Albuquerque, NM

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
915,986
0.425% 1-year growth
US Senator
Martin Heinrich
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ben Ray Luján
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
38.5
0.785% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
15.5%
4.34% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$55,370
2.4% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$199,700
3.58% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
418,828
0.546% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Albuquerque, NM had a population of 916k people with a median age of 38.5 and a median household income of $55,370. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Albuquerque, NM grew from 912,108 to 915,986, a 0.425% increase and its median household income grew from $54,072 to $55,370, a 2.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Albuquerque, NM are White (Non-Hispanic) (39.5%), White (Hispanic) (35%), Other (Hispanic) (10.4%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (5.26%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.25%).

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.

95.4% of the residents in Albuquerque, NM are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Albuquerque, NM are Central New Mexico Community College (10,547 degrees awarded in 2020), University of New Mexico-Main Campus (5,841 degrees), and Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque (424 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Albuquerque, NM was $199,700, and the homeownership rate was 67.4%.

Most people in Albuquerque, NM drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Albuquerque, NM was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Albuquerque, NM is home to a population of 916k people, from which 95.4% are citizens. As of 2020, 8.86% of Albuquerque, NM residents were born outside of the country (81.2k people).

In 2018, there were 1.13 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (359k people) in Albuquerque, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 318k White (Hispanic) and 95k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.4%
2020 Citizenship
95.1%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 95.4% of Albuquerque, NM residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Albuquerque, NM was 95.1%, 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)
    359k ± 499
  2. White (Hispanic)
    318k ± 4.3k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    95k ± 4.07k
48.8%
Hispanic Population
444k people

In 2018, there were 1.13 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (359k people) in Albuquerque, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 318k White (Hispanic) and 95k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

48.8% of the people in Albuquerque, NM are hispanic (444k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Albuquerque, NM as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the MSA level, so we are showing data for New Mexico.
Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    131,978 ± 8,634 people
  2. Philippines
    5,612 ± 1,837 people
  3. Germany
    4,972 ± 1,729 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Mexico was Mexico, the natal country of 131,978 New Mexico residents, followed by Philippines with 5,612 and Germany with 4,972.

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Foreign-Born Population

8.86%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
81.2k people
8.94%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
81.5k people

As of 2020, 8.86% of Albuquerque, NM residents (81.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Albuquerque, NM was 8.94%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    23,414 ± 966
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    13,468 ± 999
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    10,127 ± 837

Albuquerque, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.74 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Albuquerque, NM employs 419k people. The largest industries in Albuquerque, NM are Health Care & Social Assistance (66,359 people), Retail Trade (46,775 people), and Educational Services (42,736 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($70,566), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($63,553), and Utilities ($57,674).

Males in New Mexico have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,133. The income inequality in New Mexico (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

419k
2020 Value
± 5,744
0.546%
1 Year growth
± 1.82%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Albuquerque, NM grew at a rate of 0.546%, from 417k employees to 419k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Albuquerque, NM, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (52,865 people), Sales & Related Occupations (43,088 people), and Management Occupations (40,788 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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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in New Mexico (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industries

419k
2020 Value
± 5,744
0.546%
1 Year growth
± 1.82%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Albuquerque, NM grew at a rate of 0.546%, from 417k employees to 419k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Albuquerque, NM, are Health Care & Social Assistance (66,359 people), Retail Trade (46,775 people), and Educational Services (42,736 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

$39,218
Median earning men ± $865
$31,226
Median earning women ± $628

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($60,011), Public Administration ($53,182), and Manufacturing ($50,684).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($51,066), Public Administration ($46,864), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($40,202).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in New Mexico. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 8,528
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 4,908
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 4,332
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $6.17M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $3.99M
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. $3.72M
    Manufacturing

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New Mexico to other states, or from other states to New Mexico.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $14.6B
  2. $8.89B
  3. $8.24B

In 2020, the top outbound New Mexico product (by dollars) was Electronics with $14.6B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($8.89B) and Crude petroleum ($8.24B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New Mexico products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$68.4B
2020 Value in New Mexico
$117B
Projected 2050 Value in New Mexico
71.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound New Mexico trade was $68.4B. This is expected to increase 71.8% to $117B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New Mexico trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New Mexico to other states, or from other states to New Mexico.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $19.7B
  2. $5.99B
  3. $3.03B

In 2020, the top outbound New Mexico domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $19.7B, followed by Arizona with $5.99B and Louisiana and $3.03B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New Mexico shares with each state (excluding itself).

