Sandia Knolls, NM Profile: Facts & Data


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Sandia Knolls, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Sandia Knolls Census Designated Place had a population of 1,329 as of July 1, 2018. Sandia Knolls ranks in 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 Knolls is located at latitude 35.1639 and longitude -106.3114 in Bernalillo County. The formal boundaries for the Sandia Knolls Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 2.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Bernalillo County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,726 feet.

The Sandia Knolls Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584203) 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 Knolls Census Designated Place is located within East Bernalillo Division of Bernalillo County.

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


Total Population 1,329
Population in Households 1,329
Population in Familes 1,072
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 479
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $66,653
Average Household Income $90,194
Per Capita Income $38,312


Total Housing Units 604 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 519 (85.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 67 (11.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 ( 3.0%)
Median Home Value $264,451
Average Home Value $275,676


Total Households 586
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 390
Average Family Size 3
  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 1.16% 1.03%
Households 1.06% 0.94%
Families 1.68% 0.76%
Median Household Income   1.92%
Per Capita Income   2.43%

Sandia Knolls, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sandia Knolls 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 # 119 73rd
Population Density # 120 73rd
Diversity Index # 347 22nd
Median Household Income # 26 94th
Per Capita Income # 33 93rd

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