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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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