Sandia Heights, NM Profile: Facts & Data


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Sandia Heights, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Sandia Heights Census Designated Place had a population of 3,002 as of July 1, 2018. Sandia Heights ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for 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 Sandia Heights is located at latitude 35.1744 and longitude -106.4885 in Bernalillo County. The formal boundaries for the Sandia Heights Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Bernalillo County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,135 feet.

The Sandia Heights Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584202) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

New Mexico is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Sandia Heights Census Designated Place is located within Albuquerque Division of Bernalillo County.

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Sandia Heights, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,002
Population in Households 3,002
Population in Familes 2,470
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,568
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $110,971
Average Household Income $147,086
Per Capita Income $69,285


Total Housing Units 1,602 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,266 (79.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 141 ( 8.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 196 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $519,524
Average Home Value $517,812


Total Households 1,406
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 993
Average Family Size 2
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.74% -0.35%
Households -0.86% -0.4%
Families -1.17% -0.59%
Median Household Income   -0.28%
Per Capita Income   0.83%

Sandia Heights, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sandia Heights 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 # 65 86th
Population Density # 21 95th
Diversity Index # 400 10th
Median Household Income # 2 100th
Per Capita Income # 1 100th

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