Albuquerque, NM
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Albuquerque is a very large city located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 559,121 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 neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (13.44%), sales jobs (10.20%), and management occupations (8.75%).

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.

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 education level of Albuquerque citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.51% of adults in Albuquerque have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Albuquerque in 2010 was $26,683, 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 $106,732 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 47.67% 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 Navajo.