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Welcome to Albuquerque ...

The city of Albuquerque is located in central New Mexico.

Albuquerque is located in Bernalillo County<1> and is the County Seat for Bernalillo County.

The pronunciation of Albuquerque: AL-buh-kur-kee<2>

When the people of Albuquerque refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Albuquerquean<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Albuquerque has a population of 560,786 people<4> (see below for details).

The community of Albuquerque was established in 1706.

Albuquerque is 4,960 feet [1,512 m] above sea level.<5> In other words, the altitude of Albuquerque is about 1 mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Albuquerque lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Albuquerque: (505)

The ZIP codes for Albuquerque: 87101-87125, 87131, 87151, 87153-87154, 87158, 87174, 87176, 87181, 87184-87185, 87187, 87190-87199<6>

Websites for Albuquerque ...

Official Website:   www.cabq.gov/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.gacc.org/

Junior League:   www.jlabq.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Albuquerque had an population of 560,786 people. This is an increase of 2.74% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 25.01% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Albuquerque had a population of 545,852 people (which is 82.38% of the total population of Bernalillo County). This makes Albuquerque the county's most populous community.

The population of Albuquerque represents 26.51% of the total population of New Mexico (which has 2,059,179 people), making it the state's most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 545,852 people, the population of Albuquerque increased 21.68% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 448,607 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Albuquerque.

Adding Albuquerque to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Albuquerque in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Albuquerque was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Albuquerque on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Albuquerque ...

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Albuquerque.

Communities near Albuquerque ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Albuquerque.

  • Rio Rancho [Bernalillo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rio Rancho
    • Rio Rancho [Bernalillo County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the north of Albuquerque
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 99,885 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rio Rancho
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rio Rancho<8>
  • Bernalillo [Sandoval County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bernalillo
    • Bernalillo [Sandoval County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the north of Albuquerque
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,865 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bernalillo have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bernalillo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bernalillo<8>
  • Corrales [Bernalillo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corrales
    • Corrales [Bernalillo County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the north of Albuquerque
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,701 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corrales
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Corrales<8>
  • Bosque Farms [Valencia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bosque Farms
    • Bosque Farms [Valencia County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the south of Albuquerque
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,851 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bosque Farms have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bosque Farms
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bosque Farms<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Peralta [Valencia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peralta
      • Peralta [Valencia County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the south of Albuquerque
      • Estimated population in 2015: 3,585 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peralta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peralta<8>
    • Tijeras [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tijeras
      • Tijeras [Bernalillo County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the east of Albuquerque
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 534 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tijeras have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tijeras
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tijeras<8>
    • Hoffmantown [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoffmantown
      • Hoffmantown [Bernalillo County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<7> to the east of Albuquerque
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoffmantown
    • Mesa Village [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mesa Village
      • Mesa Village [Bernalillo County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<7> to the east of Albuquerque
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mesa Village have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mesa Village
    • North Valley [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Valley
      • North Valley [Bernalillo County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<7> to the north of Albuquerque
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Valley
    • Alameda [Bernalillo County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Albuquerque. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Albuquerque.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Albuquerque. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Albuquerque.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Albuquerque. Our list includes 158 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Albuquerque.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Albuquerque ...

Looking for more information about Albuquerque? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Albuquerque, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Albuquerque.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of New Mexico

About Bernalillo County

About New Mexico

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Albuquerque: www.cabq.gov/

The official website for Bernalillo County: www.bernco.gov/

The official website for State of New Mexico: www.newmexico.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Mexico's counties, including Bernalillo, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Albuquerque. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Albuquerque refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Albuquerque may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Albuquerque.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Albuquerque - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Albuquerque). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Albuquerque or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Albuquerque includes: 87101, 87102, 87103, 87104, 87105, 87106, 87107, 87108, 87109, 87110, 87111, 87112, 87113, 87114, 87115, 87116, 87117, 87118, 87119, 87120, 87121, 87122, 87123, 87124, 87131, 87151, 87153, 87158, 87174, 87176, 87181, 87184, 87187, 87190, 87191, 87192, 87193, 87194, 87195, 87196, 87197, 87198 & 87199.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Albuquerque) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Albuquerque. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AlbuquerqueOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Albuquerque. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1054, Longitude: -106.6295    
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<9>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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