Albuquerque, NM

Census Place

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2022 Population
562,551
0.0382% 1-year growth
US Senator
Martin Heinrich
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ben Ray Luján
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
38
1.33% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
16.5%
1.53% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$61,503
9.11% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$246,000
14.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
276,323
1.02% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Albuquerque, NM had a population of 563k people with a median age of 38 and a median household income of $61,503. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Albuquerque, NM grew from 562,336 to 562,551, a 0.0382% increase and its median household income grew from $56,366 to $61,503, a 9.11% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Albuquerque, NM are White (Non-Hispanic) (37%), White (Hispanic) (23.6%), Two+ (Hispanic) (14.9%), Other (Hispanic) (9.46%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (3.82%).

None of the households in Albuquerque, NM reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.8% of the residents in Albuquerque, NM are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Albuquerque, NM are Central New Mexico Community College (7,939 degrees awarded in 2022), University of New Mexico-Main Campus (5,350 degrees), and Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque (481 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Albuquerque, NM was $246,000, and the homeownership rate was 60.7%.

Most people in Albuquerque, NM drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Albuquerque, NM was 2 cars per household.

About the photo: The International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Population & Diversity

Albuquerque, NM is home to a population of 563k people, from which 94.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 10.1% of Albuquerque, NM residents were born outside of the country (57k people).

In 2022, there were 1.57 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (208k people) in Albuquerque, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 133k White (Hispanic) and 83.9k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.8%
2022 Citizenship
94.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.8% of Albuquerque, NM residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Albuquerque, NM was 94.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Albuquerque, NM
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    208k ± 2.18k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    133k ± 4.32k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    83.9k ± 4.39k
49.8%
Hispanic Population
280k people

In 2022, there were 1.57 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (208k people) in Albuquerque, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 133k White (Hispanic) and 83.9k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

49.8% of the people in Albuquerque, NM are hispanic (280k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    128,832 ± 8,539 people
  2. Philippines
    5,882 ± 1,880 people
  3. Germany
    4,070 ± 1,565 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Mexico was Mexico, the natal country of 128,832 New Mexico residents, followed by Philippines with 5,882 and Germany with 4,070.

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Foreign-Born Population

10.1%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
57k people
10.2%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
57.1k people

As of 2022, 10.1% of Albuquerque, NM residents (57k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Albuquerque, NM was 10.2%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    11,535 ± 775
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    8,688 ± 948
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    5,614 ± 575

Albuquerque, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.33 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Albuquerque, NM employs 276k people. The largest industries in Albuquerque, NM are Health Care & Social Assistance (44,022 people), Educational Services (30,530 people), and Retail Trade (30,129 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($81,609), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($63,500), and Public Administration ($61,568).

Males in New Mexico have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,740. The income inequality in New Mexico (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

276k
2022 Value
± 4,779
1.02%
1 Year growth
± 2.45%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Albuquerque, NM grew at a rate of 1.02%, from 274k employees to 276k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Albuquerque, NM, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (31,474 people), Management Occupations (28,067 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (26,093 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Albuquerque, NM.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

276k
2022 Value
± 4,779
1.02%
1 Year growth
± 2.45%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Albuquerque, NM grew at a rate of 1.02%, from 274k employees to 276k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Albuquerque, NM, are Health Care & Social Assistance (44,022 people), Educational Services (30,530 people), and Retail Trade (30,129 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Albuquerque, NM, though some of these residents may live in Albuquerque, NM and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,163
Median earning men ± $955
$36,711
Median earning women ± $958

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($68,768), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($68,226), and Manufacturing ($57,778).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($53,408), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($48,229), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($45,144).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.72%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 860k people employed in New Mexico. This represents a 2.72% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in New Mexico.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in New Mexico went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 54.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (43.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.36%).

Martin Heinrich and Ben Ray Luján are the senators currently representing the state of New Mexico. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New Mexico is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New Mexico

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Martin Heinrich
Senator from New Mexico1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Ben Ray Luján
Senator from New Mexico2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Martin Heinrich and Ben Ray Luján are the senators currently representing New Mexico.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New Mexico

New Mexico is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New Mexico have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Albuquerque, NM awarded 14,500 degrees. The student population of Albuquerque, NM in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 16,910 male students and 26,180 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Albuquerque, NM are Hispanic or Latino (7,114 and 50.1%), followed by White (4,479 and 31.5%), American Indian or Alaska Native (902 and 6.35%), and Unknown (471 and 3.32%).

