Paradise Hills, New Mexico

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Population in 2010: 4,256.
Males: 2,086  (49.0%)
Females: 2,170  (51.0%)
Median resident age:

37.0 years
New Mexico median age:

37.7 years
Estimated median household income in 2017: $51,005
Paradise Hills:

$51,005
NM:

$46,744

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,805

Paradise Hills CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $198,000
Paradise Hills:

$198,000
NM:

$171,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $222,398; detached houses: $210,152

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,023.

March 2019 cost of living index in Paradise Hills: 94.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 8.2%
(9.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.1% for Black residents, 6.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.2% for other race residents, 6.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Paradise Hills, NM (2017)
    • 2,88451.6%Hispanic
    • 2,35142.0%White alone
    • 1552.8%Two or more races
    • 961.7%American Indian alone
    • 611.1%Asian alone
    • 450.8%Black alone

Races in Paradise Hills detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: German (6.7%), Irish (2.8%), American (2.5%), English (2.5%), European (2.2%), Scottish (2.0%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 5322 feet

180 residents are foreign born (1.9% Latin America, 0.9% Europe).

This place:

3.2%
New Mexico:

9.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,521 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,587 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rio Rancho, NM (6.2 miles , pop. 51,765).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (8.1 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (327.9 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM (2.0 miles ),
Lee Acres, NM (2.2 miles ),
North Valley, NM (2.2 miles ),
Corrales, NM (2.3 miles ),
Rio Rancho, NM (2.5 miles ),
Edith Endave, NM (2.6 miles ),
Albuquerque, NM (2.8 miles ),
Pueblo of Sandia Village, NM (2.9 miles )

Latitude: 35.20 N, Longitude: 106.70 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 505

Distribution of median household income in Paradise Hills, NM in 2017
Distribution of house value in Paradise Hills, NM in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.1%
New Mexico:

4.6%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 94.7. This is worse than average.

City:

94.7
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.223. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.223
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 10.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.3
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.530. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.530
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 34.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 26.4. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.4
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.24. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.24
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 0.00258. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00258
U.S.:

0.00984

Earthquake activity:

Paradise Hills-area historical earthquake activity is near New Mexico state average. It is 153% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 563.3 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 1/29/1990 at 13:16:10, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 LG, Depth: 7.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 52.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 554.3 miles away from Paradise Hills center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 532.3 miles away from the city center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 160.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/8/1990 at 10:46:53, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MD, Depth: 3.8 mi) earthquake occurred 52.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Bernalillo County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 5, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Paradise Hills:

  • SKIES HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER, LLC (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; ALBUQUERQUE, NM)
  • WEST MESA MEDICAL CENTER SKILLED NURSING FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; ALBUQUERQUE, NM)
  • RIO RANCHO DIALYSIS (FMC) (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; RIO RANCHO, NM)
  • RIO RANCHO DIALYSIS (DCI) (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; RIO RANCHO, NM)
  • RIO RANCHO CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; RIO RANCHO, NM)
  • CROSSROADS HOSPICE CARE, INC (Hospital, about 6 miles away; ALBUQUERQUE, NM)
  • MEDICAL RESORT AT FIESTA PARK (THE) (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; ALBUQUERQUE, NM)

Amtrak station near Paradise Hills:

  • 9 miles: ALBUQUERQUE (214 FIRST ST. SW) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Paradise Hills:

  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 7 miles; Albuquerque, NM; Full-time enrollment: 2,335)
  • University of New Mexico-Main Campus (about 10 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 23,042)
  • Central New Mexico Community College (about 10 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 19,398)
  • Santa Fe Community College (about 48 miles; Santa Fe, NM; FT enrollment: 3,047)
  • New Mexico Highlands University (about 88 miles; Las Vegas, NM; FT enrollment: 2,931)
  • San Juan College (about 137 miles; Farmington, NM; FT enrollment: 5,112)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 158 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Albuquerque Fire Department Station 27 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Paradise Hills: Globus Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Bernalillo County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.6 people
New Mexico:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

73.8%
Whole state:

65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.7%
Whole state:

8.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Paradise Hills:

Marital status in Paradise Hills, NM
  • Never married: 28.9%
  • Now married: 51.0%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 12.8%

For population 25 years and over in Paradise Hills:

  • High school or higher: 91.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
New Mexico average:

