Open Space Open Space

For mid-size cities, Albuquerque leads the nation in acres of parkland as a percentage of City land area.

Zoo Zoo

Albuquerque is a leader among our peer cities in zoological/bio park attendance.

Air Monitoring Air Monitoring

Albuquerque ozone level has steadily increased since 2006 (Picture: Air monitoring station).

Xeriscape Xeriscape

Since the Albuquerque water rebate program began (like xeriscaping) in 1995, an average of 1.45 billion annual gallons has been saved.

FlyingStar FlyingStar

Albuquerque is the only city, among 7 peer cities, that has seen an increase in small business employment in the last 5 years.

Job growth-ACC Job growth-ACC

In 2011, the annual job growth percent for Albuquerque hit a positive number for the first time since 2007.

OldTown-per capita OldTown-per capita

Albuquerque's annual growth of per capita income over last 4 years is higher than the national average.

Museum Museum

For fiscal year 2010, 80% of the total attendance at Albuquerque's arts and culture events was by residents.


Sporting and special events are strongly supported in Albuquerque.