Albuquerque, NM

559,270 Population
188.1 square miles 2,972.5 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
26.9%
was 26.7%
Ranked 1st Highest in NM
Population Density
2,972.5
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
51.3%
was 49.7%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
9.5%
was 10.9%
Ranked 3rd Highest in NM
Percent Under 18
23.0%
was 23.4%
Ranked 2nd Highest in NM
Percent 65 and Over
14.7%
was 13.3%
Ranked 4th Highest in NM

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.4
was 5.7
Ranked 4th Lowest in NM
Percent Living in Poverty
17.1%
was 18.8%
Ranked 3rd Lowest in NM
Median Household Income
$48,127
was $48,357
Ranked 3rd Highest in NM
Gini Income Distribution
 
46.9
46.2
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
7.7
was 6.6
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
965.8
was 774.9
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
6,073.2
was 5,469.9
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
244,038
was 240,450
Ranked 1st Highest in NM
Median Rent
$809
was $810
Ranked 3rd Highest in NM
Total Building Permits
1,474
was 1,199
 
Occupied Housing Units
220,918
was 217,856
 
Homeownership Rate
60.4%
was 58.8%
Ranked 3rd Highest in NM
Single Family Building Permits
434
was 455
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,296.9
was 1,278.0
Ranked 1st Highest in NM
Rental Vacancy Rate
20.9%
was 20.1%
Ranked 3rd Highest in NM
Multifamily Building Permits
1,040
was 744
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.5
was 2.5
Ranked 3rd Highest in NM
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
6.1
was 5.0
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
2.6
was 2.2
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
96.7%
was 94.2%
Ranked 3rd Highest in NM
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
90.0%
Ranked 2nd Highest in NM
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.6%
was 99.5%
Ranked 2nd Highest in NM

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
90.2%
was 89.2%
Ranked 2nd Highest in NM
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
35.0%
was 34.2%
Ranked 2nd Highest in NM

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