3 222
Correo Water Association Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 222
Correo Water Association Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.00 80 222
Correo Water Association Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.05 5 222
Correo Water Association Trihalomethane (ug/L) 12.50 30 222
Correo Water Association Uranium (ug/L) 0.13 5 222
Cypress Gardens Water Users Association Arsenic (ug/L) 6.75 10 967
Cypress Gardens Water Users Association Atrazine (ug/L) 0.05 10 967
Cypress Gardens Water Users Association Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.10 6 967
Cypress Gardens Water Users Association Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.03 3 967
Cypress Gardens Water Users Association Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 967
Cypress Gardens Water Users Association Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.69 80 967
Cypress Gardens Water Users Association Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.04 5 967
Cypress Gardens Water Users Association Trihalomethane (ug/L) 2.00 30 967
Cypress Gardens Water Users Association Uranium (ug/L) 0.12 5 967
El Shaddai Water Co Op Arsenic (ug/L) 6.00 10 75
El Shaddai Water Co Op Atrazine (ug/L) 0.89 10 75
El Shaddai Water Co Op Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.55 6 75
El Shaddai Water Co Op Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.01 3 75
El Shaddai Water Co Op Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 75
El Shaddai Water Co Op Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.00 80 75
El Shaddai Water Co Op Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.05 5 75
El Shaddai Water Co Op Trihalomethane (ug/L) 4.00 30 75
El Shaddai Water Co Op Uranium (ug/L) 0.26 5 75
Hi Mesa Estates Water Coop Arsenic (ug/L) 1.00 10 138
Hi Mesa Estates Water Coop Atrazine (ug/L) 0.46 10 138
Hi Mesa Estates Water Coop Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.03 6 138
Hi Mesa Estates Water Coop Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.02 3 138
Hi Mesa Estates Water Coop Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 138
Hi Mesa Estates Water Coop Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 2.70 80 138
Hi Mesa Estates Water Coop Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.05 5 138
Hi Mesa Estates Water Coop Trihalomethane (ug/L) 2.00 30 138
Hi Mesa Estates Water Coop Uranium (ug/L) 0.50 5 138
Highland Meadows Estates MDWCA Arsenic (ug/L) 1.75 10 43
Highland Meadows Estates MDWCA Atrazine (ug/L) 1.63 10 43
Highland Meadows Estates MDWCA Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.02 6 43
Highland Meadows Estates MDWCA Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.02 3 43
Highland Meadows Estates MDWCA Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 43
Highland Meadows Estates MDWCA Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.00 80 43
Highland Meadows Estates MDWCA Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.05 5 43
Highland Meadows Estates MDWCA Trihalomethane (ug/L) 25.40 30 43
Highland Meadows Estates MDWCA Uranium (ug/L) 0.03 5 43
Loma Escondida Water Association Arsenic (ug/L) 17.00 10 50
Loma Escondida Water Association Atrazine (ug/L) 0.84 10 50
Loma Escondida Water Association Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.02 6 50
Loma Escondida Water Association Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.02 3 50
Loma Escondida Water Association Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 50
Loma Escondida Water Association Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.25 80 50
Loma Escondida Water Association Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.05 5 50
Loma Escondida Water Association Trihalomethane (ug/L) 3.00 30 50
Loma Escondida Water Association Uranium (ug/L) 0.10 5 50
Los Lunas Water System Arsenic (ug/L) 4.00 10 14,284
Los Lunas Water System Atrazine (ug/L) 0.16 10 14,284
Los Lunas Water System Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.02 6 14,284
Los Lunas Water System Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.01 3 14,284
Los Lunas Water System Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 14,284
Los Lunas Water System Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 1.76 80 14,284
Los Lunas Water System Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.04 5 14,284
Los Lunas Water System Trihalomethane (ug/L) 7.00 30 14,284
Los Lunas Water System Uranium (ug/L) 0.03 5 14,284
Monterey Water Company Inc. Arsenic (ug/L) 5.00 10 1,840
Monterey Water Company Inc. Atrazine (ug/L) 0.75 10 1,840
Monterey Water Company Inc. Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.10 6 1,840
Monterey Water Company Inc. Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.03 3 1,840
