Facts about Bernalillo, New Mexico
Bernalillo is a town in Sandoval County, New Mexico, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 8,320. It is the county seat of Sandoval County.
Bernalillo is part of the Albuquerque Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Bernalillo is located at 35°18′34″N 106°33′7″W (35.309363, -106.552032). It lies in the Albuquerque Basin on the east bank of the Rio Grande. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.7 square miles (12 km²), of which, 4.6 square miles (12 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km²) of it (2.34%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 6,611 people, 2,309 households, and 1,724 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,436.9 people per square mile (554.9/km²). There were 2,473 housing units at an average density of 537.5 per square mile (207.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 60.17% White, 0.74% African American, 3.92% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 31.34% from other races, and 3.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 74.75% of the population. Most of these are descendants of colonial Spanish and Mexican settlers in the area from the 16th through the 19th century.