Living in Albuquerque, NM

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Albuquerque SnackAbility

6
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
8
Affordability
6
Diversity
9.5
Safety
2
Amenities
9.5
Education
8
Commute
8

Albuquerque, NM Crime Report

42,265
Total Crimes
7,544.2
Total Crimes / 100k People
193.73%
Above National Average

Albuquerque, NM Cost Of Living

95
Albuquerque's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average

Albuquerque, New Mexico Info Snack

Albuquerque (/ælbkrki/ ( listen) AL-b-kur-kee; Navajo: Beeeldííl Dahsinil /pèèltíl txsnl/) is the most populous city in the U.S. state of New Mexico. The high-elevation city serves as the county seat of Bernalillo County, and it is situated in the north central part of the state, straddling the Rio Grande. The city population is 559,277 as of the July 1, 2016 population estimate from the United States Census Bureau, and ranks as the 32nd-largest city in the U.S. The Albuquerque metropolitan statistical area (or MSA) has a population of 909,906 according to the United States Census Bureau's most recently available estimate for 2016. Albuquerque is the 60th-largest United States metropolitan area. The Albuquerque MSA population includes the city of Rio Rancho, Bernalillo, Placitas, Corrales, Los Lunas, Belen, Bosque Farms, and forms part of the larger Albuquerque–Santa Fe–Las Vegas combined statistical area, with a total population of 1,171,991 as of the July 1, 2016, Census Bureau estimates.
Population
559,202
Unemployment
6.3%
Poverty
17.6%
Median Home
$193,000
Median Income
$51,128
Median Rent
$855

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Rankings for Albuquerque in New Mexico

Best Places Around Albuquerque

1

Paradise Hills, NM
Population 5,079

2

Bosque Farms, NM
Population 3,827

3

North Valley, NM
Population 12,242

5

Rio Rancho, NM
Population 94,765

6

Peralta, NM
Population 3,577

7

South Valley, NM
Population 41,011

8

Bernalillo, NM
Population 9,315

9

Sandia Heights, NM
Population 3,366

Map Of Albuquerque, NM

Population over time in Albuquerque

Year Population % Change
2017 559,202 0.4%
2016 556,718 -0.0%
2015 556,859 0.1%
2014 556,092 0.5%
2013 553,576 0.7%
2012 549,812 0.9%
2011 545,083 1.1%
2010 539,000 1.4%
2009 531,403 -
Crime/100k Albuquerque NM USA
Violent Crime 1364.8 856.6 368.9
Murder 12.3 8.0 5.0
Robbery 353.2 135.1 86.2
Aggravated Assault 913.7 648.9 246.8
Property Crime 6179.4 3419.7 2199.5
Burglary 1138.5 767.8 376.0
Larceny 3860.0 2166.1 1594.6
Car Theft 1180.9 485.8 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Albuquerque

White
39.4% (220,123)
African American
2.8% (15,399)
American Indian
4.0% (22,208)
Asian
2.7% (15,244)
Hawaiian
0.1% (319)
Other
0.3% (1,666)
Two Or More
1.9% (10,429)
Hispanic
49.0% (273,814)
Race Albuquerque NM USA
White 39.4% 37.7% 61.1%
African American 2.8% 1.8% 12.3%
American Indian 4.0% 8.8% 0.7%
Asian 2.7% 1.4% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.3% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.9% 1.5% 2.4%
Hispanic 49.0% 48.5% 17.8%

Household Income For Albuquerque, New Mexico

Less than $10,000
8.5% (4,734,242)
$10,000 to $14,999
5.3% (2,963,608)
$15,000 to $24,999
11.2% (6,240,273)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.6% (5,927,719)
$35,000 to $49,999
13.5% (7,573,081)
$50,000 to $74,999
17.3% (9,668,319)
$75,000 to $99,999
11.7% (6,541,278)
$100,000 to $149,999
13.0% (7,243,958)
$150,000 to $199,999
4.7% (2,649,800)
$200,000 or more
4.3% (2,377,916)
Income Albuquerque NM USA
Less than $10,000 8.5% 9.2% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 5.3% 6.0% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 11.2% 12.0% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.6% 10.9% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 13.5% 13.6% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 17.3% 17.3% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 11.7% 11.3% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 13.0% 11.8% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 4.7% 4.2% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 4.3% 3.7% 7.0%

Gender in Albuquerque

Female
51.2% (286,362)
Male
48.8% (272,840)
Gender Albuquerque NM USA
Female 51.2% 50.5% 50.8%
Male 48.8% 49.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Albuquerque for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
3.0% (16,776)
9-12th Grade
6.0% (33,552)
High School / GED
23.0% (128,616)
Some College
24.0% (134,208)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (44,736)
Bachelor's Degree
19.0% (106,248)
Master's Degree
11.0% (61,512)
Professional Degree
3.0% (16,776)
Doctorate Degree
3.0% (16,776)
Education Albuquerque NM USA
< 9th Grade 3.0% 7.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 6.0% 9.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 23.0% 26.0% 27.0%
Some College 24.0% 23.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 19.0% 15.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 11.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 3.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 3.0% 2.0% 1.0%

5 Reviews & Comments About Albuquerque

Overall User Rating
4.0
/5

TrainRailFanner2005 A

Nick You are right I Live In Albuquerque And I love it and all but it's oohhhhhh dangerous and BORING


heresaguy2016

I lived in Albuquerque for ten years and absolutely loved it there.


HomeSnacks User

There is a lot of outdoor stuff to do, including hiking, biking, walking, ballooning, etc. Schools are not as good as other areas of the country, but the food and the weather cannot be beat. The cost of living is lower in Albuquerque than in other areas of the country.

The weather is incredible. I miss the Albuquerque skies.


HomeSnacks User

I absolutely love Albuquerque, it has been my home for the past 9 years. Although in the desert south-west. Has excellent weather, wild winter with not too hot summers.

The weather, and the fact that it has excellent opportunities for those who love the mountains and the outdoors.


HomeSnacks User

ABQ is the worst. A deplorable place. People have a chip on their shoulder in Albuquerque because they have to live where they do. It's a city with an identity crisis... people want to pretend that it's a big city, but it's really just a sprawled out shithole, with not real options for entertainment. Downtown is a joke. The university is a joke. The whole place is better when seen from I-40 or I-25 in your rear view mirror. The schools are some of the wors in the country. Nepotism is rampant in city government.

City is ran terribly. City departments are all cousinsdrug problem is more on an epidemic scale than any place I've ever been. Just an all around terrible place.

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