Rising Population Growth Albuquerque apartments
October 24, 2017

Many factors influence whether a community is in a time of growth and prosperity, and examining the population changes and demographics of a particular area can help a family choose the best new place to live. For anyone interested in living in an apartment in Albuquerque, taking a quick look at the current population and its expected changes may help prospective residents understand whether the town is a good place to put down long-term roots.

Here are some basic details on the population of Albuquerque, as well as the population changes around the world and across the United States.

Population According to the U.S. Census in Albuquerque

The federal government in the United States keeps track of population growth in major metropolitan areas, as well as the growth of various demographic groups and the origin of people who move into the region from other countries and areas. In Albuquerque, the United States Census Bureau counted 559,277 residents inside the city limits of Albuquerque, as well as 2.4% population growth in the city from 2010 to 2016.

With a busy commercial sector, major university, and history that stretches back a few hundred years, the demographics of residents in Albuquerque are fairly similar to other major metropolitan areas. The Census Bureau counted 7.0% of the population at the age of less than five-years-old and the population of people greater than 65 years old at 12.1%. The Bureau’s numbers revealed that 51,4%, or just over half the population, was female at the time of the census.

Other interesting numbers to come out of the census data include the fact that the number of veterans living in Albuquerque from 2011 to 2015 was 42,501 and the number of people born in a different country who moved to Albuquerque was 10.6%. For housing, 59.1% of the population was counted as living in owner-occupied housing units, and the median value of those units was $185,300.

Worldwide Population Trends in the U.S. and Abroad

The world’s population reached 7 billion in 2011, and much of the world’s recent population growth has come from the developing world where birth rates have remained high. According to the Population Reference Bureau

“…by 2025, it is likely that deaths will exceed births in the developed countries, the first time this will have happened in history.”

Within the United States, the country has seen growth of approximately 0.7% as of numbers gathered in 2016. That rate is slightly less than the 0.8% seen in the United Kingdom and also less than the 1.2% population growth seen in India.  Worldwide, the population has been growing at 1.1% per year, which equals around 75 million births.

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