Albuquerque metropolitan area

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Albuquerque metropolitan area
View of Albuquerque, from Pat Hurley Park
View of Albuquerque, from Pat Hurley Park
Albuquerque Metropolitan Area.png
Coordinates: 35°06′39″N 106°36′36″W / 35.11083°N 106.61000°W / 35.11083; -106.61000Coordinates: 35°06′39″N 106°36′36″W / 35.11083°N 106.61000°W / 35.11083; -106.61000
National United States
States  New Mexico
Statistical Area Albuquerque-Santa Fe-Las Vegas, NM Combined Statistical Area
Principal counties
 • Total 9,297 sq mi (24,080 km2)
 • Total 909,906[1]
 • Density 95/sq mi (37/km2)
Time zone Mountain Time Zone (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) Mountain Daylight Time (UTC-6)
Highest elevation 10,678ft/3,255m at the Sandia Crest, in the Sandia Mountains.
Albuquerque elevation 5,312ft/1,619m.

The Albuquerque Metropolitan Statistical Area is a metropolitan area in central New Mexico centered on the city of Albuquerque that covers four counties - Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance, and Valencia. As of the 2010 census, the MSA had a population of 887,077,[2] it is estimated to be 909,906, through 2016.[3] The Albuquerque MSA forms a part of the larger Albuquerque – Santa Fe – Las Vegas combined statistical area.






Census-designated places[edit]

Future developments[edit]

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]


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[edit]

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 [2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Demographics". Albuquerque Business Expansion | Business Friendly Environment | Albuquerque Economic Development AED. Retrieved February 22, 2015. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ List of Metropolitan Statistical Areas
  4. ^ Metcalf, Richard (March 1, 2008). "Mesa del Sol Reshapes Region". Retrieved Mar 1, 2008. .
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  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.