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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  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-
Bernalillo County is located in New Mexico with a population of 674,855. In Bernalillo County, most residents own their homes. In Bernalillo County there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Bernalillo County and residents tend to lean liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$189,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$834
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Bernalillo County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    750.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    12.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    84.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    521.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,246.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    4,750.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    1,368.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Bernalillo County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$50,386
National
$55,322

Bernalillo County Reviews

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Here in Albuquerque, New Mexico you can wake up and go for a short drive and ski all morning. After enjoying some authentic New Mexican chile preferably red and green mixed for the best of both on a stuffed sopapilla for lunch, head down the mountain to enjoy your favorite past time during the mildest winter you will ever experience. Whether you want to golf or play tennis to work off those memorable lunch. You can stroll down old town and dress up for dinner while listening to live music. Make the most of each day here in New Mexico where the food is always hot and we there is always something to do.
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I love living in Albuquerque because there are many outside places to go, including hikes, Santa Fe visits and swimming.
I love the different restaurants! There are so many different restaurants, and I love how many of them incorporate the New Mexican style of food, by adding green chile to the menus!