Bernalillo, NM Profile: Facts & Data


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Bernalillo, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Town of Bernalillo had a population of 9,603 as of July 1, 2018. Bernalillo 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 Bernalillo is located at latitude 35.3 and longitude -106.5511 in Sandoval County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Bernalillo encompass a land area of 4.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0.16 sq. miles. Sandoval County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,052 feet.

The Town of Bernalillo (GNIS ID: 2411678) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

New Mexico is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Bernalillo is located within Rio Rancho Division of Sandoval County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bernalillo: Balalijo *, Bernalille, Khin Nodozi *, Las Cocinitas, Real de Bernalillo.

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


Total Population 9,603
Population in Households 9,095
Population in Familes 7,534
Population in Group Qrtrs 508
Population Density2 2,010
Diversity Index3 78


Median Household Income $50,170
Average Household Income $64,275
Per Capita Income $24,529


Total Housing Units 3,831 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,866 (74.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 634 (16.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 331 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $159,600
Average Home Value $190,939


Total Households 3,500
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 2,420
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 1.75% 1.33%
Households 2.09% 1.55%
Families 1.85% 1.34%
Median Household Income   2.39%
Per Capita Income   3.23%

Bernalillo, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bernalillo 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 # 26 94th
Population Density # 10 98th
Diversity Index # 52 88th
Median Household Income # 109 76th
Per Capita Income # 141 68th

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