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Albuquerque
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City of Albuquerque
A view of Albuquerque's Downtown from Explora.

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Nickname: The Duke City/ Q-City
Motto: Keep Albuquerque Green! -Mayor Chavez (2008)
Location in the state of New Mexico
Location in the state of New Mexico
Coordinates: 35°06′39″N 106°36′36″W / 35.11083, -106.61
Country Flag of the United States United States
State Flag of New MexicoNew Mexico
County Bernalillo
Founded 1706
Government
 - Mayor Martin Chavez (D)
3rd Term
Area
 - City 181.3 sq mi (469.5 km²)
 - Land 180.6 sq mi (467.9 km²)
 - Water 0.6 sq mi (1.7 km²)
Elevation 5,312 ft (1,619.1 m)
Population (2007)
 - City 523,590
 - Density 2,483.4/sq mi (958.9/km²)
 - Metro 841,133
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 - Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
Area code(s) 505|575
FIPS code 35-02000
GNIS feature ID 0928679
Website: http://www.cabq.gov/

Albuquerque (pronounced /ˈælbəkɝkiː/, Spanish IPA: [alβuˈkeɾke]; known as Bee'eldííldahsinil in Navajo) is the largest city in the state of New Mexico, United States. It is the county seat of Bernalillo County and is situated in the central part of the state, straddling the Rio Grande. The city population was 448,607 as of the 2000 U.S. census. As of the 2007 census estimate, the city's population was 523,590, with a metropolitan population of 841,133 as of July 1, 2006. In 2007, Albuquerque ranked as the 32nd-largest city as well as the 2nd fastest growing city in the country. Albuquerque has the 59th-largest metropolitan area in the U.S. The Albuquerque MSA population includes the city of Rio Rancho, one of the fastest growing cities in the United States, a hub for many master-planned communities which are expected to draw future businesses and residents to the area. Albuquerque may refer to several places: Alburquerque, Badajoz in Spain. ... 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Albuquerque is home to the University of New Mexico (UNM) and Kirtland Air Force Base as well as Sandia National Laboratories and Petroglyph National Monument. The Sandia Mountains run along the eastern side of Albuquerque and the Rio Grande flows through the city north to south. The University of New Mexico (UNM) is a public university in Albuquerque, New Mexico. ... Kirtland Air Force Base is located in the southeast quadrant of Albuquerque, New Mexico, adjacent to the Albuquerque International Sunport. ... It has been suggested that Sandia Base be merged into this article or section. ... Petroglyph National Monument stretches 17 miles (27 km) along Albuquerques West Mesa, a volcanic basalt escarpment that dominates the city’s western horizon. ... The Sandia Mountains are a mountain range located in Bernalillo and Sandoval counties, immediately to the northeast of of the city of Albuquerque in New Mexico in the southwestern United States. ... “Río Bravo” redirects here. ...

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History

Early settlers

Depiction of Central Avenue, circa early 20th century
Depiction of Central Avenue, circa early 20th century

The city was founded in 1706 as the Spanish colonial outpost of Ranchos de Alburquerque; present-day Albuquerque retains much of the Spanish cultural and historical heritage. Image File history File linksMetadata Centralave2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Centralave2. ...


Alburquerque was a farming community and strategically located military outpost along the Camino Real. The town of Alburquerque was built in the traditional Spanish village pattern: a central plaza surrounded by government buildings, homes, and a church. This central plaza area has been preserved and is open to the public as a museum, cultural area, and center of commerce. It is referred to as "Old Town Albuquerque" or simply "Old Town." "Old Town" was sometimes referred to as "La Placita" ("little plaza" in Spanish). El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail is a part of the United States National Historic Trail system. ...


The village was named by the provincial governor Don Francisco Cuervo y Valdes in honour of Don Francisco Fernández de la Cueva, Duke of Alburquerque, viceroy of New Spain from 1653 to 1660. The first "r" in "Alburquerque" was dropped at some point in the 19th century, supposedly by an Anglo-American railroad station-master unable to correctly pronounce the city's name. Some New Mexicans still prefer the spelling Alburquerque; see for example the book by that name by Rudolfo Anaya. In the 1990s, the Central Avenue Trolley Buses were emblazoned with the name Alburquerque (with two "r"s) in honor of the city's historic name. Don Francisco Fernández de la Cueva, duque de Alburquerque, marqués de Cuéllar, conde de Ledesma y de Huelma (1619, Barcelona—March 27, 1676, Madrid) was a Spanish military officer and viceroy of New Spain, from August 15, 1653 to September 15, 1660. ... map of New Spain in red, with territories claimed but not controlled in orange. ... English Americans (occasionally known as Anglo-Americans) are citizens of the United States whose ancestry originates wholly or partly in England. ... Rudolfo A. Anaya was born in Pastura, New Mexico on October 30, 1937. ...


During the Civil War Albuquerque was occupied in February 1862 by Confederate troops under General Henry Hopkins Sibley, who soon afterwards advanced with his main body into northern New Mexico. During his retreat from Union troops into Texas he made a stand on April 8, 1862 at Albuquerque. A day-long engagement at long range led to few casualties against a detachment of Union soldiers commanded by Colonel Edward R. S. Canby. Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... Motto Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God, Our Vindicator) Anthem (none official) God Save the South (unofficial) The Bonnie Blue Flag (unofficial) Dixie (unofficial)  States that seceded under CSA control  States and territories claimed by CSA without formal secession and/or control Capital Montgomery, Alabama (until May 29, 1861) Richmond, Virginia... Portrait of Henry Hopkins Sibley by Mathew Brady, ca. ... Animated map of secession, Civil War and re-admission:  States of the Union  Territories of the Union (including occupied territory)  States of the Confederacy  Territories claimed by Confederacy During the American Civil War, the Union was a name used to refer to the twenty-three states of the United States... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... April 8 is the 98th day of the year (99th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about 1862 . ... Major General E.R.S Canby Edward Richard Sprigg Canby (November 9, 1817 – April 11, 1873) was a career U.S. Army officer and a Union general in the American Civil War and Indian Wars. ...


When the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad arrived in 1880, it bypassed the Plaza, locating the passenger depot and railyards about 2 miles (3 km) east in what quickly became known as New Albuquerque or New Town. Old Town remained a separate community until the 1920s when it was absorbed by the City of Albuquerque, which had been incorporated in 1891. Albuquerque High School, the city's first public high school, was established in 1879. The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (AAR reporting marks ATSF), often abbreviated as Santa Fe, was one of the largest railroads in the United States. ... Albuquerque High School is a high school (grades 9 - 12) in Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico. ...


Early 20th century

New Albuquerque quickly became a tidy southwestern town which by 1900 boasted a population of 8,000 inhabitants and all the modern amenities including an electric street railway connecting Old Town, New Town, and the recently established UNM campus on the East Mesa. In 1902 the famous Alvarado Hotel was built adjacent to the new passenger depot and remained a symbol of the city until it was torn down in 1970 to make room for a parking lot. In 2002, the Alvarado Transportation Center was built on the site in a manner resembling the old landmark. The large metro station functions as the downtown headquarters for the city's transit department, and serves as an intermodal hub for local buses, Greyhound buses, Amtrak passenger trains, and the Rail Runner commuter rail line. The University of New Mexico (UNM) is a public university in Albuquerque, New Mexico. ... The Alvarado Transportation Center (ATC) is a multi-modal transit hub located at 100 1st Street SW in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico. ... This article is about the breed of dog. ... The Rail Runner is a new project to introduce a mass transit system into central New Mexico. ...


