Albuquerque, NM


Total Population: 907,301

(An increase of 2.28 % in the past 5 years.)

Census Data

  • Foreign Born - 85,680
  • Language Spoken at Home - 253,369

Quick Facts

  • Over thirty percent of the population speaks a language other than English at home.

  • The Latino immigrant population makes up approximately three-quarters of the foreign-born population in the greater Albuquerque area. Almost half of the total population is of Hispanic descent.

  • Southeast Asians are the fastest growing foreign-born ethnic group in Albuquerque.

  • The greater Albuquerque metro are has the second largest Navajo population in the nation.

  • The number of international students that have enrolled at the University of New Mexico has more than doubled in the past five years.


Profile

Throughout its early history, the city of Albuquerque's ethnic makeup was primarily Latino and Native American. This is evident throughout the cultural impacts these ethnic groups have had on the city. Many of the social and cultural constructs of the area are rooted in Latino and Native American traditions. Each of these two groups still have significant populations in the city, and will continue to influence the culture of Albuquerque.

By far the largest foreign-born group in greater Albuquerque are the Latinos. They make up almost seventy-five percent of the foreign-born population, and almost half of the entire population in the area. They are the single largest ethnic group in Albuquerque, and are almost seven percent larger than the white population. The largest people group in Albuquerque is Mexican, but there are also growing populations from South American countries such as Chile, Colombia, and Peru, and from Central American countries such as Cuba, El Salvador, and Guatemala.

The fastest growing ethnic group in Albuquerque are the Asians, especially those from Southeast Asia. The populations from countries such as Laos, Vietnam, and the Philippines have more than tripled since the year 2000. As small Asian communities begin to appear throughout the city, the Asian population in the greater metro area is projected to increase significantly over the next several decades.


People Group Highlights

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PG Name Country Of Birth IMB Affinity Group Affinity Bloc Primary Religion Baseline Population Total
PersianIranCentral Asia PeoplesPersian-MedianIslam839
HindiIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesHinduism568
Gujarati (Hindu)IndiaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesHinduism356
ThaiThailandSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism - Theravada326
Arab, IraqiIraqNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam - Shia255
NavahoUnited StatesAmerican PeoplesNorth American PeoplesEthnic Religions - Other / Marginal14,700
Western Keres PuebloUnited StatesAmerican PeoplesNorth American PeoplesEthnic Religions11,900
Southern TiwaUnited StatesAmerican PeoplesNorth American PeoplesChristianity4,200
VietnameseVietnamSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism - Mahayana2,956
FrenchFranceEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic2,576
CubanCubaAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic2,122
Chinese, MandarinChinaEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesBuddhism1,877
JemezUnited StatesAmerican PeoplesNorth American PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic1,536
GermanGermanyEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox1,472
JapaneseJapanEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesEthnic Religions - Shintoism1,286
Filipino, TagalogPhilippinesSoutheast Asian PeoplesMalay PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic1,219
KoreanSouth KoreaEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesChristianity - Protestant1,004
ItalianItalyEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic985
LaoLaosSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism747
SalvadoranEl SalvadorAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Other / Marginal613
RussianRussiaEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox596
Eastern Keres PuebloUnited StatesAmerican PeoplesNorth American PeoplesEthnic Religions7,000
PeruvianPeruAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic473
ChileanChileAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic433
ColombianColombiaAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic430

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