Albuquerque, NM

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Population

916,791

0.403% growth

Median Age

38.5


Median Household Income

$51,134

0.448% growth

Poverty Rate

17.9%


Number of Employees

415,379

1.21% growth

Median Property Value

$201,400

5.06% growth

About

In 2018, Albuquerque, NM had a population of 917k people with a median age of 38.5 and a median household income of $51,134. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Albuquerque, NM grew from 913,113 to 916,791, a 0.403% increase and its median household income grew from $50,906 to $51,134, a 0.448% increase.

The population of Albuquerque, NM is 49.3% Hispanic or Latino, 38.9% White Alone, and 5.13% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. N/A% of the people in Albuquerque, NM speak a non-English language, and 95.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Albuquerque, NM are Central New Mexico Community College (12,909 degrees awarded in 2017), University of New Mexico-Main Campus (6,318 degrees), and Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque (557 degrees).

The median property value in Albuquerque, NM is $201,400, and the homeownership rate is 64.5%. Most people in Albuquerque, NM commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23 minutes. The average car ownership in Albuquerque, NM is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 2014

Economy

The economy of Albuquerque, NM employs 415k people. The largest industries in Albuquerque, NM are Health Care & Social Assistance (60,805 people), Retail Trade (45,695 people), and Educational Services (42,388 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($67,355), Utilities ($65,854), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($56,261).

Median household income in Albuquerque, NM is $51,134. Males in Albuquerque, NM have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,679. The income inequality in Albuquerque, NM (measured using the Gini index) is 0.465, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,134

2018 value

± $1,263

0.448%

1 Year Growth

± 3.5%

Households in Albuquerque, NM have a median annual income of $51,134, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $50,906 in 2017, which represents a 0.448% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$55,599

Average Male Salary

± $2,230

$42,679

Average Female Salary

± $1,727

In 2018, full-time male employees in New Mexico made 1.3 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $57,712 ± $26,643

  2. Asian

    $45,409 ± $8,975

  3. White

    $45,183 ± $1,505

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Mexico workers was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander. These workers were paid 1.27 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in New Mexico by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Albuquerque, NM is from New Mexico.

0.465

2018 Wage GINI

0.452

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in New Mexico was 0.465 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.92% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2018 the GINI for New Mexico was lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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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Income by Location

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In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Albuquerque, NM was Santa Fe County, NM with a value of $60,193, followed by Sandoval County, NM and Bernalillo County, NM, with respective values of $54,338 and $51,208.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Albuquerque, NM (160k out of 893k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    103,457 ± 2,533

  2. Hispanic

    95,450 ± 2,527

  3. Other

    27,498 ± 1,504

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

415k

2018 Value

± 11,604

1.21%

1 Year growth

± 4%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Albuquerque, NM grew at a rate of 1.21%, from 410k employees to 415k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Albuquerque, NM, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (52,577 people), Management Occupations (44,184 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (43,806 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Albuquerque, NM.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Albuquerque, NM, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (52,577 people), Management Occupations (44,184 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (43,806 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Albuquerque, NM has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.66 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.38 times), and Legal Occupations (1.33 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Albuquerque, NM, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($80,985), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($72,158), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($70,230).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

415k

2018 Value

± 11,604

1.21%

1 Year growth

± 4%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Albuquerque, NM grew at a rate of 1.21%, from 410k employees to 415k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Albuquerque, NM, are Health Care & Social Assistance (60,805 people), Retail Trade (45,695 people), and Educational Services (42,388 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Albuquerque, NM, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (60,805 people), Retail Trade (45,695 people), and Educational Services (42,388 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Albuquerque, NM has an unusually high number of Public Administration (1.57 times higher than expected), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.23 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.19 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Albuquerque, NM, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($67,355), Utilities ($65,854), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($56,261).

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Domestic Trade

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. $14.9B

  2. $13.1B

  3. $8.75B

In 2015, the top outbound New Mexico product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $14.9B, followed by Crude petroleum ($13.1B) and Electronics ($8.75B).

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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$74.8B

2020 Value

$110B

Projected 2045 Value

47.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound New Mexico trade was $74.8B. This is expected to increase 47.6% to $110B by 2045.

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. $10.6B

  2. $9.8B

  3. $6.35B

In 2015, the top outbound New Mexico domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $10.6B, followed by Arizona with $9.8B and Oregon and $6.35B.

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

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Health

92.6% of the population of Albuquerque, NM has health coverage, with 40.8% on employee plans, 24.5% on Medicaid, 11.5% on Medicare, 13.2% on non-group plans, and 2.64% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Albuquerque, NM see 1325 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.684% increase from the previous year (1316 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1544 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 271 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cibola County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.7%). Additionally, McKinley County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,325 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in New Mexico see an average of 1,325 patients per year. This represents a 0.684% increase from the previous year (1,316 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 neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,214

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,155

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,445

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,663

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New Mexico (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.16%, from $6,860 to $7,214.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.38%

Uninsured

40.8%

Employer Coverage

24.5%

Medicaid

11.5%

Medicare

13.2%

Non-Group

2.64%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Albuquerque, NM declined by 2.87% from 7.6% to 7.38%.