New Mexico's dry climate brought many tuberculosis patients to the city in search of a cure during the early 1900s, and several sanitaria sprang up on the West Mesa to serve them. Presbyterian Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital, two of the largest hospitals in the Southwest, had their beginnings during this period. Influential New Deal-era governor Clyde Tingley and famed southwestern architect John Gaw Meem were among those brought to New Mexico by tuberculosis. Tuberculosis (abbreviated as TB for tubercle bacillus or Tuberculosis) is a common and deadly infectious disease caused by mycobacteria, mainly Mycobacterium tuberculosis. ... This article is about the policy program of US President Franklin D Roosevelt. ... Clyde K. Tingley (born January 5, 1882, died December 24, 1960) was a politician from New Mexico who served as Governor, and was a childrens healthcare advocate. ... John Gaw Meem (November 17, 1894 – August 4, 1983) was an American architect based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. ...


Decades of growth

Home Development on the West Side. (West Gate Heights)
The West Side's Housing Explosion

The first travelers on Route 66 appeared in Albuquerque in 1926, and before long dozens of motels, restaurants, and gift shops had sprung up along the roadside to serve them. Route 66 originally ran through the city on a north-south alignment along Fourth Street, but in 1937 it was realigned along Central Avenue, a more direct east-west route. The intersection of Fourth and Central downtown was the principal crossroads of the city for decades. The majority of the surviving structures from the Route 66 era are on Central, though there are also some on Fourth. Signs between Bernalillo and Los Lunas along the old route now have brown, historical highway markers denoting it as Pre-1937 Route 66. Route 66 redirects here. ... Main shopping road in the Five towns (specifically Cedarhurst). ... Bernalillo is a town located in Sandoval County, New Mexico. ... Los Lunas is a village located in Valencia County, New Mexico. ...


The establishment of Kirtland Air Force Base in 1939, Sandia Base in the early 1940s, and Sandia National Laboratories in 1949, would make Albuquerque a key player of the Atomic Age. Meanwhile, the city continued to expand outward onto the West Mesa, reaching a population of 210,040 by 1960, in 1990 it was 350,402 and in 2007 it was 523,590. Kirtland Air Force Base is located in the southeast quadrant of Albuquerque, New Mexico, adjacent to the Albuquerque International Sunport. ... It has been suggested that Sandia Base be merged into this article or section. ...


Albuquerque's downtown entered the same phase and development (decline, "urban renewal" with continued decline, and gentrification) as nearly every city across the United States. As Albuquerque spread outward, the downtown area fell into a decline. Many historic buildings were razed in the 1960s and 1970s to make way for new plazas, high-rises, and parking lots as part of the city's urban renewal phase. Only recently has downtown come to regain much of its urban character, mainly through the construction of many new loft apartment buildings and the renovation of historic structures like the KiMo Theater, in the gentrification phase. The KiMo Theater. ... In San Francisco, during the mid-1960s, the bohemian center of the city shifted from the old Beat enclave of North Beach to Haight-Ashbury (pictured) as a response to gentrification. ...


New millennium

During the 21st century, the Albuquerque population has continued to grow rapidly. The population of the city proper is estimated at 504,949 in 2006 and the last count by the city was 523,590 in 2007, up from 448,607 in the 2000 census, and is projected to reach 661,000 in 2010. The metropolitan area population is estimated at 816,811 in 2006, up from 712,738 in the 2000 census, and is projected to reach 993,211 in 2010, and surpass 1.3 million by 2020.


During 2005 and 2006, the city celebrated its tricentennial with a diverse program of cultural events.


Geography

Satellite Image of Albuquerque, New Mexico Courtesy of NASA
Satellite Image of Albuquerque, New Mexico Courtesy of NASA
Aerial photo of Albuqerque
Aerial photo of Albuqerque

According to the United States Census Bureau, Albuquerque has a total area of 181.3 square miles (469.6 km²). 180.6 square miles (467.8 km²) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²) of it (0.35%) is water. The metro area has over 100 square miles developed. Download high resolution version (632x639, 145 KB)Public Domain image of Albuquerque, New Mexico taken by NASA. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Download high resolution version (632x639, 145 KB)Public Domain image of Albuquerque, New Mexico taken by NASA. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ...


Albuquerque lies within the northern, upper edges of the Chihuahuan Desert ecoregion, based on long-term patterns of climate, associations of plants and wildlife, and landforms, including drainage patterns. Located in central New Mexico, the city also has noticeable influences from the adjacent Colorado Plateau Semi-Desert, Arizona-New Mexico Mountains, and Southwest Plateaus and Plains Steppe ecoregions, depending on where one is located. Its main geographic connection lies with southern New Mexico, while culturally, Albuquerque is a crossroads of most of New Mexico. Map of the Chihuahuan Desert. ...


Albuquerque has one of the highest elevations of any major city in the United States, though the effects of this are greatly tempered by its southwesterly continental position. The elevation of the city ranges from 4,900 feet (1,490 m) above sea level near the Rio Grande (in the Valley) to over 6,700 feet (1,950 m) in the foothill areas of Sandia Heights and Glenwood Hills. At the airport, the elevation is 5,352 feet (1,631 m) above sea level.


The Rio Grande is classified, like the Nile, as an 'exotic' river because it flows through a desert. The New Mexico portion of the Rio Grande lies within the Rio Grande Rift Valley, bordered by a system of faults, including those that lifted up the adjacent Sandia and Manzano Mountains, while lowering the area where the life-sustaining Rio Grande now flows. For other uses, see Nile (disambiguation). ... The Rio Grande Rift is a rift valley extending north from Mexico, near El Paso, Texas through New Mexico into central Colorado. ... There are various types of faults: In document ISO/CD 10303-226, a fault is defined as an abnormal condition or defect at the component, equipment, or sub-system level which may lead to a failure. ... The Manzano Mountains are a small mountain range in the central part of the US State of New Mexico. ...


Albuquerque is located at 35°6′39″N, 106°36′36″W (35.110703, -106.609991).[1]


Climate

Albuquerque's climate is usually sunny and dry, with low relative humidity. Brilliant sunshine defines the region, averaging more than 300 days a year; periods of variably mid and high-level cloudiness temper the sun at other times. Extended cloudiness is rare. The city has four distinct seasons, but the heat and cold are mild compared to the extremes that occur more commonly in other parts of the country.


Winters are rather brief but definite; daytime highs range from the mid 40s to upper 50s Fahrenheit, while the overnight lows drop into the low 20s to near 30 by sunrise; nights are often colder in the valley and uppermost foothills by several degrees, or during cold frontal passages from the Great Basin or Rocky Mountains. The occasional snowfall, associated with low pressure areas, fronts and troughs, often melts by the mid-afternoon; over half of the scant winter moisture occurs in the form of light rain showers, usually brief in duration. In the much higher and colder Sandia Mountains, moisture falls as snow; many years have enough snow to create decent skiing conditions at the local ski area. For other uses, see Fahrenheit (disambiguation). ...


