The Albuquerque Metropolitan Statistical Area (ABQMSA) is a federally-designated metropolitan area in Central New Mexico. ABQMSA  covers four counties – Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance, and Valencia. As of the 2000 census, the MSA had a population of 729,649. The July 1, 2008 MSA population was estimated at 845,913 by the United States Census Bureau‘s Population Estimates Program.

For more information on the communities comprising the Albuquerque MSA, go to:

Even more detail can be found on the Albuquerque MSA Wikipedia page.