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.
Albuquerque is one of the most attractive larger cities for people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although Albuquerque is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.
Albuquerque is one of the most car-oriented large cities in America. A full 83.49% of people drive their car alone to work each day. If you like to drive, you'll love it. And you better. Because walking to work is just not a viable option for most people who live in Albuquerque. Highways, wide streets, parking lots, and shopping centers are part of the common Albuquerque landscape.
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.