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Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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IndexSandiaAlbuquerqueNew Mexico
Income per capita$40,417$31,103$24,459
Median household income$74,550$53,936$45,674
Median income owner occupied$0$71,164$55,941
Median income renter occupied$0$33,453$29,282
Median earnings male$50,012$35,963$31,150
Median earnings female$27,560$29,930$22,439
Unemployment rate1.6%3.6%5.0%
Poverty leveln/a16.0%20.9%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Sandia is 35% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Sandia is 35% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Sandia is 65% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Sandia is 100% lower than the national average

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      $35,953 $53,936 $107,872
      $30,446 $45,674 $91,348
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Sandia median earnings by income bracket

      Sandia employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry12.8%12.8%
      Manufacturing sector2.6%2.6%
      Financial & insurance services6.2%6.2%
      Wholesale & retail services13.8%13.8%
      Public administration2.3%2.3%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities13.9%13.9%
      Education, health & social services12.0%12.0%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Sandia Heights, NM3,111$114,464106.9%
      Sandia Park, NM247$111,458101.5%
      Cedar Crest, NM887$95,11971.9%
      Placitas, NM4,506$94,35770.6%
      Sandia Knolls, NM1,516$86,05855.6%
      Albuquerque, NM560,447$53,9362.5%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Surrey, BC560,150n/a 
      Québec, QC548,244n/a 
      Tucson, AZ545,340$45,22718.2%
      Milwaukee, WI592,649$43,12522.0%
      Fresno, CA526,147$53,3683.5%
      Albuquerque, NM560,447$53,9362.5%
      Source: The Sandia, Albuquerque, NM employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).