Albuquerque, New Mexico 

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Population

556,718

+4.8% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

5.1%

Median Income

$47,413

Median Home Price

$203,500

Best Places to Live in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Mid-sized city/College town - Near the center of New Mexico. September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Albuquerque, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Albuquerque, NM Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Arts and culture
Attractive setting
Year-round climate
Cons
Crime rate
Urban sprawl
Economic cycles

What Bert Has To Say About Albuquerque Metro Area

Albuquerque, located at the crossroads of the state’s travel routes, is the largest city in New Mexico. Clear, sunny, dry days; an attractive mountain landscape; and a mostly healthy economy attract new residents from around the country. Not only is the physical climate excellent, but the area also has a favorable tax climate, and the state’s fiscal health is among the best in the country. The area is a center for the high-tech industry and especially research-oriented activities, centered on the giant Sandia Laboratories nuclear research facility south of town. There are over 100 mostly small- and medium-size tech related companies, and the area has experienced some vulnerability to tech industry economic cycles.


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QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: See Homes
Country: United States
State: New Mexico
County: Bernalillo County
Metro Area: Albuquerque Metro Area
Political Ideology: Somewhat liberal
City: Albuquerque
Zip Codes: 87121, 87114, 87120, 87111, 87123, 87112, 87109, 87110, 87108, 87107, 17 total
Time zone: Mountain Standard Time (MST)
Elevation: 5314 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Albuquerque is 5.1% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). Recent job growth is Positive. Albuquerque jobs have increased by 3.3%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Albuquerque's cost of living is 8.9% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Albuquerque's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
Bernalillo county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Albuquerque's population is 556,718 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 4.8%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 21.3 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Albuquerque is Real Estate: $203,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.3%.

SCHOOLS
Albuquerque public schools spend $10,228 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.1 students per teacher in Albuquerque. More Education



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Housing Market in Albuquerque

It's a good time to buy in Albuquerque. Home Appreciation is up 5.3% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Albuquerque is $203,500.

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Reviews for Albuquerque   242 Reviews
Objective, honest opinion - 11/19/2020
I have lived in ABQ and other cities in the west, so here's my honest take. Pro's: Nice weather overall. Lots of sunshine, Summers are hot but not horrid like Phoenix.... Read More

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ABQ offers so much and many great neighborhoods! - 10/22/2020
I've lived here, moved away from here, and moved back, and couldn't be happier that I did. Am I careful where I choose to live here? Absolutely, as I have been when I've... Read More

Not a bad place to live - 9/17/2020
Lived there 7 yrs. Left 3 yrs ago. I sure miss the weather which is real nice. Cost of living not bad, unless you consider what you get for what you pay. If you’re... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO
87121, 87114, 87120, 87111, 87123, 87112, 87109, 87110, 87108, 87107, 17 total

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