Spring time starts off windy and cool, sometimes unsettled with some rain and even light snow, though spring is usually the driest part of the year in Albuquerque. March and April tend to see many days with the wind blowing at 20 to 30 mph, and afternoon gusts can produce periods of blowing sand and dust. In May, the winds tend to subside, as temperatures start to feel like summer.


Summer daytime highs range from the upper 80s to the upper 90's, while dropping into the low 60s to low 70s overnight; the valley and uppermost foothills are often several degrees cooler than that. The heat is quite tolerable because of low humidity, except during the late summer during increased humidity from surges in the monsoonal pattern; at that time, daytime highs drop slightly but the extra moisture in the air can cause nighttime temperatures to increase.


Fall sees mild days and cool nights with less rain, though the weather can be more unsettled closer to winter.


The city was one of several in the region experiencing a severe winter storm leaving between 10 and 26 inches of snow in just over 24 hours on December 30, 2006.[2] is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg high °F 48 55 62 71 80 90 92 89 82 71 57 48
Avg high °C 9 13 17 22 27 32 33 32 28 22 14 9
Avg low °F 24 28 34 41 50 59 65 63 56 44 32 24
Avg low °C -4 -2 1 5 10 15 18 17 13 7 0 -4
Rainfall inches .49 .44 .61 .50 .60 .65 1.27 1.73 1.07 1.00 .62 .49
Rainfall mm 12.4 11.2 15.5 12.7 15.2 16.5 32.3 43.9 27.2 25.4 15.7 12.4

Albuquerque's climate is classified as arid (BWk or BWh, depending on the particular scheme of the Köppen climate classification system one uses), meaning average annual precipitation is less than half of evaporation, and the mean temperature of the coldest month is above freezing (32F). Only the wettest areas of the Sandia foothills are barely semi-arid, where precipitation is more than half of, but still less than, evaporation; such areas are localized and usually lie above 6000 feet in elevation and often in arroyo drainages, signified by a slightly denser, taller growth of evergreen oak - juniper - pinon chaparral and rarely, woodland, often mixed with taller desert grasses. These elevated foothill areas still border arid areas, best described as desert grassland or desert shrub, on their west sides. A millimetre (American spelling: millimeter), symbol mm is an SI unit of length that is equal to one thousandth of a metre. ... In general terms, the climate of a locale or region is said to be arid when it is characterized by a severe lack of available water, to the extent of hindering or even preventing the growth and development of plant and animal life. ... Updated Köppen-Geiger climate map[1] The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems. ... Semi-arid generally describes regions that receive low annual rainfall (25 to 50 cm /10 to 20 in) and generally have scrub or grass vegetation. ...


Traveling to the west, north and east of Albuquerque, one quickly rises in elevation and leaves the sheltering effect of the valley to enter a noticeably cooler and slightly wetter environment. One such area is still considered part of metro Albuquerque, commonly called the "East Mountain" area; it is covered in savannas or woodlands of low juniper and pinon trees, reminiscent of the lower parts of the southern Rocky Mountains, which do not actually contact Albuquerque proper.


Those mountains and highlands beyond the city create a "rain shadow" effect, due to the drying of descending air movements; the city usually receives very little rain or snow, averaging 8-9 inches (216 mm) of precipitation per year. Valley and west mesa areas, farther from the mountains are drier, averaging 6-8 inches of annual precipitation; the Sandia foothills tend to lift any available moisture, enhancing precipitation to about 10-17 inches annually. Most precipitation occurs during the summer monsoon season (also called a chubasco in Mexico), typically starting in early July and ending in mid-September. A violent squall with thunder and lightning, encountered during the rainy season along the Pacific coast of Central America and South America. ...


Geology

The Sandia Mountains are the predominant geographic feature visible in Albuquerque. "Sandía" is Spanish for "watermelon", and is popularly believed to be a reference to the brilliant coloration of the mountains at sunset: bright pink (melon meat) and green (melon rind). The pink is due to large exposures of granodiorite cliffs, and the green is due to large swaths of conifer forests. However, Robert Julyan notes in The Place Names of New Mexico, "the most likely explanation is the one believed by the Sandia Pueblo Indians: the Spaniards, when they encountered the Pueblo in 1540, called it Sandia, because they thought the squash growing there were watermelons, and the name Sandia soon was transferred to the mountains east of the pueblo."[3] He also notes that the Sandia Pueblo Indians call the mountain Bien Mur, "big mountain."[3] The Sandia Mountains are a mountain range located in Bernalillo and Sandoval counties, immediately to the northeast of of the city of Albuquerque in New Mexico in the southwestern United States. ... For the political designation, see Eco-socialism. ... A sample of granodiorite rock Granodiorite (IPA: ) is an intrusive igneous rock similar to granite, but contains more plagioclase than potassium feldspar. ... Orders & Families Cordaitales † Pinales   Pinaceae - Pine family   Araucariaceae - Araucaria family   Podocarpaceae - Yellow-wood family   Sciadopityaceae - Umbrella-pine family   Cupressaceae - Cypress family   Cephalotaxaceae - Plum-yew family   Taxaceae - Yew family Vojnovskyales † Voltziales † The conifers, division Pinophyta, are one of 13 or 14 division level taxa within the Kingdom Plantae. ... The Sandia Mountains, the sacred land of the Sandia people Sandia Pueblo (IPA: ) is a tribe of Native American Pueblo people inhabiting a 101. ...


The Sandia foothills, on the west side of the mountains, have soils derived from that same rock material with varying sizes of decomposed granite, mixed with areas of clay and caliche (a calcereous clay common in the arid southwestern USA), along with some exposed granite bedrock. Caliche is a hardened deposit of calcium carbonate in mollisols. ... For other uses, see granite (disambiguation). ...


Below the foothills, the area usually called the "Heights" consists of a mix of clay and caliche soils, overlain by a layer of decomposed granite, resulting from long-term outwash of that material from the adjacent mountains. This bajada is quite noticeable when driving into the Duke City from the north or south, due to its fairly uniform slope from the mountains' edge downhill to the valley. Sand hills are scattered along the I-25 corridor and directly above the Rio Grande valley, forming the lower end of the Heights. Caliche is a hardened deposit of calcium carbonate in mollisols. ... An alluvial fan is a fan-shaped deposit where a fast flowing stream flattens, slows, and spreads, typically at the exit of a canyon onto a flatter plain. ...


The Rio Grande valley, due to long-term shifting of the actual river channel, contains layers and areas of soils varying between caliche, clay, loam, and even some sand. It is the only part of Albuquerque where the water table often lies close to the surface, sometimes less than 10 feet. Caliche is a hardened deposit of calcium carbonate in mollisols. ... Cross section showing the water table varying with surface topography as well as a perched water table The water table or phreatic surface is the surface where the water pressure is equal to atmospheric pressure. ...


The last significant area of Albuquerque geologically is the "West Mesa": this is the elevated land west of the Rio Grande, including the sandy terrace immediately west and above the river, and the rather sharply defined volcanic escarpment above and west of most of the developed city. The west mesa commonly has soils often referred to as "blow sand", along with occasional clay and caliche and even basalt, nearing the escarpment.


