Sandia Heights, New Mexico

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Sandia Heights, New Mexico
Sandia Heights is located in New Mexico
Sandia Heights
Sandia Heights
Coordinates: 35°10′27″N 106°29′18″W / 35.17417°N 106.48833°W / 35.17417; -106.48833Coordinates: 35°10′27″N 106°29′18″W / 35.17417°N 106.48833°W / 35.17417; -106.48833
CountryUnited States
StateNew Mexico
CountyBernalillo
Area
 • Total1.9 sq mi (5.0 km2)
 • Land1.9 sq mi (5.0 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
6,180 ft (1,880 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total10,293
 • Density1,658/sq mi (640.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
87122
Area code(s)505
FIPS code35-66765
GNIS feature ID1867388

Sandia Heights is a census-designated place (CDP) in Bernalillo County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 10,293 at the 2010 census.[1] It is part of the Albuquerque Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Sandia Heights is located in northern Bernalillo County at the western base of the Sandia Mountains. It is bordered to the south by the city of Albuquerque. The base station for the Sandia Peak Tramway is located just outside the northern edge of the CDP.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Sandia Heights has a total area of 1.9 square miles (5.0 km2), all of it land.[1]

Climate[edit]

Sandia Heights is categorized as being within the 7b USDA hardiness zone, meaning temperatures can get as low as 5 to 10 °F.[2]

Climate data for Sandia Heights (6,180 feet above sea level)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 67.0
(19.4)
70.0
(21.1)
79.0
(26.1)
85.0
(29.4)
96.0
(35.6)
101.0
(38.3)
100.0
(37.8)
98.0
(36.7)
93.0
(33.9)
86.0
(30.0)
75.0
(23.9)
67.0
(19.4)
101.0
(38.3)
Average high °F (°C) 43.0
(6.1)
48.0
(8.9)
56.0
(13.3)
64.0
(17.8)
74.0
(23.3)
83.0
(28.3)
85.0
(29.4)
83.0
(28.3)
77.0
(25.0)
66.0
(18.9)
53.0
(11.7)
43.0
(6.1)
64.6
(18.1)
Daily mean °F (°C) 30.0
(−1.1)
34.5
(1.4)
41.0
(5.0)
48.0
(8.9)
57.5
(14.2)
66.0
(18.9)
69.5
(20.8)
68.5
(20.3)
61.5
(16.4)
50.5
(10.3)
39.0
(3.9)
30.0
(−1.1)
49.7
(9.8)
Average low °F (°C) 17.0
(−8.3)
21.0
(−6.1)
26.0
(−3.3)
32.0
(0.0)
41.0
(5.0)
49.0
(9.4)
54.0
(12.2)
54.0
(12.2)
46.0
(7.8)
35.0
(1.7)
25.0
(−3.9)
17.0
(−8.3)
34.8
(1.5)
Record low °F (°C) −30.0
(−34.4)
−27.0
(−32.8)
0.0
(−17.8)
7.0
(−13.9)
12.0
(−11.1)
28.0
(−2.2)
40.0
(4.4)
38.0
(3.3)
22.0
(−5.6)
3.0
(−16.1)
−18.0
(−27.8)
−18.0
(−27.8)
−30.0
(−34.4)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.49
(12)
0.35
(8.9)
0.68
(17)
0.61
(15)
0.99
(25)
1.63
(41)
2.23
(57)
2.52
(64)
1.62
(41)
1.40
(36)
0.60
(15)
0.65
(17)
13.77
(348.9)
Source: Weather Channel[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Sandia Heights CDP, New Mexico". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 30, 2014.
  2. ^ "USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map". United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Sandia Heights, NM Monthly Weather Forecast". Weather Channel. Retrieved 13 August 2018.