Albuquerque metropolitan area

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Albuquerque metropolitan area
View of Albuquerque, from Pat Hurley Park
View of Albuquerque, from Pat Hurley Park
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Coordinates: 35°06′39″N 106°36′36″W / 35.11083°N 106.61000°W / 35.11083; -106.61000
ALBUQUERQUE METROPOLITAN AREA Latitude and Longitude:

35°06′39″N 106°36′36″W / 35.11083°N 106.61000°W / 35.11083; -106.61000
National United States
States   New Mexico
Statistical Area Albuquerque-Santa Fe-Las Vegas, NM Combined Statistical Area
Principal counties
(cities)
Area
 • Total 9,297 sq mi (24,080 km2)
Population
 • Total 909,906 [1]
 • Density 95/sq mi (37/km2)
Time zone Mountain Time Zone ( UTC-7)
 • Summer ( DST) Mountain Daylight Time ( UTC-6)
Highest elevation 10,678ft/3,255m at the Sandia Crest, in the Sandia Mountains.
Albuquerque elevation 5,312ft/1,619m.

The Albuquerque Metropolitan Statistical Area is a metropolitan area in central New Mexico centered on the city of Albuquerque that covers four counties - Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance, and Valencia. As of the 2010 census, the MSA had a population of 887,077. [2] It is estimated to be 909,906, through 2016. [3] The Albuquerque MSA forms a part of the larger Albuquerque – Santa Fe – Las Vegas combined statistical area.

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Cities

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Census-designated places

Future developments

Mesa del Sol in Albuquerque and Santolina on the West Mesa in rural Bernalillo County are planned for 100,000 inhabitants each and are New Mexico's largest such planned developments. [4] [5]

Demographics

As of the census [6] of 2000, there were 729,649 people, 281,052 households, and 186,540 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 69.74% White, 2.47% African American, 5.53% Native American, 1.64% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 16.37% from other races, and 4.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 41.48% of the population.

The median income for a household in the MSA was $37,071, and the median income for a family was $41,804. Males had a median income of $32,563 versus $24,462 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $17,211.

Labor Force

Albuquerque MSA Estimated Employment (August 2006)

Bernalillo County 304,855
Sandoval County 48,055
Torrance County 16,021
Valencia County 30,591
Total 399,522
Source: New Mexico Department of Labor [2]

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