Cityscape

The Pueblo Deco style KiMo Theater is one of Albuquerque's best-known landmarks.
The Pueblo Deco style KiMo Theater is one of Albuquerque's best-known landmarks.

Albuquerque has expanded greatly in area since the mid 1940s. During those years of expansion, the planning of the newer areas has considered that people don't walk, they drive. The pre-1940s parts of Albuquerque are quite different in style and scale from the post 1940s areas. These older areas include the North Valley, the South Valley, various neighborhoods near downtown, and Corrales. The newer areas generally feature 4 to 6 lane roads in a 1 mile (1.61 km) grid. Each 1 square mile (2.59 km²) is divided into four 160-acre neighborhoods by smaller roads set 0.5 miles (0.8 km) between major roads. When driving along major roads in the newer sections of Albuquerque, one sees strip malls, signs, and cinderblock walls. The upside of this planning style is that neighborhoods are shielded from the worst of the noise and lights on the major roads. The downside is that it is virtually impossible to go anywhere from home without driving. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...


Albuquerque is geographically divided into four quadrants which are officially part of the mailing address. They are NE (northeast), NW (northwest), SE (southeast), and SW (southwest). The north-south dividing line is Central Avenue (the path that Route 66 took through the city) and the east-west dividing line is the BNSF Railway tracks. Although this is technically the division of the city, in casual conversation Albuquerqueans sometimes use the perpendicular interstates I-25 and I-40 to divide the city into quadrants. Look up Quadrant on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Quadrant can mean: HMS Quadrant (G11), a WW-II British/Australian warship. ... Alternate meanings of Route 66: New Jersey State Highway 66, Interstate 66, and a company named after the route US Highway 66 or Route 66 was and is the most famous road in the United States highway system and quite possibly the most famous and storied highway in the world. ... The BNSF Railway (AAR reporting marks BNSF), headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is one of the four remaining transcontinental railroads and one of the largest railroad networks in North America (only one competitor, the Union Pacific Railroad, is larger in size). ...


Northeast Quadrant

This quadrant has been experiencing a housing expansion since the late 1950s. It abuts the base of the Sandia Mountains and contains portions of the Sandia Heights neighborhoods, which are situated in or near the foothills and are significantly higher, in elevation and price range, than the rest of the city. Running from Central Ave. and the railroad tracks to the Sandia Peak Aerial Tram, this is the largest quadrant both geographically and by population. The University of New Mexico, the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, the Uptown area which includes both Coronado and Winrock malls, Journal Center (with over 2 million square feet (180,000 m²) of office space), Balloon Fiesta Park, and Albuquerque Academy are all located in this quadrant. Some of the most affluent regions of the city are located here, including Las Lomas-Roma, Netherwood Park, Academy Hills, Tanoan West & East, High Desert, Glenwood Hills, Sandia Heights, North Albuquerque Acres, and Tierra Monte. (Sandia Heights, Tierra Monte, and some of North Albuquerque Acres are outside the city limits proper.) A few houses in the farthest reach of this quadrant lie in the Cibola National Forest, just over the line into Sandoval County. The Sandia Peak Tramway, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, is the worlds longest aerial tramway. ... The University of New Mexico (UNM) is a public university in Albuquerque, New Mexico. ... Albuquerque Academy is a private co-educational school for grades six through twelve located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. It is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest[2] and the New Mexico State Department of Education. ... The Cibola National Forest stretches from western Oklahoma to western New Mexico. ... Sandoval County is a county located in the state of New Mexico. ...


Northwest Quadrant

This quadrant contains historic Old Town Albuquerque, which dates back to the 1700s, as well as the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. The area has a mixture of commercial, low-income, middle-income, and some of the most expensive homes in the city. Northwest Albuquerque includes the largest section of downtown, the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park and the Bosque ("woodlands" Cottonwood forest), the Petroglyph National Monument, Double Eagle II Airport, the historic Martineztown neighborhood, the Paradise Hills Area, and the Cottonwood Mall. Additionally, the "North Valley" area, which includes some small ranches and expensive residential homes along the Rio Grande, is located in this quadrant. The City of Albuquerque engulfs the village of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque and borders Corrales in the northwest valley. The rapidly-developing area on the west side of the river is known as the "west side" and consists primarily of traditional residential subdivisions. Here the city proper is bordered on the north by the City of Rio Rancho. San Felipe de Neri Church in Old Town Old Town is a historic district in Albuquerque, New Mexico, dating back to the founding of the city by the Spanish in 1706. ... The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, located in Albuquerque, is owned and operated by the 19 Indian Pueblos of New Mexico and dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of Pueblo Indian Culture, History and Art. ... Downtown Albuquerque Downtown Albuquerque is the central business district of Albuquerque, New Mexico. ... Bosque is the name for areas of riparian forest found along the flood plains of stream and river banks in the southwestern United States. ... Petroglyph National Monument stretches 17 miles (27 km) along Albuquerques West Mesa, a volcanic basalt escarpment that dominates the city’s western horizon. ... Double Eagle II Airport serves Albuquerque, New Mexico. ... Cottonwood Mall is a shopping mall located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. ... “Río Bravo” redirects here. ... Los Ranchos de Albuquerque is a village located in Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 5,092. ... Mariquita Road in Corrales, New Mexico Corrales is a village located in the U.S. state of New Mexico. ... Rio Rancho, (Spanish: Río Rancho) is a suburb of Albuquerque,and is the largest city and economic hub of Sandoval County in the U.S. state of New Mexico. ...


Southeast Quadrant

Eclipse Aviation, Kirtland Air Force Base, Sandia National Laboratories, the University of New Mexico, the Central New Mexico Community College main campus, the Albuquerque International Sunport, University Stadium, Isotopes Park, and University Arena ("The Pit") are located in the Southeast (SE) quadrant. Eclipse Aviation Corporation is an Albuquerque, New Mexico based manufacturer of the Eclipse 500 Very Light Jet (VLJ). ... Kirtland Air Force Base is located in the southeast quadrant of Albuquerque, New Mexico, adjacent to the Albuquerque International Sunport. ... It has been suggested that Sandia Base be merged into this article or section. ... The University of New Mexico (UNM) is a public university in Albuquerque, New Mexico. ... TVI Logo Central New Mexico Community College (CNM), formerly TVI Community College and the Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute, is the community college for metropolitan Albuquerque, New Mexico. ... Albuquerque International Sunport (IATA: ABQ, ICAO: KABQ) is a public airport located three miles (5 km) southeast of the central business district (CBD) of Albuquerque, a city in Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA. The airports IATA airport code ABQ is also Amtraks 3-letter code for its rail... University Stadium is a stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico used primarily for American football as the home field of the University of New Mexico Lobos. ... Isotopes Park. ... University Arena, commonly known as The Pit, is a multi-purpose arena with a capacity of 18,018 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. ...


