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Albuquerque Demographics and Lifestyle

Although it does snow in Albuquerque, the weather remains nice most of the year. Take a walk and enjoy the weather as well as the local plant and wildlife.

The Albuquerque Community

The Census Bureau reports that Albuquerque is predicted to see a slight increase in population of 2.3 percent from 2010 to 2015. The census for 2010 reported a population of 545,852 while the 2015 population estimates show 559,121 residents. Of the 2010 figures, the percentage of females (51.4 percent) is slightly more than the national average (50.8 percent) and still outnumbers males. Seniors, age 65 and over, make up 12.1 percent of the total population in the city.

Using the data from the 2010 census, the city is made up of 69.7 percent of residents identifying as white, 46.7 percent as Hispanic or Latino, 4.6 percent as American Indian or Alaska Native, 3.3 percent as black or African-American, and 0.1 percent as Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander. 4.6 percent of residents identify as two or more races.

As for the city’s immigrant status, 10.7 percent of citizens were born in a country other than the United States. 29.9 percent of Albuquerque residents speak a language other than English in the home.

The Weather Year-Round in ABQ

The average temperature in ABQ is 57.1 degrees F. The average annual high temperature is 68.8 degrees and the average annual low temperature is 45.4 degrees. During the summer months, the highs hover between the high 80s and the low 90s. The average annual precipitation (rainfall) is 9.39 inches.

During the winter months, the average temperatures range between the high 20s and the mid 40s. The average snowfall in ABQ is 10 inches per year.

A major concern for residents of ABQ is the potential threat of tornadoes and flash floods. Listen closely to the local emergency broadcast or the National Weather Service in the event of a tornado. Ready.gov details how to build an emergency kit before a storm so that you always have one ready. If you are in a structure during a tornado, find a safe room, basement, cellar, or another room on a lower level of the facility. Hunker down under a sturdy table and cover your head and face with your arms. You want to put as much distance between yourself and the outer walls of the building. If you are on one level, use an interior closet or hallway.

If you live in a flood prone area, always seek higher ground during a flash flood warning and never drive through water. FEMA suggests preparing early by purchasing flood insurance if it is available and documenting your belongings using a video camera for insurance purposes.

Celebrating Nature in Albuquerque

New Mexico would not be New Mexico without cactus, however, you find a variety of different species in the city. You can also find bobcats, cottonwood trees, wolves, cranes, prairie dogs, roadrunners, lizards, turtles, and peacocks. The city is also home to plants like lavender, yucca, marigolds, and juniper.

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