Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Demographic Data
The region has had relatively consistent growth over the past several decades in the range of two percent annually.
Historical Population in the MRCOG Region, 1920 - 2010
|Year||MRCOG Region*||Average Annual Rate of Growth|
Sources: U.S. Bureau of the Census and MRCOG
During the 1940's and 50's the region experienced a boom that was related to the expansion of defense spending for World War II and the Cold War. In the 1970's the economy of the area began to diversify with the development of "high-tech" industries which has produced another round of population growth. While the region endured a deep recession during the second half of the last decade, the average annual growth rate remained near 2 percent.
Historical Population for Counties in the MRCOG Region, 1950 - 2010
|Year||Bernalillo County||Sandoval County||Torrance County||Valencia County||Southern Santa Fe||Regional Total|
Sources: US Bureau of the Census and MRCOG
Bernalillo County has historically served as the hub of the region. While this continues to be true, the surrounding counties have also grown substantially over time. In 1950, 80% of the regional population resided in Bernalillo County, and by 2010 that decreased to 74%. Meanwhile the surrounding counties, Sandoval County in particular, have gained increasing shares of the regional population.
Population by County and Municipality, 2000 and 2010
|County & Place||2000 Census Population||2010 Census Population||Percent Change|
|Los Ranchos de Alb||5,092||6,024||18.3%|
|Balance of County||102,505||110,147||7.5%|
|Balance of County||22,995||26,220||14.0%|
|Balance of County||12,112||11,555||-4.6%|
|Balance of County||45,286||46,901||3.6%|
|So. Santa Fe||9,065||10,066||11.0%|
|Balance of County||7,172||6,331||-11.7%|
Source: US Census Bureau.
Note: 2000 population reflects 2000 boundaries, 2010 population reflects 2010 boundaries. Peralta was not incorporated in 2000, therefore the 2000 population was estimated from 2000 block data using its 2010 incorporated boundary.