Poverty is an issue in Albuquerque as 16.3 percent of the population had an income that was below the federally established poverty level of $22,314 for a family of four.
I would not consider Santa Fe a 'better' city than Albuquerque… each city has its virtues. Santa Fe is a more beautiful city in the southwestern tradition. Albuquerque is a more affordable option both for residents and travelers (Check out my post on things to do in Historic Old Town Albuquerque).
The 10 Most Beautiful Towns In New Mexico, USA
- Silver City.
- Truth or Consequences.
- Las Vegas.
- Mesilla. Situated to the west of Las Cruces, the lovely town of Mesilla has managed to retain its historic character and small town charm despite its proximity to New Mexico's second biggest city.
A record number of people are fleeing California, and a growing number are coming to New Mexico. From January to June 2020, our state ranked second behind Idaho as the state where significantly more people — 44 percent — are moving in than out, a Hire A Helper survey found.Jan 9, 2021
Our water meets all federal and state standards for drinking water quality, and has also been recognized for its good taste. It is important to note that the Water Authority provides water that meets all state and federal legal standards for safe drinking water. Your drinking water from the source to the tap.May 13, 2021
OVERALL RISK : HIGH. When compared to nearly all other American cities, Albuquerque has an extremely high crime rate, so no - it cannot be considered a safe city. Use caution on the streets of this city both when it comes to petty crime and violent crime.Dec 9, 2019
Albuquerque has been named one of America's top ten 'poorest' suburban areas in a "24/7 Wall St." report by Daily Finance, an AOL money and finance site. Albuquerque was ranked No. 10 in the report for a suburban poverty rate of 13.6 percent; a city poverty rate of 15 percent; and the number of suburban poor at 43,449.Aug 17, 2011