Monterey Water Company Inc. Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 1,840
Monterey Water Company Inc. Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.00 80 1,840
Monterey Water Company Inc. Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.04 5 1,840
Monterey Water Company Inc. Trihalomethane (ug/L) 3.00 30 1,840
Monterey Water Company Inc. Uranium (ug/L) 0.28 5 1,840
Mountain View MHP Arsenic (ug/L) 8.00 10 25
Mountain View MHP Atrazine (ug/L) 1.10 10 25
Mountain View MHP Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.02 6 25
Mountain View MHP Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.02 3 25
Mountain View MHP Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 25
Mountain View MHP Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.25 80 25
Mountain View MHP Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.05 5 25
Mountain View MHP Trihalomethane (ug/L) 4.00 30 25
Mountain View MHP Uranium (ug/L) 0.10 5 25
Rio Communities Water System Arsenic (ug/L) 9.00 10 4,805
Rio Communities Water System Atrazine (ug/L) 0.16 10 4,805
Rio Communities Water System Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.02 6 4,805
Rio Communities Water System Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.01 3 4,805
Rio Communities Water System Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 4,805
Rio Communities Water System Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 1.10 80 4,805
Rio Communities Water System Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.04 5 4,805
Rio Communities Water System Trihalomethane (ug/L) 6.00 30 4,805
Rio Communities Water System Uranium (ug/L) 0.26 5 4,805
Senior Living Systems Inc. Arsenic (ug/L) 7.00 10 50
Senior Living Systems Inc. Atrazine (ug/L) 0.05 10 50
Senior Living Systems Inc. Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.10 6 50
Senior Living Systems Inc. Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.03 3 50
Senior Living Systems Inc. Radium (pCi/L) 0.03 5 50
Senior Living Systems Inc. Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.00 80 50
Senior Living Systems Inc. Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.03 5 50
Senior Living Systems Inc. Trihalomethane (ug/L) 4.00 30 50
Senior Living Systems Inc. Uranium (ug/L) 0.06 5 50
Silver Spruce Estates Water Company Arsenic (ug/L) 5.00 10 76
Silver Spruce Estates Water Company Atrazine (ug/L) 1.07 10 76
Silver Spruce Estates Water Company Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.50 6 76
Silver Spruce Estates Water Company Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.01 3 76
Silver Spruce Estates Water Company Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 76
Silver Spruce Estates Water Company Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.25 80 76
Silver Spruce Estates Water Company Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.05 5 76
Silver Spruce Estates Water Company Trihalomethane (ug/L) 3.00 30 76
Silver Spruce Estates Water Company Uranium (ug/L) 0.50 5 76
Trinity Mobile Home Park Arsenic (ug/L) 5.00 10 50
Trinity Mobile Home Park Atrazine (ug/L) 0.05 10 50
Trinity Mobile Home Park Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.50 6 50
Trinity Mobile Home Park Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.01 3 50
Trinity Mobile Home Park Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 50
Trinity Mobile Home Park Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.00 80 50
Trinity Mobile Home Park Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.05 5 50
Trinity Mobile Home Park Trihalomethane (ug/L) 4.00 30 50
Trinity Mobile Home Park Uranium (ug/L) 0.26 5 50
Data Sources: NM EPHT (2015).
1 MCL (Maximum Contaminant Level): standard set by EPA for drinking water quality.
Valencia
County
New Mexico United States Valencia/NM comparison * Valencia/US comparison * 10-year trend
% Population with BMI >30 37.1% 27.7% 28.9% higher higher no trend
% Population that currently smokes 25.8% 19.7% 17.5% higher higher no trend
Data Sources: BRFSS (2011-2015)
* County-level values represent the average of a range of likely values (defined here by 95% confidence intervals). State and national averages are compared to county-level values using these confidence intervals. 'Similar' indicates that the state or national averages fall within the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Higher' indicates that state or national averages fall below the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Lower' indicates that state or national averages are above the county-level 95% confidence interval.


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Content updated: Fri, 9 Jun 2017 09:26:33 MDT