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Overview

Introduction to Bernalillo, New Mexico

Bernalillo, New Mexico is 9 miles E of Rio Rancho, New Mexico and 16 miles N of Albuquerque, New Mexico. It is in Sandoval county. The town is part of the Albuquerque metro area. The population of Bernalillo is 6,611.

Bernalillo History

Diego de Vargas founded Bernalillo in 1695. Bernalillo became a trade center by the 1800s, as many Mexican immigrants began settling in the town. The town is located to the northwest of the Sandia Mountains, on the banks of Rio Grande River. Camino del Pueblo, one of the oldest streets in the town, was once used as the vital connecting link between Santa Fe and Mexico City.

Bernalillo and nearby Attractions

  • Sandoval County Historical Society Museum
  • Albuquerque Museum
  • Coronado State Park
  • Rio Grande Nature Center
  • National Atomic Museum
  • Rattlesnake Museum

Things To Do In Bernalillo

One of the oldest festivals of Bernalillo is Las Fiestas de San Lorenzo, which is held every August. The Rio Grande Nature Center offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation. The Sandia Man Cave and the Sandia Trails are some of the nearest attractions. History The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, the Coronado State Monument and the Albuquerque Museum provide insight into the area’s history.

Bernalillo Transportation

Albuquerque International is the nearest major airport.

Bernalillo Higher Education

The University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus, New Mexico Highlands University and the University of New Mexico provide facilities for higher education.

People

Total Population 8,522
Male Share of the Population 51%
Female Share of the Population 49%
Senior Citizens 18.8%
Employed Population 16+ 3,225
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 43.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.7%
Median Earnings25+ $30,379
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,633
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,582

Wealth

Median Family Income $49,342
% Above Poverty Level 81.1%
% Below Poverty Level 18.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.5%
% Using Public Transportation 1.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 33.4%
Median Gross Rent $688
Median House Value $141,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 76.2%
US/American 0%
English 4.2%
Irish 4.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Bernalillo Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles E of Rio Rancho, New Mexico (center to center)
Nearest Large City 16 miles N of Albuquerque, New Mexico
County Sandoval
Metro Area Albuquerque
Standard Zip Codes 87004
Phone Area Codes 505
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.311
Longitude -106.55

Bernalillo Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CORRALES
Distance 6.1 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 48 F
Apr Temp 34 to 71 F
Jul Temp 58 to 90 F
Oct Temp 36 to 70 F
Annual Precip 9.2 inches
Station ALBUQUERQUE INTL AP
Distance 18.3 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 48 F
Apr Temp 41 to 71 F
Jul Temp 65 to 92 F
Oct Temp 44 to 71 F
Annual Precip 9.4 inches
Station WOLF CANYON
Distance 45.6 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 35 F
Apr Temp 23 to 52 F
Jul Temp 42 to 74 F
Oct Temp 25 to 56 F
Annual Precip 24.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Bernalillo, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

El Llanito (87004)

Ranchitos (87004)

Sandia Pueblo (87004)

Santa Ana Pue (87004)

Tamaya (87004)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Albuquerque 556,092 $59,513
Corrales 8,455 $94,238
Rio Rancho 91,807 $69,979
Tijeras 530 $87,321

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Bernalillo Public Libraries

Library
Town Of Bernalillo Public Library
134 CALLE MALINCHE (PO BOX 10)
Bernalillo, New Mexico
(505) 867-1440
Santa Ana Pueblo Community Library
2 DOVE ROAD
Bernalillo, New Mexico
(505) 867-1623
Sandia Pueblo Learning Resource Ctr.
236 SANDIA DAY SCHOOL RD.
Bernalillo, New Mexico
(505) 771-5074

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BERNALILLO HIGH
250 ISIDRO SANCHEZ ROAD
505-867-2361
Serves 921 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.7

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