Bernalillo County, NM

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Population

676,773

0.0266% decline

Median Age

37.8


Median Household Income

$51,005

0.798% growth

Poverty Rate

18%


Number of Employees

317,952

0.274% decline

Median Property Value

$198,000

1.96% growth

About

In 2017, Bernalillo County, NM had a population of 677k people with a median age of 37.8 and a median household income of $51,005. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Bernalillo County, NM declined from 676,953 to 676,773, a -0.0266% decrease and its median household income grew from $50,601 to $51,005, a 0.798% increase.

The population of Bernalillo County, NM is 50.1% Hispanic or Latino, 38.8% White Alone, and 4.15% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. N/A% of the people in Bernalillo County, NM speak a non-English language, and 94.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bernalillo County, NM are Central New Mexico Community College (6,841 degrees awarded in 2016), University of New Mexico-Main Campus (6,028 degrees), and Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque (553 degrees).

The median property value in Bernalillo County, NM is $198,000, and the homeownership rate is 63.2%. Most people in Bernalillo County, NM commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Bernalillo County, NM is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Bernalillo County, NM employs 318k people. The largest industries in Bernalillo County, NM are Health Care & Social Assistance (52,713 people), Educational Services (32,820 people), and Retail Trade (32,112 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($66,959), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($60,931), and Utilities ($51,522).

Median household income in Bernalillo County, NM is $51,005. Males in Bernalillo County, NM have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,362. The income inequality in Bernalillo County, NM (measured using the Gini index) is 0.452, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,005

2017 value

± $1,389

0.798%

1 Year Growth

± 3.62%

Households in Bernalillo County, NM have a median annual income of $51,005, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $50,601 in 2016, which represents a 0.798% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$55,581

Average Male Salary

± $1,929

$42,362

Average Female Salary

± $1,551

In 2017, full-time male employees in New Mexico made 1.31 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $60,024 ± $56,766

  2. Asian

    $56,645 ± $9,970

  3. White

    $43,782 ± $1,296

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Mexico workers was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander. These workers were paid 1.06 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bernalillo County, NM is from New Mexico.

0.452

2017 Wage GINI

0.468

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New Mexico was 0.452 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 3.37% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for New Mexico was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in New Mexico in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in New Mexico across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 37.31

  2. Census Tract 37.29

  3. Census Tract 37.32

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bernalillo County, NM was Census Tract 37.31 with a value of $140,833, followed by Census Tract 37.29 and Census Tract 37.32, with respective values of $127,250 and $116,850.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Bernalillo County, NM colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bernalillo County, NM (120k out of 667k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    77,083 ± 2,166

  2. Hispanic

    73,126 ± 2,221

  3. Other

    22,083 ± 1,364

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bernalillo County, NM is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

318k

2017 Value

± 10,654

-0.274%

1 Year decline

± 4.54%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bernalillo County, NM declined at a rate of -0.274%, from 319k employees to 318k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bernalillo County, NM, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (43,322 people), Management Occupations (33,020 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (32,379 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bernalillo County, NM.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bernalillo County, NM, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (43,322 people), Management Occupations (33,020 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (32,379 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bernalillo County, NM has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.9 times higher than expected), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.4 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.3 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bernalillo County, NM, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($72,756), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($71,030), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($70,515).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

318k

2017 Value

± 10,654

-0.274%

1 Year decline

± 4.54%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bernalillo County, NM declined at a rate of -0.274%, from 319k employees to 318k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bernalillo County, NM, are Health Care & Social Assistance (52,713 people), Educational Services (32,820 people), and Retail Trade (32,112 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bernalillo County, NM, though some of these residents may live in Bernalillo County, NM and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Bernalillo County, NM, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (52,713 people), Educational Services (32,820 people), and Retail Trade (32,112 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bernalillo County, NM has an unusually high number of Public Administration (1.35 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.3 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.23 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bernalillo County, NM, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($66,959), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($60,931), and Utilities ($51,522).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New Mexico to other states, or from other states to New Mexico.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $12.9B

  2. $12.8B

  3. $7.72B

In 2015, the top outbound New Mexico product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $12.9B, followed by Crude petroleum ($12.8B) and Electronics ($7.72B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New Mexico products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$69.2B

2015 Value

$110B

Projected 2045 Value

59.8% growth

In 2015, total outbound New Mexico trade was $69.2B. This is expected to increase 59.8% to $110B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New Mexico trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New Mexico to other states, or from other states to New Mexico.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $9.94B

  2. $8.59B

  3. $5.67B

In 2015, the top outbound New Mexico domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $9.94B, followed by Arizona with $8.59B and Oregon and $5.67B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New Mexico shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

92.7% of the population of Bernalillo County, NM has health coverage, with 41.4% on employee plans, 24.2% on Medicaid, 11% on Medicare, 13.3% on non-group plans, and 2.79% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Bernalillo County, NM was $7,214 in 2014. This is a 5.16% increase from the previous year ($6,860).

