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Albuquerque Quick Facts / Demographics

Quick facts, demographics, and statistics for Albuquerque and the surrounding metro areas.

Population of Albuquerque

  • 2012: 555,417 people
  • 2010: 535,239 people
  • 2006: 507,789 people
  • 2000: 448,607 people

(Information gathered from the U.S. Census)

Population of Metro Area (includes Bernalillo, Sandoval, and Valencia Counties)

  • 2010: 867,318 people
  • 2000: 712,738 people

Area

188.8 square miles

Elevation

5,326 feet

Business Establishments

Total Number of Firms, 2007: 44,461

(Information gathered from the U.S. Census)

Median Household Income

2008-2012: $47,399

Owner-Occupied Homes

MSA, 2010: 70%

Average Home Price

2007: $208,000

Per Capita Income

2012: $26,623

2009: $35,329

Cost of Living Index

2010: 95.2

City Bond Rating

2010: AAA (S&P)

Labor Force, MSA*

2005: 391,885

2010: 408,526

Unemployment

September 2006: 3.8%

April 2010: 8%

Education

7 %, high school or less
36 %, high school graduate
33 %, some college
24 %, college graduate or more

Median age

2009: 34.3 years

*MSA includes Bernalillo, Sandoval and Valencia counties

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