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Albuquerque, NM

Albuquerque leans liberal and has a Democratic representative in Congress. However, the city is politically segregated with clear Democratic and Republican enclaves, which commonly can be attributed to racial divides
559,202
Albuquerque Population7
$
42,489
Median Income6
6.8
%
Unemployment Rate17
 

City Score

 

Population

Albuquerque's under 5 years old saw the steapest decline since 2010, falling by 10%, whereas the average population in that segment only declined by 1%

Age

36.3
Median Age7
5.2
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

Albuquerque residents are predominantly Hispanic/Mexican and the city is becoming less diverse as the Hispanic community has grown by 13.4% since 2010, while the white community, 2nd largest in the city, has shrunk by 39.6%

Race

37.7
%
New Mexico Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

Even at the high elevation of 5,312 feet, Albuquerque's weather is comfortable with low humidity and little rainfall or snow. There is at least some rain 59 days per year, {9 inches of annual rainfall, 10 inches of annual snowfall, and only 41% humidity

Weather

16
%
Chance of Rain11
76
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature37

 

Housing

The average home value in Albuquerque increased by 16% since 2010 which is 27% lower than the national average and 1% lower than the state average

Rent

$
1,330
Monthly Average12
40
%
Renters38

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

Albuquerque is a somewhat low tax location with income tax 18% lower than the national average and property tax 29% lower than the national average, but sales tax 15% higher than the national average.

Other

0.79
%
Property Tax21
7.88
%
Sales Tax19
0.0
%
Vehicle Tax21

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)39

 

Employment

Albuquerque has an average employment rate of 93% which is 0% lower than the national average. The largest employers are Sandia National Laboratories and The University of New Mexico

Income

20.5
%
<$25,0006
11.7
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry17

 

Politics

Albuquerque leans liberal and has a Democratic representative in Congress. However, the city is politically segregated with clear Democratic and Republican enclaves, which commonly can be attributed to racial divides

2016 Presidential Election Results41

Representatives

Mayor28 Tim Keller
Democratic
House of Representative28 Debra Haaland
Democratic
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, Christus St Vincent Regional Medical Center, is 50.6 miles from the center of Albuquerque, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, New Mexico VA Health Care System - Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center, is 0.0 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, University of New Mexico Hospitals, is 9.4 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical29 Yes
Decriminalized29 Yes
 

Safety

In New Mexico, 35.9% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, which is a decrease since 2000 when 43.8% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

No
Universal Background Checks30
No
Permit to Purchase Law30

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Fun Facts

  • The city's cultural center, with numerous museums and more than 100 shops, galleries and restaurants
  • The only congressionally chartered museum in the field of nuclear science
  • The longest aerial tramway in the Americas
 

Top Destinations

  • The breakfast burrito is said to have originated at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in the 1970s32
  • The biscochito, a small anise-flavored cookie, is the official New Mexico state cookie32
  • Bill Gates and Paul Allen founded Microsoft in Albuquerque in 197532
  • Jeff Bezos, founder, president, chairman and CEO of Amazon.com was born in Albuquerque32
  • Albuquerque is known as the “Hot Air Ballooning Capital of the World” because of the excellent flying conditions, number of resident hot-air balloonists and the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta32
 

Recognition

#38 2019 Best Cities for Healthcare by healthgrades31
 

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