Albuquerque, New Mexico Population 2024

557,161

Albuquerque is a city located in Bernalillo County and Sandoval County New Mexico. Albuquerque has a 2024 population of 557,161. Albuquerque is currently declining at a rate of -0.34% annually and its population has decreased by -1.36% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 564,855 in 2020.

The average household income in Albuquerque is $83,679 with a poverty rate of 16.46%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Albuquerque is 38 years, 36.5 years for males, and 39.4 years for females.

Albuquerque is relatively isolated, and it's a four-hour drive to the nearest city of similar size. The city proper has a population estimated at 558,000, with a metropolitan population of 903,000. The MSA includes Rio Rancho, Bernalillo, Placitas, Los Lunas, Belen, Bosque Farms and Corrales. This makes it the 59th largest metropolitan area in the country. The Albuquerque - Santa Fe - Las Vegas combined statistical area has a population estimated at 1.17 million.

Albuquerque Population Growth

According to the 2000 census, 35.5% of the state's population is bilingual, with most speaking Spanish and English. In part due to its diversity, the city was named as the most creative medium-sized city in the country.

New Mexico as a whole has lagged in population growth, gaining just 1,700 people (0.09%) in the entire state from July 2012 to July 2013. This puts the state close to the very bottom for the country, and behind neighboring states like Arizona, Colorado and Utah which have gained about 1.4%. Since 2010, New Mexico has grown less than 1%.

Albuquerque's metropolitan population is currently growing at a rate of 1-2% per year. From 2000 to 2010, the metro area rose 21.6%. Growth for the entire state is expected to remain concentrated in Albuquerque.

Albuquerque was founded in 1706 as a Spanish colonial outpost. For much of its early history, it was a farming community and military outpost, and the sheep-herding center of the region. After 1821, Mexico also had an army garrison in the city.

After the American occupation of the state, Albuquerque had a federal garrison and quartermaster depot from 1846 to 1867. During the Civil War, it was occupied briefly by Confederate troops. The Battle of Albuquerque in 1862, Confederate forces made a stand against a detachment of Union soldiers.

By 1900, the city had a population of 8,000 with modern amenities. Around this time, New Mexico became a haven for many tuberculosis patients who came for the dry climate and treatments. Two of the largest hospitals in the American Southwest, Presbyterian Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital, began around this time.

By 1926, travelers on the new Route 66 began to make their way into Albuquerque, which gave rise to many restaurants, shops, and motels. Over the next decade, establishments like Sandia National Laboratories and Sandia Base gave Albuquerque a central role in the Atomic Age, and its population began to soar. By 1960, the population reached 201,000 and then hit 518,000 in 2007. At this point, Albuquerque was one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States.

Today, Albuquerque struggles with flat population growth, 20% of its population living below the poverty line, a gun-death rate that is 40% higher than the national average and a crime rate 53% higher than the U.S. average.

Albuquerque Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Albuquerque was:

  • White: 60.65%
  • Two or more races: 18.14%
  • Other race: 10.03%
  • Native American: 4.81%
  • Black or African American: 3.16%
  • Asian: 3.1%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.1%
Land Area (mi²)
187.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,975.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.36% (-7,694)
The current population of Albuquerque, New Mexico is 557,161 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 564,855.

Albuquerque, New Mexico Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White341,18660.65%
Two or more races102,07118.14%
Other race56,41410.03%
Native American27,0634.81%
Black or African American17,7963.16%
Asian17,4573.1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander5640.1%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Albuquerque Population by Race

Albuquerque Population Pyramid 2024

Albuquerque Median Age

38

Total

36.5

Male

39.4

Female

Albuquerque Adults

There are 444,448 adults, (93,120 of whom are seniors) in Albuquerque.