The Nob Hill and East Downtown (EDo) neighborhoods lie along Central Avenue, the border between the Southeast and Northeast quadrants. The expensive residential developments of Four Hills, Willow Wood, and Ridgecrest are also located in this quadrant. In sharp contrast to these upscale developments, however, some of the most poverty-stricken neighborhoods (The Warzone) in the city are also located in Southeast Albuquerque. During the past twenty years, the SE area, mainly around Gibson Blvd. and Central Ave., has become the highest crime area in the city. However, recent developments in the neighborhood such as the Cesar Chavez Community Center, Veterans Memorial, and the renovated Talin Market have shown that this area is in the beginning stages of reestablishing itself as one of many cultural centers in the city.


Southwest Quadrant

Traditionally consisting of agricultural and rural areas, the Southwest quadrant is often referred to as the "South Valley". Although the city limits of Albuquerque do not include all of the area, the South Valley is considered to extend all the way to the Isleta Indian Reservation. This includes the old communities of Atrisco, Los Padillas, Kinney, Mountainview, and Pajarito. The south end of downtown Albuquerque and the Bosque ("woodlands" cottonwood forest), the historic Barelas neighborhood, the National Hispanic Cultural Center, the Rio Grande Zoo (which is part of the City's Albuquerque Biological Park system), and Tingley Beach are also located here. Bosque is the name for areas of riparian forest found along the flood plains of stream and river banks in the southwestern United States. ... Founded in 1927, the 64-acre Rio Grande Zoo, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, offers visitors a pleasant stroll highlighted by close encounters with more than 250 species of exotic and native animals. ... Tingley Beach is a recreational area in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, located south of Central Avenue on the east side of the Rio Grande. ...


The southwest area is currently undergoing rapid and controversial development, including large retail stores and quickly-built subdivisions.


Neighborhoods

Sandia Heights, Central Ave, Uptown, Coronado, Winrock, Fairgrounds, Hoffmantown, Nob Hill, Ridgecrest, Old Town Albuquerque, La Plasita, South Valley, Bosque, Woodlands, Cottonwood Forest, Barelas, Atrisco, Los Padillas, Kinney, Mountainview, Pajarito, Gibson Blvd, East Downtown, EDo, Courthouse District, Dietz Farm, Wells Park, Warehouse District, Plaza District, Arts and Entertainment District, Transportation Center District, Casa District, Martineztown, Paradise Hills, North Valley, West Side, Journal Center, Las Lomas-Roma, Netherwood Park, Academy Hills, Tanoan West & East, High Desert, Four Hills, Glenwood Hills, North Albuquerque Acres, Tierra Monte, The Trails, Warzone, Westgate, Westgate Heights, Taylor Ranch, Ventana Ranch.


Government and politics

The Federal courthouse as seen from Lomas Blvd.

The city of Albuquerque is served by an elected four-year term mayor and a nine-member city council. The Albuquerque City Council is the legislative authority of the city, and has the power to adopt all ordinances, resolutions, or other legislation. The council members are elected from the nine council districts on four-year terms, with four or five districted Councilors elected every two years. One of the council members is elected by the members of the council to be the Council President, another is elected by the council to be the Vice-President. Image File history File linksMetadata Pete_Domenici_US_Courthouse_Albuquerque. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Pete_Domenici_US_Courthouse_Albuquerque. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... A city council is the most common style of legislative government in a city or town. ...


The mayor can approve or veto any decision made by the council. However, the council can override the mayor's veto with a six out of nine member vote. Each year, the mayor submits his or her city budget proposal for the year to the council on April 1, and the council spends the next 60 days discussing the budget before voting on the final budget in late May. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Economy

Albuquerque lies at the center of the New Mexico Technology Corridor, a band of high-tech private companies and government institutions along the Rio Grande. Larger institutions whose employees contribute to the population are numerous and include Sandia National Laboratories, Kirtland Air Force Base, and the attendant contracting companies which bring highly educated workers to a somewhat isolated region. Intel operates a large semiconductor factory or "fab" just outside the city boundaries of neighboring Rio Rancho, New Mexico, in Sandoval County, New Mexico, with its attendant large-capital investment. It has been suggested that Sandia Base be merged into this article or section. ... Kirtland Air Force Base is located in the southeast quadrant of Albuquerque, New Mexico, adjacent to the Albuquerque International Sunport. ... Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC, SEHK: 4335), founded in 1968 as Integrated Electronics Corporation, is an American multinational corporation that is best known for designing and manufacturing microprocessors and specialized integrated circuits. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Fabrication plant. ... Rio Rancho, (Spanish: Río Rancho) is a suburb of Albuquerque,and is the largest city and economic hub of Sandoval County in the U.S. state of New Mexico. ... Sandoval County is a county located in the state of New Mexico. ...


The solar energy and architectural-design innovator Steve Baer located his company, Zomeworks, here in the late 1960s. Solar power describes a number of methods of harnessing energy from the light of the sun. ... Steve Baer (1938- ) is an American inventor and solar and residential designer. ...


In March 2007 Tesla Motors announced that an electric car assembly plant will be going up on Albuquerque's Westside. Tesla Motors, Inc. ...


Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory cooperate in an enterprise that began with the Manhattan Project. Los Alamos National Laboratory, aerial view from 1995. ... It has been suggested that Sandia Base be merged into this article or section. ... Aerial view of the lab and surrounding area, facing NW. The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in Livermore, California is a United States Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory, managed and operated by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS), a limited liability consortium comprised of Bechtel National, the University of... This article is about the World War II nuclear project. ...


Urban trends and issues

Recently, government leaders and many citizens in the city have actively pursued urban projects taken on by cities many times larger. A huge push has resulted in the somewhat successful revitalization of downtown, creating restaurants, offices, and residential lofts. The strip of Central Avenue between First and Eighth streets has become a hub of urban life, with a big-city feel. Alvarado provides convenient access to other parts of the city via ABQ RIDE the city bus system. The city wants to provide better public transportation opportunities to ease the city's growing traffic woes. A street car is being considered and would initially extend up the Central Avenue corridor from the westside, through downtown, past UNM and the Nob Hill district, and into the Uptown Area [1]. ABQ RIDE is the local transit agency serving Albuquerque, New Mexico. ...


Many citizens fear Albuquerque may be growing beyond its means. A majority of residents want to avoid increasing crime and traffic, worsening air quality, stressing water supplies, and encroaching on the natural environment. Many feel these are the negative consequenses of persistent sprawl development patterns.


The passage of the Planned Growth Strategyin 2002-2004 marked the community's strongest effort to create a framework for a more balanced and sustainable approach to urban growth.


"A critical finding of the study is that many of the 'disconnects' between the public's preferences and what actually is taking place are caused by weak or non-existent implementation tools - rather than by inadequate policies, as contained in the City/County Comprehensive Plan and other already adopted legislation."


Urban sprawl is limited on three sides by the Pueblo of Sandia to the north, the Pueblo of Isleta and Kirtland Air Force Base to the south, and the Sandia Mountains to the east. Suburban growth continues at a strong pace to the west beyond the Petroglyph National Monument, once thought to be a natural boundary to sprawl development. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Pueblo Indians . ... Kirtland Air Force Base is located in the southeast quadrant of Albuquerque, New Mexico, adjacent to the Albuquerque International Sunport. ... The Sandia Mountains are a mountain range located in Bernalillo and Sandoval counties, immediately to the northeast of of the city of Albuquerque in New Mexico in the southwestern United States. ...


