Albuquerque, NM Profile: Facts & Data

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Albuquerque, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The City of Albuquerque is the largest city in New Mexico with a population of 573,160 as of July 1, 2019. Albuquerque 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 Albuquerque is located at latitude 35.0845 and longitude -106.6511 in Bernalillo County. The formal boundaries for the City of Albuquerque encompass a land area of 188.15 sq. miles and a water area of 1.8 sq. miles. Bernalillo County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,954 feet.

The City of Albuquerque (GNIS ID: 2409678) 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 City of Albuquerque is located within Albuquerque Division of Bernalillo County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Albuquerque: Alburquerque, Beeldil Daesenili *, New Albuquerque, San Felipe de Neri, San Francisco de Albuquerque, San Francisco Xavier, Vokekyi Leuwi *.

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Albuquerque, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Albuquerque, NM Housing Affordability Index is 122
State of New Mexico Housing Affordability Index is 127
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Albuquerque, NM Wealth Index is 74
State of New Mexico Wealth Index is 71
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 573,160
Population in Households 563,712
Population in Familes 421,093
Population in Group Qrtrs 9,448
Population Density 3,061
Diversity Index1 77
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $51,279
Average Household Income $71,544
Per Capita Income $29,053
Wealth Index3 74

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 250,342 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 140,362 (56.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 92,466 (36.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 17,514 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $201,050
Housing Affordability Index2 122
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 232,828
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 134,607
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.54% 0.53%
Households 0.41% 0.46%
Families 0.07% 0.15%
Median Household Income   1.41%
Per Capita Income   1.96%

Albuquerque, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Albuquerque to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 1 100th
Population Density # 5 99th
Diversity Index # 63 86th
Median Household Income # 111 75th
Per Capita Income # 89 80th

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