Albuquerque is New Mexico’s largest city, having a metropolitan population of 921,311 people. The current median household income for Albuquerque is $60,070. Albuquerque sits at the base of the beautiful Sandia Mountains, where you can take a tram to the top and see the entire Albuquerque Basin. The city is known for its galleries and public arts, southwestern cuisine and the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, when colorful hot air balloons fill the vast blue skies of New Mexico. Historic Old Town Albuquerque is an entertaining way to spend a day, with its fun and funky shops, restaurants, museums and art galleries. The greater Albuquerque metro area hosts some major employers, including Lockheed Engineering and Sciences, Sandia National Laboratories, Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, Northrop Grumman, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Albuquerque Studios, the University of New Mexico, and many others!