12.7

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Paradise Hills, NM (based on Bernalillo County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic175,26644
Evangelical Protestant81,470220
Other27,66574
Mainline Protestant25,03159
Orthodox1,6443
Black Protestant1,62512
None349,863-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 85
Bernalillo County:

1.35 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 11
This county:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 11
Bernalillo County:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 189
This county:

3.01 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 437
This county:

6.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

5.3%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Bernalillo County:

20.0%
New Mexico:

22.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Bernalillo County:

9.8%
New Mexico:

11.5%

5.46% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($48,520 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.46%
New Mexico average:

6.21%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($687 average AGI)
Bernalillo County:

0.08%
New Mexico average:

0.10%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Sandoval County, NM  0.70% ($44,107 average AGI)
from Santa Fe County, NM  0.28% ($45,001)
from Valencia County, NM  0.27% ($36,111)


5.64% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($54,393 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.64%
New Mexico average:

6.56%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($721 average AGI)
Bernalillo County:

0.07%
New Mexico average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Sandoval County, NM  0.86% ($48,313 average AGI)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.25% ($60,709)
to Valencia County, NM  0.25% ($39,674)

Strongest AM radio stations in Paradise Hills:

  • KKIM (1000 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: AGM-NEVADA, LLC)
  • KANM (1600 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: ARAGON BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.L.C.)
  • KDEF (1150 AM; 5 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: RAMH CORPORATION)
  • KKNS (1310 AM; 5 kW; CORRALES, NM; Owner: SIMMONS-NM, LS, LLC)
  • KABQ (1350 AM; 5 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KXKS (1190 AM; 10 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKJY (1550 AM; 5 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: VANGUARD MEDIA, L.L.C)
  • KNML (610 AM; 5 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSVA (920 AM; 1 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: LIFETALK RADIO, INC.)
  • KALY (1240 AM; 1 kW; LOS RANCHOS DE ALBUQ, NM; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRZY (1450 AM; 1 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KDAZ (730 AM; 1 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: PAN AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Paradise Hills:

  • KLYT (88.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CONNECTION COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • KTZO (103.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRST (92.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKOB-FM (93.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KUNM (89.9 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS UNIV. OF NEW MEXICO)
  • KANW (89.1 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: BD. OF EDUC. CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE, NM)
  • KBZU (96.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPEK (100.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMGA (99.5 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KZRR (94.1 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KBQI (107.9 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K265CA (100.9 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFLQ (91.5 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • K213BT (90.5 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KNKT (107.1 FM; ARMIJO, NM; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF ALBUQUERQUE, INC.)
  • KIOT (102.5 FM; LOS LUNAS, NM; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KSYU (95.1 FM; CORRALES, NM; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, INC.)
  • KTEG (104.7 FM; BOSQUE FARMS, NM; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KJFA (101.3 FM; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KXTC (99.9 FM; THOREAU, NM; Owner: KXTC, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Paradise Hills:

  • KWBQ (Channel 19; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF NEW MEXICO, LLC)
  • KTFQ (Channel 14; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: TELEFUTURA TELEVISION GROUP, INC.)
  • K43HW (Channel 43; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: JOSEPH W. SHAFFER)
  • KASA-TV (Channel 2; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • KOAT-TV (Channel 7; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: KOAT HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K17DD (Channel 17; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KNME-TV (Channel 5; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: REGENTS OF THE UNIV. OF NEW MEXICO)
  • KQDF-LP (Channel 25; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: JOSEPH W. SHAFFER)
  • KASY-TV (Channel 50; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF NEW MEXICO, LLC)
  • K46GY (Channel 46; SANTA FE, NM; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KYNM-LP (Channel 61; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: BELMAX BROADCASTING LLC)
  • KRQE (Channel 13; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KTVS-LP (Channel 59; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: ALPHA OMEGA BROADCASTING OF ALBUQUERQUE, INC.)
  • KAZQ (Channel 32; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: ALPHA OMEGA BROADCASTING OF ALBUQUERQUE, INC.)
  • KLUZ-TV (Channel 41; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • K56FB (Channel 56; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 3ft / 0.7mTotal length
  • 726Total average daily traffic
  • 58Total average daily truck traffic
  • 103Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Paradise Hills, NM
  • 86.3%Utility gas
  • 8.2%Electricity
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.1%Solar energy
  • 0.8%Other fuel
  • 0.5%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Paradise Hills, NM
  • 100.0%Utility gas


Paradise Hills compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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