Albuquerque is a very large city located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 558,545 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.
Albuquerque is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.04% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 (13.82%), sales jobs (10.36%), and management occupations (9.10%).
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 thing noticeable about Albuquerque, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Albuquerque is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Albuquerque a great place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun. In fact, Albuquerque is one of the top larger cities in America for educated single professionals to flock.
Of the large cities in America, Albuquerque is one of the most car-oriented. This is reflected in the urban landscape, which features highways, wide streets, parking lots, and shopping centers of all sizes. It is also reflected in the statistics: 0.83% of people in Albuquerque drive to work in their own car everyday, most often alone. So, if you're going to live in Albuquerque, you'll need to learn to love driving. Alternative forms of transportation aren't very widely used or supported.
The population of Albuquerque is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 34.27% of adults in Albuquerque have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Albuquerque in 2010 was $28,229, 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 $112,916 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 48.54% 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 German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Albuquerque is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.