Albuquerque metropolitan area

The Albuquerque Metropolitan Statistical Area is a metropolitan area in central New Mexico centered on the city of Albuquerque comprising four counties: Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance, and Valencia. As of the 2010 United States Census, the MSA had a population of 887,077.[2] The population is estimated to be 915,927 as of the July 1, 2018 Census estimate.[3] The Albuquerque MSA forms a part of the larger Albuquerque–Santa Fe–Las Vegas combined statistical area.

Albuquerque Metropolitan Area
View of Albuquerque, from Pat Hurley Park
Coordinates: 35°06′39″N 106°36′36″W
NationalUnited States
States New Mexico
Statistical AreaAlbuquerque-Santa Fe-Las Vegas, NM Combined Statistical Area
Principal counties
(cities)
Area
  Total9,297 sq mi (24,080 km2)
Elevation5,312 ft (1,619 m)
Highest elevation10,678 ft (3,255 m)
Population
  Total915,927[1]
  Density95/sq mi (37/km2)
Time zoneUTC−7 (Mountain Time Zone)
  Summer (DST)UTC−6 (Mountain Daylight Time)

Counties

Communities

Cities

Towns

Villages

Census-designated places

Future developments

Mesa del Sol in Albuquerque and Santolina on the West Mesa in rural Bernalillo County are planned for 100,000 inhabitants each and are New Mexico's largest such planned developments.[4][5]

Demographics

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 729,649 people, 281,052 households, and 186,540 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 69.74% White, 2.47% African American, 5.53% Native American, 1.64% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 16.37% from other races, and 4.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 41.48% of the population.

The median income for a household in the MSA was $37,071, and the median income for a family was $41,804. Males had a median income of $32,563 versus $24,462 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $17,211.

Labor Force

Albuquerque MSA Estimated Employment (August 2006)

Bernalillo County 304,855
Sandoval County 48,055
Torrance County 16,021
Valencia County 30,591
Total 399,522
Source: New Mexico Department of Labor

See also

References

  1. "Demographics". Albuquerque Business Expansion | Business Friendly Environment | Albuquerque Economic Development AED. Retrieved February 22, 2015.
  2. List of Metropolitan Statistical Areas
  3. Metcalf, Richard (March 1, 2008). "Mesa del Sol Reshapes Region". nreionline.com. Retrieved Mar 1, 2008..
  4. https://www.bernco.gov/Santolina/
  5. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
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