Bernalillo County

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Bernalillo County, New Mexico

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

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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