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New Mexico, known as the Land of Enchantment, is home to Sandoval County. Tucked between Albuquerque and Sante Fe, Sandoval County is the fourth most populous county in the state with a population of 137,608. Bernalillo is the county seat.

Spanning 3,716 square miles in New Mexico, 5.3 square miles of which are water, Sandoval County encompasses one city, one town, four villages, 18 census-designated places, and one unincorporated community. Furthermore, Sandoval County houses 12 Indian reservations plus two joint-use areas, making it the second highest number of Indian reservations located in any county in the United States. Within the county are six national protected areas including portions of the Sante Fe National Forest and Valles Caldera National Preserve.

Sandoval County receives about 10 inches of rain annually and around 24 inches of snow. Summer temperatures reach around 93 degrees with winter lows approximately 21 degrees.

Sandoval County educates its young via 45 schools servicing nearly 21,000 students. Public school districts include Bernalillo Public Schools, Jemez Valley Public Schools, Rio Rancho Public Schools, and Cuba Independent Schools.

Getting around Sandoval County is simple thanks to the Rio Metro Regional Transit providing service to Bernalillo, Sandoval, and Valencia Counties through its New Mexico Rail Runner Express. Albuquerque International Airport accommodates travel by air.

Residents of Sandoval County earn median household incomes of around $63,598 which is higher than the state average. Single family detached homes have approximate mean values of $238,774, lower than the state average.

Recreation and entertainment abound throughout Sandoval County, including golf courses, hiking, biking, fishing, breweries and wineries, shopping malls, local favorites and chain restaurants offering a plethora of ethnic food varieties, spas, museums, art galleries, parks, and more. Set out for a Jeep tour, take a hot air balloon ride, make a splash with water activities, and enjoy the lifestyle of Sandoval County, New Mexico.

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