South Valley, NM Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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South Valley, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The South Valley Census Designated Place had a population of 41,401 as of July 1, 2017. 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 35.0072 and longitude -106.6838 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with South Valley population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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South Valley, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 41,401
Daytime Population: Workers 8,273
Daytime Population: Residents 25,443
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 33,716
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 40,891
Population in Familes 34,336
Population in Group Qrtrs 510
Population Density2 1,438
Diversity Index3 76


Median Household Income $36,622
Average Household Income $49,972
Per Capita Income $16,959


Total Housing Units 14,821 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,858 (66.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,976 (26.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 987 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $149,611
Average Home Value $182,536


Total Households 13,834
Average Household Size 2.96
Family Households 9,922
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.14% 0.27%
Households 0.03% 0.19%
Families -0.23% 0.03%
Median Household Income   1.51%
Per Capita Income   2.64%

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, 2017 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 # 24 95th
Diversity Index # 70 84th
Median Household Income # 248 44th
Per Capita Income # 351 21st

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