Primary care physicians in Bernalillo County, NM see 972 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.725% increase from the previous year (965 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1218 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 237 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cibola County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.7%). Additionally, McKinley County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

972 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Bernalillo County, NM see an average of 972 patients per year. This represents a 0.725% increase from the previous year (965 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Bernalillo County, NM in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,214

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,155

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,445

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,663

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New Mexico (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.16%, from $6,860 to $7,214.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.27%

Uninsured

41.4%

Employer Coverage

24.2%

Medicaid

11%

Medicare

13.3%

Non-Group

2.79%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bernalillo County, NM declined by 1.02% from 7.35% to 7.27%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bernalillo County, NM changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 13.7% prevalence

  2. 13.3% prevalence

  3. 10.9% prevalence

Cibola County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Mexico, at 13.7%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New Mexico by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Bernalillo County, NM is home to a population of 677k people, from which 94.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 10.1% of Bernalillo County, NM residents were born outside of the country (68.7k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Bernalillo County, NM is composed of 339k Hispanic or Latino residents (50.1%), 262k White Alone residents (38.8%), 28.1k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (4.15%), 16.6k Asian Alone residents (2.46%), 16.6k Black or African American Alone residents (2.45%), 13k Two or More Races residents (1.93%), 894 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.132%), and 310 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0458%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Bernalillo County, NM are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Bernalillo County, NM was 37.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Bernalillo County, NM are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Bernalillo County, NM residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

10.1%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

68.7k people

10.5%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

71k people

As of 2017, 10.1% of Bernalillo County, NM residents (68.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bernalillo County, NM was 10.5%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    132,771 ± 8,657 people

  2. Philippines

    4,747 ± 1,690 people

  3. Germany

    3,910 ± 1,534 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Mexico was Mexico, the natal country of 132,771 New Mexico residents, followed by Philippines with 4,747 and Germany with 3,910.

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Citizenship

94.8%

2017 Citizenship

94.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.8% of Bernalillo County, NM residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Bernalillo County, NM was 94.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    339k ± 11.8k

  2. White Alone

    262k ± 602

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    28.1k ± 1.56k

In 2017, there were 1.29 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (339k people) in Bernalillo County, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 262k White Alone and 28.1k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Bernalillo County, NM as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Bernalillo County, NM citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Bernalillo County, NM was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Bernalillo County, NM are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    17,879 ± 1,955

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    8,869 ± 1,737

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    7,204 ± 1,403

Bernalillo County, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Bernalillo County, NM awarded 15,084 degrees. The student population of Bernalillo County, NM is skewed towards women, with 23,717 male students and 31,845 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bernalillo County, NM are Hispanic or Latino (6,587 and 44.5%), followed by White (5,267 and 35.6%), American Indian or Alaska Native (1,013 and 6.85%), and Unknown (814 and 5.5%).

The largest universities in Bernalillo County, NM by number of degrees awarded are Central New Mexico Community College (6,841 and 45.4%), University of New Mexico-Main Campus (6,028 and 40%), and Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque (553 and 3.67%).

The most popular majors in Bernalillo County, NM are General Studies (1,249 and 8.28%), General Business Administration & Management (1,215 and 8.05%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,037 and 6.87%).

The median tuition costs in Bernalillo County, NM are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,664 and $21,304 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 661 degrees awarded

  2. 521 degrees awarded

  3. 246 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Bernalillo County, NM was General Business Administration & Management with 661 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Bernalillo County, NM according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 6,841 degrees awarded

  2. 6,028 degrees awarded

  3. 553 degrees awarded

$6,664

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Bernalillo County, NM institution with the largest number of graduating students was Central New Mexico Community College with 6,841 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

5,683

Degrees Awarded to Men

9,401

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 5,683 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bernalillo County, NM, which is 0.605 times less than the 9,401 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Bernalillo County, NM by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    6,587 degrees awarded

  2. White

    5,267 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    1,013 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Bernalillo County, NM were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 6,587 degrees mean that there were 1.25 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 5,267 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bernalillo County, NM was $198,000 in 2017, which is 0.91 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $194,200 to $198,000, a 1.96% increase. The homeownership rate in Bernalillo County, NM is 63.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bernalillo County, NM have an average commute time of 21.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bernalillo County, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$51,005

Median Household Income

± $1,389

265k

Number of Households

± 8,941

In 2017, the median household income of the 265k households in Bernalillo County, NM grew to $51,005 from the previous year's value of $50,601.

The following chart displays the households in Bernalillo County, NM distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$198,000

2017 Median

± $4,999

$194,200

2016 Median

± $5,197

In 2017, the median property value in Bernalillo County, NM grew to to $198,000 from the previous year's value of $194,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bernalillo County, NM compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bernalillo County, NM the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Bernalillo County, NM distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bernalillo County, NM the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

63.2%

2017 Homeownership

63.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 63.2% of the housing units in Bernalillo County, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 63.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Bernalillo County, NM compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Bernalillo County, NM distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bernalillo County, NM have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

21.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bernalillo County, NM have a shorter commute time (21.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.43% of the workforce in Bernalillo County, NM have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.2%

  2. Carpooled

    10%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.48%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Bernalillo County, NM was Drove Alone (79.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (10%) and those who Worked At Home (5.48%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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