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Albuquerque, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The City of Albuquerque is the largest city in New Mexico with a population of 566,387 as of July 1, 2023. 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 City of Albuquerque 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.

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Albuquerque, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 566,387 (100%)
Population in Households 558,234 (98.6%)
Population in Families 414,813 (73.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 8,153 ( 1.4%)
Population Density 3,024
Diversity Index2 83


Median Household Income $62,222
Average Household Income $92,972
% of Income for Mortgage4 25%
Per Capita Income $39,653
Wealth Index5 79
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Moderate (47.6)


Total HU (Housing Units) 258,402 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 149,770 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 91,363 (35.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 17,269 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $262,954
Average Home Value $300,543
Housing Affordability Index3 94


Total Households 241,133
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 136,705
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population 0.10% 0.42%
Households 0.43% 0.74%
Families   0.61%
Median Household Income   3.26%
Per Capita Income   3.28%
Owner Occupied HU   1.05%

Albuquerque, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Albuquerque to the other 527 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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
Median Household Income # 113 79th
Housing Affordability Index # 256 49th
Per Capita Income # 97 82nd
Diversity Index # 28 95th

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