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Albuquerque, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The City of Albuquerque is the largest city in New Mexico with a population of 567,516 as of July 1, 2017. 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 35.1056 and longitude -106.6474 in Bernalillo County. The formal boundaries for the City of Albuquerque (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Albuquerque 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 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, 2017)


Total Population 567,516
Daytime Population: Workers 301,083
Daytime Population: Residents 302,521
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 603,604
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.06
Population in Households 558,138
Population in Familes 419,922
Population in Group Qrtrs 9,378
Population Density2 3,016
Diversity Index3 77


Median Household Income $48,855
Average Household Income $66,319
Per Capita Income $27,148


Total Housing Units 246,493 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 137,536 (55.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 93,120 (37.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 15,837 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $196,428
Average Home Value $232,408


Total Households 230,656
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 134,798
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.53% 0.47%
Households 0.38% 0.38%
Families 0.09% 0.18%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   2.13%

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, 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 # 1 100th
Population Density # 5 99th
Diversity Index # 62 86th
Median Household Income # 107 76th
Per Capita Income # 94 79th

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