Bernalillo County

Bernalillo County, New Mexico

1 Civic Plaza NW 10th Fl
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 768-4240
Fax: (505) 768-4329
www.bernco.gov

In west-central NM, southwest of Santa Fe, original county; organized Jan 8, 1852 (prior to statehood); annexed Santa Ana County 1876. Name Origin: Spanish for 'little Bernal,' possibly for a young member of the Gonzales-Bernal family who lived in the area as early as 1680. It may also have been named for Fray Juan Bernal, a friend of one of the community leaders

Area (sq mi):: 1168.65 (land 1166.03; water 2.62) Population per square mile: 517.60
Population 2005: 603,562 State rank: 1 Population change: 2000-20005 8.40%; 1990-2000 15.80% Population 2000: 556,678 (White 48.30%; Black or African American 2.80%; Hispanic or Latino 42.00%; Asian 1.90%; Other 24.60%). Foreign born: 8.60%. Median age: 35.00
Income 2000: per capita $20,790; median household $38,788; Population below poverty level: 13.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $27,046-$30,064
Unemployment (2004): 5.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.60% Median travel time to work: 21.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 6.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Albuquerque County seat (484,246)

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    Bernalillo County has two logic models in place, both designed to encourage policy change.
    Malcolm is a member of the Bernalillo County Local Collaborative; a board member of the New Mexico Youth Provider Alliance, Familyworks Treatment Foster Care, and La Academia de Esperanza (a charter school for students with special behavioral needs); and Program Director at Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless.
    She was instrumental in helping establish the college's Geriatric Education and Health Maintenance program, which provides a unique learning environment for nursing students while simultaneously providing important services for the seniors of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County.
    It's not expected to make the court docket until spring 2006, Bernalillo County Assistant District Attorney Theresa Whatley said in New Mexico.
    In February 2004, COEP staff worked with the South Valley Partners for Environmental Justice (a nonprofit partnership between Bernalillo County, the Rio Grande Community Development Corporation, and the COEP) and Amigos Bravos--Friends of the Wild Rivers to provide a three-part training course to staff at the local Indio-Hispano Academy of Agricultural Arts and Sciences.
    Kmiec, chairman and professor of constitutional law at the Pepperdine University School of Law, said crosses on the seals in Stow, Zion and Bernalillo County were part of an overwhelming amount of religious imagery.
    However, he was held in the Bernalillo County Juvenile Detention Center for approximately eight months from 1999 to 2000 on a probation violation for taking drugs.
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    It is the county seat of Bernalillo County, and is situated in the central part of the state, straddling the Rio Grande.