Albuquerque Age Dependency

60.1

Age Dependency Ratio

26.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Albuquerque Sex Ratio

Female286,52450.93%
Male276,02749.07%

Albuquerque Population by Age

Albuquerque Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All239,8002.3260.739.3
Non Family106,7491.2247.652.4
Married84,8833.1481.618.4
Female33,8703.2949.850.2
Male14,2983.3560.439.6

3.07

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

60.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Albuquerque Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade13,5573.47%
9th to 12th Grade22,7115.81%
High School Graduate85,34121.83%
Some College85,51621.87%
Associates Degree35,9409.19%
Bachelors Degree81,07320.74%
Graduate Degree66,83917.1%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Albuquerque Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Albuquerque Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Hispanic172,452145,30443,026
White168,708163,21485,393
2+ Races61,23954,31718,990
Other Race37,90228,8927,165
Native American17,31315,9243,836
Asian13,00411,5196,744
Black11,99411,3644,498
Islander415415144

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 51.86%.

Albuquerque Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$44,665$48,226$40,448
Less Than 9th Grade$25,980$30,993$20,411
High School Graduate$33,145$35,885$29,221
Some College$39,194$45,304$34,482
Bachelors Degree$53,989$58,955$49,769
Graduate Degree$76,569$92,008$68,876

$44,665

Average Earnings

$48,226

Average Male

$40,448

Average Female

Albuquerque Earnings by Educational Attainment

Albuquerque Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Albuquerque Language

73.62% of Albuquerque residents speak only English, while 26.38% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 20.6% of the population.

Albuquerque Language

Albuquerque Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic277,42155,12619.87%
White206,18223,98611.63%
Multiple100,62515,84915.75%
Other55,99212,90223.04%
Native26,6376,22023.35%
Black17,3913,76321.64%
Asian17,3111,90611.01%
Islander56419133.87%

16.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.6%

Male Poverty Rate

17.28%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Albuquerque

The race most likely to be in poverty in Albuquerque is Islander, with 33.87% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Albuquerque is Asian, with 11.01% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.98%.

Albuquerque Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.39%
High School18.83%
Some College14.77%
Bachelors or Greater6.29%

Albuquerque Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed35.8%
Female Unemployed27.08%
Female Employed10.6%
Male Employed7.26%

Albuquerque Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Albuquerque Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$61,503$83,679
Families$78,926$100,596
Married Families$102,025$122,786
Non Families$41,381$58,381

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Albuquerque Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

39.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.5%

Male Marriage Rate

37.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Albuquerque Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Albuquerque Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Albuquerque Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Albuquerque Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

36,328

Number of Veterans

31,843

Male Veterans

4,485

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam12,443
First Gulf War8,841
Second Gulf War8,688
Korea2,405
World War II680

Albuquerque Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 748,982
75+8,725
35 to 548,261
55 to 647,445
18 to 342,915

Albuquerque Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White25,8859.36%
Hispanic10,5825.18%
2+ Races4,6176.34%
Black2,22316.51%
Other Race2,0354.65%
Native American1,2055.87%
Asian3232.27%
Islander407.81%

Albuquerque Veterans by Race

Albuquerque Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.18%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.52%

Veteran Disability Rate

Albuquerque Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.2%

Labor Force Participation

60.2%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

Albuquerque Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Albuquerque Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Albuquerque Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

53.31%

Born in Albuquerque

89.78%

Native Born

10.22%

Foreign Born

5.16%

Non Citizen

5.05%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.78% of Albuquerque residents were born in the United States, with 53.31% having been born in New Mexico. 5.16% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Albuquerque Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029547,543-1,924-0.35%
2028549,467-1,923-0.35%
2027551,390-1,924-0.35%
2026553,314-1,923-0.35%
2025555,237-1,924-0.35%
2024557,161-1,923-0.34%
2023559,084-1,924-0.34%
2022561,008-2,100-0.37%
2021563,108-1,747-0.31%
2020564,8554,0690.73%
2019560,7861,1090.2%
2018559,677-119-0.02%
2017559,7964460.08%
2016559,3501,2640.23%
2015558,0865200.09%
2014557,566190%
2013557,5472,4730.45%
2012555,0742,9690.54%
2011552,1055,3580.98%
2010546,74798,14021.88%
2000448,60763,87116.6%
1990384,73651,81615.56%
1980332,92088,41936.16%
1970244,50143,31221.53%
1960201,189104,374107.81%
195096,81561,366173.11%
194035,4498,87933.42%
193026,57011,41375.3%
192015,1574,13737.54%
191011,0204,78276.66%
19006,2382,45364.81%
18903,78500%
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Albuquerque Population by Year