2010 Decennial Census

2010 Decennial Census

The U.S. Constitution requires a population and housing census every 10 years. According to the Census Bureau website, the massive undertaking has been referred to as the largest peacetime mobilization in U.S. history. Census results are the basis for congressional representation as well as the distribution of federal, state and local funds totaling more than $300 billion annually.

2010 Census population and race data for each county within the state of New Mexico is shown below. Additional information including detailed race, voting age population (over 18), housing units and occupancy rates are currently available for virtually every geographic level possible down to the smallest Census block level.

Detailed characteristics such as income, poverty, journey to work, education, and employment data are no longer reported by the Decennial Census and are instead available from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey.

Demographic Profiles

The U.S. Census Bureau has released the Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010. The demographic profiles provide 100 percent count data regarding age and sex distributions, race, Hispanic or Latino origin, household relationship and type, the group quarters population, and housing occupancy and owner/renter status. The profile includes more than 150 data items in all, plus percentage distributions. Highlights include:

New Mexico

  • The median age was 36.7.
  • The average household size was 2.55 people per household.
  • Among the state's occupied housing units, 68.5 percent were owned.

Bernalillo County

  • The median age was 35.8.
  • The average household size was 2.45 people per household.
  • Among the occupied housing units, 63.2 percent were owned.

Sandoval County

  • The median age was 37.9.
  • The average household size was 2.75 people per household.
  • Among the occupied housing units, 81.0 percent were owned.

Torrance County

  • The median age was 41.6.
  • The average household size was 2.52 people per household.
  • Among the occupied housing units, 80.3 percent were owned.

Valencia County

  • The median age was 37.7.
  • The average household size was 2.73 people per household.
  • Among the occupied housing units, 80.0 percent were owned.

2010 Demographic Profiles for the Counties and Incorporated Places within the MRCOG Region are available below:

County & Place 2010 Demographic Profile
Bernalillo County Profile
Albuquerque Profile
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque Profile
Tijeras Profile
Sandoval County Profile
Bernalillo Profile
Corrales Profile
Cuba Profile
Jemez Springs Profile
Rio Rancho Profile
San Ysidro Profile
Torrance County Profile
Encino Profile
Estancia Profile
Moriarty Profile
Mountainair Profile
Willard Profile
Valencia County Profile
Belen pdfProfile
Bosque Farms Profile
Peralta Profile
Los Lunas Profile
Santa Fe County Profile
Edgewood Profile

Demographic Maps

The following 2010 census block level maps are pdf files that have been prepared by MRCOG:

  Population Density Percent Minority
Bernalillo County map1.73 Mb map1.89 Mb
Sandoval County map1.89 Mb map939.96 Kb
Torrance County map1.32 Mb map712.34 Kb
Valencia County map1.25 Mb map754.88 Kb


The following map displays the 3-counties of Bernalillo, Sandoval and Valencia: Persons under 18 Years2.93 Mb

Downloadable Data and Shapefiles

2010 Redistricting Data has been processed by MRCOG and summary data are available below in GIS Shapefiles and Excel tables. Each file contains combined data for Bernalillo, Sandoval, Santa Fe, Torrance, and Valencia Counties. The tables can be used in conjunction with Census Mapsin order to locate specific geographies of interest.

The data below should be used in conjunction with this data dictionary which includes a description of each variable. A comprehensive description of the data available, variable definitions, and geographic levels can be found in the following document: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File.

Geography Shapefile Spreadsheet
County 5-County.zip 5-County.xls
Place 5-County.zip 5-County.xls
Tract 5-County.zip 5-County.xls
Block Group 5-County.zip 5-County.xls
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Growth Maps by Census Tract

The following regional maps are based on 2000 Census tract geography and show population and housing growth by tract between 2000 and 2010:

cover_steven_iconSummary of 2010 Census

The Mid-Region Council of Governments (MRCOG) has selected key demographic characteristics from the US Census Bureau's "Summary File 1," which contains data from all persons and households during the 2010 Decennial Census. The summary profiles serve as a tool for quick and easy access to 2010 Census Data. Data is provided for the MRCOG region of New Mexico which is served by the Council of Governments: Bernalillo, Valencia, Torrance, and Valencia Counties and the southern portion of Santa Fe County. Tables are provided for counties, municipalities, census designated places (CDP), census tracts, and tribal lands. The county data is limited to the four counties that comprise the metropolitan statistical area (MSA).

Summary of 2010 Census Data (large file: 16.5MB)



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