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ZIP Code 87121

Primary City:Albuquerque, NM (View All Cities)
County: Bernalillo County
Timezone: Mountain (9:18am)
Area code: 505 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:35.0, -106.9
ZIP (~17 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 87121

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 87121. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 87121. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 87121, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Albuquerque, NM
Unacceptable:
Five Points

Stats and Demographics for the 87121 ZIP Code

ZIP code 87121 is located in central New Mexico and covers a large land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 87121 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of seniors is small. There are also an extremely large number of single parents and a small number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 87121 ZIP code is extremely large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 76,721
Population Density 300 people per sq mi
Housing Units 23,826
Median Home Value $129,800
Land Area 255.97 sq mi
Water Area 0.80 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 22,483
Median Household Income $42,100

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 28Male Median Age: 28Female Median Age: 28

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male3,9213,7453,5963,2143,0383,6343,5142,9252,5922,4081,7911,4181,15165542829818095
Female3,6273,7433,3013,1352,9803,5763,3482,8162,4702,3111,9121,6391,201749545364253148
Total7,5487,4886,8976,3496,0187,2106,8625,7415,0624,7193,7033,0572,3521,404973662433243

Gender

 Male 38,603 50%
 Female 38,118 50%
Gender

Race

 White 42,547 55.5%
 Black Or African American 2,499 3.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 3,266 4.3%
 Asian 603 0.8%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 73 0.1%
 Other Race 24,379 31.8%
 Two Or More Races 3,354 4.4%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner8044,4374,1613,6282,6211,11449495
Renter5931,5711,16783248526616748
Total1,3976,0085,3284,4603,1061,380661143

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 10,526 47%
 Single Guardian 7,040 31%
 Singles 3,653 16%
 Singles With Roommate 1,264 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 9,989 44%
 Households with Kids 12,494 56%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male751838821758744744741735781731752739669705700655637649573577
Female729777724738755732766765725701705622608665703643607605577544
Total1,4801,6151,5451,4961,4991,4761,5071,5001,5061,4321,4571,3611,2771,3701,4031,2981,2441,2541,1501,121

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 87121 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 87121 were primarily built in the 2000s. Looking at 87121 real estate data, the median home value of $129,800 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 87121 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 87121 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 87121 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 73,998 96.5%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 2,681 3.5%
 Juvenile Facilities 24 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 18 0.0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 14,625 61%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,729 11%
 Renter Occupied Households 5,129 22%
 Households Vacant 1,343 6%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 380 28%
 Rented & Unoccupied 12 1%
 For Sale Only 414 31%
 Sold & Unoccupied 30 2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 49 4%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 458 34%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 308 6%
 1 Bedroom 423 8%
 2 Bedroom 1,218 23%
 3+ Bedroom 3,332 63%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $42,100 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 87121 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 87121 can expect to fall in that range. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 21,883 41%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 13,129 25%
 No Earnings 17,874 34%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 21,883 41%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 13,129 25%
 No Earnings 17,874 34%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 28,626 95.1%
 Public transportation 411 1.4%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 144 0.5%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 252 0.8%
 Worked at Home 661 2.2%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. Slightly more than the average number of people in the area graduated college.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 5,967 28.7%
 High School Graduate 11,558 55.6%
 Associate's degree 1,463 7.0%
 Bachelor's degree 1,235 5.9%
 Master's degree 480 2.3%
 Professional school degree 69 0.3%
 Doctorate degree 23 0.1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 17,354 82.2%
 Enrolled in Private School 934 4.4%
 Not Enrolled in School 2,830 13.4%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 87121

ZIP Code 87121 is in the Albuquerque Public Schools. There are 11 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 87121.

La Academia De Esperanza
1401 Old Coors Rd SW
Albuquerque, NM 87121
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Albuquerque Public Schools
Carlos Rey Elementary
1215 Cerrillos SW
Albuquerque, NM 87121
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Albuquerque Public Schools
Truman Middle School
9400 Benavides SW
Albuquerque, NM 87121
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Albuquerque Public Schools
Edward Gonzales Elementary
500 90th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87121
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Albuquerque Public Schools
Rudolfo Anaya Elementary
2800 Vermejo Park Dr NW
Albuquerque, NM 87121
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Albuquerque Public Schools
Atrisco Heritage Academy High School
10800 Dennis Chavez Blvd SW
Albuquerque, NM 87121
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Albuquerque Public Schools
Western Heights Christian School
6415 Sage Rd SW
Albuquerque, NM 87121
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
First Fruits Christian Academy
500 Oliver Ross Dr NW
Albuquerque, NM 87121
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Legacy Academy
7201 Central Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87121
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
New Life Baptist Academy
6900 Los Volcanes Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87121
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Abundant Life Christian School
2851 Arenal Rd SW
Albuquerque, NM 87121
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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