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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.

The following chart shows elected senators in New Mexico over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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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In 2020, universities in Albuquerque, NM awarded 17,796 degrees. The student population of Albuquerque, NM in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 18,641 male students and 29,048 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Albuquerque, NM are Hispanic or Latino (8,533 and 48.7%), followed by White (5,709 and 32.6%), American Indian or Alaska Native (1,122 and 6.41%), and Unknown (634 and 3.62%).

The largest universities in Albuquerque, NM by number of degrees awarded are Central New Mexico Community College (10,547 and 59.3%), University of New Mexico-Main Campus (5,841 and 32.8%), and Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque (424 and 2.38%).

The most popular majors in Albuquerque, NM are General Studies (2,935 and 16.5%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (2,645 and 14.9%), and General Business Administration & Management (1,107 and 6.22%).

The median tuition cost in Albuquerque, NM for a public four year colleges is $6,463 for in-state students and $22,801 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2020 in Albuquerque, NM, the percentage of applicants admitted was 96.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 27.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 47,689 (39.1% men and 60.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 47,689 students enrolled in Albuquerque, NM, 39.1% men and 60.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 23,584 records, of which 63.4% were women and 36.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 1,312 degree-majors awarded
  2. 819 degree-majors awarded
  3. 588 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Albuquerque, NM was General Studies with 1,312 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 10,547 degrees awarded
  2. 5,841 degrees awarded
  3. 424 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Central New Mexico Community College with 10,547 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 6,537 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Albuquerque, NM, which is 0.581 times less than the 11,259 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 8,533 degrees mean that there were 1.49 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 5,709 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($16,248) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,698) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,159) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.928% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.791% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (443k), Some college (406k), and Secondary Education (260k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Albuquerque, NM was $199,700 in 2020, which is 0.869 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $192,800 to $199,700, a 3.58% increase. The homeownership rate in Albuquerque, NM is 67.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Albuquerque, NM have an average commute time of 24.1 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 $55,370. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Albuquerque, NM was Los Alamos County, NM with a value of $119,266, followed by Sandoval County, NM and Eddy County, NM, with respective values of $65,071 and $65,000.

Property

$199,700
Median Property Value 2020
±$2,066
$240,755
Median Property Taxes
±$3,885

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 $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Albuquerque, NM compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

67.4%
Homeownership
2020
70.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 67.4% of the housing units in Albuquerque, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Albuquerque, NM compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Albuquerque, NM was Los Alamos County, NM with a value of $119,266, followed by Sandoval County, NM and Eddy County, NM, with respective values of $65,071 and $65,000.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$55,370
Median Household Income
± $847
357k
Number of Households
± 5,200

In 2020, the median household income of the 357k households in Albuquerque, NM grew to $55,370 from the previous year's value of $54,072.

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.
0.461
2020 Wage GINI in New Mexico
0.462
2019 Wage GINI in New Mexico

In 2020, the income inequality in New Mexico was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.2% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in New Mexico across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (78.8%)
  2. Carpooled (9.66%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.8%)

In 2020, 78.8% of workers in Albuquerque, NM drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.66%) and those who worked at home (6.8%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

24.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Albuquerque, NM have a shorter commute time (24.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.68% 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

15.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Albuquerque, NM (140k out of 904k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. 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 White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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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92.1% of the population of Albuquerque, NM has health coverage, with 40.1% on employee plans, 24.5% on Medicaid, 11.7% on Medicare, 13.2% on non-group plans, and 2.57% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in New Mexico was $7,214 in 2014. This is a 5.16% increase from the previous year ($6,860).

Primary care physicians in New Mexico see 1336 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.224% decrease from the previous year (1339 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1437 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 248 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in New Mexico, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,336 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in New Mexico

Primary care physicians in New Mexico see an average of 1,336 patients per year. This represents a 0.224% decrease from the previous year (1,339 patients).

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of New Mexico across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.7% under 18 years, 21.5% between 18 and 34 years, 38.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.7% over 64 years.

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

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

7.86%
Uninsured
40.1%
Employer Coverage
24.5%
Medicaid
11.7%
Medicare
13.2%
Non-Group
2.57%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Albuquerque, NM declined by 5.12% from 8.29% to 7.86%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Albuquerque, NM changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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