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Bernalillo County, New Mexico (NM)

County population in 2016: 676,953 (96% urban, 4% rural); it was 556,678 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 123,761
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 44,234
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 140,605
Renter-occupied apartments: 98,005 (it was 80,331 in 2000)
% of renters here:

36%
State:

31%

Land area: 1166 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 581 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bernalillo County: 93.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (28.4%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (25.7%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 64%
  • Government: 9%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 27%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Bernalillo County, New Mexico:

  • Hispanic or Latino (49.7%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (39.0%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (4.2%)
  • Asian alone (2.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (2.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
Median resident age:  37.4 years
New Mexico median age:  37.7 years
Males: 331,988  (49.0%)
Females: 344,965  (51.0%)
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Bernalillo County,NM real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Bernalillo County:

2.0 people
New Mexico:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $50,601 ($38,788 in 1999)

This county:

$50,601
New Mexico:

$46,748

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $723 (lower quartile is $573, upper quartile is $972)
This county:

$723
State:

$682


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $194,200 (it was $123,200 in 2000)
Bernalillo:

$194,200
New Mexico:

$167,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $138,000 - $281,800

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $256,293
Here:

$256,293
State:

$255,246

Townhouses or other attached units: $172,470
Here:

$172,470
State:

$195,655

In 2-unit structures: $166,552
Here:

$166,552
State:

$197,944

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $118,071
Here:

$118,071
State:

$130,419

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $118,687
Here:

$118,687
State:

$155,567

Mobile homes: $81,181
Here:

$81,181
State:

$96,062

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $11,093
Here:

$11,093
State:

$21,202
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,259
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $404

Institutionalized population: 5,871

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 11
  • Rapes: 35
  • Robberies: 116
  • Assaults: 704
  • Burglaries: 841
  • Thefts: 1298
  • Auto thefts: 462

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 12
  • Rapes: 41
  • Robberies: 112
  • Assaults: 667
  • Burglaries: 748
  • Thefts: 1500
  • Auto thefts: 445
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Health of residents in Bernalillo County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
79.5% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
46.3% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
71.3% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
69.5% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 188 pounds. This is less than average.
Average weight of females is 155 pounds. This is less than average.
32.1% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 3737 buildings, average cost: $102,700
  • 2001: 4023 buildings, average cost: $107,400
  • 2002: 4606 buildings, average cost: $110,300
  • 2003: 5472 buildings, average cost: $116,900
  • 2004: 5506 buildings, average cost: $131,400
  • 2005: 5102 buildings, average cost: $142,600
  • 2006: 3833 buildings, average cost: $153,600
  • 2007: 2349 buildings, average cost: $188,000
  • 2008: 1263 buildings, average cost: $179,600
  • 2009: 905 buildings, average cost: $178,500
  • 2010: 931 buildings, average cost: $191,600
  • 2011: 823 buildings, average cost: $187,100
  • 2012: 545 buildings, average cost: $211,500
  • 2013: 524 buildings, average cost: $224,400
  • 2014: 1219 buildings, average cost: $196,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,003 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,952 (1.0%)

Bernalillo County household income distribution in 2009 Bernalillo County home values distribution Bernalillo County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 16.5%
Bernalillo County:

16.5%
New Mexico:

19.8%
(10.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.5% for Black residents, 20.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.0% for American Indian residents, 10.2% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 23.3% for other race residents, 19.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 37.4 years old
(Males: 35.9 years old, Females: 39.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48.7 years old, Black residents: 32.6 years old, American Indian residents: 30.2 years old, Asian residents: 36.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31.6 years old, Other race residents: 32.7 years old)

Area name: Albuquerque, NM MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Bernalillo County is $571 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $721 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1050 a month.

Cities in this county include: Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, South Valley, North Valley, Lee Acres, Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, Paradise Hills, Sandia Heights, Isleta Pueblo, Sandia Knolls.

