A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$185,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$799
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%

Albuquerque Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    585
    273
  • Murder
    8
    6
  • Rape
    72
    41
  • Robbery
    301
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,071
    525
  • Theft
    4,077
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    925
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$47,030
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%
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Albuquerque is a larger city, but not as big as cities like Denver or Dallas. There is an international airport that can get you to destinations very conveniently and inexpensive. The cit of Albuquerque is easy to get around with I-40 running East to West and I-25 running North to South, getting across the city usually takes about 20 minutes depending on traffic. This is an outdoor activity paradise! The Rio Grande river runs through the city and offers miles of trails. The Sandia Mountains and foothills have hiking, mountain biking, bird watching, hunting, a ski area, snow shoeing, hang gliding, and the worlds longest tramway! The biggest downside to Albuquerque is safety. There is a lot of gang activity, dangerous homeless population with "mental health disorders", and the worst gang in the city if the Police Department. Otherwise, this is an amazing city to live, work, and play! There is always something to do, something to see, something new to eat.
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I have lived and worked in Albuquerque for almost my entire life and still completely love the land of enchantment! Most of the people here are very friendly and helpful. While Albuquerque is a small big city it has a lot of character and many great qualities. As with the rest of New Mexico, Albuquerque offers plenty of options for incredible New Mexican food and particularly opportunities to try red and/or green chile. Situated right at the base of the Sandia Mountains there are many opportunities to get outdoors and enjoy the multitude of sunny days. The local brewery scene is consistently growing and getting better every year with an endless variety for every beer fan.
If you enjoy the outdoors and are okay without the hustle and bustle of a big city, then Albuquerque is great! The town is big enough for malls and nice restaurants and you can make it downtown across the river in a half hour or less, which is nice compared to big cities like Seattle, where it takes at least an hour to commute. The public schools are not top notch, but the teachers try their best with the resources they have. The crime rate also seems to be steadily increasing, which is not best for families.