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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,676
Male Share of the Population49.9%
Female Share of the Population50.1%
Senior Citizens19.9%
Employed Population 16+3,226
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married47.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.6%
Median Earnings25+$30,060
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,592
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,259

Wealth

Median Family Income$51,563
% Above Poverty Level81.6%
% Below Poverty Level18.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone32.4%
Median Gross Rent$733
Median House Value$147,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)73.7%
German5.5%
Irish4.6%
English4.5%
Italian1.6%
Russian1.6%
French Except Basque1.2%
Polish0.7%
Dutch0.6%
Scottish0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Canadian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Greek0.1%
Arab0.1%
African0.1%
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Bernalillo Almanac

CategoryValue
County Sandoval County
Standard Zip Codes87004
Phone Area Codes505
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude35.31
Approximate 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)

StationCORRALES
Distance6.1 miles
Jan Temp20 to 48 F
Apr Temp34 to 71 F
Jul Temp58 to 90 F
Oct Temp36 to 70 F
Annual Precip9.2 inches
StationALBUQUERQUE INTL AP
Distance18.3 miles
Jan Temp24 to 48 F
Apr Temp41 to 71 F
Jul Temp65 to 92 F
Oct Temp44 to 71 F
Annual Precip9.4 inches
StationWOLF CANYON
Distance45.6 miles
Jan Temp7 to 35 F
Apr Temp23 to 52 F
Jul Temp42 to 74 F
Oct Temp25 to 56 F
Annual Precip24.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Albuquerque556,859$60,875
Corrales8,474$95,469
Rio Rancho92,966$71,586
Tijeras547$85,625

Bernalillo Public Libraries

Town Of Bernalillo Public Library
124 CALLE MALINCHE
Bernalillo, New Mexico
(505) 867-1440
Sandia Pueblo Learning Resource Center
236 SANDIA DAY SCHOOL ROAD
Bernalillo, New Mexico
(505) 771-5074

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Bernalillo Public Schools

Bernalillo Elementary
301 Calle Del Carbon
ZIP: 87004
(505) 867-3366
Primary
Total Enrollment 373
Bernalillo High
250 Isidro Sanchez Rd
ZIP: 87004
(505) 867-2388
High
Total Enrollment 759
Bernalillo Middle
485 Camino Don Tomas
ZIP: 87004
(505) 867-3309
Middle
Total Enrollment 467
Placitas Elementary
5 Calle Del Carbon
ZIP: 87004
(505) 867-2488
Primary
Total Enrollment 122
Wd Carroll Elementary
842 Camino Don Tomas
ZIP: 87004
(505) 867-4441
Primary
Total Enrollment 430
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