Albuquerque is a very large city located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 559,277 people and 145 constituent neighborhoods, Albuquerque is the largest community in New Mexico.
Albuquerque real estate is some of the most expensive in New Mexico, although Albuquerque house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities, Albuquerque isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Albuquerque are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Albuquerque is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Albuquerque who work in office and administrative support (13.57%), sales jobs (10.31%), and management occupations (8.92%).
Also of interest is that Albuquerque has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One of the benefits of being a big city like Albuquerque is having a public transportation system, but in Albuquerque the transit system is the mode of choice for lots of people getting to and from work every day. You will find many people using the bus for their daily commute, even though other transportation options exist. If you ask these commuters, many will tell you that not having to drive in the snarl of big city traffic is one of main reasons for leaving the car at home, or even not owning a car at all. With so many people taking the bus Albuquerque benefits from a reduction in air pollution and traffic.
The education level of Albuquerque citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.75% of adults in Albuquerque have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Albuquerque in 2010 was $27,317, which is wealthy relative to New Mexico, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $109,268 for a family of four. However, Albuquerque contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Albuquerque is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Albuquerque home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Albuquerque, accounting for 47.94% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Albuquerque residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Albuquerque include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Albuquerque is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.