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

2012 air pollution in Bernalillo County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.209 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.034 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 29.8 µg/m3. Above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 7.3 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.001 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Bernalillo County: Lasater Ranch (A), Latigo Ranch (B), Lib Windmill (C), Little Boney Windmill (D), Little Hamilton Windmill (E), Little Muniz Windmill (F), Little Spring Pasture Windmill (G), Little Windmill (H), Los Tanos Windmill (I), Manuel Ulibarri Ranch (J), Margarito Ulibarri Ranch (K), Marquez Ranch (L), Martinez Camp Windmill (M), Martinez Ranch (N), Martinez Windmill (O), McGee Windmill (P), Middle Buck Trap Windmill (Q), Middle Pasture Windmill (R), Mines Windmill (S), Miser Windmill (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Bernalillo County include: Sacred Heart Church (A), San Isidro Church (B), First Methodist Episcopal Church South (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Los Tanos Cemetery (1), Ruth Cemetery (2), La Morada Cemetery (3), Alamo Cemetery (4), Sombrio Cemetery (5), Vaughn Evergreen Cemetery (6), Cuervo Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Gibson Tank (A), Bass Lake (B), Baker Lake (C), Mayter Lake (D), Laguna del Tuloso (E), Twin Lake (F), Laguna Seca (G), Blue Hole (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Carrizo Creek (A), Cuervito Creek (B), Difrises Arroyo (C), El Rito Creek (D), Esteros Creek (E), Gonzales Creek (F), Los Tanos Creek (G), Ojo Negro Creek (H), Potrillo Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Bernalillo County: Santa Rosa Lake State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Chatham County, North Carolina , Laurens County, South Carolina , Pike County, Arkansas , Meigs County, Tennessee , Scotland County, North Carolina .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.1%
New Mexico:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 44,365
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 33.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 66,932 (44.9% naturalized citizens)

Bernalillo County:

9.9%
Whole state:

9.5%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 8,976
  • 2000 to 2009: 16,664
  • 1990 to 1999: 17,554
  • 1980 to 1989: 12,373
  • 1970 to 1979: 7,897
  • Before 1970: 6,797
Note: State values scaled to Bernalillo County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 93.2%

Bernalillo County marital status for males Bernalillo County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 188,969
  • One, attached: 15,034
  • Two: 4,673
  • 3 or 4: 14,981
  • 5 to 9: 10,554
  • 10 to 19: 15,138
  • 20 to 49: 8,501
  • 50 or more: 15,630
  • Mobile homes: 16,212
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 162

Housing units in Bernalillo County with a mortgage: 108,285 (3,743 second mortgage, 7,087 home equity loan, 261 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 59,304

Here:

64.7% with mortgage
State:

54.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Bernalillo County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic175,26644
Evangelical Protestant81,470220
Other27,66574
Mainline Protestant25,03159
Orthodox1,6443
Black Protestant1,62512
None349,863-
Bernalillo County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 85
Bernalillo County:

1.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 11
Here:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 11
This county:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 189
Bernalillo 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:
Bernalillo County:

5.3%
New Mexico:

6.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Bernalillo County:

20.0%
State:

22.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.8%
State:

11.5%

Agriculture in Bernalillo County:

Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $32,404
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1067.86
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 18.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 72.41%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $34,427
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 93.43%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $19,160
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.42%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 28.53%
Corn for grain: 17 harvested acres
Vegetables: 48 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 218 acres

Tornado activity:

Bernalillo County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below New Mexico state average. It is 38579895.2 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Bernalillo County-area historical earthquake activity is near New Mexico state average. It is 148% 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 567.8 miles away from Bernalillo County 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 46.7 miles away from the county 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 559.1 miles away from the county center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 535.7 miles away from the county 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 162.7 miles away from Bernalillo County 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 47.2 miles away from the county 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)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • New Mexico Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 23, 2013 to July 29, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4148: September 30, 2013, FEMA Id: 4148, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New Mexico White Fire, Incident Period: April 03, 2011 to April 20, 2011, Fire Management Assistance Declared: April 03, 2011, FEMA Id: 2880, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • New Mexico Malpais Fire, Incident Period: June 15, 2006, Fire Management Assistance Declared: June 16, 2006, FEMA Id: 2644, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • New Mexico Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3229: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3229, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Mexico Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 02, 2004 to April 11, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1514: April 29, 2004, FEMA Id: 1514, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New Mexico Atrisco Fire, Incident Period: June 25, 2003, Fire Management Assistance Declared: June 25, 2003, FEMA Id: 2472, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • New Mexico New Mexico Wildfire, Incident Period: May 05, 2000 to June 09, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1329: May 13, 2000, FEMA Id: 1329, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • New Mexico New Mexico Fire, Incident Period: May 05, 2000 to July 07, 2000, Emergency Declared EM-3154: May 10, 2000, FEMA Id: 3154, Natural disaster type: Fire

