Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque: The third most populous city in New Mexico and the center of the Albuquerque metropolitan area. It is located in the central part of the state. Albuquerque is known for its hot climate, its Hispanic culture, and its many attractions, such as the Sandia Peak Tramway and the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History.


Albuquerque is a city located in the county of Bernalillo in the U.S. state of New Mexico. Its population at the 2010 census was 545,852 and a population density of 1,109 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 562,540 inhabitants.

The city was created 318 years ago in 1705.

Albuquerque is the most populous city in New Mexico located in the central part of the state. As of July 29, 2023, Albuquerque has an estimated population of 565,716 residents. Here are some key facts about the city:


Albuquerque was founded in 1706 as a Spanish colony and later incorporated as a town in 1885. It emerged as a major railroad hub in the late 1800s and became a city in 1891.


Albuquerque lies along the Rio Grande river valley with high desert terrain. The Sandia Mountains provide a scenic backdrop along the eastern side of the city.


Major employers include Sandia National Laboratories plus the Kirtland and Cannon Air Force bases. Prominent industries are technology, healthcare, and tourism.

Culture & Attractions

Albuquerque has a diverse blend of Native American, Hispanic, and Western influences. Popular attractions include Old Town, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and Petroglyph National Monument.


The metro population is approximately 915,000 residents. There is a majority Hispanic/Latino population. The city continues to attract new residents due to job growth.

In summary, Albuquerque is a historic desert city and New Mexico's economic and cultural hub, known for its blend of traditions, affordability, natural beauty, and expanding technology center.

Albuquerque locator map
Location of Albuquerque on New Mexico map.

Quick Facts about Albuquerque

Population : 562,540 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : New Mexico (United States)
County : Bernalillo County
Head of government : Mayor of Albuquerque
Postal code : 87103, 87190, 87122, 87196, 87114, 87151, 87181, 87187, 87158, 87194, 87109, 87131, 87108, 87115, 87191, 87192, 87106, 87101–87199, 87119, 87105, 87104, 87121, 87112, 87193, 87110, 87111, 87124
Phone Area Codes : 505
Area : 492.01 km2
Official name : City of Albuquerque
Named for : Francisco Fernández de la Cueva, 10th Duke of Alburquerque
Altitude : 5,312 feet / 1619 meters
Capital city : Albuquerque is capital of Bernalillo County
Establishment : January 01, 1706 (318 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−06:00, Mountain Time Zone, UTC−07:00
Local time : 10:50:54 (2nd March 2024)
Density : 1,143 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 2.97% (2010-2020)
Albuquerque Infobox Photo image
Albuquerque Infobox Photo
Albuquerque Infobox Photo image


Albuquerque is located at 35°5'4"N 106°39'4"W (35.0844900, -106.6511400).

Albuquerque map

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The population of Albuquerque increased by 2.97% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
1890 3,785 - estimation process
1900 6,238 39.32% estimation process
1910 11,020 43.39% estimation process
2010 545,852 97.98% census
2011 552,066 1.13% estimation process
2012 555,002 0.53% estimation process
2013 557,445 0.44% estimation process
2014 557,444 -0% estimation process
2015 557,937 0.09% estimation process
2016 559,192 0.22% estimation process
2017 559,673 0.09% estimation process
2018 559,629 -0.01% estimation process
2019 560,513 0.16% estimation process
2020 562,540 0.36% estimation process

Albuquerque zip code is 87102. County name: Bernalillo, County fips: 35001

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People born in Albuquerque (199)

People born in Albuquerque, including football player, running back Arian Foster, actress Annabeth Gish, actress Willow Shields, .


  • Leslie Marmon Silko (American writer) she was born in 05/03/1948
  • Thomas Bushnell (American software programmer) he was born in 13/12/1967
  • Cathy Carr (American swimmer, Olympic gold medalist, former world record-holder) she was born in 27/05/1954
  • Jeff Bezos (American entrepreneur, founder and CEO of, Inc.) he was born in 12/01/1964
  • Cody Töpper (American basketball player) he was born in 10/01/1983
  • Joey Zimmerman (American actor) he was born in 10/06/1986
  • Trent Dimas (Artistic Gymnast) he was born in 10/11/1970
  • Al Unser (American racecar driver) he was born in 29/05/1939
  • Bobby Shew (American musician) he was born in 04/03/1941
  • Martin Chávez (American politician) he was born in 02/03/1952
  • John F. Simms (American politician (1916-1975)) he was born in 18/12/1916
  • Paula Gunn Allen (Native American writer) she was born in 01/01/1939
  • Shelia Burrell (athletics competitor) she was born in 15/01/1972
  • Neil Patrick Harris (American actor and host) he was born in 15/06/1973
  • Shari Eubank (American actress) she was born in 12/06/1947
  • Les Mayfield (American film director) he was born in 30/11/1959
  • Jay Roach (American film director) he was born in 14/06/1957
  • Tracy Reiner (American actress) she was born in 07/07/1964

Schools in Albuquerque

College & universities near Albuquerque, NM

Code Name City ZIP
461555 Aveda Institute-New Mexico Albuquerque (NM) 87104-1160
187532 Central New Mexico Community College Albuquerque (NM) 87106
442602 Carrington College-Albuquerque Albuquerque (NM) 87107-1642
444088 Brookline College-Albuquerque Albuquerque (NM) 87105
187985 University of New Mexico-Main Campus Albuquerque (NM) 87106

Stations (3)

Amtrak & bus stations near Albuquerque, NM

Code Name Address Type
ABQ Alvarado Transportation Center 320 First Street SW RAIL
LMY Lamy station Santa Fe County Road 33 RAIL
SAF Santa Fe (Lamy Shuttle), New Mexico No specific stop location BUS

Post offices near Albuquerque

Post Office Name City ZIP
Downtown Albuquerqu Post Office Albuquerque (NM) 87102
Galleria Post Office Albuquerque (NM) 87102
Main Post Office Albuquerque (NM) 87101
Albuquerqu Post Office Albuquerque (NM) 87101
Main Office Window Post Office Albuquerque (NM) 87101

Other cities in Bernalillo County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Bernalillo County , NM.

City Name Population Title
South Valley 40,976 Census designated place
North Valley 11,333 City in Bernalillo County, New Mexico, United States of America
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque 6,129 City in Bernalillo County, New Mexico, United States of America
Cedar Crest 958 City in Bernalillo County, New Mexico, United States of America
Tijeras 534 Human settlement in Bernalillo County, New Mexico, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Albuquerque distances to largest New Mexico cities