Albuquerque, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Albuquerque, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The City of Albuquerque is the largest city in New Mexico with a population of 556,866 as of July 1, 2015. Albuquerque ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Mexico. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Albuquerque is located at latitude 35.1056 and longitude -106.6474 in Bernalillo County. The formal boundaries for the City of Albuquerque (see map below) encompass a land area of 188.15 sq. miles and a water area of 1.8 sq. miles. Bernalillo County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,954 feet.

The City of Albuquerque (GNIS ID: 2409678) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Albuquerque population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Albuquerque: Alburquerque, Beeldil Daesenili *, New Albuquerque, San Felipe de Neri, San Francisco de Albuquerque, San Francisco Xavier, Vokekyi Leuwi *.

City of Albuquerque, NM Boundary Map

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Albuquerque, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 556,866
Population in Households 547,655
Population in Familes 411,858
Population in Group Qrtrs 9,211
Population Density1 2,966
Diversity Index2 76
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 230,095
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 135,342
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 245,174 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 138,381 (56.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 91,714 (37.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 15,079 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $207,624
Average Home Value $246,183
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $46,431
Average Household Income $64,586
Per Capita Income $26,709
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.38% 0.4%
Households 0.48% 0.42%
Families 0.21% 0.23%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   2.11%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Albuquerque, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Albuquerque to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1 100th
Population Density1 # 4 99th
Diversity Index2 # 65 85th
Median Household Income # 121 73rd
Per Capita Income # 99 78th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Mexico Census Data Comparison Tool.