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

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (59%)
  • Vietnam (4%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (2%)
  • India (2%)
  • Germany (2%)
  • Philippines (2%)
  • Iraq (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Bernalillo County (%):

  • American (5%)
  • German (4%)
  • European (3%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • English (3%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Bernalillo County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 281,886 (80.8%)
  • Carpooled: 33,173 (9.5%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 6,069 (1.7%)
  • Subway or elevated: 60 (0.0%)
  • Railroad: 497 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 3,232 (0.9%)
  • Bicycle: 4,213 (1.2%)
  • Walked: 5,137 (1.5%)
  • Worked at home: 14,387 (4.1%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Bernalillo County, New Mexico in 2000:

  • 2,377 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,835 people in nursing homes
  • 1,602 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 1,550 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 635 people in other group homes
  • 431 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 358 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 306 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 280 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 256 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 194 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 144 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 143 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 115 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 88 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 85 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 79 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 50 people in religious group quarters
  • 41 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 37 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 25 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 24 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 18 people in halfway houses
  • 15 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 15 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 9 people in military disciplinary barracks
  • 3 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill

People in group quarters in Bernalillo County, New Mexico in 2010:

  • 3,284 people in federal detention centers
  • 2,750 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,768 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 960 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 545 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 545 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 530 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 450 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 294 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 265 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 178 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 164 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 89 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 50 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 49 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 20 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 4 people in military disciplinary barracks and jails
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $52,707.

5.71% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,187 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.71%
New Mexico average:

6.50%


0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($661 average AGI)
Bernalillo County:

0.09%
New Mexico average:

0.11%

2.22% relocated from other counties in New Mexico ($11,923 average AGI)
3.40% relocated from other states ($25,603 average AGI)
Bernalillo County:

3.40%
New Mexico average:

3.76%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Sandoval County, NM  0.70% ($33,990 average AGI)
from Valencia County, NM  0.31% ($28,971)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.30% ($30,849)
from Santa Fe County, NM  0.28% ($34,586)
from Dona Ana County, NM  0.13% ($32,003)
from McKinley County, NM  0.11% ($25,848)
from San Juan County, NM  0.10% ($24,021)


5.41% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,579 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.41%
New Mexico average:

6.43%


0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($657 average AGI)
Bernalillo County:

0.10%
New Mexico average:

0.08%

2.01% relocated to other counties in New Mexico ($12,524 average AGI)
3.31% relocated to other states ($28,398 average AGI)
Bernalillo County:

3.31%
New Mexico average:

3.71%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Sandoval County, NM  0.80% ($39,792 average AGI)
to Valencia County, NM  0.27% ($30,545)
to Santa Fe County, NM  0.21% ($34,628)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.18% ($40,993)
to McKinley County, NM  0.10% ($20,482)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.10% ($38,078)
to Dona Ana County, NM  0.10% ($29,746)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.2
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.2

Births per 1000 population in Bernalillo County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 7.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Bernalillo County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 5.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Bernalillo County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 20.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Bernalillo County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Bernalillo County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 84,891 (69,904 aged, 14,987 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 18,462 (11%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Bernalillo County, New Mexico in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (4,093)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (3,586)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (3,362)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (3,321)
  • Unspecified dementia (2,756)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (2,332)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1,990)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (1,866)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (1,425)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (1,422)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.68
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 13,586
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 251
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 55,520

