Albuquerque demographics profile

StatisticAlbuquerqueNew MexicoNational
Population556,8592,082,669318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)2,9751791
Median age36.037.237.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)48%52%55%
Speak English71%65%79%
Speak Spanish24%28%13%
Albuquerque, NM has a population of 556,859 and is the 32nd largest city in the United States. The population density is 2,975 per sq mi which is 17256% higher than the New Mexico average and 3183% higher than the national average. The median age in Albuquerque is 36 which is approximately 3% lower than the New Mexico average of 37. In Albuquerque, 48% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 71% speak English and 24% speak Spanish. 52% of Albuquerque residents were born in New Mexico, 36% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 10% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Albuquerque is 17256% higher than New Mexico.
  • The median age in Albuquerque is 3% lower than New Mexico.
  • In Albuquerque 72.06% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Albuquerque 3.28% of the population is African American.
  • In Albuquerque 2.60% of the population is Asian.

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Albuquerque population breakdown by race

RaceAlbuquerqueNew MexicoNational
Caucasian72.06%73.49%73.35%
African American3.28%2.01%12.63%
Asian2.60%1.40%5.22%
American Indian4.45%9.28%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.11%0.06%0.18%
Mixed race4.38%3.26%3.06%
Other race13.12%10.49%4.75%
In Albuquerque, 47.9% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Albuquerque age breakdown

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Source: The Albuquerque, NM demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).