The City We Love

The Duke City is one of the best places in the country to live, work, and play… and it’s the Chamber’s goal to push for an even Greater Albuquerque in the years to come.

A Destination City

10 best summer road trip destinations

One of the hippest cities in the U.S

Top city to live and work in as a movie-maker 

More than 6 million visitors to Albuquerque each year

Outdoor Adventure

Top 50 city for outdoor access and recreation (REI/Trust for Public Land)

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta (880,000 visitors each year and over 500 balloons)

Longest aerial tram in the U.S. to the stunning Sandia Mountains

Rio Grande River (and its beautiful bosque) runs through the middle of Albuquerque

Excellent hiking, biking, camping, skiing and much more

A Great Place to Live and Work

Home prices and cost of living below the national average.

310 days of sunshine each year, low humidity, and four distinct seasons

Average commute time of just 21 minutes

#11 – Best Cities for Work-Life Balance (Kisi)

#4 – Best Cities for STEM workers

Top 50 city for outdoor access and recreation 

Culture and Heritage – Like No Other Place in America

Founded in 1706 as a Spanish colony

New Mexico is home to 19 tribes and pueblos

ABQ boasts cultural assets like the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and National Hispanic Cultural Center

Majority-minority city, home to 70 ethnic groups

Old Town, art, dance, museums – ABQ has it all!

Snapshot of Albuquerque

Population

  • 560,000 – Albuquerque
  • 675,000 – Bernalillo County
  • 900,000 – Greater Albuquerque (4-county metro area)

Size

  • 32nd largest city in America by population
  • Roughly 190 square miles

Diversity

  • 47.3% Hispanic
  • 40.6% White
  • 6.1% American Indian, Other, Mixed
  • 3.3% Black
  • 2.6% Asian

Want to Learn More?

For more information about our city’s attractions or to plan a trip to Albuquerque, please visit our partners at www.VisitABQ.org.
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