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Bernalillo, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Town of Bernalillo had a population of 9,475 as of July 1, 2017. Bernalillo ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Bernalillo is located at latitude 35.313 and longitude -106.5539 in Sandoval County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Bernalillo (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0.16 sq. miles. Sandoval County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,052 feet.

The Town of Bernalillo (GNIS ID: 2411678) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

New Mexico is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Bernalillo is located within Rio Rancho Division of Sandoval County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bernalillo population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bernalillo: Balalijo *, Bernalille, Khin Nodozi *, Las Cocinitas, Real de Bernalillo.

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Bernalillo, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 9,475
Population in Households 8,967
Population in Familes 7,464
Population in Group Qrtrs 508
Population Density1 1,983
Diversity Index2 78


Total Households 3,456
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 2,399
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,754 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,646 (70.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 810 (21.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 298 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $155,878
Average Home Value $192,609


Median Household Income $46,797
Average Household Income $62,688
Per Capita Income $23,982
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.81% 1.41%
Households 2.2% 1.6%
Families 1.99% 1.43%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   2.89%
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.

Bernalillo, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bernalillo to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 26 94th
Population Density1 # 11 98th
Diversity Index2 # 48 90th
Median Household Income # 121 73rd
Per Capita Income # 149 67th

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