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,547
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 759
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 3

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 47
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 90

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 85.4. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 48.8
  • Cut/Pierce - 12.0
  • Other - 24.6

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 181.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 95.2
  • Suffocation - 38.8
  • Poisoning - 38.3
  • Other - 9.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 676,953
  • In family households: 535,992 (78,685 male householders, 80,422 female householders)
    107,702 spouses, 196,481 children (182,320 natural, 5,709 adopted, 8,452 stepchildren), 17,746 grandchildren, 12,811 brothers or sisters, 14,700 parents, 10,193 other relatives, 17,252 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 132,263 (50,600 male householders (39,258 living alone)), 52,621 female householders (44,574 living alone)), 29,042 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 8,698

Size of family households: 71,800 2-persons, 36,203 3-persons, 29,138 4-persons, 13,634 5-persons, 5,050 6-persons, 3,282 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 83,832 1-person, 16,924 2-persons, 1,582 3-persons, 707 4-persons, 35 5-persons, 141 7-or-more-persons.

78,716 married couples with children.
54,180 single-parent households (10,704 men, 43,476 women).

68.9% of residents of Bernalillo speak English at home.
24.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (75% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
1.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (67% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
3.3% of residents speak other language at home (91% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $7,309,187,000 ($12,310 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,233,549,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,595,827,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $543,468,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $13,432,000
Federal grants: $976,152,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,171,117,000 ($588,829,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,009,191,000 ($386,413,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $131,853,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $826,662,000
Federal Government insurance: $246,917,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 44,617
Here:

74 per 1000 residents
State:

74 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 21,165
Here:

35 per 1000 residents
State:

36 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +9,995
Here:

+17 per 1000 residents
State:

+15 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +14,797
Here:

+25 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Bernalillo County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 105.71 millions of gallons per day (100% from ground, 0% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.4

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 3,404
  • 2010 to 2013: 5,135
  • 2000 to 2009: 45,293
  • 1990 to 1999: 48,045
  • 1980 to 1989: 44,787
  • 1970 to 1979: 55,365
  • 1960 to 1969: 34,149
  • 1950 to 1959: 33,126
  • 1940 to 1949: 13,152
  • 1939 or earlier: 7,398
Note: State values scaled to Bernalillo population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Bernalillo County, New Mexico
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Bernalillo County population
  • 1 room: 645
  • 2 rooms: 985
  • 3 rooms: 4,122
  • 4 rooms: 14,248
  • 5 rooms: 36,542
  • 6 rooms: 42,258
  • 7 rooms: 27,881
  • 8 rooms: 19,729
  • 9+ rooms: 21,179
  • 1 room: 6,951
  • 2 rooms: 6,281
  • 3 rooms: 20,448
  • 4 rooms: 23,146
  • 5 rooms: 18,831
  • 6 rooms: 10,746
  • 7 rooms: 4,353
  • 8 rooms: 2,375
  • 9+ rooms: 1,608
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Bernalillo County, New Mexico
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Bernalillo County population
  • no bedroom: 820
  • 1 bedroom: 2,879
  • 2 bedrooms: 26,421
  • 3 bedrooms: 89,273
  • 4 bedrooms: 41,032
  • 5+ bedrooms: 7,164
  • no bedroom: 7,326
  • 1 bedroom: 23,990
  • 2 bedrooms: 32,862
  • 3 bedrooms: 25,195
  • 4 bedrooms: 4,487
  • 5+ bedrooms: 879
Cars and other vehicles available in Bernalillo County, New Mexico in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Bernalillo County population
  • no vehicle: 3,358
  • 1 vehicle: 46,917
  • 2 vehicles: 70,332
  • 3 vehicles: 33,127
  • 4 vehicles: 9,762
  • 5+ vehicles: 4,093
  • no vehicle: 12,607
  • 1 vehicle: 44,573
  • 2 vehicles: 29,883
  • 3 vehicles: 5,716
  • 4 vehicles: 1,627
  • 5+ vehicles: 333

84% of Bernalillo County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 31% lived in New Mexico.

