Work for the City that Keeps New Mexico’s Largest City Humming
Anthony Romero, the new HR Director, has been a Deputy Director at the City’s Department of Senior Affairs since 2014 and brings more than 20 years of experience at City Hall to the job. Romero studied Human Resource Management at the University of New Mexico, and will help the administration tackle issues around staffing, pay equity, and hiring goals at the Albuquerque Police Department, among other things.
Albuquerque is New Mexico’s urban center and the 32nd largest city in the U.S., with a metro area population of over one million people. Albuquerque is a city of potential. Located in the high desert of the southwest, Albuquerque is a place of natural beauty, historically and culturally rich, and is a top 100 best place to live – offering an excellent and affordable quality of life. Albuquerque is a resilient city emerging with strength to reach its place in the global economy.
Population, Growth, and Demographics:
The Albuquerque metro area’s population totals a little more than 910,000 residents, with a median age of 38. More than 64% have achieved a two-year degree or higher (New Mexico has one of the highest concentration of PhDs in the country). The median household income is $50,192 and the average household income is $69,380.
Historically, the area has grown at a pace of 1-2 percent per year. The Albuquerque metro area is growing year over year, specifically in the 30-34 and 40-44 age ranges. There is a favorable ratio of residents in the key working age group of 20-34 years.
We are a minority-majority state that reflects what America’s workforce will look like in the coming decades, with a diverse population that embraces a culture of inclusiveness and cohesiveness. It’s easy to get lost in big tech hubs, but in Albuquerque, you’re part of an inclusive, familiar culture.
Albuquerque is arguably the most ethnically diverse, tolerant, and economically integrated city in the United States. More than 6 in 10 residents are people of color, and over 47% identify as Hispanic or Latino. Home to a vibrant LGBTQ community, the state of New Mexico has provided benefits to same-sex partners of state employees since 2003 and same-sex marriage was legally recognized in 2013.