Sandia Knolls, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sandia Knolls, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Sandia Knolls Census Designated Place had a population of 1,311 as of July 1, 2016. Sandia Knolls ranks in 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 Knolls is located at latitude 35.1603 and longitude -106.2987 in Bernalillo County. The formal boundaries for the Sandia Knolls Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Bernalillo County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,726 feet.

The Sandia Knolls Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584203) 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.

New Mexico is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Sandia Knolls Census Designated Place is located within East Bernalillo Division of Bernalillo County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sandia Knolls population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Sandia Knolls, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,311
Population in Households 1,311
Population in Familes 1,063
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 472
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 581
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 390
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 593 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 504 (85.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 77 (13.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 ( 2.0%)
Median Home Value $235,870
Average Home Value $276,935


Median Household Income $60,303
Average Household Income $82,434
Per Capita Income $35,134
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.32% 0.87%
Households 1.27% 0.91%
Families 2.22% 0.71%
Median Household Income   3.67%
Per Capita Income   2.22%
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 Knolls, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sandia Knolls to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 121 73rd
Population Density1 # 122 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 348 22nd
Median Household Income # 34 93rd
Per Capita Income # 35 92nd

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