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Albuquerque, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The City of Albuquerque is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Bernalillo County at latitude 35.1056 and longitude -106.6474. Bernalillo County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,954 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Albuquerque, but most people and references simply refer to it as Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The P1 Census Class Code for Albuquerque indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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

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Albuquerque, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 557,267
Population in Households 548,054
Population in Familes 415,034
Population in Group Qrtrs 9,213
Population Density1 2,969
Diversity Index2 76


Total Households 230,096
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 136,097
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 245,183 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 138,518 (56.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 91,579 (37.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 15,087 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $201,050
Average Home Value $241,267


Median Household Income $46,111
Average Household Income $62,757
Per Capita Income $25,940
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.49% 0.5%
Households 0.6% 0.53%
Families 0.39% 0.37%
Median Household Income   2.4%
Per Capita Income   2.29%
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.


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, 2014 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 # 66 85th
Median Household Income # 120 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.