Bernalillo County, New Mexico Population 2021

Bernalillo County, New Mexico's estimated population is 681,295 with a growth rate of 0.16% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Bernalillo County, New Mexico is the 2nd largest county in New Mexico. The 2010 Population was 663,923 and has seen a growth of 2.62% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021681,2951,0870.16%
2020680,2081,0870.16%
2019679,1211,0870.16%
2018678,034-169-0.02%
2017678,2035200.08%
2016677,6831,4350.21%
2015676,2482910.04%
2014675,957-369-0.05%
2013676,3262,7110.40%
2012673,6153,3320.50%
2011670,2836,3600.96%
2010663,923183,34638.15%
1990480,57760,87714.50%
1980419,700103,92632.91%
1970315,77453,57520.43%
1960262,199116,52679.99%
1950145,67376,282109.93%
194069,39123,96152.74%
193045,43015,57552.17%
192029,8556,24926.47%
191023,606-5,024-17.55%
190028,6307,71736.90%
189020,9133,68821.41%
188017,2259,634126.91%
18707,591-1,178-13.43%
18608,7691,01813.13%
18507,7510.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.16%
County Website
Founded
1852
County Seat
2010 Population
663,923
Growth Since 2010
2.62%
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Bernalillo County, New Mexico Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White503,33774.25%
Some Other Race74,07010.93%
American Indian and Alaska Native33,3494.92%
Two or More Races28,5104.21%
Black or African American20,1272.97%
Asian17,8852.64%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander5800.09%
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Bernalillo County, New Mexico Population by Race

Bernalillo County, New Mexico Population Pyramid $2021

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Bernalillo County, New Mexico Median Age

37.6


Total

36.2


Male

39


Female

Bernalillo County, New Mexico Adults

There are 528,299 adults, (106,928 of whom are seniors) in Bernalillo County, New Mexico.

Bernalillo County, New Mexico Age Dependency

60.9

Age Dependency Ratio

25.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Bernalillo County, New Mexico Sex Ratio

Female

345,654

50.99%

Male

332,204

49.01%

Bernalillo County, New Mexico Population by Age

Bernalillo County, New Mexico Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bernalillo County, New Mexico Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.3%19.7%
All63%37%
Male57.6%42.4%
Non Family51.2%48.8%
Female49.8%50.2%

63.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bernalillo County, New Mexico Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All267,6992.563
Non Family108,8901.2751.2
Married106,5903.2580.3
Female36,3093.5649.8
Male15,9103.5157.6

3.24

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

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Bernalillo County, New Mexico Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade20,1624.33%
9th to 12th Grade31,5376.77%
High School Graduate108,10123.19%
Some College107,12522.98%
Associates Degree38,8098.33%
Bachelors Degree87,59918.79%
Graduate Degree72,80215.62%
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Bernalillo County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bernalillo County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White208,693201,581102,240
Hispanic207,298167,98241,437
Other Race46,59635,4206,943
Native American21,28318,5824,403
2+ Races13,71612,6584,492
Asian13,08811,3016,349
Black12,59611,5203,766
Islander32128459

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.59%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 48.99%.

Bernalillo County, New Mexico Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,385$41,045$31,991
Less Than 9th Grade$20,788$23,974$15,454
High School Graduate$28,654$31,187$24,621
Some College$32,035$37,821$28,900
Bachelors Degree$46,788$52,023$42,565
Graduate Degree$64,501$85,745$56,392

$36,385

Average Earnings

$41,045

Average Male

$31,991

Average Female

Bernalillo County, New Mexico Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bernalillo County, New Mexico Language by Age

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Bernalillo County, New Mexico Language

70.82% of Bernalillo County, New Mexico residents speak only English, while 29.18% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 23.37% of the population.

Bernalillo County, New Mexico Language

Bernalillo County, New Mexico Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic335,07868,40220.41%
White259,12228,63211.05%
Other72,66818,67625.70%
Native32,6598,16525.00%
Black19,4355,16326.57%
Multiple27,9945,00417.88%
Asian17,6961,3707.74%
Islander5809215.86%

16.69%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.93%

Male Poverty Rate

17.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bernalillo County, New Mexico

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bernalillo County, New Mexico is Black, with 26.57% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bernalillo County, New Mexico is Asian, with 7.74% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.82%.

Bernalillo County, New Mexico Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.41%
High School16.73%
Some College13.23%
Bachelors or Greater6.48%

Bernalillo County, New Mexico Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed37.41%
Male Unemployed32.01%
Female Employed9.73%
Male Employed8.05%

Bernalillo County, New Mexico Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bernalillo County, New Mexico Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$53,329$74,035
Families$67,871$89,309
Married Families$86,475$108,547
Non Families$34,276$48,613
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Income by Household Type

Bernalillo County, New Mexico Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.8%

Male Marriage Rate

40.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Bernalillo County, New Mexico Married by Age and Sex

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Bernalillo County, New Mexico 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.

Bernalillo County, New Mexico Marital Status by Race

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Bernalillo County, New Mexico Marital Status

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47,654

Number of Veterans

42,972

Male Veterans

4,682

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam18,463
First Gulf War11,409
Second Gulf War9,561
Korea4,040
World War II1,408

Bernalillo County, New Mexico Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7412,267
35 to 5411,335
75+10,648
55 to 649,585
18 to 343,819

Bernalillo County, New Mexico Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White39,5879.92%
Hispanic14,5015.96%
Other Race2,5034.54%
Black2,25215.20%
Native American1,5786.33%
2+ Races1,3428.05%
Asian3682.55%
Islander245.03%

Bernalillo County, New Mexico Veterans by Race

Bernalillo County, New Mexico Veterans by Education

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8.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bernalillo County, New Mexico Veterans by Education

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62.5%

Labor Force Participation

58.4%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Bernalillo County, New Mexico Employment by Age

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Bernalillo County, New Mexico Employment by Race

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Bernalillo County, New Mexico Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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54.37%

Born in Bernalillo County, New Mexico

89.94%

Native Born

10.06%

Foreign Born

5.66%

Non Citizen

4.40%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.94% of Bernalillo County, New Mexico residents were born in the United States, with 54.37% having been born in New Mexico. 5.66% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Bernalillo County, New Mexico Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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