The largest universities in Albuquerque, NM by number of degrees awarded are Central New Mexico Community College (7,939 and 54.8%), University of New Mexico-Main Campus (5,350 and 36.9%), and Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque (481 and 3.32%).

The most popular majors in Albuquerque, NM are General Studies (1,777 and 12.3%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,723 and 11.9%), and General Business Administration & Management (970 and 6.69%).

The median tuition cost in Albuquerque, NM for a public four year colleges is $6,803 for in-state students and $25,139 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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Measure

In 2022 in Albuquerque, NM, the percentage of applicants admitted was 96.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 28.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 43,090 (39.2% men and 60.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 43,090 students enrolled in Albuquerque, NM, 39.2% men and 60.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 21,359 records, of which 62.9% were women and 37.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 556 degrees awarded
  2. 460 degrees awarded
  3. 398 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Albuquerque, NM was Registered Nursing with 556 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Albuquerque, NM according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 7,939 degrees awarded
  2. 5,350 degrees awarded
  3. 481 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Central New Mexico Community College with 7,939 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 5,183 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Albuquerque, NM, which is 0.556 times less than the 9,317 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 7,114 degrees mean that there were 1.59 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 4,479 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($6,803) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,273) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,464) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.05% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.86% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (454k), Some college (398k), and Secondary Education (257k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Albuquerque, NM was $246,000 in 2022, which is 0.873 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $214,600 to $246,000, a 14.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Albuquerque, NM is 60.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Albuquerque, NM have an average commute time of 22.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Albuquerque, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Albuquerque, NM is $61,503. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Albuquerque, NM was Census Tract 37.31 with a value of $184,392, followed by Census Tract 37.26 and Census Tract 37.37, with respective values of $170,278 and $138,248.

Property

$246,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$2,453
$145,550
Median Property Taxes
±$3,243

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Albuquerque, NM the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

60.7%
Homeownership
2022
70%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 60.7% of the housing units in Albuquerque, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 60.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 37.31
  2. Census Tract 37.26
  3. Census Tract 37.37

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Albuquerque, NM was Census Tract 37.31 with a value of $184,392, followed by Census Tract 37.26 and Census Tract 37.37, with respective values of $170,278 and $138,248.

The following map shows all of the places in Albuquerque, NM colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$61,503
Median Household Income
± $1,585
240k
Number of Households
± 4,437

In 2022, the median household income of the 240k households in Albuquerque, NM grew to $61,503 from the previous year's value of $56,366.

The following chart displays the households in Albuquerque, NM distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Albuquerque, NM is from New Mexico.
0.462
2022 Wage GINI in New Mexico
0.46
2021 Wage GINI in New Mexico

In 2022, the income inequality in New Mexico was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.44% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for New Mexico was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in New Mexico in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (74.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (11%)
  3. Carpooled (8.94%)

In 2022, 74.9% of workers in Albuquerque, NM drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11%) and those who carpooled to work (8.94%).

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Commute Time

22.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Albuquerque, NM have a shorter commute time (22.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.7% of the workforce in Albuquerque, NM have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Albuquerque, NM distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Albuquerque, NM have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Albuquerque, NM (91.6k out of 557k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Albuquerque, NM is Hispanic, followed by White and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

91.9% of the population of Albuquerque, NM has health coverage, with 40.9% on employee plans, 24.5% on Medicaid, 11.3% on Medicare, 13% on non-group plans, and 2.32% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Bernalillo County, NM see 943 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.28% decrease from the previous year (965 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1169 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 202 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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943 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Bernalillo County, NM

Primary care physicians in Bernalillo County, NM see an average of 943 patients per year. This represents a 2.28% decrease from the previous year (965 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Bernalillo County, NM in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.6% under 18 years, 23.1% between 18 and 34 years, 37.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.1%
Uninsured
40.9%
Employer Coverage
24.5%
Medicaid
11.3%
Medicare
13%
Non-Group
2.32%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Albuquerque, NM grew by 2.48% from 7.9% to 8.1%.

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