Bernalillo County:

83.7%
State average:

85.9%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 365,598
  • Other state: 234,817
  • Northeast: 34,519
  • Midwest: 58,058
  • South: 65,344
  • West: 76,896

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Bernalillo County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (84.0%)
  • Electricity (9.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.1%)
  • Wood (2.4%)
  • Solar energy (0.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.4%)
  • Utility gas (72.1%)
  • Electricity (25.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.9%)
  • No fuel used (0.9%)
  • Wood (0.7%)
  • Other fuel (0.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 5,441
Here:

7.9%
New Mexico:

6.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2,892
Here:

8.7%
New Mexico:

5.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 4,372
Here:

10.2%
New Mexico:

11.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Bernalillo County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Sewerage: $8,796,000
    Regular Highways: $1,349,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $31,507,000
    Financial Administration: $31,427,000
    Regular Highways: $24,802,000
    Correctional Institutions: $21,630,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $12,367,000
    Parks and Recreation: $11,743,000
    Local Fire Protection: $9,232,000
    General - Other: $8,213,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,266,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,258,000
    Health - Other: $2,623,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,616,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,993,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,236,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,047,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $1,019,000
    Housing and Community Development: $934,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $402,000
    Sewerage: $73,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $14,448,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Correctional Institutions: $27,886,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $2,587,000
    Police Protection: $1,471,000
    Libraries: $982,000
    Local Fire Protection: $861,000
    Financial Administration: $339,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $102,462,000

Bernalillo County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $14,622,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,022,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,173,000
    Housing and Community Development: $145,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $12,287,000
    All Other: $1,196,000
    Sewerage: $909,000
    Public Welfare: $333,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $1,928,000
    All Other: $602,000
    Highways: $285,000
    Housing and Community Development: $52,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $32,135,000
    Interest Earnings: $9,094,000
    Rents: $815,000
    Sale of Property: $681,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $489,000
    Special Assessments: $394,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $164,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $12,627,000
    All Other: $6,924,000
    Sewerage: $1,862,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,278,000
    Health and Hospitals: $447,000
    Education: $199,000
    Public Welfare: $160,000
  • Tax - Property: $99,006,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $74,566,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $4,133,000
    Other License: $3,519,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $1,965,000
    Public Utility License: $430,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $122,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $18,000

Bernalillo County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $269,339,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $266,119,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $67,826,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $64,606,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $26,037,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $24,589,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,448,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $55,000,000
    Beginning: $45,000,000

Bernalillo County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $36,263,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $171,399,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $43,396,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 13,708
  • Number of aged recipients: 1,682
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 12,026
  • Number of recipients under 18: 2,115
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 8,503
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 3,090
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 4,762
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 6,207
Bernalillo County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Bernalillo County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 140 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3,237$167,4112,861$172,24014,998$182,759799$72,80711$2,345,6361,119$142,063132$104,364
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED237$152,422255$189,0081,612$190,01494$53,1381$858,000124$141,89534$71,971
APPLICATIONS DENIED838$148,915517$157,8345,405$187,426765$50,4937$360,571486$140,276195$74,836
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN488$161,746362$190,1914,046$184,073202$93,7825$13,200,600279$145,16844$105,909
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS39$167,56462$188,065790$184,33754$102,6670$061$135,5088$93,375
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 128 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED454$225,467519$212,57810$184,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED138$215,196182$223,16516$153,250
APPLICATIONS DENIED83$238,687120$220,0583$174,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN28$199,78641$226,4632$191,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS14$166,1439$271,2225$114,600

