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 571,471 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 571,471
Population in Households 562,056
Population in Familes 420,336
Population in Group Qrtrs 9,415
Population Density2 3,037
Diversity Index3 77
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $51,685
Average Household Income $70,115
Per Capita Income $28,616

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 248,482 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 141,668 (57.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 90,074 (36.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 16,741 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $197,507
Average Home Value $229,894
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 231,741
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 134,970
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.55% 0.55%
Households 0.39% 0.46%
Families 0.09% 0.27%
Median Household Income   1.55%
Per Capita Income   2.11%

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, 2018 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 # 65 85th
Median Household Income # 95 79th
Per Capita Income # 86 81st

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