Sandia Heights, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Sandia Heights, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Sandia Heights Census Designated Place had a population of 2,961 as of July 1, 2015. Sandia Heights ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for 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 Sandia Heights is located at latitude 35.1744 and longitude -106.4885 in Bernalillo County. 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. Bernalillo County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,135 feet.

The Sandia Heights Census Designated Place has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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

Sandia Heights Census Designated Place, NM Boundary Map

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

POPULATION

Total Population 2,961
Population in Households 2,961
Population in Familes 2,448
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,538
Diversity Index2 26
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,415
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 1,009
Average Family Size 2

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,597 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,267 (79.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 148 ( 9.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 182 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $473,354
Average Home Value $499,665
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $111,141
Average Household Income $145,246
Per Capita Income $69,769
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.43% -0.79%
Households -1.23% -0.75%
Families -1.53% -0.93%
Median Household Income   0.75%
Per Capita Income   1.34%
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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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, 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 # 63 86th
Population Density1 # 21 95th
Diversity Index2 # 400 10th
Median Household Income # 3 100th
Per Capita Income # 1 100th

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