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Sandia Heights, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Sandia Heights Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Bernalillo County at latitude 35.1744 and longitude -106.4885. Bernalillo County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,135 feet.

The formal official name is the Sandia Heights Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Sandia Heights, New Mexico.

The U5 Census Class Code for Sandia Heights indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Sandia Heights Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Sandia Heights Census Designated Place, NM Boundary Map


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


Total Population 3,028
Population in Households 3,028
Population in Familes 2,518
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,572
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 1,445
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 1,035
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 1,602 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,294 (80.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 151 ( 9.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 157 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $466,292
Average Home Value $491,712


Median Household Income $114,975
Average Household Income $139,538
Per Capita Income $66,919
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -1.24% -0.54%
Households -1.03% -0.56%
Families -1.3% -0.71%
Median Household Income   2.22%
Per Capita Income   2.3%
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.


Sandia Heights, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sandia Heights 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 # 63 86th
Population Density1 # 21 95th
Diversity Index2 # 402 9th
Median Household Income # 4 99th
Per Capita Income # 2 100th

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