Because of cheaper land and lower taxes, much of the growth in the metropolitan area is taking place outside of the City of Albuquerque itself. In Rio Rancho to the northwest, the communities east of the mountains, and the incorporated parts of Valencia County population growth rates approach twice that of the city. The primary cities in Valencia County are Los Lunas and Belen, both of which are home to growing industrial complexes and new residential subdivisions. The Mid Region Council of Governments (MRCOG), which includes constituents from throughout the Albuquerque area, was formed to insure that these governments along the middle Rio Grande would be able to meet the needs of their rapidly rising populations. MRCOG's cornerstone project is the New Mexico Rail Runner Express. Valencia County is a county located in the state of New Mexico. ... Los Lunas is a village located in Valencia County, New Mexico. ... Belen is a city located in Valencia County, New Mexico. ... Rail Runner train in Albuquerque The New Mexico Rail Runner Express is a commuter rail system serving the metropolitan area of Albuquerque, New Mexico. ...


Architecture

Albuquerque Plaza
Albuquerque Plaza
12 Tallest Buildings in Albuquerque
Name Height Floors
Bank of Albuquerque Tower 351 feet (107 m) 22
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque 256 feet (78 m) 21
Compass Bank Building 238 feet (73 m) 18
Albuquerque Petroleum Building 235 feet (72 m) 15
Bank of the West Tower 213 feet (65 m) 17
Gold Building 203 feet (62 m) 14
Dennis Chavez Federal Building 197 feet (60 m) 13
PNM Building 184 feet (56 m) 12
Simms Building 180 feet (55 m) 13
Pete V. Domenici U.S. Courthouse 176 feet (54 m) 7
See also: List of tallest buildings in Albuquerque

Due to the nature of the soil in the Rio Grande Valley, the skyline is lower than might be expected in a city of commensurate size elsewhere.[citation needed] ImageMetadata File history File links Albuquerque_Plaza_Albuquerque. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Albuquerque_Plaza_Albuquerque. ... Albuquerque Plaza, seen from Civic Plaza Albuquerque Plaza is a major mixed-use highrise development on the south side of Civic Plaza in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico. ... The Albuquerque Petroleum Building is a highrise office building located at 500 Marquette Avenue NW in Albuquerque, New Mexico. ... Albuquerque Plaza, seen from across Tijeras Ave. ... Albuquerque Plaza, seen from across Tijeras Ave. ... The north elevation of the Compass Bank Building, seen from 6th Street NW. The Compass Bank Building is an 18-story highrise located at 505 Marquette Avenue NW in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico. ... The Albuquerque Petroleum Building is a highrise office building located at 500 Marquette Avenue NW in Albuquerque, New Mexico. ... Bank of the West Tower, seen from across San Mateo Blvd. ... Gold Building, north elevation. ... The west elevation of the Dennis Chavez Federal Building. ... The south elevation of the PNM Building. ... The Simms Building. ... The courthouse as seen from Lomas Blvd. ... This page is under construction. ...


Albuquerque boasts a unique nighttime cityscape. Many building exterior's are illuminated in vibrant colors. The Well's Fargo Building is illuminated green. The Double Tree Hotel and the Compass Bank building are illuminated blue. The rotunda of the county courthouse is illuminated yellow, while the tops of the Bank of Albuquerque and the Bank of the West are illuminated reddish-yellow. The famous Rotunda church in Thessaloniki, Greece. ...


Culture

Arts and theatre

In recent years Albuquerque has started to become a center for Theatre in the Southwest. Several festivals, including Tricklock's "Revolutions" (where theatre artists from around the world come to Albuquerque for a month long event) and UNM's "Words of Fire Festival" (the largets new works festival in the Southwest), occur in Albuquerque on a yearly basis.



Albuquerque's theatrical interests are as varied as her culture. On one hand there is an non-profit, international touring company,Tricklock (hosting the aforementioned Revolutions Festival) creating new works and continually striving to break from traditional theatre. On the other hand there isThe American Shakespeare Project which is a local Shakespearean community theater company devoted to staging productions of Shakespeare's plays (and sometimes those of his contemporaries) with heavy emphasis on the textual authority of the First Folio. On the third hand is Blackout, a company devoted to comedy. From improvisation and sketch comedy to full length comedic shows, if you're looking for something funny Blackout's got you covered. The title page of the First Folio with the famous engraved portrait of Shakespeare by Martin Droeshout The First Folio is the name given by modern scholars to the first published collection of William Shakespeares plays; its actual title is Mr. ...



And this is just the tip of the Albuquerque theatrical iceberg! Recently, many of the theatre companys and venues in town joined forces to create the Albuquerque Theatre Guild, which is bringing together the city's amazing theatre and helping it to grow even more. Quietly, Albuquerque is becoming a mecca of performative arts and entertainment.



The National Institute of Flamenco is located in downtown Albuquerque. It supports the Conservatory of Flamenco Arts and Yjastros, the national Flamenco repertory company. Flamenco is a Spanish musical genre with strong, rhythmic undertones and is often accompanied with a similarly impassioned style of dance characterized by its powerful yet graceful execution, as well as its intricate hand and footwork. ...


Popejoy Hall, New Mexico's grandest multi-use theater, hosts a series of touring Broadway shows and national and international performers, The New Mexico Symphony Orchestra and performances by the UNM Department of Music and the Albuquerque Youth Symphony.


The hall is located on the campus of the University of New Mexico.


Tourism and recreation

Balloons at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
Balloons at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Albuquerque contains a variety of museums, shops and other points of interest. Some of these include the Albuquerque Biological Park and Old Town Albuquerque Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2693x1799, 1695 KB) Summary Personal Photograph Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2693x1799, 1695 KB) Summary Personal Photograph Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Albuquerque Biological Park (or Albuquerque BioPark) is an environmental museum located at 903 Tenth Street SW, Albuquerque, New Mexico in the historical neighborhood called Barelas. ... San Felipe de Neri Church in Old Town Old Town is a historic district in Albuquerque, New Mexico, dating back to the founding of the city by the Spanish in 1706. ...


The city hosts the annual New Mexico State Fair for 17 days in September at Expo New Mexico, formerly the New Mexico State Fairgrounds. The New Mexico State Fair is an annual state fair held for 17 days in September at Expo New Mexico (formerly the New Mexico State Fairgrounds) in the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A. The event features concerts, competitions, rodeos, carnival rides, games, farm animals, horses, agriculture and...


Albuquerque also has the largest hot air balloon gathering in the world. It is called the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta and it is held during early October. It was started in 1972 with 13 balloons. It progressed and in 2000 there were a record 1000 balloons that attended and lifted off in a mass ascension. Since 2000 the officials keep it to no more than 700 registered balloons for safety, and it is the most photographed event in the world.[citation needed] This article is about hot air balloons themselves. ... Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a yearly gathering of hot air balloon enthusiasts from around the world, occurring in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, during the first week of October. ...


Old town contains numerous shops and restaurants as well as a ghost tour performed by the Southwest Ghosthunters Association.


The city is also home to the annual Gathering of Nations Pow-Wow, an international event featuring over 3,000 indigenous Native American dancers and singers representing more than 500 tribes from Canada and the United States. Dancers and singers participate socially and competitively at the event, held in April. This article is about a Native American gathering. ... This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ...


