South Valley, NM Profile: Facts & Data


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South Valley, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The South Valley Census Designated Place had a population of 41,344 as of July 1, 2018. South Valley 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 South Valley is located at latitude 35.01 and longitude -106.6781 in Bernalillo County. The formal boundaries for the South Valley Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 28.8 sq. miles and a water area of 1.29 sq. miles. Bernalillo County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,924 feet.

The South Valley Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408776) 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 South Valley Census Designated Place is located within Albuquerque Division of Bernalillo County.

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South Valley, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 41,344
Population in Households 40,834
Population in Familes 34,125
Population in Group Qrtrs 510
Population Density2 1,436
Diversity Index3 76


Median Household Income $39,280
Average Household Income $52,903
Per Capita Income $17,926


Total Housing Units 14,835 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,092 (68.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,713 (25.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,031 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $151,457
Average Home Value $179,571


Total Households 13,804
Average Household Size 2.96
Family Households 9,867
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 0.1% 0.32%
Households 0.0% 0.23%
Families -0.27% 0.07%
Median Household Income   2.74%
Per Capita Income   2.61%

South Valley, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Valley 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 # 7 99th
Population Density # 25 95th
Diversity Index # 74 83rd
Median Household Income # 215 52nd
Per Capita Income # 326 27th

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