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South Valley, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The South Valley Census Designated Place had a population of 41,404 as of July 1, 2019. 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 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

South Valley, NM Housing Affordability Index is 123
State of New Mexico Housing Affordability Index is 127
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.

WEALTH INDEX

South Valley, NM Wealth Index is 52
State of New Mexico Wealth Index is 71
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 41,404
Population in Households 40,896
Population in Familes 34,142
Population in Group Qrtrs 508
Population Density 1,427
Diversity Index1 76
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $41,516
Average Household Income $56,704
Per Capita Income $18,994
Wealth Index3 52

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 14,940 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,022 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,842 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,076 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $167,807
Housing Affordability Index2 123
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 13,864
Average Household Size 2.95
Family Households 9,849
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.06% 0.32%
Households 0.0% 0.26%
Families -0.31% 0.01%
Median Household Income   2.3%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

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, 2019 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 # 23 95th
Diversity Index # 76 83rd
Median Household Income # 182 59th
Per Capita Income # 281 37th

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