The Sandia Mountains to the East offer interesting and varied rock climbing. Climbs from one to 10 pitches can be found at all ability levels.


The Sandia Peak Tramway, located adjacent to Albuquerque is the world's longest passenger aerial tramway. It also has the world's third longest single span. It stretches from the Northeast edge of the city to the crestline of the Sandia Mountains. The Sandia Peak Tramway, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, is the worlds longest aerial tramway. ...


Albuquerque also annually hosts Bubonicon which is among the largest Science Fiction conventions in the South West. Bubonicon is an annual science fiction convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico, typically held during the last weekend of August. ...

Further information: List of points of interest in Albuquerque, List of historic landmarks in Albuquerque

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Sports

Isotopes Park
Isotopes Park
Club Sport League Venue
Albuquerque Isotopes Baseball AAA PCL Isotopes Park (12,000)
Albuquerque Thunderbirds Basketball NBA D-League Tingley Coliseum (11,000)
New Mexico Scorpions AA Minor League Ice Hockey CHL Santa Ana Star Center (8,000)
New Mexico Wildcats Indoor football AIFA Santa Ana Star Center (8,000)
University of New Mexico Lobos NCAA Division I Football Mountain West Conference University Stadium (40,000)
University of New Mexico Lobos NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Basketball Mountain West Conference University Arena (18,018) (also known as The Pit)

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Media

Albuquerque is a media hub for much of New Mexico. The city is served by one major newspaper, the Albuquerque Journal. Official language(s) None Spoken language(s) English 68. ... The Albuquerque Journal is the largest newspaper in New Mexico. ...


Albuquerque is also home to several radio and television stations that serve the metropolitan area.

Further information: List of newspapers in Albuquerque, List of television stations in Albuquerque, and List of radio stations in Albuquerque
See also: List of famous people from Albuquerque

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Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 448,607 people, 183,236 households, and 112,690 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,483.4 people per square mile (958.9/km²). There were 198,465 housing units at an average density of 1,098.7/sq mi (424.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 71.59% White, 3.09% Black or African American, 3.89% Native American, 2.24% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 14.78% from other races, and 4.31% Multiracial (from two or more races). 39.92% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... Hispanic Americans (Spanish: Hispano Americano) are Americans of Hispanic ethnicity who largely identify with the Hispanic cultural heritage. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 183,236 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.6% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.5% were non-families. 30.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.02. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 10.6% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 94.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.8 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $38,272, and the median income for a family was $46,979. Males had a median income of $34,208 versus $26,397 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,884. About 10.0% of families and 13.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.4% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Educational institutions

University of New Mexico
University of New Mexico

The city is home to University of New Mexico, one of the two large state universities in New Mexico. UNM includes a School of Medicine which was ranked in the top 50 primary care-oriented medical schools in the country [5]. Albuquerque is also home to the National American University, Trinity Southwest University, and the University of St. Francis College of Nursing and Allied Health Department of Physician Assistant Studies. The Central New Mexico Community College serves most of the area, as do several technical schools including ITT Technical Institute and the University of Phoenix. Furthermore, The Art Center Design College offers bachelor's degrees in Graphic and Interior Design, animation, illustration, Photography as well as several other disciplines. Albuquerque Public Schools, one of the largest school districts in the nation, provides educational services to over 87,000 children across the city. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (3645x5240, 10346 KB) Personal photograph by Scott Williams File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (3645x5240, 10346 KB) Personal photograph by Scott Williams File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The University of New Mexico (UNM) is a public university in Albuquerque, New Mexico. ... National American University is a private, regionally-accredited, multi-campus institution of higher learning committed to building a learning partnership with students locally, nationally and worldwide. ... Trinity Southwest University (T.S.U.) operates from its campus in Albuquerque, New Mexico offers on-campus and distance education programs leading to bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees in: Biblical Studies, Theological Studies, Archaeology & Biblical History, Biblical Counseling, Biblical Representational Research, and University Studies and also fields several Institutes to... The University of St. ... TVI Logo Central New Mexico Community College (CNM), formerly TVI Community College and the Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute, is the community college for metropolitan Albuquerque, New Mexico. ... ITT Technical Institute (often shortened to ITT Tech) is a private, for-profit, nationally accredited technical institute with over 85 campuses in over 30 states of the United States. ... University of Phoenix (UOP) is a for-profit educational institution specializing in adult education, with campuses located throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. ... The Art Center Design College (commonly referred to at TACDC or simply The Art Center) is a private college based out of Tucson, Arizona with a branch campus located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. ... Albuquerque Public Schools is a school district based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. ... School Districts are a form of Special-purpose district in the United States which serves to operate the local public primary, middle, and secondary schools. ...

Further information: List of middle schools in Albuquerque, List of high schools in Albuquerque, List of colleges and universities in Albuquerque

The following is a list of colleges and universities in Albuquerque, New Mexico Cleveland Middle School Desert Ridge Middle School Eisenhower Middle School Ernie Pyle Middle School Garfield Middle School Grant Middle School Harrison Middle School Hayes Middle School Hoover Middle School Jackson Middle School James Monroe Middle School Jefferson... The following is a list of high schools in Albuquerque, New Mexico: Albuquerque Academy Albuquerque High School Amy Biehl Charter High School Bosque School Career Enrichment Center Charter Vocational High School Cibola High School Del Norte High School Eldorado High School Freedom High School Highland High School Hope Christian School... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Albuquerque, New Mexico. ...

Transportation

A drive on Paseo Del Norte, one of the city's busiest roads, running East and West.

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Highways

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Roads

Many of the roads have undergone recent rehabilitation projects. Numerous intersections of the city have been outfitted with red-light cameras to issue fines for running red-lights as well as speeding.


Mass transit

ABQ RIDE is the local transit agency in Albuquerque. ABQ RIDE operates a variety of city bus routes including the Rapid Ride BRT route. ABQ RIDE is the local transit agency serving Albuquerque, New Mexico. ... Rapid Ride is the name of a bus rapid transit service operated by ABQ RIDE in Albuquerque, New Mexico. ... BRT may mean: Be right there in Internet slang. ...


Rail

The city has recently incorporated a commuter rail line that serves the region. The New Mexico Rail Runner Express system began operation in July 2006 on existing BNSF Railway. Stops are open serving Sandoval County, Bernalillo, Los Ranchos de Albuquerque and the North Valley, downtown Albuquerque, Albuquerque's airport and the South Valley, Los Lunas, Sandia Pueblo, Isleta Pueblo and Belen. A major expansion to Santa Fe is currently under construction, and is estimated to be complete and in service by the end of 2008.[6] A Connex commuter train stands by the platform in Melbourne, Australia Regional rail systems, or commuter rail systems, usually provide a rail service through a central business district area into suburbs or other locations that draw large numbers of people on a daily basis. ... Rail Runner train in Albuquerque The New Mexico Rail Runner Express is a commuter rail system serving the metropolitan area of Albuquerque, New Mexico. ... The BNSF Railway (AAR reporting marks BNSF), headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is one of the four remaining transcontinental railroads and one of the largest railroad networks in North America (only one competitor, the Union Pacific Railroad, is larger in size). ... Sandoval County is a county located in the state of New Mexico. ... Bernalillo is a town located in Sandoval County, New Mexico. ... Los Lunas is a village located in Valencia County, New Mexico. ... Belen is a city located in Valencia County, New Mexico. ... Nickname: Location in Santa Fe County, New Mexico Coordinates: , Country State County Santa Fe Founded ca. ...