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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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 13.7% prevalence

  2. 13.3% prevalence

  3. 10.9% prevalence

Cibola County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Mexico, at 13.7%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New Mexico by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Albuquerque, NM is home to a population of 917k people, from which 95.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 9.18% of Albuquerque, NM residents were born outside of the country (83.9k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Albuquerque, NM is composed of 452k Hispanic or Latino residents (49.3%), 356k White Alone residents (38.9%), 47k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (5.13%), 21.3k Black or African American Alone residents (2.32%), 20.3k Asian Alone residents (2.21%), 18.1k Two or More Races residents (1.97%), 1.27k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.138%), and 821 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0896%).

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.3

In 2018, the median age of all people in Albuquerque, NM was 38.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Albuquerque, NM are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Albuquerque, NM residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.18%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

83.9k people

9.36%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

85.6k people

As of 2017, 9.18% of Albuquerque, NM residents (83.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Albuquerque, NM was 9.36%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    141,805 ± 8,927 people

  2. Philippines

    5,038 ± 1,741 people

  3. India

    3,202 ± 1,388 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Mexico was Mexico, the natal country of 141,805 New Mexico residents, followed by Philippines with 5,038 and India with 3,202.

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Citizenship

95.2%

2018 Citizenship

95.6%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 95.2% of Albuquerque, NM residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Albuquerque, NM was 95.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    452k ± 13.6k

  2. White Alone

    356k ± 1.87k

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    47k ± 2.09k

In 2018, there were 1.27 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (452k people) in Albuquerque, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 356k White Alone and 47k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Albuquerque, NM as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    23,987 ± 1,861

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    15,052 ± 2,278

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    10,540 ± 1,616

Albuquerque, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.59 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Albuquerque, NM awarded 21,353 degrees. The student population of Albuquerque, NM is skewed towards women, with 23,786 male students and 32,144 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Albuquerque, NM are Hispanic or Latino (9,778 and 46.5%), followed by White (7,186 and 34.2%), American Indian or Alaska Native (1,519 and 7.22%), and Unknown (964 and 4.58%).

The largest universities in Albuquerque, NM by number of degrees awarded are Central New Mexico Community College (12,909 and 60.5%), University of New Mexico-Main Campus (6,318 and 29.6%), and Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque (557 and 2.61%).

The most popular majors in Albuquerque, NM are General Studies (4,932 and 23.1%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (2,599 and 12.2%), and General Business Administration & Management (1,228 and 5.75%).

The median tuition costs in Albuquerque, NM are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,961 and $20,550 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 3,130 degrees awarded

  2. 1,485 degrees awarded

  3. 246 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Albuquerque, NM was General Studies with 3,130 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Albuquerque, NM according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 12,909 degrees awarded

  2. 6,318 degrees awarded

  3. 557 degrees awarded

$5,961

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Albuquerque, NM institution with the largest number of graduating students was Central New Mexico Community College with 12,909 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

7,930

Degrees Awarded to Men

13,423

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 7,930 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Albuquerque, NM, which is 0.591 times less than the 13,423 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Albuquerque, NM by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    9,778 degrees awarded

  2. White

    7,186 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    1,519 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Albuquerque, NM were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 9,778 degrees mean that there were 1.36 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 7,186 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Albuquerque, NM was $201,400 in 2018, which is 0.877 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $191,700 to $201,400, a 5.06% increase. The homeownership rate in Albuquerque, NM is 64.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Albuquerque, NM have an average commute time of 23 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Albuquerque, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$201,400

2018 Median

± $3,927

$191,700

2017 Median

± $3,612

In 2018, the median property value in Albuquerque, NM grew to to $201,400 from the previous year's value of $191,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Albuquerque, NM compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Albuquerque, NM the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$51,134

Median Household Income

± $1,263

358k

Number of Households

± 9,890

In 2018, the median household income of the 358k households in Albuquerque, NM grew to $51,134 from the previous year's value of $50,906.

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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Albuquerque, NM 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.

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Rent vs Own

64.5%

2018 Homeownership

67.2%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 64.5% of the housing units in Albuquerque, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Albuquerque, NM compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

23 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Albuquerque, NM have a shorter commute time (23 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.71% of the workforce in Albuquerque, NM have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.6%

  2. Carpooled

    12.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.02%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Albuquerque, NM was Drove Alone (78.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.1%) and those who Worked At Home (5.02%).

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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Transportation

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, followed by 3 cars.

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