Thursday, June 28, 2007


The city Albuquerque population passed the half million mark around the end of 2005 to be 504,949 as of July 1, 2006. The city added 10,472 residents between 2005 and 2006. Albuquerque ranked 19th for the number of new residents during the period among cities with a population of more than 500,000, and, with a 2.1 percent increase, was sixth in percentage growth. Rio Rancho's population of 71,607 in 2006 is nearly 20,000 more than in 2000.
The Census Bureau shows 258 cities with a population of more than 100,000. Las Cruces, Santa Fe and Farmington don't make the list. All have more than 100,000 in their metro areas, but fewer than 100,000 in the city. Las Cruces has 86,268 people in 2006. SAnta fe has 72,056 with Farmington at 43,573.
Grenville, in central Union County, has a population of 21, placing it well ahead of Taos Ski Valley and Causey in the competition for being New Mexico's least populous municipality.
See the Economic Data section at for the July 1, 2006, population of the state's 105 incorporated places.

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