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Albuquerque, New Mexico (NM) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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15.2% of Albuquerque, NM residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 29.1% less than the poverty level of 19.7% across the entire state of New Mexico. Taking into account residents not living in families, 19.1% of high school graduates and 44.8% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 16.2% among disabled males and 19.5% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 73.6%. For comparison, it was 34.7% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Albuquerque, NM

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
Albuquerque:

15.2%
Whole state:

19.7%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
Albuquerque:

6.9%
Whole state:

8.9%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Albuquerque:

16.2%
New Mexico:

20.4%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 18.9% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Albuquerque:

26.5%
New Mexico:

26.3%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Albuquerque:

19.5%
New Mexico:

24.2%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 18.1% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Albuquerque:

27.1%
New Mexico:

25.1%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

73.6%
Residents above poverty level:

34.7%

Poverty by age in Albuquerque, NM

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Albuquerque
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Albuquerque,NM (percentage below poverty level)
  • 26.8%Under 5 years
  • 17.6%5 years
  • 23.0%6 to 11 years
  • 17.5%12 to 14 years
  • 10.7%15 years
  • 14.8%16 and 17 years
  • 21.8%18 to 24 years
  • 13.3%25 to 34 years
  • 14.2%35 to 44 years
  • 12.0%45 to 54 years
  • 14.0%55 to 64 years
  • 7.5%65 to 74 years
  • 3.6%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Albuquerque
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Albuquerque,NM (percentage below poverty level)
  • 19.6%Under 5 years
  • 20.8%5 years
  • 17.3%6 to 11 years
  • 12.2%12 to 14 years
  • 22.4%15 years
  • 21.4%16 and 17 years
  • 21.7%18 to 24 years
  • 20.6%25 to 34 years
  • 15.1%35 to 44 years
  • 12.7%45 to 54 years
  • 12.4%55 to 64 years
  • 9.9%65 to 74 years
  • 8.6%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Albuquerque, NM
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Albuquerque,NM (% below half of poverty level)
  • 8.9%Under 5 years
  • 5.8%5 years
  • 7.3%6 to 11 years
  • 5.9%12 to 14 years
  • 8.2%15 years
  • 7.6%16 and 17 years
  • 12.0%18 to 24 years
  • 6.0%25 to 34 years
  • 4.0%35 to 44 years
  • 3.6%45 to 54 years
  • 3.2%55 to 64 years
  • 2.2%65 to 74 years
  • 2.8%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Albuquerque, NM

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Albuquerque, NM
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Albuquerque, NM (%)
  • 10.9%White
  • 26.8%Black
  • 23.0%American Indian
  • 8.1%Asian
  • 24.1%Native Hawaiian
  • 25.8%Other race
  • 18.1%2+ races
  • 18.5%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Albuquerque, NM
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Albuquerque, NM (absolute numbers)
  • 23,463White
  • 5,068Black
  • 5,863American Indian
  • 1,274Asian
  • 144Native Hawaiian
  • 12,889Other race
  • 3,8232+ races
  • 50,973Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 15.2%Below poverty level
  • 84.8%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 15.8%Below poverty level
  • 84.2%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Albuquerque, NM

Children below poverty level:
Albuquerque, New Mexico:

19.2%
State:

27.0%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Albuquerque:

19.1%
New Mexico:

21.8%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Albuquerque:

44.8%
New Mexico:

49.5%
Poor families by family type
  • 30.3%Married-couple family
  • 15.2%Male, no wife present
  • 54.5%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Albuquerque not in families by work experience
  • 5.3%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 48.6%Worked part-time
  • 46.1%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.5%Both worked full-time
  • 8.2%One full-time, other part-time
  • 19.6%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 13.2%Both worked part-time
  • 27.6%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 30.9%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 2.6%1999 to 2000
  • 8.7%1995 to 1998
  • 5.7%1990 to 1994
  • 13.1%1980 to 1989
  • 19.1%1970 to 1979
  • 12.6%1960 to 1969
  • 19.7%1950 to 1959
  • 10.7%1940 to 1949
  • 7.7%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 3.8%1999 to 2000
  • 11.1%1995 to 1998
  • 8.3%1990 to 1994
  • 16.5%1980 to 1989
  • 21.5%1970 to 1979
  • 12.7%1960 to 1969
  • 16.7%1950 to 1959
  • 6.4%1940 to 1949
  • 3.0%1939 or earlier
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