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Sandia Knolls, New Mexico - Basic Facts

Sandia Knolls is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Sandia Knolls Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Bernalillo County at latitude 35.1639 and longitude -106.3114. Bernalillo County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,726 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Sandia Knolls Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 2.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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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, 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 DescriptionRankPercentile
Total Population # 123 72nd
Population Density1 # 125 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 347 22nd
Median Household Income # 17 96th
Per Capita Income # 20 96th

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


Total Population 1,260
Population in Households 1,260
Population in Familes 1,027
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 454
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 566
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 381
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 589 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 498 (84.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 67 (11.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 ( 3.9%)
Median Home Value $221,717
Average Home Value $249,649


Median Household Income $78,945
Average Household Income $95,780
Per Capita Income $41,451
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


Population 1.0% 0.97%
Households 1.25% 0.97%
Families 2.72% 0.88%
Median Household Income   3.34%
Per Capita Income   2.09%
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.