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Bernalillo County, NM among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary2,34577.7 years
John2,24873.0 years
William1,83874.0 years
Robert1,69770.2 years
James1,57471.1 years
Charles1,10773.8 years
George1,08975.3 years
Margaret95579.7 years
Helen95179.9 years
Frank87674.5 years
Most common last names in Bernalillo County, NM among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Garcia1,30372.1 years
Chavez1,17571.7 years
Martinez1,09072.4 years
Sanchez1,01872.8 years
Smith77174.7 years
Lucero63672.2 years
Gonzales62772.3 years
Baca62072.8 years
Romero59170.0 years
Montoya56971.9 years
Businesses in Bernalillo County, NM
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven23Journeys2
ALDO2Justice1
AT&T9KFC11
Ace Hardware2Kincaid4
Aeropostale2Kmart4
Albertsons13Kohl's3
American Eagle Outfitters1Kroger16
Ann Taylor3La Quinta6
Apple Store1La-Z-Boy2
Applebee's8Lane Bryant2
Arby's10Lane Furniture6
Ashley Furniture1LensCrafters2
Audi1Little Caesars Pizza10
AutoZone21Long John Silver's5
Avenue2Lowe's5
BMW1Macy's2
Bakers1Marriott9
Banana Republic1Marshalls2
Barnes & Noble2MasterBrand Cabinets15
Baskin-Robbins11Maurices1
Bath & Body Works2McDonald's35
Bebe1Men's Wearhouse2
Bed Bath & Beyond3Microtel1
Best Western3Motel 66
Big O Tires5Motherhood Maternity5
Brookstone1New Balance16
Budget Car Rental2New York & Co1
Buffalo Wild Wings2Nike45
Burger King17Nissan2
CVS7Office Depot4
Cache1OfficeMax4
CarMax1Old Navy2
Carl\s Jr.11Olive Garden3
Casual Male XL2Outback2
Catherines1Outback Steakhouse2
Charlotte Russe1Pac Sun2
Chevrolet3Panda Express9
Chick-Fil-A2Papa John's Pizza6
Chico's2Payless11
Chuck E. Cheese's2Penske7
Church's Chicken9PetSmart4
Cinnabon 4Pier 1 Imports3
Circle K46Pizza Hut16
Clarion1Plato's Closet1
Cold Stone Creamery6Popeyes2
Coldwater Creek1Pottery Barn1
ColorTyme2Quality5
Comfort Inn4Quiznos7
Costco3RadioShack12
Cracker Barrel2Red Lobster2
Cricket Wireless39Red Robin2
Crossland Economy Studios1Red Roof Inn1
Curves10Rodeway Inn1
Dairy Queen11Rue211
Days Inn5Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Decora Cabinetry4SAS Shoes1
Dennys6SONIC Drive-In19
Discount Tire9Sam's Club3
Domino's Pizza8Sears9
DressBarn1Sephora3
Dressbarn1Sheraton2
Dunkin Donuts4Skechers USA1
Econo Lodge7Sleep Inn1
Eddie Bauer2Soma Intimates1
Ethan Allen1Spencer Gifts2
Express2Sprint Nextel8
Extended Stay America2Staples4
Extended Stay Deluxe1Starbucks32
Famous Footwear2Studio 61
Fashion Bug3Subaru2
FedEx85Suburban1
Finish Line2Subway49
Firestone Complete Auto Care11Super 84
Foot Locker3T-Mobile35
Ford3T.G.I. Driday's1
Forever 212T.J.Maxx1
Fredericks Of Hollywood1Taco Bell18
GNC9Talbots1
GameStop12Target5
Gap2The Limited1
Goodwill2The Room Place2
Gymboree1Torrid1
H&R Block35Toyota2
Haworth1Toys"R"Us3
Hawthorn1Trader Joe's1
Hilton10Travelodge2
Hobby Lobby3True Value3
Holiday Inn10U-Haul23
Hollister Co.2UPS71
Home Depot5Urban Outfitters1
Honda2Vans9
Hot Topic2Verizon Wireless10
Howard Johnson2Victoria's Secret2
Hyatt3Village Inn9
IHOP7Volkswagen2
InTown Suites1Waffle House2
J. Jill1Walgreens33
JCPenney3Walmart11
Jack In The Box5Wendy's17
JoS. A. Bank1Wet Seal2
Johnny Rockets2Whole Foods Market2
Jones New York15YMCA5

Bernalillo County on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
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  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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