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Encompassing 1,166 square miles of land and an additional 2.6 square miles of water in the central region of the Land of Enchantment is the county of Bernalillo, New Mexico. Peppered with windmills and ranches, Bernalillo County is the most populous county in New Mexico, with Albuquerque serving as the county seat. The county envelops one city, two villages, 17 census-designated places, four unincorporated communities, and a population of about 675,551.

Students living in Bernalillo County, New Mexico receive their educations from Bernalillo Public Schools and Albuquerque Public Schools. Bernalillo Public Schools, whose simple motto is, “Educate and Graduate,” houses five elementary schools, one middle school, one elementary through middle school, and one high school. However, the majority of students attend Albuquerque Public Schools which governs 89 elementary schools, 31 middle schools, three schools educating students in grades k-8, 21 high schools, and 18 charter schools.

Rio Metro Regional Transit District provides public ground transportation via the New Mexico Rail Runner Express. For air travel, residents and visitors arrive and depart from the Albuquerque International Sunport.

Bernalillo County receives about 18 inches of rain annually and an additional 43 inches of snow over the course of 48 days with measurable precipitation. There are approximately 278 days each year where the sun shines on Bernalillo County, with summer high temperatures reaching around 85 degrees and winter lows well below freezing at 19 degrees.

There are three national protected areas within the boundaries of Bernalillo County, New Mexico, including a part of the Cibola National Forest, portions of the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail, and Petroglyph National Monument.

Bernalillo County provides a plethora of options for parks and recreation and also offers a remarkable array of things to do for entertainment. The county is chock full of restaurants to suit every taste, shops, golf courses, museums, art galleries, cultural centers, and more.

Residents living in Bernalillo County earn median annual household incomes of around $47,747, slightly above the state’s average of $45,382. Houses in the area hold median values of about $189,000, also above the state’s average of $164,100.

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