Albuquerque is a very large city located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 564,559 people and 167 constituent neighborhoods, Albuquerque is the largest community in New Mexico.
Albuquerque is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.25% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Albuquerque is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Albuquerque who work in office and administrative support (12.79%), sales jobs (10.32%), and management occupations (9.42%).
Also of interest is that Albuquerque has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Albuquerque is a popular destination for single career-starters. One thing that you will notice when you are out and about town is that there is a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters out at restaurants, listening to live music, and enjoying other activities. They are a real visible part of the culture of Albuquerque. This makes Albuquerque a good place to live for young professionals. With so many people in this demographic, Albuquerque presents many opportunities for single professionals to enjoy themselves, socialize, and to create lasting relationships.
One important feature of Albuquerque is that it is one of the most car-oriented large cities in the country. In fact, 83.89% of people commute to and from work every day by private automobile, eschewing alternative forms of transportation, which are not widely available in Albuquerque anyway. So, if you like to drive, Albuquerque is the city for you! The landscape around Albuquerque reflects this: wide streets, parking lots, plenty of highways, malls, and shopping centers are what you'll find.
The education level of Albuquerque citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.46% of adults in Albuquerque have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Albuquerque in 2018 was $31,103, which is wealthy relative to New Mexico, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $124,412 for a family of four. However, Albuquerque contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Albuquerque is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Albuquerque home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Albuquerque, accounting for 49.23% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Albuquerque residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Albuquerque include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Albuquerque is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.