Amtrak's Southwest Chief, which travels between Chicago and Los Angeles, also serves the Albuquerque area. The high-speed Acela Express in West Windsor, New Jersey. ... The Southwest Chief snaking through Apache Canyon, NM The Southwest Chief (formerly the Southwest Limited) is a passenger train operated by Amtrak along a 2256-mile (3631-km) route through the Midwestern and Southwestern United States. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ...


Airports

Albuquerque is served by two airports, the larger of which is Albuquerque International Sunport. It is located 3 miles (5 km) southeast of the central business district (CBD) of Albuquerque. Albuquerque International Sunport (IATA: ABQ, ICAO: KABQ) is a public airport located three miles (5 km) southeast of the central business district (CBD) of Albuquerque, a city in Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA. The airports IATA airport code ABQ is also Amtraks 3-letter code for its rail...


Double Eagle II Airport is the other airport. It is primarily used as an Air ambulance, corporate flight, military flight, training flight, charter flight, and private flight facility. Double Eagle II Airport serves Albuquerque, New Mexico. ... Ontario Health air ambulance An air ambulance is an aircraft used for emergency medical assistance in situations where either a traditional ambulance cannot easily or quickly reach the scene or the patient needs to be repositioned at a distance where air transportation is most practical. ... A charter airline is one that operates charter flights, that is flights that take place outside normal schedules, by a hiring arrangement with a particular customer. ...


Distances

Dallas redirects here. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Location of Denver in the State of Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: , Country United States State State of Colorado City and County Denver[1] Founded 1858-11-22, as Denver City, K.T.[2] Incorporated 1861-11-07, as Denver City, C.T.[3] Consolidated... Official language(s) English Demonym Coloradan Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th in the US  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... Nickname: Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country State County Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area  - City  515. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... For ships of the United States Navy of the same name, see USS Salt Lake City. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Tucson (pronounced ) is the seat of Pima County, Arizona, United States, located 118 miles (188 km) southeast of Phoenix and 60 miles (98 km) north of the U.S.-Mexico border. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ...

Sister cities

Albuquerque has nine sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International, Inc. (SCI): Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Alburquerque is a small village in the province of Badajoz, Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Turkmenistan. ... AÅŸgabat AÅŸgabat (Turkmen: ; Persian: ‎, UniPers: EÅ¡q-âbâd; Russian: - Ashkhabád) also spelled as Ashgabat, Ashkabat, Ashkhabad, Ashgabad, and `Ishqábád, is the capital city of Turkmenistan, a former Soviet republic. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Nickname: Motto: Bravery, Loyalty, Hospitality Coordinates: , Country State Foundation October 12, 1709 Government  - Mayor Carlos Borruel Baquera ( PAN) Elevation 1,415 m (4,642 ft) Population (2006)  - City 748,551  - Metro 1,000,124  - Demonym Chihuahuense Time zone Mountain Standard Time (UTC-7)  - Summer (DST) Mountain Daylight Time (UTC-6... THEY SUC |native_name = |nickname = Lady of the Desert |settlement_type = |motto = |image_skyline = |imagesize = |image_caption = |image_flag = Mexico stateflags Chihuahua. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Location Location of Gijon Coordinates : Time zone : General information Native name Gijón / Xixón (Asturian) Spanish name Gijón Postal code 33200 to 33299 Website http://www. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Coordinates: , Country State Foundation 1542 Government  - Mayor Alfonso Petersen Farah ( PAN) Area  - City 187. ... Location within Mexico Country Capital Municipalities 126 Largest City Guadalajara Government  - Governor Emilio González Márquez (PAN)  - Federal Deputies PAN: 18 PRI: 1  - Federal Senators Eva Contreras (PAN) Héctor Pérez (PAN) Ramiro Hernández (PRI) Area Ranked 6th  - State 30,534. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Helmstedt is a city located at the eastern edge of the German state of Lower Saxony. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Republic_of_China. ... Hualien City (Traditional Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Hua-lien shih; POJ: Hoa-liân-chhÄ«) is the capital of Hualien County, Taiwan Province of the Republic of China. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Lanzhou (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Lan-chou; Postal map spelling: Lanchow) is the capital of and a prefecture-level city in the Gansu province, China. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Illuminated by the Albuquerque Bridge, Japanese volunteers place candle lit lanterns into the Sasebo River during the Obon festival. ...

Cultural influence

Simpsons redirects here. ... Hungry, Hungry Homer is the fifteenth episode of the twelfth season of The Simpsons. ... The Springfield Isotopes is a fictional minor league baseball team that is occasionally featured on the American animated television series The Simpsons. ... The Albuquerque Isotopes are the second-newest team in the Pacific Coast League, one of minor league baseballs two US-based AAA leagues, although the PCL is nothing new for the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a yearly gathering of hot air balloon enthusiasts from around the world, occurring in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, during the first week of October. ... Bugs Bunny is an animated rabbit/hare who appears in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of animated films produced by Warner Bros. ... This article is about the musician. ... Running with Scissors is the tenth album by song parodist Weird Al Yankovic, released in 1999. ... Albuquerque is the last song of Weird Al Yankovics Running With Scissors album. ... For other uses, see High School Musical (disambiguation). ... For the soundtrack, see High School Musical 2 (soundtrack). ... For the childrens book character, see Little Miss Sunshine (character). ... This article is about the musician. ... Tonights the Night is a 1975 album by Neil Young. ... Ethel Mertz is a fictional television character played by Vivian Vance in the American sitcom I Love Lucy. She was married to Fred Mertz, whose character was played by William Frawley. ... Vivian Roberta Jones (July 26, 1909 – August 17, 1979), known professionally as Vivian Vance, was an Emmy Award-winning American television actress, theater actress, and singer. ... I Love Lucy is a popular American situation comedy, starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance and William Frawley. ... Prefab Sprout is an English pop band that rose to moderate fame during the 1980s. ... A work similar to Marcel Duchamps Fountain Avant garde (written avant-garde) is a French phrase, one of many French phrases used by English speakers. ... Frank Vincent Zappa[1] (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American composer, musician, and film director. ... AMC is a cable television network that primarily airs movies. ...

References

  1. ^ US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990. United States Census Bureau (2005-05-03). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ Weather.com - Monthly Averages for Albuquerque, NM. Retrieved 17 December 2006.
  3. ^ a b Robert Julyan, The Place Names of New Mexico (revised edition), UNM Press, 1998.
  4. ^ American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ America's Best Graduate Schools 2008. Retrieved on 2008-01-19.
  6. ^ Project Plans, Service to Santa Fe: The Alternatives Report - New Mexico Rail Runner Express
  7. ^ "Doh! Go Isotopes!", Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Hearst Corporation, 2003-05-13, p. C8. Retrieved on 2007-06-11. 
  8. ^ Latta, Dennis. "Team President Throws Isotopes Name Into Play", Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque Publishing Company, 2002-09-05, p. A1. Retrieved on 2007-06-11. 

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